RunninRev Writings

On A Long Run

The primary blog spot for Andrew. Read about thoughts that come to his mind in relation to faith, self-care, or running.

SELF-CARE – Love the Small Things

SELF-CARE – Love the Small Things

A couple of weeks ago now, we got new windows in my office at church., and man has it helped my self-care!!! Now a couple of things you should know to make this story make sense.  The offices at my church are located in their former parsonage (pastor’s house),...

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Pastoral Transitions 2: Feelings

Pastoral Transitions 2: Feelings

Opening Disclaimer Welcome to this series about pastoral transitions, specifically the understanding of change and feelings of grief surrounding this process. This series is primarily speaking to people in the system and polity of The United Methodist Church (though...

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ADHD and neurodiversity

ADHD and neurodiversity

Why we need to be talking about neurodiversity. Personally, I have been doing a lot of thinking lately about ADHD. Well, it is difficult to say "lately," considering I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was an early elementary student (actually I was diagnosed with ADD...

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Pastoral Transitions 1 – Change

Pastoral Transitions 1 – Change

I want to begin by welcoming you to this series about pastoral transitions, specifically the understanding of change and feelings of grief surrounding this process. Obviously, this series speaks to people in the system and polity of the United Methodist Church, and it...

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Was That A Race

Was That A Race

My 2023 Monument 10k Experience One of the high moments so far this year was my amazing performance at the Shamrock Half Marathon (at least I felt it was amazing…despite a couple of hiccups).  As I mention in that post, it opened my eyes to the possibilities of...

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Andrew Ware

Pastor, Advocate, Coach

Andrew is a pastor in the United Methodist Church serving Beech Grove UMC in Suffolk, Va. He is also an advocate for clergy health and helping clergy avoid burnout. Equally important, Andrew leads churches to recognize their roles in God’s Kingdom as beacons of hope and grace in the world. Andrew advocates for self-care and self-worth as manners of living into the Great Commandments.

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