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The Journey: We all need some joy in our life

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Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                  My column on Saturday, July 29 titled “Spiritual not religious” got a lot of response. Thank you all for your continued and growing readership. Some of the responses got me thinking...

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The Journey: Spiritual not religious

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Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                  My wife Michelle and I own a restaurant in Novato called Beso Bistro. I share this because drinking wine is part of the job and I do this aspect of my job with lots of joy. Cleaning dishes, not...

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The Journey: Healed from the inside out

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Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                 We don’t have to look far and wide today to see the need for healing in our world. At our church we get weekly phone calls from people in Ukiah who are in need of assistance for shelter, food...

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The Journey: Trust is everything

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Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

            Summer for many is wedding or anniversary season. Over the years I have had the pleasure of marrying quite a few couples. The moment comes when the two face one another. Bridesmaids and groomsmen look on. Eyes are glassy and...

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The Journey: Remembering to say Thank You

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Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

Summer is a wonderful time of year. I love all the signs and symbols that celebrate the arrival of this season! Fourth of July, heat waves, including Ukiah, family vacations, the river, and weddings to name just a few! As the days lengthen, evening stay warm, barbeques get hot we start feel a...

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The Journey: Hot week in Ukiah

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Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                     It is hot this week in Ukiah! When I started working at the church on a cold rainy spring morning I was told that, “it gets hot here, and your office doesn’t have...

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The Journey: Hendy Woods

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Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                    A few weeks ago I took our seven year old daughter for a walk in Hendy Woods. In a hushed and serious tone of voice she asked me if, “we were in the Fire Swamp” from the...

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The Journey: Notice what you notice

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Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                      I was having a talk with a pastor friend of mine about the act of being “present” in our daily lives. He said, “Notice what you notice.” Those...

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The Journey: First Presbyterian Church of Ukiah

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Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

I commute to Ukiah from Marin most days of the week. On average I drive between 800-1,000 miles per week. A lot for me, but nothing compared to an interstate truck driver. I began my position at First Presbyterian Church of Ukiah two months ago. Since then I have listened to nine books on CD...

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The Journey: We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails

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Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

There is an old joke, “How many Presbyterians does it take to change a light bulb?” “CHANGE! Why do we have to change?” Change the name and the same can apply to you or many other individuals and groups. Change is taking place all around us; whether we choose to embrace...

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