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The Journey: Spiritual waiting

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                      I recently finished reading a memoir by actress Carrie Fisher. Most of you know her as Princess Leia from the movie “Star Wars.” In her memoir she warmly and...

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The Journey: Spiritual waiting

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

I recently finished reading a memoir by actress Carrie Fisher. Most of you know her as Princess Leia from the movie “Star Wars.” In her memoir she warmly and humorously talks about her addiction to alcohol and drugs, struggles with bipolar, growing up in Beverly Hills and being...

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The Journey: Spiritual love poems

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                      I was moving books from my bookcase at home to my office. One fell out of the stack. It was an anthology of love poems. Some of the most famous poets of the past few...

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The Journey: Spiritual themes in movies

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                     All summer I have been asking my wife Michelle if she would come with me to see the movie “Dunkirk.” Well finally when the temperature was 109 degrees, our house...

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The Journey: Back to school with wisdom and sanity

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                     School has started for almost every student and teacher. Our daughter bounded out the door as an official second grader! Back to school night was exciting for everyone. The...

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The Journey: Getting back up again

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                      I just finished reading Angela Duckworth’s 2016 book, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.” She has some deep and fascinating insights on the keys...

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The Journey: We all need some joy in our life

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                  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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                  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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                 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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            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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