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Got Questions?

Posted by Rev. David Rodriguez on

                One of my favorite movies is, “Fiddler on the Roof”. The movie is set in a Jewish community in Russia during the early 1900’s. In one scene, the villagers ask their elderly rabbi a question. “Rabbi, is there a...

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“Have You Ever Seen A Miracle?”

Posted by Rev. David Rodriguez on

                   At my former church in Hollister I taught a Sunday School class for middle school students before the worship service. During one of the classes, a student asked me, “Why doesn’t God perform miracles anymore?&rdquo...

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The Journey: What makes you come alive?

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                      I need your help. I am deciding if I should continue writing my weekly column The Journey? My last day as pastor of Ukiah Presbyterian Church is July 1. Many people are encouraging me to continue writing for The Ukiah...

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The Journey: Mustard Seeds

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                     It is widely known in my house that I like mustard. At our restaurant in Novato named Beso Bistro, my wife recently added Tater Tots to the menu. I sampled the new menu addition, while watching a San Francisco Giants...

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The Journey: What does Memorial Day mean to you?

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                    An email arrived in my inbox this week. Our local pool sent out the summer schedule. The information included when the life guards are on duty, snackbar hours, pool hours and new menu choices, but did not include popsicle...

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The Journey: What my Mother taught me

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

                      I HAVE A CONFESSION to make about Mother’s Day. I have not always given this day the attention that many devoted adult children do. I know people who mark it on their calendars months in advance and plan something...

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The Journey: Talking to our kids

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

            Talking to kids about God is something that happens frequently in my every day. It is one of the most enjoyable aspects of being a minister. I find the age range in theological questioning to be deeply honest and direct. Some of the most challenging...

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The Journey: Pool season is around the corner

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

Friends on Facebook are posting videos about “getting in shape for summer.” I have seen video challenges on preparing for pool side good times. They are planning for weight loss, bikini ready bodies, diet, and my favorite was switching from wine to vodka! All this booze, bench-press...

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The Journey: Writers Block

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

I have heard of people who claim to have writer’s block, but I have never had it. I am not bragging, I just haven’t been blocked. That said, I have written things that are boring, trite, silly, embarrassing, things that would even make Jesus roll his eyes. I have written things that...

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The Journey: A good hello and goodbye

Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on

The way we say hello and goodbye is important. A friend from a long time ago would get a new job and the hello was always great. He didn’t know how to say goodbye when it was time to move on, so he would put himself in a situation to be fired, and, he always was. I do not recommend this...

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