Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on July 10, 2017
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...
Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on June 26, 2017
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...
Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on June 20, 2017
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...
Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on June 10, 2017
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...
Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on June 03, 2017
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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Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on May 27, 2017
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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Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on May 20, 2017
Life can change in the blink of an eye. One minute you are one way, the next your world has been turned topsy-turvy.
Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on May 13, 2017
The Journey: The Intersection of Faith and Community: Mother’s Day 2017
By Rev. Daniel Christian
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...
Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on May 06, 2017
Seasons change all around us and seasons change within our lives as well.
Posted by Rev. Daniel Christian on April 29, 2017
Do you believe in miracles? Not in the sentimental made-for-TV movie that airs during Christmas time, but in a real miracle? Something extraordinary that cannot be explained away by reason, evidence or facts?
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Albert Einstein said, “There are only two...