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The Journey: Hot week in Ukiah

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                     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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                    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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                      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 are ...

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The Journey: First Presbyterian Church of Ukiah

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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, had ...

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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 it ...

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The Journey: In the Blink of an Eye

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Life can change in the blink of an eye. One minute you are one way, the next your world has been turned topsy-turvy.

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The Journey: The Intersection of Faith and Community: Mother’s Day 2017

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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 in ...

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The Journey: Noticing the seasons of our lives

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Seasons change all around us and seasons change within our lives as well.

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Crossroads: The Intersection of Faith and Community

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  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 ...

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