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The Journey: Pain can be a teacher

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                 Many of my columns and sermons I write and talk about the need to be “present” in our lives. Being present in our lives is one of the hardest things to do. Many of you reading aren’t fully paying attention right now...

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The Journey: Valentine’s Day can be for everyone

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              Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Congratulations to those of you who have plans on going out to celebrate with someone you like or even love. For those who are not going out, well, neither are we! This year Valentine’s Day for us...

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The Journey: Loving kindness toward yourself

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                  Twenty-two Presbyterian ministers went on an overnight meditation retreat. This isn’t a joke. It is true. We attended an overnight meditation retreat at Westminster Woods in Occidental. Tucked into the redwoods we took silent...

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The Journey: Get your flu shot

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                      I haven’t gotten my flu shot yet. It just slipped by me this year. The news reports about the severity of this season’s flu woke me up and got me motivated to get my vaccination! With healing and sickness...

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The Journey: My faith resolution

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                   Diets and gym membership commercials are upon us. Put down the wine bottle and cookies and let the New Year resolutions begin. I saw a couple jogging on the sidewalk. It was clear they...

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The Journey: Christmas in a new way

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                   Our daughter was Mary in our church's Christmas Pageant this year. She was an angel last year and the year before; and was anticipating being an angel again! When to our surprise she...

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The Journey: A Change in you

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                    The nights have been cold this week. We left our cat outside when the temperature went into the 20’s. The next morning, he was not happy. He pretended to roll around on the...

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The Journey: Countdown to Christmas

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                     When my column is published on Dec. 2 we will have 22 shopping days left before Christmas. The shopping season in the Christian Calendar is called Advent. I know many of you...

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The Journey: “I need a pep talk”

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                      I am a football fan. Now that I got that out of the way, I must admit over the last few years I have grown considerably sour with the bad behavior from players, owners...

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The Journey: Thankfulness and hospitality this time of year

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                 Our house is decorated for Thanksgiving!  My wife Michele will happily cook most of the food and I will most happily watch, taste, smell and admire.  I am sure I will volunteer before I...

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