Monthly Archives: January 2017

Gratitude 1/30

Yesterday I drove to Los Angeles and joined the protest at the airport. I’m planning to write about my experience in the next few days. Meanwhile I’ll share my favorite sign photo and my gratitude. Today I’m personally thankful for: being able to go to my 360x class this morning at Mile 26; Sally Yates […]
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Gratitude 1/29

I like this quote that is attributed to Martin Luther: “Even if I knew tomorrow the world would go to pieces I would still plant my apple tree.” Today I am personally thankful for: a beautiful new day; my first amendment right to protest; the truth that God loves us unconditionally and calls us to […]
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Gratitude 1/28

On November 9 I like many people woke up in shock, disbelief, and grief. My feelings were not because a “Republican” won. Heck, I used to be a Republican. My intense feelings were because our country had elected a person who showed through word and deed that he was unfit to lead. I could not […]
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Gratitude 1/27

Yesterday was a very stressful day, starting with some ugly family drama from my childhood. Historically I would have dealt with this stress by eating and eating and eating some more. This was how I dealt with stress and how I came to weigh 80 pounds more than I do today. Last night I realized […]
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Where’s God?

Matthew 25- Jesus speaking: 35for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited […]
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Gratitude 1/25

Yesterday I participated in the annual homeless count. It started early in the morning and thus I forgot to post my gratitude… Today (and yesterday) I am personally thankful for: the “rogue” National Park Service employees who are refusing to be silenced; those who are planning a protest march in support of scientists and science […]
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Blessings?

Yesterday I help with the Ventura County Homeless Count. The geographical area for counting that was assigned to me didn’t have too many people in it yesterday…maybe because it was so cold that people weren’t yet out on the streets. Yes, it was cold and we were counting (interviewing) people who had no place to […]
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Gratitude 1/23

Yesterday I had the honor of preaching at a friend’s installation as pastor of Shepherd of the Valley in Simi Valley. I talked a bit about heroes…those who impact our lives as well as our own opportunities to be heroes for others. Who have been your heroes? How have they impacted and inspired you? Today […]
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Gratitude 1/22

Back in November I noticed a new group was having a meeting to plan a march for January 21. I went to their first planning meeting, at Social Tap in Ventura. I’m pretty sure that more people showed up than the organizers anticipated. Personally I felt so much better knowing that I was not alone […]
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Words Matter….a sermon from 6 years ago

I preached this sermon six years ago and appreciated the reminder for me as I protest a new president who has demonstrated through his own words and actions that he is a bully. I will continue to vehemently oppose these actions and words but will not dehumanize by attacking the person. Do you remember the […]
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