Faith

From Where I Sit: Still thankful after all these years

I am one of those who feel the need to eat certain foods on Thanksgiving Day.  It keeps me in touch with my personal traditions, knowing it has little or nothing to do with th ...

From Where I Sit: Read ‘Cloud Atlas,’ then see the movie

I coined a saying a long time ago that expresses the philosophy that although faces may change, the same things tend to happen over and over again. This philosophy states – & ...

From Where I Sit: Californian sees Oklahoma in Arizona

The election is over. Many of you are excited. Many of you are disheartened. Perhaps we can pull our perspective back a bit and remember that all of us are thankful to be a part of ...

From Where I Sit: Feel the Orioles magic happen

Two years ago we cancelled our cable and have only had the most basic television choices. At first it was a bit difficult weaning off of the many inane and time-wasting programs. N ...

From Where I Sit: September is last gasp of summer

We welcome the month of September to the relentless march of the calendar pages. A quick search of Wikipedia reveals that the name means “seventh” and that September originally ...

New pastor takes podium at Orangevale church

ORANGEVALE, CA - Rev. Andy Webb retired after serving for 27 years as pastor of Oak Avenue Church in Orangevale. He and his wife Margie recently moved to Iowa to be closer to fam ...

From Where I Sit: Eating birthday cake while star-gazing

Zion Church had a concert marking its 25th anniversary on Saturday night. It was a beautiful night. On the way home, I saw a shooting star. It served as a reminder concerning that ...

From Where I Sit: Happy birthday to this great country

And so the grand experiment now celebrates its 236th birthday today. Surely those individuals who first molded this new country together had no idea how America would develop. Yet ...

From Where I Sit: Things are going green in the garden

And just like that, 2012 is halfway over. The talk around these parts this week has been the cool spell that that suddenly has us thinking spring has returned. I checked my diary a ...

From Where I Sit: Time to shake things up with a new title

Someone once remarked that ?life is a series of movements form one chair to another.? Think about it. There is some truth to that statement. Many of you who read these words are i ...