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Date registered: September 4, 2010
URL: http://dweidlich.com


I am a fellow traveler on a journey with God. Of that I am certain. Sometimes I am leading the pack and other times I am stumbling to keep up. Sometimes, my journey is filled with joy; other times it's all I can do to keep my head above water. But, always, God is keeping me close by his side. That's who I am. I am pastor of The Vine, a new church in Petaluma (website) for those who are spiritually inclined, but not necessarily religious. The views expressed in this Blog are my views. They may not necessarily represent the views of my church or my readers. Whether you agree or don't, feel free to leave a comment under an article. I screen comments, but that's mainly to keep out ads for male enhancement products. Click "About Me" (above on menu bar) for more.

Latest posts

  1. Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit — January 29, 2018
  2. He Has Risen! — April 16, 2017
  3. Sermons from the Vine — March 9, 2017
  4. Time for a Change — January 4, 2017
  5. Nothing to Fear: Election Reflections — November 13, 2016

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Jan 29 2018

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

fasting as a spiritual discipline

Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:1-3 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are …

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Apr 16 2017

He Has Risen!

Here are some of my favorite Easter reflections via Twitter 2017. Happy Easter! pic.twitter.com/dNBuv3qMM1 — PEANUTS (@Snoopy) April 16, 2017 pic.twitter.com/IXJ8jOfCH3 — Lee Strobel (@LeeStrobel) April 16, 2017 He’s alive! pic.twitter.com/TTbnv2azuI — Christianity Today (@CTmagazine) April 16, 2017    …and a request for inclusive language, replying to @CTmagazine @MargMowczko Wish you’d picked the NRSV or …

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Mar 09 2017

Sermons from the Vine

Here are a few sermons I preached at The Vine Church of Petaluma. Your browser does not support iFrames, please click here to access our media center.      And several more from my days at First Presbyterian Church Petaluma. They’re also listed below: 5-Jesus_Died.mp3 6-Jesus_Lives.mp3 7-Jesus_is_Coming.mp3 Dream-Life-Joseph.mp3 Love_your_Enemies-AdobeChnCtr.mp3 Overcoming-Fear.mp3 The-Dream-1-new-life.mp3 The-Dream-2-new-people.mp3 The-Dream-3-New-World.mp3 The Apostles …

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Jan 04 2017

Time for a Change

Sunday morning, I woke up and realized, I had no responsibilities. My guitar remained in its case. There were no sermon notes to go over. I was not anybody’s pastor. I loved the feeling and I missed it too. It’s time for a change – for me and The Vine Church of Petaluma. Here (and …

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Nov 13 2016

Nothing to Fear: Election Reflections

This was my message to The Vine Church of Petaluma, November 13, 2016  Listen to Responses to the Question, “How are you feeling about the election and the direction of our nation?” and the Message. Use the player below or go to Nothing to Fear – Election Reflections What just happened? (November 8, 2016) Here’s …

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Nov 07 2016

God is in Control. Yes, but…

Apparently I missed the memo from headquarters that delivered the message to all pastors and spiritual leaders in America to assure the people that we don’t need to worry about this election because God is on the throne. Max Lucado wrote an article for Fox News. Steven Curtis Chapman even wrote a song, “God is …

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Oct 20 2016

Pray for America

pray for america

Please join Penngrove Community Church and the Vine Church of Petaluma as we lift up our nation in prayer, especially as we face an election for President, Senate, House of Representatives, State offices and propositions and local offices. Our prayer meeting will take place Sunday, Oct. 23, 6:00 PM at the Vine Church of Petaluma …

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Sep 09 2016

Remembering 9/11

The following is part of my message the Sunday after eleven terrorists guided four planes and their passengers into the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured more than 6,000 others and shook our nation to its core. I believed then and …

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Aug 22 2016

Kayaking Around Petaluma

Petaluma is at the northern tip of the San Fracisco Bay Area’s network of bays and estuaries.The Petaluma River is a tidal estuary that leads into the San Pablo Bay. I’ve often thought it would be great to take advantage of the many waterways and kayaking looked like the best way to experience the bay …

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Aug 04 2016

In Memory of Misty

To Misty, Our dog for 11 years, until today. Now you belong to our Heavenly Father. We’ll never forget when we first met you at the animal shelter. They found you near a dumpster at a Chinese restaurant. We knew you belonged with us. We will always remember you for your warm greetings, often accompanied …

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