Category Archive: Inspiration

Articles to pick you up.

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! — PEANUTS (@Snoopy) April 16, 2017 — Lee Strobel (@LeeStrobel) April 16, 2017 He’s alive! — 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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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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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 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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Sep 20 2015

Our Greatest Resource: Time

Imagine there is a bank which credits your account each morning with $86,400, carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day.   What would you do?   Draw out every cent, …

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Jan 24 2014

Praying for Rain

Last Friday Governor Jerry Brown announced an emergency drought in California. Almost 99% of California is considered abnormally dry or worse; almost two-thirds of the state is in extreme drought. 2013 became the driest year on record in California; San Francisco had the least rain since record keeping there began during the gold rush of …

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Nov 28 2013

Hope and Healing

Divorce was a tragedy that happened to others, not to me. When we married, my wife and I agreed that divorce would not be an option. We were determined to work through every illness, character flaw and financial issue. We had been married eighteen years, and were living with our two children in a cozy …

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Nov 08 2013

My Halloween Scare

(Originally published Nov. 8, 2013) I just returned home after three days and two nights in the hospital. It started with a  Halloween doctor’s appointment for a treadmill EKG test. I had asked my doctor about feeling discomfort in my chest when I carried equipment up stairs. After a few minutes on the treadmill, the …

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Mar 06 2013

Dream – Audio Sermons

Sermons by Rev. Dr. Dave Weidlich Dream: The Dream of a New Life John 3:1-17 2 Corinthians 5:17-21   Dream: The Dream of a New People 2 Corinthians 5:16-21; 6:1-2 Acts 4:32-37; 5:41-42 Dream: The Dream of a New World Isaiah 65:17-19 Matthew 6:9-10 Revelation 21:1-5 The Dream Life – Joseph with references to the …

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