How much is too much?

Are 200 pea plants too many? I’m beginning to wonder. In my enthusiasm, I planted over 200 pea seeds this year. There are four successions of plantings, allowing continual picking for weeks.  My memories of sweet, fresh peas from last Spring lingered these last 10 months in such a way

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Season of Redemption

It’s almost the season of redemption, the season of Easter, celebrating the redemptive work of God in the raising of Jesus from the dead. Redemption gets fixed in time as a concrete event when “Easter the event” becomes definitive of God’s redemptive work as if it is God’s only redemptive

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Moral Crisis

We face a moral crisis in our State of California and it has to do with money. Jesus talked about “money”, financial resources a lot. Jesus talked about caring for the “least of these” a lot. Among other things he was a social prophet, firmly rooted in the prophetic tradition

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People Like Us

Do you like to read stories about people, biographies? John’s gospel is full of mini-biographies, stories about people’s encounters with Jesus. Some of those encounters involve healing, others theological conversation – faith talk. Can you see yourself in these stories? Every Sunday in Lent will highlight one of these stories

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Don’t Freeze Compassion

Sprouts Grocery store recently posted some news that must be devastating for the people who grow our food. Do you remember the recent freezing temperatures throughout the state of California in early February? The damage caused to the growers who supply Sprouts was grim. “Tomatoes: The open-field beefsteaks, vine-ripes and

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