• Julie’s Jar, “Humility”

    ~Humility~ “Where there is no humility, all things rot…holy humility receives from God the power to yield fruit, thirtyfold, sixtyfold, and a hundredfold.” John Climacus – Medieval Christian Mystic It is pomegranate time. Our tree has a nice collection of gorgeous and not so gorgeous looking fruit. Pomegranate juice is  deep ruby red in color.

  • Julie’s Jar, Regional Assembly and More

    Four questions were asked at the Regional Assembly, the biennial gathering of the Pacific Southwest Region of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The questions were answered by four or five speakers during worship, having to do with being “the body of Christ.” I was asked to be on one

  • Julie’s Jar, “The Hunger”

    Julie’s Jar It was called “The Great Hunger”. They were tenant farmers, already living at a subsistence level. The potato they grew was calorie dense and made the subsistence lifestyle a little less hunger. Almost half the population of the country depending on this potato and most of that half

  • Julie’s Jar, “Subtlety”

    ~Subtlety~ The swallows may show up in San Juan Capistrano but the parrots return to Pomona and parts of the Inland Empire. Every Fall, flocks of parrots return to our area, flapping and squawking their way across the sky. It’s a sign that Fall is arriving. Their appearance signals a

  • Julie’s Jar, “Ancient Wisdom For All Time”

    ~Ancient Wisdom For All Time~ “Charity is no substitute for justice withheld.” Guess who wrote that? Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Dorothy Day? Nelson Mandela? They are all Christians who wrote and/or said words very similar to these words, but the person who wrote those words preceded all of them