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Chris Chase

This Life’s Gift

As usual I find myself scrambling to consider gifts for this gift giving season. I have been given any number of ideas online and from TV advertisement....

Tree People

I can’t say that I have ever watched many of Tyler Perry’s films, even as popular as they are. However, when Tyler Perry decided to leave Hollywood...

That Was Good Preaching

I was pleased to have the unexpected opportunity to attend a black Baptist church in Sacramento this past Sunday. I have to confess while I am an...

More Than A Facade

One of the biggest events in a summer of big events was that my family moved to Vallejo. As I haven’t been in this “Up Bay” city...

Producing Courage

Those men and women who have felt that they have a special call to a monastic life have always been of interest to me. I am certain...

The Grand Adventure

“There’s a spider in here! I am going to die!,” was the scream from the back of the rather large rental vehicle. “Yes,” yelled the other three...

The Water Cycle

It is easy to forget in our world of technological and medical advances that the ancients could be quite advanced for their time and history. The great...

The Thin Places

There is a passage in the Quran that informs Muslims that Allah is closer to humans than their jugular vein. In Japanese Buddhism there is a wonderful...

The Dancing Bus of Mull

One of the most sacred places I have had the good fortune to visit is the Island of Iona, which sits off the west coast of Scotland....

On the Move

Well…we are moving again. “We” in this instance is not a reference to Braid but to the Chase family. We have moved several times over the years...