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This morning I encourage you to let scripture read you…

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“I waited patiently for the Lord; God turned to me and heard my cry.

God lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of mud and mire;

God set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.

God put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. ” (Psalm 40:1-3)

images.jpegI have a question for you.

When was the last time you left your cell phone at home?

I had not realized how much a part of my life my cellphone had become. I never left the house without it. Yesterday morning I discovered that my cell phone was not charged. My cell phone charger was broken. I went to the wireless provider and they said that I needed a new phone, but that I wouldn’t receive my replacement phone for two days. That meant two days without my cellphone. However, I did manage to convince the workers at the phone store to allow me to charge my battery on another one of their phones. Which meant that I was without my cellphone for several hours, both yesterday and today. I cannot tell you how amazing it felt to not have a phone. At first it felt weird, almost a feeling of nakedness. But after the first several minutes it was a freeing experience…maybe it was because no one could get a hold of me (because I am that important). This whole day made me wonder,

“What did we do when cell phones didn’t exist?” Do you even remember what that was like? Maybe it was called the stone age.

This whole experience gave birth to the idea, “Say NO to cellphone Day” where we would all leave our cellphones at home and try to experience life without them. What if there was one day a week when the phone was off all day, and our whole job was to just enjoy life with those closest to us. There might even be a name for that day.

index_image.jpgHi everyone. I came across this Social Network Type of Website (not like myspace or facebook) with an Adventist twist. Its seems like it will be a place to discuss any kind of questions, theological, cultural or just about anything on your mind. It was created by a guy named Patrick, he wanted to see a place where Adventist could diaglogue.

I have been working with the Clean Air Coalition in the Imperial Valley for close to a year now. Our main goal is to draw attention to the air quality in the Imperial Valley and ways in which we can become a part of creating everyday solutions to make the air cleaner. As a member of the faith community I have found the words of Jesus when he says, “Love your neighbor as yourself” as motivation enough to try and make our planet a more enjoyable place to live in. Our current project is tree planting in the City of Heber. This is where all of you come into the story. You can’t not help make the air cleaning in our city. If you live in the Imperial Valley then this means cleaner air for you. If you don’t live in the Valley, then you can enter into solidarity with us by donating a tree or a few dollars. One people, one planet, one purpose.

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