Haight Ashbury

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Hendrix’s House

 

There’s this neighborhood in San Fran where history and progression collide. It’s like that part at the end of the Great Gatsby, where Nick talks about the green light of the future simultaneously existing with the waves dragging the boats back into the past. It’s history, but also innovation. This section of town is called Haight Ashbury, named after two streets that intersect in the center of the neighborhood. In the Haight, you’ll find culture and life, love and acceptance. Jimmy Hendrix lived here. So did Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane. Because, you know, they built that city on Rock and Roll.

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Warm Oceans and The Worlds We Live In

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In his book, Telling the Truth, Frederick Buechner wrote that we don’t just live in the world, but a world lives in us. Our inner world is a combination of our dreams and fears, our memories and longings, our worries and hopes, our passions and regrets, all culminating in an inner place that is as alive to us as the physical world we live in. The truth is, we are all bearing witness to this place of existence and seeking to share that part of us with others.

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The Dude Abides

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Ever heard someone use the phrase “God showed up?” Usually it’s uttered after a powerful worship service. After the singing and the preaching, someone says, “Wow. God was there. Did you feel that?” I know I’ve said it before. But it’s one of those sayings that isn’t accurate. The longer I follow Jesus I realize that He is with me and he’s not leaving. He’s not the type that comes late to a party or “shows up” when he feels like it. He abides.

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