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  Life in the Redwoods

Just some blogs about living in the Redwoods of Northern California

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A walk through the woods
John B. Abela+
published . 2 min read
A place of peacefulness. We all hopefully have them, and we all need one. One of those places that you go to when you just need to unwind. For a long time that place has been out in the Redwood forest of Northern California. Before that, I would just get in my car and drive. A lot of times when going for a walk I find myself finding that place of peace, and yet other times I find myself using even more brain power to ponder on the issues of life. I know a lot of people who have this type of problem when trying to go to bed - they will lay there for hours thinking how to pay the insurance, or scheduling the events of the weekend, or whatever the issue might be. Often times this causes them more problems, because they do not get enough sleep for a sound day of work the next day.   Matthew......
Beaten paths are for beaten men
John B. Abela+
published . 1 min read
“Beaten paths are for beaten men.” - Eric A. Johnson This is a really interesting and great quote in so many ways. When I first saw it I just had to write it down so I could remind myself of some of the deep truth this statement can present to a Christian. Think about how many times you might have let the world beat you down, and instead of standing strong in the Lord you just fell into the ways of the world. Think about how many times you have seen a man that has been beaten up by the world. What horrible things did they have to face and endure to be that way. Christ was beaten, but not broken. We too can be beat by the ways of the world, at our jobs, by our friends, even at our places of worship - even by other Christians - yet our strength in the Lord is what will help us be......
Reaching a goal
John B. Abela+
published . 1 min read
In late October of 2010 I realized I had a problem... a weight problem.I had known it in the back of my mind for a few years, but one day I found myself sitting in the parking lot of the local mall ready to go inside and buy 'yet another' pair of pants, another size up from the one I had just bought.As I sat in the parking lot I found myself saying "John, this is sad... this is pathetic. You go into that store and it is just going to keep happening. Turn the truck back on, go home, and find a way to change this aspect of your life."Thankfully that is exactly what I did - and I set a goal to lose 114 pounds.Today, over 3 years later, I have finally reached the goal I set for myself. And today being valentines day, what a great valentines gift to myself, eh!Having now......
Life in the redwoods
John B. Abela+
published . 1 min read
I have been blessed to live in the Redwoods of Northern California for over twenty years. I originate from the hot dry Mojave Desert of Southern California where it was [F114] the day I moved. Life in the Redwoods is typically a very calm life, with little of the hectic lifestyle that one deals with in places like Los Angeles and New York, both places I have been too and have no desire to return too. Of course with this comes a few downsides such as being really far away from any major towns, many of the features and amenities that exist in big cities, slower internet, and periodic power outages. One simply has to decide what they want in life. A Life with Christ is the same way. It can be as chaotic or as peaceful as you want. It offers lifestyle choices that you might find good, and......