Baptism in Del Valle

Baptism in Del Valle

Our oldest grandchild was baptized by immersion in church today. I’m very pleased she was willing to make this public profession of her Christian faith. It was quite a few years ago that I was baptized—same church, but in an outdoor, very large baptistry called Lake Del Valle.

Whenever I […]

Is a Conservative Christian an Oxymoron?

Some definitions:


adjective holding to traditional attitudes and values and cautious about change or innovation, typically in relation to politics or religion. noun a person who is averse to change and holds to traditional values and attitudes.


adjective of, relating to, or professing Christianity or its teachings. noun a person who is a […]

Anniversary of Fire on Rattlesnake Ridge

Shortly after 2 pm on July 9, 1953 (57 years ago), a depressed, unemployed young man tossed a match onto bone dry grass by the side of Alder Springs Road west of Willows, California. Eight hours later, fifteen firefighters were caught by a surprising wind shift and couldn’t outrun the flames in dense chaparral. Today, […]