It has now been over 14 years since my Mom passed. Additionally, my father has now passed and the family home has been sold out of the family. But, I still miss Mom. Just the other day emotions flooded back as a watched a music performance I know she would

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My childhood home.   Let’s face it, it is absolutely impossible for us to understand an eternal transcendent God and his domain. It is far beyond our comprehension. So, we often use metaphor to make the incomprehensible accessible to us. Jesus did this exact thing when in John 14:2 he

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The last part of my Philosophy for Theology project was to discuss my own academic interests. This will certainly give readers a better understanding of what my scholarly agenda is. Rondall Reynoso A Scholar of Art & Religion My area of academic interest is the relationship of religion with modern

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The California State Capitol flying flags at half-mast in honor of my father, Cruz Reynoso. My dad passed away about six weeks ago. My mother passed away almost 14 years ago. Our family home was sold last year. I find myself feeling unmoored in a way I have never felt

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“A picture is worth a thousand words,” but in my case a picture is also worth at least a thousand undone deeds. The picture I’m referencing was taken sometime in the late 1980s and featured four misfits, including me at a Pentecostal youth camp in Redfield, Arkansas. Redfield, a small

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“Confessions of a Sociopath” Let me start off this post by saying the obvious. I am not a mental health professional. I have no training to diagnose a Sociopath or a Narcissist. My interest is completely personal. Over the last couple of years, I have been in a few situations

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There was a tremendous outpouring of support after my father passed on May 7th. I want to thank you all. We buried Dad next to Mom on Friday, May 14th. It was a private service for family and a few very close friends. I thought some may be interested in

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Cruz Reynoso passed away peacefully at the Angel Lite Elder Care facility in Oroville, California on May 7, 2021. He was 90. Cruz was born in Brea, California on May 2, 1931, to Juan and Francisca Reynoso. He married Jeannene (Harness) Reynoso of Pioneer, Tennessee on September 1, 1956. After

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Quarantine and COVID-19 shutdowns have done a lot of things to a lot of people, but one valuable commodity they gave many was time. They gave time to think, to evaluate, to understand relationships and the years already spent under a bright, unblinking spotlight. Many couples I knew joked that

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One of the highlights of my childhood was the annual tradition of buying new shoes for the coming school year. My mother would dutifully take me to the shoe store, and the ritual would ensue which included picking out a new pair of shoes that were comfortable, durable, and fashionable,

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Yesterday afternoon Minneapolis announced a verdict that had millions of us holding our breath. It was followed by possibly the largest sigh of relief so far in a tense 2021. Among the relieved, there is a near-unanimous sentiment that this is only the beginning. For the next step, it seems

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I mentioned in a previous post how I had the joy of reading Aesthetics in a redwood forest in the hills near Santa Cruz. It was a great way to pass time as my wife was on a photo walk with a group of photographers. As I was reading, an

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Heath Veuleman’s powerful article “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” got me thinking about so many different things. One of the main issues though ties into some artwork I began working on in 2003. Virtue Series, 2003-2010 In 2 Peter 1:5-9, Peter gives a recipe for spiritual maturity. But

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