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Weekly e-Gram for members and friends of Dublin Community Church

July 22, 2011


We got in the boat and cruised the lake near sunset. It was to be a full moon and the evening was clear so we knew exactly in which area of the lake the moon would rise.

And it did. Slowly. Golden yellow with a bit of orange (due to the heat, I guess).

I can recall a time in high school when I was at a buddy’s house one evening. There was a full moon. Since it was so bright (and mainly because we were in high school) we decided to go outside and shoot the basketball in his driveway… just because we could do so without electric lights at 11:30 pm. I doubt the neighbors were pleased, but it just felt like the right thing to do.

In seminary, some friends and I went to a local park, which was on the eastern side of the Berkeley Hills. We took a bottle of wine and made an evening of it. We just sat and watched the moon rise. When we had seen enough, we went home.

It’s interesting that in this modern world so encompassed by computers and super highways that the occurrence of a full moon would make some of us stop and set our evening plans to focus on the rising of that full moon.

Yet, I do keep an app on my Android phone that has the phases of the moon… just in case I don’t want to actually look up to the heavens and figure it out on my own.

Peace, Rev. Bob Tussing

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