I know we Christians are citizens of heaven, but sometimes it is hard to deny one’s geographical identity. As one born and raised in Northern California, in the San Francisco Bay Area, who lived several years in “The City”, who loves the people and the culture from where I come, it is hard being in Portland, OR. It feels like a personal exile. I think I need to go read some Exilic Literature.

As Tony Bennett sang it: “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”.




For those who don’t know who Brian Wilson is let me introduce you…