Mountain Views News, Combined Edition Saturday, April 20, 2019

MVNews this week:  Page 4

DOUBTING THOMAS (cont. from page 3)

believes…it is not naïve to embrace a belief system. 

Presuppositions: I listened to a story this week: 
She prayed and his heart started to beat again. Two 
different people look at that—two different doctors 
with the same level of expertise. One presupposes 
a closed universe, the other presupposes an open 
universe…where they begin determines where they 

Believers may unwittingly assume a special burden 
of proof is on them, while assuming the atheist has 
none. The problem here is that every person—atheist, 
skeptic, or agnostic included—has a worldview with 
various assumptions about the nature of reality, ethics, 
knowledge, and life’s meaning. Everyone takes a stance 
in both theory and practice. 

Faith = entrusting yourself to God 

Closing: Calls for commitment (involves decision and 
the will) 

Commit =

Doubt is the struggling to believe 

Unbelieve: Stubborn refusal to believe 

Not only do we not believe, we don’t want to believe. 
Cynical. Always pointing out. 

You have to make a commitment without certainty – 
on your wedding day, you are not 100% certain, but 
you make a 100% commitment (till death to you part). 
Maybe 80% certainty… 

I moved my family—I wasn’t 100% certain it was the 
right thing. 

I married Alicia—I wasn’t 100% percent certitude 

 Now if you are not convinced…if you are skeptical—
then investigate. And there are…it is worth 
investigating. It is worth—seeking God—God are 
you there? Looking into the way of life, and the kind 
of community that Jesus formed, and investigating 
the evidence of the resurrection. CS Lewis = most 
reluctant convert in all of England. He slowly came 
to believe in God, and then came to believe in the 

But you might be here: Belief is more about 
commitment = My brother is indecisive, he dated 
his wife for 8 years (and well into his late twenties) 
before he asked for her hand in marriage. Dude = let’s 
do this…but what if? What if? At some point = your 
what if’s are more about your own hang-ups than they 
are about the other person. Do you love her? Yes. Do 
you want to get married? Yes. Do you think she is an 
incredible person, the kind of person you would like 
to marry? Yes. Let’s do this. 

100 YEARS (cont. from page 1)

solid campaign and Johnson 
found that she enjoyed it 
immensely, especially knocking 
on doors to make personal 
connections with voters. She 
won the seat. That same year, 
Johnson received a call from the 
State Universities of New York 
(SUNY) board; she became the 
first appointment. She served on 
that board for 14 years and on 
the County Legislator for 20. In 
1978-1979 she was the Majority 
Leader of the County Legislator, 
making her the first Democrat 
and the first woman to hold that 

As an active community 
member, professor, and elected 
representative, Johnson spent 
what little free time she had 
looking at the history of the area. 
Rochester is a mere 50 miles 
away from Seneca Falls, which is 
home to the Women’s Park and 
the Women’s Hall of Fame. In 
1995, while still teaching three 
courses and servicing on the 
SUNY Board and the County 
Legislator, Johnson formed 
the Friends of Women’s Rights 
Historic Park, persuaded the 
Rochester School of Music to 
produce Mother of Us All by 
Gertrude Stein, and founded the 
Susan B Anthony Center with 
her colleague Dr. Applegate. 
She continued to do outreach in 
her community and brought in 
speakers to hold conferences on 
different topics such as Women 
in Health, Women in Law, 
Women in Sports, and Women 
in Politics. She also brought teen 
parents in as speakers to show 
that having children at a young 
age does not limit a person’s 

Johnson retired around the age 
of 70, and she and her husband 
moved to their vacation home 
in Southern Shores, near Kitty 
Hawk, North Carolina. In 
2017, Johnson and her husband 
moved to Southern California, 
to be near their children. As 
she was settling in, Johnson 
realized that the year 2020 was 
approaching, and so was the 
100th anniversary of the 19th 
amendment. She decided that 
she wanted to do something to 
commemorate the event, so she 
reached out to the friends and 
contacts she had made to see 
who would be able to help her 
organize such an event. Sylvia 
Guerrero answered the call and 
helped to put Johnson in contact 
with others in the area who were 
interested. As the original group 
formed, different ideas for how 
to commemorate the event were 
suggested. When the idea of 
putting together a float for the 
Rose Parade was suggested, the 
group knew that was the answer. 

Molly McGregor, in charge of 
the National Women’s History 
Project, has been studying 
women’s history since before 
anyone else was interested in the 
field. She is also a documentary 
filmmaker. Johnson was able 
to get in contact with her and 
she became part of the original 
group. This group also includes 
women such as Carol Robins, 
a retired executive of Avery 
Robins. As the organization 
grew, the original group became 
the executive committee. An 
important contact was Kyle 
Davis, who serves both as a 
point of contact for Southern 
California University of 
Rochester alumni and as a 
“white-suiter” for the Rose 

The Tournament of Roses staff 
loved the idea of a float in the 
parade, and so the search for 
more members and a design 
began. Johnson is committed to 
diversity in her endeavor, and 
she is always looking for new 
contacts who are committed to 
the project and who can bring 
fresh ideas. Some of Johnson’s 
contacts in San Francisco 
joined together to form the 
National Women’s History 
Alliance (NWHA), a 501c3 
organization that is giving its full 
support to Pasadena Celebrates 
2020. The NWHA is helping 
to raise funds and organize 
events to commemorate the 
anniversary. Groups from 
both Rochester & Seneca Falls 
are also celebrating 2020 and 
are lending their support to 
Johnson’s organization. There 
will be events across the country 
all year long, and the Rose 
Parade is likely to be the most 
highly televised. This excites 
Johnson, who said, “we can be 
a symbol for [women and the 
world]”. The 19th amendment 
was not perfect, but progress is 
incremental. “You work on if for 
the evolution of the species…we 
are all in to together to form a 
more perfect union.”

Johnson is adamant that this 
celebration remains open to 
everyone. It is non-partisan, 
inclusive event designed to 
celebrate women’s suffrage. In 
order to have the float, however, 
Pasadena Celebrates 2020 needs 
to raise at least $300,000. Of 
that, at least $150,000 needs to 
be raised no later than June 3, 
2019. Pasadena Celebrates 2020 
welcomes any and all donations, 
big and small. Because of their 
partnership with the NWHA, 
most donations will be tax 
deductible. Given the popularity 
of the Rose Parade, this will be 
a great marketing opportunity 
for businesses who may be 
interested in donating. This 
is supposed to be everyone’s 
float, so if you are interested in 
donation, check out the website 
org or call 800.428.7136 to 
learn more. If you would like 
to mail a check, it should be 
made payable to the National 
Women’s History Alliance, with 
“Pasadena Celebrates 2020” 
written in the memo space. The 
address for checks is: Pasadena 
Celebrates 2020, P.O. Bos 683 
South Pasadena, CA 91031. 


Mountain Views-News Saturday, April 20, 2019 




Patricia Lynn Grigg, 76, of Sierra Madre, Ca, went on to be with 
the Lord April 10, 2019.

She was born to the late Clinton and Eleanor Burton on January 
23, 1943, in Rosemead, Ca., where she was raised. As a 
youth she became an accomplished Accordion player through 
Arrettas Music School alongside her lifetime best friend Gail 
Marshall. Her quartet moved on to win state championship. 
Pa-tricia Graduated from Rosemead High School in 1961, attended 
Pasadena City College, and worked as a dental assistant 
in her early years. 

At age 25 she married Kendall Nash Grigg on November 11, 
1967 in Las Vegas, Nv. Their wedding re-ception was held at 
Eaton’s Restaurant in Arcadia, Ca. They lived in Pasadena during 
their first few years of marriage and then moved to Sierra 
Madre in 1971, where they started their family. Patty and her 
husband lovingly devoted their lives to each other and the raising 
of their children. She dedicated her life as a homemaker. 
They both attended Sierra Madre Congregational church under the pastoral leadership of Dick Anderson. 
Through her example and many years of praying for her husband and kids, they all came to know 
the Lord and dedicated their hearts and lives to Jesus Christ. As a family, they have attended Calvary 
Chapel Monrovia over the last decade. Patricia is survived by her husband Kendall Grigg Sr., daughter 
Melanie, and son Kendall Jr. She is also survived by her daughter-in-law Perla and children Ricardo, 
Michael, Maritza, and great grandson Kaiden, all whom she lovingly took in as her own. Patricia was 
known for her kind and loving spirit, beautiful smile, and giving nature. She became like a mother to 
her sons best friend Damian Daniels when he was a teenager, becoming as a son to her, and brother to 
the whole family, along with his wife Diane and daughter Kenadie.

Patty is remembered as the angel mom and grandmother. Pat and her husband were known to lovingly 
embrace her children's teenage friends as their own, opening up their home where they felt welcomed, 
loved, and safe. Their marriage, love for each other and for their children, was a godly example to all. 
Patty’s top priority was her devotion to her husband and staying at home to raise her children. 

Patricia was young at heart! She loved being in the mountains. Her husband Kendall fondly remembers 
her love for camping with family and taking trips to the High Sierras, her favorite being Convict Lake. 
He particularly remembers her driving the motor home on highway 395 and loving the open road. 
They shared many trips with mutual friends, Bob and Karen Forward, as well as Ken’s brother Larry 
and wife Bev. Patricia also loved going to the beach to relax and people watch. We recall her always 
saying how much the ocean was soothing to her. 

She loved her animals, feeding the wild birds, and daily devotion time with the Lord, as He was her first 
love and it radiated to all who knew her. Pats deepest desire was to share the love of God and for others 
to come to know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

Through her faith she was a light to all. Her most worthy accomplishment was glorifying God through 
her life. “Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom 
of heaven.” Matthew 18.4 KJV

“Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her:” Proverbs 31:28 NKJV

She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Easter is tomorrow! A time of celebration that has a lot to do with 
bunnies; chocolate ones – yes, most of us eat the ears first. The stores 
are filled with Peeps candies, now in all sorts of flavors and I’ve been 
trying to find a Cadbury caramel egg with no success at all. There are 
exhaustive hunts in various parks for tie-dyed eggs and, if you’re lucky 
and get invited somewhere good for lunch, there might be honey-baked 
ham. Easter might have something to do with new outfits, but extensive 
biblical research has not proven that, one way or the other. What Easter 
is really about is the fact that the stone was rolled away and there was 
an empty tomb. As the angel said, “He is not here, He is risen!” An 
amazing concept upon which many of us base our lives. It really is more 
exciting than chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs….unless, of course, 
they were dyed for you by some small person you absolutely love and 

BEFORE DAWN….......... 

The sky was gray, 

The world was hushed,

Before dawn… Sunday.

The women walked

Toward a tomb,

Jars of spices in their hands,

To tend the One,

The One Who died,

Crucified that Friday.

The women walked,

Toward the tomb,

Mary Magdalene and another.

They walked, and wondered,

Wondered who would roll away the stone.

The sky was gray, 

The world was hushed,

Before dawn, Sunday.

They stopped to rest,

Await the day,

Sad eyes filled with tears,

Sorrow for the One,

Who died,

Crucified that Friday.

Another dawn, 

Another day,

What did it matter, anyway?

The One who loved her as she was,

Who changed her life, was gone.

She raised her eyes to see the sky,

Streaks of pink and gold.

And then they saw,

The guards were gone,

The stone was rolled away!

The grief she’d felt since Friday,

Like the stone, was rolled away!

She grabbed that jar of spices,

And running like a child, 

Climbed the hill, 

To tend her Lord before dawn, Sunday. 

They looked inside that borrowed tomb,

Petrified with fright,

An angel sat there on the stone,

Clothed in brilliant white.

“I know the one you seek,” he said,

“Jesus, crucified.”

“He is not here, he’s risen!

He’s risen, as he said

He’s risen! He’s risen!

He’s risen, as he said!”

“Now go! And tell the others,

He’s risen, as he said!

Look not for the living,

Here among the dead!

He is not here, he’s risen!

He’s risen, as he said!”

And joy broke free...

Before dawn,

That first Easter Sunday. 

 Much thanks to Susan Blakeslee for the Easter 
lilies she puts out each year.

My book page: Deanne Davis 

Check out “The Crown” now that Easter is here,

If you’ve ever wondered what happened to that 
crown of thorns, 

“The Crown” is perfect for you!

Star of Wonder the CD is now on TuneCore! 
Take a look!


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 Happy Easter! I was considering titling this article “Subject to Bondage,” 
but didn’t want that to be misinterpreted. Because I suppose unless you’re 
familiar with the verse from Hebrews that it’s quoting you might think I was 
writing about something weird. Here is the verse:

 “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself 
likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had 
the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of 
death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.”

 The fear of death; what a universal theme. A lifetime subject to bondage; what a concise picture 
of the human condition.

 I hate the flowery language often used to describe death. The worst is to say it’s “a part of life.” 
Well, of course it’s a part of life now, but that wasn’t God’s original plan for humanity. The Bible 
teaches that death is the last enemy to be destroyed. Death drove Jesus to weep at Lazarus’ tomb. 
Not because He didn’t have the power to raise him from the dead, but because of the whole tragedy 
of it brought on by sin.

 Another bad thing is when people deride others for their fears. To be brave is great, but some fears 
are completely healthy and should not be ignored. In a limited sense, I believe that the fear of death 
is one of those healthy fears that should not be quelched before it is thoroughly resolved.

 Death is the great unknown. No one has lived to tell about it except one. I believe that anyone 
who is honest with themselves will admit to being afraid of death at least at some point in their life. 
For the Christian, Jesus has answered the question of death, and we do not need to fear if we have 
committed our souls to Jesus. But for the person who doesn’t have this hope, what is your plan?

 I think a lot of non-Christians have repressed their fear of death to the point that they barely feel it 
anymore. But that’s a truly scary place to be, where you’re anesthetized to the gut reaction that tells 
you you’re in danger.

 This article isn’t meant to scare anyone, I’m just trying to lay things out plainly. The message 
of Easter (and Christmas) is simple. Jesus died to save you from an eternity in hell. Of course that 
message makes no sense if you don’t recognize your need to be saved. That is where the story stops 
for many people.

 We’re all good people, right? Sure, we’re not perfect, but who is? Certainly we’re in better 
shape than the drunk down the street and the murderer on death row. Yes, true. But those aren’t the 
comparisons that count. The only one that matters is your standing against a perfect, sinless God. 
And we all fall short on that test.

 The good news though, is that God has provided a way to save us. The bad news, for some, is that 
there’s only one way. God didn’t provide a thousand different avenues of salvation and then turn to 
His son and suggest the cross as another viable option. What kind of monster would do that if there 
was any other way? No, God’s not like that.

 He has done everything He can to bridge the gap between us and Him. We could never climb up 
to Him, so He came down to us. He has accomplished everything for us, because we cannot bring 
anything to the table as far as our salvation is concerned. No, there is only one lifeline. God has 
provided it, but you must accept it. And that lifeline’s name is Jesus.

 *If you choose to accept Jesus as your Savior you can pray this prayer and He will come into 
your heart and give you peace with God, today and forever.

 “Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for 
my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I 
want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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