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Stepping into the Unknown — Oxnard’s Homeless

Stepping into the Unknown — Oxnard’s Homeless

    By Rafael Stoneman Lang Martinez and Bonnie Rouda interacted with the people of Oxnard Plaza Park on August 29th, 2019, and made an offer to everyone they spoke to; they invited people without homes to come and stay at a sober living house, free of charge.  What was the response? Were there any […]

My Experience with the Homeless in Oxnard’s Plaza Park

My Experience with the Homeless in Oxnard’s Plaza Park

    By Rafael Stoneman I set up a folding table at Plaza Park in Oxnard on July 4th, 2019 and handed out bottled water and bananas to about 25 homeless people. These people regularly can be found congregating at the park. Mr. Lang Martinez, who was formerly homeless in Oxnard, joined me in this […]

Transforming Anger

Transforming Anger

  By Rafael Stoneman The righteous anger demonstrated by Jesus when he threw the money changers out of the temple is not quite the kind of anger I am describing in this article. It is a stretch to imagine our own anger as righteous and can be a way of deceiving ourselves so as not […]