This is the online journal of Harry J. Martin. It is a collection of writings, poetry, online versions of homilies, and reflections of issues of our times and eternity.
I am a Permanent Deacon in the Roman Catholic Church [Diocese of Santa Rosa, California], a retired Fire Chaplain, firefighter and Fire Prevention Officer. I am blessedly married for over 44 years and father of a precious son and daughter & two Golden Retrievers. I have been active in mental health advocacy for many years.
The title of this journal stems from my first steps, my conversion, as a Christian, in the coastal Redwood forests of Armstrong Redwoods near the Russian River in Sonoma County, California. I lived there, among the Redwoods as an eighteen year old employee. And it was there my journey of faith, following Jesus Christ, began with a question heard one evening in prayer… “WILL YOU TRUST ME?