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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?