Brian Golden Rest in Peace Brother.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 11, 2017 by gerilewis001

Helpful, insightful and beautiful. Brian Golden you had the dance floor moves! Lets get this party started!

Oh man you were such a fun guy.

Moreover you had the wit and intelligence to punch and jab with the best of them Brian. A friend’s friend we could count on you to be around, good times or bad. You were as solid as a rock. A dear friend, a blessing and your support and help throughout the many decades is irreplaceable .Thank you for your photos and conversation, Your warmth, wit, sincerity, and genuine friendship.  I sure do miss you bro. You were a light in the darkness, a  helping hand when there was often none or very few around. My very sincere condolences to the immediate family, friends and the tribe. Aloha Nui Brian.

I’m not golfing today. Navigating life’s problems with Jesus.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 5, 2017 by gerilewis001

the-golf-gripsI wrote a post the other day that read, “Ever play golf? “Gripping” It was not really about golf. But rather I used the word gripping to describe my anxiety. Gripping is an important part of a golf game. Often players will grip and regrip the golf club before swinging or putting to have control of the club.

Being a disciple of Jesus does not indicate I will not hurt, fail, or posses a myriad of character flaws. However it does give me a method to improve myself and eliminatee or reduce the character flaws while on Earth. One of my character flaws is control. Either trying to take control or feeling out of control.

I’ve learned a most important lesson from God and I keep this scripture in mind when I catch myself “gripping” It is located in Matthew’s account of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the Holy Bible. 

He said, “See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”-Jesus 



Rest in Peace Scott Adams.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 2, 2017 by gerilewis001

Aloha Nui Brother Scott.

Father, son brother, mentor, friend and surfer. Words alone cannot express the sorrow and great loss to the Surf-A-Thon family, Venice community, surfing tribe and the world.

Scott Adams an integral cog in the mechanics of Surf-A-Thon surf contest, Scott was there from the 1st contest to the 23rd.  Scott could be counted on. He was dependable and attentive to details. Often Scott would tabulate and catch the small details that make or break a surfer’s score to advance to the next round. It is a quality that shined through in his work as a lawyer as well. The details. Often he would take me aside and say, “You know Jer, you missed this” or “I think you should do it this way” Scott often mentored me in not only running a surf contest but life’s maze of situations and circumstances. Soft spoken with a kind heart, attentive listening ears and words of wisdom, Scott Adams a pleasant sight in the line up, your smile and friendship sure is a blessing. Condolences to the immediate family, Surf-A-Thon family and the surfing tribe world wide. The Paddle out for Scott is Mrch 4th 9:00am @ Venice Pier (CA)
Aloha Nui Scott Adams your friend Ger-Iscott