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RICHARD KENT MATTHEWS
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Richard is a Progressive New Thought minister who believes that if you change your thinking you change your life. He is a career coach, speaker, writer, talkative, controversial, a bit radical, progressive free thinker, vegetarian, cat lover, reader (love Powell's Books in Portland). He is committed to spiritual and professional growth, whatever that means, wherever it leads, and whatever that takes!

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ABOUT RICHARD


Short Version

I moved to Portland, Oregon, in 1988. As soon as possible in early 1989, I began my volunteering journey. To support myself, I also worked as: 
  • Data processor (Boring, left ASAP)
  • Professional private caregiver (Second best job ever)
  • Ordained minister (Seminary, not internet)
  • Certified pastoral counselor (Through Practicum)
  • Wedding officiant (Non denominational)
  • Singer (Yes, I actually got paid to sing!)
  • Professional writer (Freelance, business)
  • And eBook author, career coach, professional speaker, blogger

History Before Portland in a Very Brief Nutshell

Denver, 10 years
San Francisco, 2 years
Vancouver, BC, Canada, 3 years
Los Angeles, 7 years
Careers: Hair stylist and barber, data processing for steamship companies, banks, oil companies, and nonprofits, ordained minister(1993), certified pastoral counselor (1995), wedding officiant, public speaker, singer, professional writer, career coach, volunteer. 

Personal and Professional Mission:

To help you become your best so you can SELL your best to the world!  

Full Version 

"Become your best. Share your best with the world. Miracles follow!"

"I believe in miracles. Not the supernatural kind. The everyday kind, the kind we often miss. It's one thing to walk on water. It's another to walk on the earth in peace and compassion. (I borrowed that phrase from spiritual teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.)"

After a lifetime of achievement, joy, relationship, and adventure, Richard has relaxed into a new direction: Writing ebooks and blogging. "It's my way of reaching out to the world with an open heart."

Originally from Southern California, Richard has lived in Los Angeles, Vancouver BC, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, and currently, Portland, Oregon for nearly 30 years.

He spent some time in the US Army, stationed near Stuttgart, Germany after Basic Training in Louisiana. (During the Viet Nam era.)

Richard also has a list of volunteer projects including church, food banks, art museums, kids' programs, career classes for Easter Seals, and Alzheimer's Association speaker's bureau. Currently, he volunteers with Portland's Ride Connection, a public transportation advocacy organization  for seniors and people with disabilities (13 years).

Richard loves Powell's Books in Portland where he does coffee and writing almost every morning. (Richard has written nearly 600 articles for blogs and online sites since 2002. If you Google his name, he has more than three pages of listings!)

His brother, sister in law, and niece moved to Portland recently. After all that heat, Oregon is proving to be a bit unnerving, they say. ("They'll get used to it.")

Richard is also a semi retired progressive minister, Certified Pastoral Counselor, and wedding officiant. ("In reality, no one ever truly retires from ministry. It's a lifelong calling.")

"It's been a wonderful journey, and it's not over yet, by a long shot!"

Personal and Professional Mission:

To help you become your best so you can SELL your best to the world! 

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Welcome to our new Sunday Morning Service by Dr. Dean A. Banks, D.D.

Every week Dr. Dean will be engaging subjects that are pertinent to your growth and expansion into recognition of; respect to; and communication with your inner spirit.

Please feel free to comment or suggest topics for review. May the Divine always bless you and your families! ~Dean A. Banks, D.D.

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE WITH
DR. DEAN A. BANKS, D.D.

"FLUSH YOUR CACHE"
Sunday, July 31st, 2016

"SELFISH OR SELFLESS?"
Sunday, August 7th, 2016

"LIVING IN YOUR FEELINGS"
"THE JOURNEY WITHIN"

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

"WHAT ARE FALSE EQUIVALENCIES?"
"WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU TO BE POLARIZED?
Sunday, August 21st, 2016

"HUMAN ASSETS AND NOT HUMAN RESOURCES"
Sunday, August 28th, 2016

"EXERCISING YOUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS"
Sunday, September 4th, 2016

"FACTS AND OPINIONS"
Sunday, September 11th, 2016

"DOES GOD EXIST?"
Sunday, September 18th, 2016

"REALIZATION"
"ASPECTS OF A SPIRITUAL LIFE"
Sunday, September 25th, 2016

"ALTERING YOUR PERSPECTIVE" Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

"PRE-CONCEIVED NOTIONS"
Sunday, October 9th, 2016

"ASK AND IT IS GIVEN"
Sunday, October 16th, 2016

"QUIT FOOLING YOURSELF"
Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

"FOCUS ON A DESIRED OUTCOME"
Sunday, October 30th, 2016

"PAUL: APOSTLE OR APOSTATE"
Sunday, November 6th, 2016

"BIRDS OF A FEATHER"
Sunday, November 13th, 2016

"ARE YOU BEARING HEALTHY FRUIT?"
Sunday, November 20th, 2016

"ASPECTS OF A SPIRITUAL LIFE"
Sunday, November 27th, 2016

"THE INTELLIGENCES OF HUMANITY"
Sunday, December 4th, 2016

"ALLOWANCE"
Sunday, December 11th, 2016

"IS JESUS A FIGUREHEAD"
Sunday, December 18th, 2016

"THE POWER OF EXPECTANCY"
Sunday, December 25th, 2016

"SPIRITUAL AGENDAS"
Sunday, January 1, 2017

"YOUR WISH IS MY COMMAND"
Sunday, January 8, 2017

"SCRIPTING YOUR LIFE"
Sunday, January 15, 2017

"ARE YOU A LEADER?"
Sunday, January 22, 2017

"IMAGINATION CREATES REALITY"
Sunday, January 29, 2017

"ARE YOU ATTACHED TO THE OUTCOME?"
Sunday, February 5, 2017

"MY SPIRITUALITY"
Sunday, February 12, 2017

"ORIGINALITY"
Sunday, February 19, 2017

"WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?"
Sunday, February 26, 2017

"WHAT DO YOU VALUE IN LIFE?"
Sunday, March 5, 2017

"YOUR EMOTIONS...A DIVINE FEEDBACK SYSTEM"
Sunday, March 12, 2017

 

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