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Pilgrim Steps: Need a Retreat? The Crazy Place Jesus Picked

What comes to mind when you think of retreat? On our second touring day in Israel, we went to the place Jesus chose for retreat. Caesarea Philippi was the chief city twenty five miles or so north of the Sea of Galilee, into the Golan Heights, near the source of the Jordan River. Why would [...]

May 12th, 2017|0 Comments

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Pilgrim Steps: Hungry? How’s About a Snack?

I was planning to blog tonight about a heavier subject- about the fascinating/weird place Jesus took the disciples on retreat and what it had to do with the famous question he asked Peter. So why is my featured photo one of a street bread cart in Jerusalem? You can blame Rosie. Rosie is our new [...]

May 11th, 2017|Personal Blog|0 Comments

Pilgrim Steps: Hanging Out in Nazareth and Sepphoris

Look! Traveling Baby Jesus found his mama! Boy, did he ever. During our first day of our pilgrimage in Israel, we hung out with a whole legion of Marys in his hometown, Nazareth. (Hang with me and you'll see what I mean.) But first we did a tour of the town where he and Joseph [...]

May 6th, 2017|Personal Blog|0 Comments

What Does a Pilgrimage Look Like?

I had no idea what a pilgrimage looked like. I'd never been on one before, unless you count my pilgrimage a couple years ago to Mood - the mother of all hip fabric stores- the one made famous by the television show, Project Runway, in New York City. But a HOLY pilgrimage? A pilgrimage to the [...]

May 2nd, 2017|Personal Blog|2 Comments

What’s So Great About Meals on Wheels? Jerry!

This week I'm sharing posts I wrote years ago about the people I got to know and love through Meals on Wheels. Today, meet my friend Jerry. Jerry’s waited for me on his back porch every other Wednesday for nearly five years now, so I know exactly what to expect from him. He’ll be dressed [...]

March 30th, 2017|Personal Blog|2 Comments

What’s So Great About Meals on Wheels? I Got to Know Mr. Williams

When I heard last week that the Trump administration had released a budget plan that would eliminate funding for the Community Development Block Grant program, which provides partial funding for local Meals on Wheels groups, I wanted to shake someone. For over 12 years I was lucky enough to volunteer for Meals on Wheels and [...]

March 27th, 2017|Personal Blog|0 Comments

Tigist, My Third Grade Philosopher Friend. And Other Blessings.

My friend Tigist is a smart young lady- and a natural philosopher. She may be a third grader, but when I read the words in the artwork she gave me, she speaks with the voice of someone who's been around the block a few times. A grandma, maybe, who understands life. "Nothing's perfect in the [...]

March 22nd, 2017|Personal Blog|0 Comments