Journey to Jericho and onward…

Tiberias to Nazareth and now on our way to Jericho, down the Jordan and eventually the Dead Sea. What a journey! Yesterday we began our day in Zippori ( Sepphoris ) where I wept when I heard the Song of Ascents Psalm 121 sung in Hebrew. Perhaps it was hearing the words of the psalm in a new way. A song of ascents. 1  I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help…
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The Home of Jesus

I began writing from the van yesterday morning as we began our day making our way from Tiberias to Nazareth where we met with the Sisters of Nazareth. This is a journey away from tourism and straight to an active archeological site in which we had the privilege to be invited. I am so very grateful to be among my classmates and could not wait to get the convent. It was our chance to step…
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Holy Land 2018: Solidifying Scripture

(Pictures from today’s travels through Joppa (Jaffa), Caesarea, and Megiddo can be located on the blog menu above. Holy Land Photos plus the additional photo pages listed by location. Enjoy!) “You must learn, you must let God teach you, that the only way to get rid of your past is to make a future out of it. God will waste nothing.” Phillips Brooks Normally I would never reiterate anything of Phillips Brooks. My offender often…
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Holy Land 2018: We have arrived!

“Let us come alive to the Splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things.” Thomas Merton After a wild trip through JFK airport, a one hour delay and a 10 hour flight squished like sardines with some really awesome food, we arrived at the Leonardo Plaza in Netanya. We left the States in the dark and arrived here in Israel in the dark which is kinda weird but considering the…
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Preparing to go!

Excitement is building as we scurry around campus with last minute details, printing boarding passes, downloading good music, books and movies for our plane ride ahead. Each of us have our own desires and expectations as we embark on this adventure to the Holy Land and we are bringing “all” of ourselves along. Open to the Holy Spirit and where she moves, I feel the complexities of all that I am longing to know my…
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Holy Land 2018

Less than two days to go and we are so excited. Meeting up with some of the Young Adults from The Diocese of NJ to say farewell for now. Be sure to follow me along the way. Blessings to all.


My Words

My Words… I want my words to color the walls of revolutionaries like a timeless masterpiece whose brushstrokes never fade and movement strikes a chord in every man, woman and child, so that when the evening shadow falls and I am called home, I will know my weary self gave everything worthy of me to call all men to action. I will not be satisfied with a song to the wind, released from the belly…
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Freedom is a by product of Healing!

  The Collect Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Old Testament Jeremiah 1:4-10 The word of the Lord came to me saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,…
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