I’ll tell you the same thing I texted my daughter earlier today, “With this trip, all bets are off!” That was in response to her teasing me about all the changes in my travel plans to Israel. And all bets really are off, because there’s been another change. Instead of Read more…
The quote below from Pope Francis is a keeper, and that’s why I’m sharing it with you. I hope it becomes a keeper for you, too.
In his homily this morning at Casa Santa Marta, the Holy Father spoke about the Holy Spirit in the context of the conversion of the first pagans to Christianity, found in today’s (more…)
I’m sure it’s no coincidence that I keep noticing articles about the Holy Land. It’s like when you buy a new car, and you think you’re one in a million driving that model. Then you take it out for a spin and see that half the folks on the highway are driving the same car. In the same color.
This morning, an article caught my eye with double impact. It’s about veterans in the Holy Land. I’ll be going there soon, but also my grandpa, dad, and one of our sons are all veterans. Triple play. (more…)
Twelve days, and counting…down. Soon I’ll be on my way to the Holy Land with the Catholic Press Association as part of Pope Francis’ visit there. Until now, the trip to Israel was somewhat out of reach, especially since we’re still waiting on our official itinerary. It’s like the box of supplies and equipment sitting in the corner of my office is meant for next (more…)
I’m starting to assemble the items I’ll be taking with me to Israel and deciding what will go in my suitcase and what will go in my backpack. As I tinkered with my “what to pack” list, I was hit with the magnitude of this gift I’m about to receive.
It’s huge – so huge, in fact, (more…)