On authenticity and embracing your own wounded-ness

MASADA, ISRAEL, November 22, 2017 — I know when I am not being my true self, skin break-outs appear on my skin like a messenger of gloom. “Ohmigosh, I am not aligned with the Universe again,” were my quick thoughts! “Not being true to myself” were instances where I found myself trying to cater to the needs of others before […]

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Our own broken-ness as a work of art

Wiel and I have seen several ruins during our travels: castles, churches, buildings, communities, lives (including our own, once upon some distant time), and even relationships (ahem, need we say more?) Whether brought by acts of Nature or deIiberately by men, most ruins become works of art, historical references; inspirations to rise again and rebuild new futures. Always remember that […]

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Living on a Prayer and Leaving a Prayer @ Old Jerusalem’s “The Wailing Wall”

August 11, 2017, Jerusalem– Coming to Old Jerusalem, there were two themes running through my head:  The first one introduced me to bible stories as a child and it was the movie “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” It was a family tradition to watch it every year on Good Friday since I was in first grade. The second was the […]

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VISITING THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE WHERE JESUS WAS BELIEVED TO BE CRUCIFIED AND LAID TO REST IN A TOMB

The entrance to The Church of the Holy Sepulchre gives the impression of an ordinary what-you-have-already-seen-in-your-life-church. Prepare to be wowed when you see what are inside it: the history, the art and culture, the vibe, the feeling that you’ve been touched by the sacred.

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THE VIA DOLOROSA: TRACING THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD OF JESUS’S “WAY OF GRIEF” ON HIS WAY TO CRUCIFIXION

August 11, 2017, Jerusalem– Millions of Christian pilgrims come to the Old City of Jerusalem all seasons of the year to walk this winding route of streets and alleys believed to be the path that Jesus walked on his way to crucifixion. Ben, our Sandeman Tours guide brought us inside the St. Stephen’s Gate in the Muslim Quarter near Antonia […]

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