The Bahamas

What’s your idea of a dream vacation? Is it laying on a beach somewhere warm with clear blue water lapping the sand? If so, then the Bahamas may be the place for you. The Bahamas truly do qualify for the list of most beautiful places on earth. Caribbean blue water stretched for miles in all … More The Bahamas

Huckleberry Days

Do you want to make memories that will last a lifetime? If so, then start a tradition of Huckleberry Days with your kids or grandkids this summer. Huckleberry Days are named for the famed character from Mark Twain’s book: Huckleberry Finn. I learned the basic idea for this over twenty years ago. The company that … More Huckleberry Days

Are You Ready?

Are you ready? For summer, that is. I know it doesn’t officially start until June 21, but it never hurts to plan ahead. Last year I offered a few blog posts and tips for those of us who planned to stay near home for our summer vacations or Stay-Cations or Staycations (the spelling of this … More Are You Ready?

Life is Short

Memorial Day, 2017 How do you spend Memorial Day? The original purpose of Memorial Day was a day set aside to remember our military service members who died while on active duty. It was officially proclaimed following the Civil War due to the large number of war dead. It has sometimes been called “Decoration Day” … More Life is Short

Watch Your Step, Part 1

You may have noticed in previous posts I’ve suggested you wear non-slip comfortable walking shoes during your tour of ancient Jerusalem. Much of the old city’s streets are uneven. This is especially true in the marketplace. Wandering the stone-paved streets of the market we were distracted by the amazing sights. It was easy to be … More Watch Your Step, Part 1

Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. It corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. This year’s anniversary falls on Monday, April 24. However, in the Jewish calendar, the day begins at sunset of the previous day. Observing Jews will celebrate Remembrance Day beginning at sunset Sunday, … More Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jesus’ Busy Week

All around the world Christians observe this Holy Week or Passion Week. It began with Palm Sunday to observe Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. It ends with His resurrection from the dead. In between, Jesus accomplishes a great deal. Perhaps you’d like to spend some time reflecting on Jesus’ busy week. Below is a list … More Jesus’ Busy Week