Oh so sweet

"Trust is a future word." - Father Kamal During the Greece pilgrimage, that phrase is one that I took to heart. Fr. Kamal was sharing that, when reading scripture, we should remember that the Jews had past and present but no future. I'd learned that last summer during CPE at Hebrew Home. However, Fr. Kamal …

On to Camp

I thank all of you for your love and prayers. After three glorious days (visiting places I'd never imagined I would) with my dear friend (and recent graduate) from seminary, the time has come to serve others at camp. It will make some of you nervous, but (just as the last three weeks could make …

Next Steps

It is hard to believe that this "formal" portion of my pilgrimage is completed. I met new friends, spent time with long-time friends, and was even visited mid-trip by a friend from home. I learned about Greek history and culture and how it played a role in the ministry of both Saint Paul and Saint …

Lydia

In Acts 16:11-15, we read the account of the conversion of Lydia (and her entire household). Like Paul, we too traveled from Neapolis (now known as Kavala) to Philippi. And on the Sabbath Day we went outside the gate to the riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down …

Pilgrimage

For anyone who happens to have seen my photos on Facebook from the past few days, there may be those who ask: What's the difference between "vacation" and "pilgrimage" "The object of pilgrimage is not rest and relaxation - to get away from it all. To set out on pilgrimage is to throw down a …