Today’s find: Samara

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Today’s find: Samara

God got a head-start on the spring planting for me this year, I noticed. A bumper crop of maple seedlings has sprouted – just about EVERYWHERE.

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Today’s find: Tesserae

A quiet moment in a chapel turned into a bit of a Revelation to me the other day.

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Today’s find: Samara

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Today’s find: Unmistakable

On this, the sixth day of Easter, the Risen Lord turns up in unexpected places.

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Today’s find: Rolling Stones

In recent weeks, I encountered a couple of ancient Rolling Stones – more venerable even than Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

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Today’s find: Edicule

What did we go there to see?

The thought occurred to me more than once as we explored the dark, intimidating vastness of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

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Today’s find: Gethsemane

I got my hopes up when our pilgrimage leader said we’d have the Garden of Gethsemane pretty much to ourselves.

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Today’s find: Companions

We are not always blessed by the company we keep.

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Today’s find: Via Dolorosa

Luke includes an intriguing footnote to his version of the Passion story: “All his acquaintances stood at distance,” the evangelist says (Luke 23:49). And no doubt, this is part of the reason I’ve always tended to think of Jesus’ final journey as a LONELY one.

What a shock, then, to experience early last month the hustle-and-bustle of praying the Stations along the Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem.

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