Today’s find: Awake

Perhaps Peter should have traveled by taxi up to the top of Mount Tabor. That experience certainly would have kept him from falling asleep.

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Today’s find: Safe landings

Just for fun, I checked my pedometer for our ‘travel’ day: It reads 11,598 steps.

No wonder, then, that it feels like I walked half of the way home from the Holy Land.

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Today’s find: Known

Imagine my surprise to discover there’s a shopkeeper on St. Mark Street in the Old City who knows me by name.

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Today’s find: Ashes

I did not expect to encounter dancing when we made our visit to the Wailing Wall today. But there it was…

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Today’s find: Wailing Wall

…at which I praise the Lord, on the sixth anniversary of my blog of ‘found spirituality’…

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Today’s find: Alignment

The queues to venerate the Calvary grotto have been impressive each time we’ve visited Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

But they couldn’t hold a candle to the line of people we encountered today in Bethlehem…waiting to see and touch the star that marks the place of Jesus’ birth.

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Today’s find: Agony

Wandering about Gethsemane today put “agony” into a whole new perspective for me.

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Today’s find: Going up

For thousands of years, pilgrims have spoken of their desire to “go up” to Jerusalem.

They weren’t kidding.

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Today’s find: Shabat

You didn’t want to pick the wrong elevator at our hotel today, particularly if your room’s on one of the upper floors.

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Today’s find: Flood warning

Our witty and intrepid guide, Nasser, has witnessed a lot through the years…as he’s shepherded various groups and pilgrimages throughout Israel.

Even he was surprised, however, to see the water level in the River Jordan today.

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