Indefinite Pause, and a book!

I’m pushing the pause button here.  For a variety of family and personal reasons I need to leave this blog and certain other things alone for a time.  I don’t know exactly when I’ll peek back above the surface, but wanted to at least acknowledge my absence in some way. Oh yeah, and I just…

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St. Catherine’s Relief

As many of you know St. Catherine’s monastery in Sinai has been forced to close due to the security situation in Egypt.  This is the third time (I believe) that this has happened in the last 40 or 50 years.  The unfortunate fallout of this closing is that the already strained budget of the monastery…

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Please Pray

I’d appreciate it if everyone would include my family in your prayers tonight and tomorrow.  We are going in to the hospital for the birth of child #4 (son #2).  Thanks in advance!…

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Samuel the Prophet

I wanted to wish my two year old son a happy name day and many years today.  He is named for the Old Testament prophet Samuel, who is feasted today.  To celebrate he had a cake pop from Starbucks.  I’m sure that’s how Samuel would want us to celebrate…

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