Homecoming – and Bahraini Loot

 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, 46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it."Matthew 13:45-46 - Reunited at RDU Friday evening, after a twenty-one and a half days and more than 15,000 miles, Rebekah arrived safely home in Wake …

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Goodbye to Bahrain; but first, “The Souq”

- Helping Grandmama with her luggage This (above) may not be the clearest photo in today's collection, but I absolutely love what it represents. Mr. T., having spent two and a half weeks getting to know his Grandmama Rebekah, helping with her luggage as she makes her way to the airport, a few hours ahead …

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Splashes of Light from Bahrain to Miami to Wake Forest! – (Photo Friday a day early!)

- baby plus water play #Geoffreyishappy - Geoffrey is so happy he can walk now! So it may not be Friday today, but posting this now just fits in better with my schedule this week, and it works out best for me to share this set of images today. Just the one from Bahrain, but …

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When relationships are more important than sales (Rebekah in Bahrain’s “Little India”)

The Lord himself will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forget you. Don’t be afraid and don’t worry.Deuteronomy 31:8 Today's report from Bahrain picks up on more of the colorful international flavor of the Kingdom. Of the approximately 1.6 million residents, over 600,000 are migrant workers, comprising …

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We Are the World (more from Rebekah in Bahrain)

- Bahraini family so gracious to Rebekah The earth and everything on it belong to the Lord.    The world and all its people belong to him.Psalm 24:1 Today I have a great collection of photographs to share from Bahrain. The real stories, of course, are going to have to come from Rebekah, and so I plan to …

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More from Rebekah’s Bahrain Adventures

- Rebekah at the Al-Khamis Mosque site “Blessed of the Lord is his land,With the precious things of heaven, with the dew,And the deep lying beneath,With the precious fruits of the sun,With the precious produce of the months,With the best things of the ancient mountains,With the precious things of the everlasting hills,With the precious things of the earth and its fullness,And …

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Inspired by our children: Rebekah reports from Bahrain

- Andrew in Manama “Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” The Travels of Ibn Battutah I was thinking it was past time for another post about Rebekah's visit in Bahrain when she sent me a few photos from Thursday afternoon in Manama. Andrew and Alicia had a half-day at school so …

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Rebekah finds the Tree of Life #BucketListMoment

- Bahrain's "Tree of Life" Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every …

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Manama update – Rebekah’s Bahrain Adventure Update

- Looking towards the city from Andrew and Alicia's home But the Lord’s faithful love is from forever ago to forever from now        for those who honor him.    And God’s righteousness reaches to the grandchildren         of those who keep his covenant        and remember to keep his commands.Psalm 103:17-18 Writing a travel blog is not so easy when you are not …

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The Great Adventure to Bahrain Launches

- There she goes!! Just a heads-up - this post is going to be convoluted. Lots of moving parts; many places where I could go down a rabbit hole; much potential for rant. But I won't rant, much, or at least I will try to avoid it. First, do you remember when air travel was …

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