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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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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Mountains: the peace and the glory

- the view from the deck at Wild Bird The mountains quake before him    and the hills melt away.The earth trembles at his presence,    the world and all who live in it.Nahum 1:5 - Mountains!!!! If you typed "mountains" into my search field the list of results would probably cover several pages. Everything from epic ascents such as Sinai …

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a lightning tour of a resurrection city #Dresden

Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.” I also told them about the gracious hand of my God on me and what the king had said …

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public transportation in Germany and a day in Meissen

One of the many exceptional features of Dresden is the runs-all-the-time public transportation system. Trams, buses, trains. Then there are thousands riding bikes. Cars, yes, but Andrew and Alicia are on a self-drive ride-share plan and grab a vehicle for 24 hours when they need one. That's typically only once every few months. Rebekah and …

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