Dying for Breath

My husband and I had been leading a tour of the biblical sites of Israel when we first learned that the pandemic had hopped from China to the Mid-East. A few COVID-19 cases had been reported in the ancient city of Jerusalem and surrounding villages. Even then the threat loomed distant—like it was someone else’s…

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2010. If it were the Taj…

New Blog…

New Blog up… yep! not post, but blog… “blessings from zion.”

echogram: act II

My dear friend, Mary Jo, and I started a blog last January using photographic diptych. We coupled the diptychs of our everyday lives with scriptures. The other day I leafed through the collection, and was deeply touched by our journey in photography and life. Now with that said, neither of us are pros, in fact,…

Something New…

Announcing a new photoblog– “echogram.”  It is a collaboration with a good friend, Mary Jo… Mary Jo has served the pastoral staff of a large church as the Associate Pastor of Prayer & Intercession since 2004. She and her husband have two married daughters that have blessed them with four grandchildren. I have served as a missionary for…

In the Stealth of the Night…

Annie Oakley Courtesy Wikimedia In the stealth of the night, some reader will roll the stat counter on culture vs content over to 50,000 hits. Hey I realize that 50,000 hits in one year is not such a big deal for many bloggers these days. Just think of the blog stats on Brangelina or Lindsay Lohan,…

The Ghost of You and The Ghost of Me, Celebrating a Birthday…

Dear reader, Gently, you come and go. I feel you everyday when I connect. I know you have been here. I feel you here. I notice that you have read certain posts and have ignored others; some you have read over and over.  Sometimes you leave a comment, a referrer line, or the wisp of a click. Sometimes…

Celebrating! Three Posts… Over 4,000 Hits

I just noticed three posts that I wrote a few months ago have a sum of over 4,000 hits. In case you missed them: Light as (is) Art – 2,036 hits since September 19, 2007 Emmanuel God With Us – over 1,033 hits since December 24, 2007 Albert Einstein and Jesus – over 1,004 hits since September 9,…

Visit Tiny Topaz

If you like haiku and photography and artwork, take a peek at my haiku blog, Tiny Topaz. I post a photogragh and a haiku daily.