life in the time of covid-19

Friends,* greetings from the very quiet shores of the Sea of Galilee. I hope that you are all safe and healthy, and pray that despite this strange, often disorienting new reality we all find ourselves in, you may know the joy and the peace of our risen Lord in this Easter season. We have been…

our lord will meet us there

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the tomb.  Friends, we have been traveling through a strange and disorienting Lenten season. And on this day when we celebrate the bodily resurrection of Jesus, I feel an overwhelming sense of sadness…

the secret of the desert

The desert is a dangerous place. It is always moving, so it is hard to know where you are. This is how the desert Godly Play stories begin, with the storyteller smoothing the sand in the desert box with her hands, creating undulating ever changing dunes. As I’ve traveled this land and walked the Israel…

love & light

It is time for us to stop blamingthe darkness for being too darkand start looking for the lightthat is fully present in each of us,and that light will shine onlywhen we do what we are called to do.Sami Awad, Director of the Holy Land Trust Dear friends, Happy New Year from the shores of the…