I Don’t Know!

I swim at  the local Tri-Health facility, in the basement of the YWCA. Early birds have to sign in each day, so we all get to know Chan, the woman at the front desk. That’s her, peeking out from behind a sign she made not long ago. It was an unusual moment—she never has signs! But there had been...

Going to the Chapel

My cousin is getting married in two weeks. We were just talking Sunday evening about all the stuff she has done, hasn’t done, and still has to do—everything from dancing lessons to where we’re having lunch (before manicures) the day of the rehearsal. There are so many things to think about, worry...

Atop Mount Nebo

Last week I stood where Moses stood, looking out upon the Promised Land from the top of Mount Nebo. It was from this mountaintop in Jordan that Moses saw the land he worked so hard to reach but would never enter. And it was there I stood on my own two feet, awed by the vast, desolate landscape unfolding...

God’s on the Phone

Cooler weather arrived in time for Labor Day. It was one hundred degrees the Saturday before. On Labor Day it was 62 and windy. Our picnic for the friars in Cincinnati chilled me to the core and reminded us that the autumn is just around the corner. Autumn is wonderful. Trees are painted and bursting with...

Ears wide open

Travel is always a sensory experience, but prior to my current visit to Jordan, I can’t recall any trip on which I have heard almost as many interesting things as I’ve seen. Traditional meets trendy Upon arriving in Amman on Sept. 9, our group of Christian journalists was taken to dinner at a...

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