Strolling through Jerusalem’s Old City: Like a look inside my soul

By Gary D. Myers The Old City of Jerusalem never fails to deliver something new and interesting. Each visit It is a filled with unique sights, smells and sounds. Jerusalem didn’t disappoint June 8 when I entered the Damascus Gate just as the Muslims were leaving the Mosques after Friday prayers. The city gave me a new experience, new understanding. The covered streets and open … Continue reading Strolling through Jerusalem’s Old City: Like a look inside my soul

Finding community in Bethel, Alaska

  Bethel  When my family and I arrived in Alaska May 15, we played tourist for several days in Anchorage and Seward. We enjoyed the natural beauty of God’s creation – animals, mountains, streams, rivers, ice, snow and glaciers. It was a real treat and I hope to blog about those experiences later. Today, I want to write about the rest of our … Continue reading Finding community in Bethel, Alaska

Logging Air Miles … and Blogging

Big travel news. In just a few short weeks, I begin a month of travel, fun, adventure, writing and my first archaeological dig. Three trips spread over four weeks – Alaska, Israel and Phoenix. Trip 1: New Orleans // Dallas // Alaska // Dallas // New OrleansOn May 14, we leave for a week in Alaska. We’ll have a couple of days in and around … Continue reading Logging Air Miles … and Blogging

Tent on Tabor: An Accidental Monument

High atop Mount Tabor in northern Israel stands the grand Church of the Transfiguration. Grand churches are not particularly odd in Israel. In fact they are everywhere, built to commemorate just about every biblical event. Somehow the one on Tabor struck me as odd. Reaching the top of the 1,929 ft. mountain required a white-knuckled taxi ride up a zig-zagging road. The ride was quite … Continue reading Tent on Tabor: An Accidental Monument

Russia 2010 Day 8 – First Class Interloper

Jan. 11, 2010 – Late Jan. 10, I packed by bags for the long journey home. We planned to leave for the airport by 8:45 a.m. the next morning. Our time in Moscow passed more quickly than expected; full days made time fly. My bags were stuffed with dirty clothes and souvenirs; my heart was filled with joy and memories. During our entire time in … Continue reading Russia 2010 Day 8 – First Class Interloper

Christmas in Moscow Day 7 – Church at the Vet’s Office

Jan. 10 – Our Last Full Day in Moscow – On Sunday, our team split into to three groups to attend different churches in the Moscow area. I went to a church in northwest Moscow with three other team members. It was located near the last stop on the Green Line of the Metro. The church is named after the area in which it is … Continue reading Christmas in Moscow Day 7 – Church at the Vet’s Office

Christmas in Moscow Day 6

Jan. 9 – Russia capitalism – Saturday was our souvenir shopping day, so at 9 a.m. we walked to the large, outdoor souvenir market and flea market (Izmailovo Market) near our hotel. This is the biggest market of its type in the city. Some of the buildings are built to look like the Moscow Kremlin, others resemble old, wooden Orthodox churches and summer cabins. It … Continue reading Christmas in Moscow Day 6