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winds and more winds

Starting sometime Wednesday afternoon, the winds have risen.  “Gale force winds” one of the locals told me.  Though I don’t know just what that means,  he said this in a way that indicated it was significant.  Windy doesn’t quite say … Continue reading

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“the farthest limits of the sea”

In the evening Tuesday, I tried to reflect on Ephesians 1:3-14, where Paul shares complex and abstract concepts about how much God cares for us.  When I found myself looking online for some resources on the text, I decided what I was beginning … Continue reading

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no bicycle for me

I had originally planned to hire a bicycle while in Malta and Gozo.  Then I learned that much of where I was going to be on Malta is more uban and would be very difficult to bike.  So I figured … Continue reading

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distractions and sisters

I spent Tuesday morning and afternoon reflecting on the story of Martha and Mary in Luke 10.   Jesus comes to Martha’s house, and while Martha is busy with “many tasks,” Mary was sitting at Jesus feet, listening to him.  Martha … Continue reading

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sunset on the veranda

It’s a beautiful evening sky from the veranda here.  There are strong, gusty winds; the kind that push you around a little, but also let you enjoy the sounds of swaying trees without worrying about broken limbs too much.  It … Continue reading

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silent dinner

Since Jessa left, I was invited to join three sisters who are on retreat here at dinner.Two of them are Sisters of Mercy and the other is a Jesuit who is a medical doctor in Africa.They are all on retreat … Continue reading

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mother and daughter on gozo – 2

We were delighted to reach Xlendi at last and put our hot, tired feet in the cool, clear water.  One note, the water really is that blue.  The camera didn’t manage to catch how much the water sparkled, but it … Continue reading

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