Taboon Clay Oven

Built many generations ago, this is pretty much the last taboon clay oven (arabic: طابون) in Bethlehem. Its fuel source – dried livestock dung! Almost too-hot-to-handle bread right out of the oven, dabbed with a bit of homemade goat milk butter, is heavenly!

Baby Sparrow

A baby sparrow dropped down right in front of me, probably trying out its wings for the first time, but not successfully.
It will fly soon enough, because it has perfect faith; faith with developing wings.

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:29-31)