Things That Matter

Sonnie and I explored Bethany yesterday – you know, the place mentioned in the Bible, where Jesus visited Martha and Mary.
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered. “You are worried and upset about many things. But few things are needed. Really, only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better. And it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42)
Powerful words..


The long weekend assignment for my Yearbook/Photography students was to replicate either a famous photo/painting or a snapshot of their childhood. These are some of the results, shot with their cellphones. Their creativity do not disappoint. They surprise me; they touch me.

replicate copy

Outside the Walls

A walkway at Walworth Barbour American International School near Tel Aviv, Israel. Our school athletes visited here yesterday for a soccer and basketball tournament. It was a privilege for them to visit such a nice area, outside the walls.  It was the nicest school I have ever seen, anywhere.


A view from the front of Jerusalem School of Bethlehem (JSB) this morning – sunny and beautiful. It then got windy, rainy nasty.
It is often quiet before the storm. We just need to take it all, whatever is thrown at us, and think beyond the immediate; long.

Stone Fence

There are many passages in the bible that mention stone fences. Around here in Bethlehem, the construction method has not changes much since. Men stack stones of all sizes, one at a time, day after day, just as their ancestors have done.