Category Archives: change

The Greek Orthodox Priest in Akko, Israel

Here’s my article in Israel21C. A story of inspiration, spiritual, faith and hope. He calls himself Father Philotheos, meaning “a friend of God” in Greek. As the priest of the Greek Orthodox St. George Church in the Old City of Acre (Akko) … Continue reading

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Catholic Israeli Walied Khoury, one of the last blacksmiths in Israel, on his ancient tools and techniques

In Europe, blacksmiths pass their craft from father to son, according to Walied Khoury, a blacksmith in the village of Fassuta in the Western Galilee. But there are only about eight blacksmiths in all of Israel. Khoury is one of … Continue reading

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Are You a People-Pleaser?

Then here’s a story for you: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey A man and his son headed to market with their donkey. A man on a horse passed them and asked, “Why aren’t you riding your donkey?” The … Continue reading

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10 Important Questions To Ask on Thanksgiving

  We shouldn’t wait 364 days each year to give thanks. Don’t you think Thanksgiving could be incorporated into our routine each day? Here are a couple of questions you can ask yourself every day: 1.When you wake up in the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Lessons of An Olive Tree

It’s olive-picking season in our backyard. We have one olive tree. When we moved in to this house in 1994, someone told us the tree was sick and we should cut it down. We cut the trunk down and left … Continue reading

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