Fun Stuff

Entering the Desert of Lent – but with Joy and the Word of God

February 13, 2013

Forty days in the wilderness; forty days of Lent. We are now embarking on the adventure we’ve called Lent since the early centuries of the Church. It may not be fun, but if our spirit is right it can be exciting and rewarding. We may even loose a few pounds.  Jesus left the opulence and [...]

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From Womb to Tomb – My Hike from Nativity in Bethlehem to Calvary in Jerusalem

February 8, 2013

Janet and I had a free day so I decided to take an adventure. I called my friend George in Bethlehem and he picked me up and drove me to the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. I started my walk from the place where Jesus was born. That’s why the title is from “Womb to [...]

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Grandchildren Almost Alligator Food? Cool Video from My Son in the Everglades

January 23, 2013

Jesse is in Florida on a short vacation with his wife Anna and their six delightful children (our grandchildren). He writes: We stopped at a well attended visitor spot here in the Everglades. Just behind our van was a big pond. I checked it out and saw no danger, but I stayed close to the [...]

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John the Baptist Ate Them…Steve Ate One too!

January 9, 2013

I was just on Sean Herriott’s show on Relevant Radio and mentioned how I ate a grasshopper in the Holy Land, in honor of John the Baptist. Since we just returned from Israel I thought I would repost this blog entry in honor of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus on January 9 and my appearance [...]

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Early Morning Virtual Walking Tour of the Holy Sites in Jerusalem – Join Me!

January 4, 2013

It was still very dark. I had my flashlight and the frequent street lights to guide me. I decided to take you all on an early morning walk to see many holy sites in and around the Old City of Jerusalem. I even arrived at the tomb of Christ early in the morning like Mary [...]

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Bethlehem All Day; Great Place to be During Christmas and New Year!

January 1, 2013

To see my early morning walk around the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem along with video, pictures and interactive map, click HERE or click on the map to the right. Great day, all day, in Bethlehem. Visited the largest Olive Wood store, heard the Our Father in the language of our Lord, touched [...]

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What Christmas Carol is This?

December 22, 2012

ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ It is a clever riddle, but see if you can figure it out. Don’t read the comments below unless you give up.

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Evangelism Antennas: A Fun Story of One Woman’s Day and the New Evangelism :-)

December 17, 2012

I gave a talk last week in Ann Arbor Michigan. It was about the New Evangelization. As part of my talk I explained how Janet and I have our “evangelism antennas” up first thing in the morning – alertly watching for open doors and ways to share our Catholic Faith throughout the day.  After my [...]

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Flash Mob and Kids Tell the Story

December 11, 2012

Our grandkids laughed their heads off… This still brought tears to my eyes, again…

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Mom Getting her Balance; Our First Christmas without Dad

December 9, 2012

It’s Christmas again. But it’s the first one without Dad. Over the last ten years we always remarked, “How amazing to have both parents still with us to celebrate Christmas!” We knew it couldn’t last forever. This Christmas we’re blessed to have Mom still with us—along with the joy and anchor she brings to all [...]

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My Hikes thru the Islamic Countries of Muscot Oman and Dubai UAE

December 3, 2012

The parishes, with a limited number of ten priests who are carefully monitored, are there to serve the expatriate workers (mostly Indians and Filipinos), not to be signs of openness to freedom for other religions.  However, the sovereign Sultan has been very good to the Catholics considering the intolerance in many other Muslim countries. He even bought [...]

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My Walks thru Nagaland and Hyderabad India

November 27, 2012

Arrived in Muscat Oman late last evening in preparation for two days of talks. We get to tour a bit too and tomorrow I will take an extensive walk through the old city. But I wanted to catch up and share my two long walks during our last days in India. First, Kohima, Nagaland India [...]

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From Nagaland to Hyderabad India

November 24, 2012

We had such a great time in Nagaland. However, there is way too much to share and to tell. I hope to put more up in the future so you can see the wonderful folks and the beautiful country. But here are a few videos and pictures I am able to upload at the moment [...]

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My Runs thru Mumbai and Pune India

November 16, 2012

My run through Mumbai yesterday, exploring this exotic and poor country. Filthy and unfamiliar to any American, yet friendly and generous with ready smiles. Join me through the interactive map with videos and pictures.           My run through Pune India which is about 4 hours drive east of Mumbai. Tim Staples [...]

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New Friend Tim Staples and I Met Driving thru India

November 14, 2012
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“Hey, I Like Your Cross!”

November 12, 2012

That’s why I always where my San Damiano Cross. It is colorful and catches people’s eye. Even yesterday while traveling two people commented. My response is always, “Thanks, I wear it proudly as a Catholic!” Invariably an interesting discussion ensues. An atheist once asked why he should become Catholic. What fun! Yesterday two people at [...]

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