Vistas of the future – Phuket, Thailand

Vistas of the future – Phuket, Thailand

Planning a trip to Thailand? Be sure to visit its best and largest island, Phuket. Don’t just take it from me, most of the locals I’ve encountered agree. Personal discoveries are sometimes the most memorable but if you’re not one to leave your itinerary up to fate and serendipity, this post may help. A few top places [...]

Triple kissing in ancient Petra and Wadi Rum

Triple kissing in ancient Petra and Wadi Rum

Across the Jordan Rift Valley headed toward Petra on the final leg of our journey through Jordan. An ancient, scenic route through rugged wadis (Arabic for 'valley') and towering mountains. We drove into the night for approximately two to three hours from Aqaba. Navigating through the thick darkness reminded me of life, at times dark [...]

‘Yalla’ to Jordan!

‘Yalla’ to Jordan!

You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel, and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord. You go before me and follow [...]

A piece of Chitown’s soul

A piece of Chitown’s soul

Surround yourself with the beauty of plant life. It calms the mind and refreshes the soul. Personally, I love walks in the park … whether it's a relaxing one with a furry friend, an intimate picnic or fun gathering with family. I love how the wind moves through the leaves. I love how the sun's [...]

On guarding the heart

On guarding the heart

The 'heart' is the most common anthropological term in Scripture. It plays an essential role in the condition of our lives and the condition of our world. What then is this ‘heart’ that we so commonly know yet are so oblivious to its vices. In Hebrew, the heart is described as not only the center [...]

Wine-da-lust lunching – Vrede en Lust!

Wine-da-lust lunching – Vrede en Lust!

The Western Cape  in South Africa is home to magnificent wine farms. There are dime a dozen in the Cape Winelands. Its superb wine tasting and artisanal cuisine coupled with gorgeous landscapes, rich history and century old architecture makes it swoon-worthy. Asking one to pick a favorite is like asking a mother to pick a favorite [...]