Follow Jesus to the Ends of the Earth

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Happy 2018!

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Enter Through the Narrow Gate

I took this photo on the Camino de Santiago and immediately thought of the words Jesus spoke, recorded in Matthew 7:13&14:

Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

Or, as The Message version of the Bible puts it:

Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention.

The way to God is vigorous and requires total attention. That challenges me, as the words of Jesus always do. Where might we be following broad, easy paths when we should turn off on the narrow road? In a world where easygoing formulas exist at every hand, our thoughtful attention to the right path requires more of us than ever.

Street Bathing in Calcutta

Lots of young men live in poverty and these water stations are their place to bath. Notice the man in the lower left who’s soaped up and ready to rinse.

Notice the tip of my finger in the lower left as well!

The Wonderful Randomness of India

A couple of years ago I went to snap a photo of my friends and traveling companions in India. As I took the picture the man on the left photo-bombed us. Then, after the pic he wandered away. In India you never know what adventure awaits you!

Until the Cows Come Home

When walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain, you meet plenty of cows. You need to watch your step.

The cows meet plenty of pilgrims, but don’t seem to have much to say.

Laundry Day

Laundry hanging out to dry from windows in Spain

Keep this thought in mind as you plan your Memorial Day BBQ

Sign in Dublin restaurant window

Cottage Cheese Fajitas!

Mexican food as found in India

We Love the Meats!

In Madrid, the Spanish value ham so highly that they have museums dedicated to the delicacy. The most expensive ham, jamón ibérico de bellota, comes from a free-range black pig that dines on acorns and herbs as it matures in the forests. After slaughter, the meat is cured for three to four years. Of course, it’s fabulous. In Madrid, you can get ham in many ways, but my favorite was the “ham cone” pictured here. You can choose from several varieties of ham that you enjoy as you stroll around the city.

While visiting my hometown of Branson, MO, recently, I can across a disturbingly similar display of classic meat. In this case, bologna. In the Ozarks you can get a wide variety of bolognas, including thick cut, a light variety, even BBQ. You can get 100% beef bologna or a cut that is anything but beef. So much to choose from but unfortunately no cones. Yet. Here’s an open opportunity for an enterprising young person to start selling bologna cones to tourists.


In Case You’re Low on Chit…

Sign I ran across in Bangkok, Thailand

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