Bus ride to Yalta

Bus Ride to Yalta Crimea

One of the things I always recall from visits to Ukraine and Crimea are the bus rides. Usually they are small, 15-20 person vans, that range from full to over-packed. On this Crimean Bus Ride to Yalta, it was enjoyable and comfortable. Usually, it is not so relaxing. Bus Rides in Crimea Normally, this particular route has full bus loads, […]

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Crimea Sunrise 2017

I am lucky enough to enjoy a sunrise in Crimea again. It has been a full year since I last enjoyed the weather and beautiful nature here. After sharing food and wine with family and friends last night, and enjoying a good night’s sleep in the fresh sea air, I am refreshed after the long journey. But morning comes early. Sunrise […]

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Accepting of Tolerance in the holidays

I often get called out by Christians as “promoting tolerance.” In reality, yes, I am a tolerant person who believes Christians need to be tolerant of the beliefs of others. We are going to start with a semantic lesson on what tolerance is. Wikipedia probably has the most commonly used definition by Christians: Tolerance is a fair, objective, and permissive […]

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Alas, those darn Catholics (or Protestants)

It is interesting to me when I hear the phrase “Christians are their own worst enemies.” We often have battles between denominations, and even label some as “cults”. In my eyes, we need to couple the words of Matthew, “if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called least in the Kingdom […]

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