Was I seriously in Africa and Spain just a month and a half ago? I don’t believe it. I am sitting in sweats on my couch and Reese just spit chewed up chips into my hand, so I have a hard time remembering that far back. #blogpost#vacationrecap#tatetravels#europeanvacation
To be honest, my trip to Israel didn’t bring me an inch closer to God, nor made me feel holier. But seeing the Holy Land shrink in size as collective memories would power on from childhood being regularly tagged by our Lola Heden to Legions of Mary became easier to picture out the biblical events that were read on and recited by the oldies.
With a sense of Israel’s geography, being the Bible as the compass, it bridges out so much religious history I have read about for so long to the evolution of the larger-than-life places. It was as if taking myself to history and BE right standing and walking at it right then.
A good way to sum up: The trip was inspirational, spiritual and brings the Bible alive; enlightening the misconceptions and controversies of what they say is a complex travel destination.
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Faith on a Journey.
📌Jerusalem and Bethlehem are only a few kilometers apart, and in fact, almost join together, but, access between the two is restricted by the fact that Bethlehem is under Palestinian control and entrance to the city involves crossing a border checkpoint.
I honestly hate how media and write-ups sensationalize this thing and creates fear to people. Just show your passport to the border patrols and that’s it. ‘Tis the reason I try to choose stories to hear and believe and really limit reading blogs demoralizing the chance of seeing it through my own. Prevention is a good thing but better get through it, prove that there is something good out of these whoppers. I already have my own set of fears and I don’t want other people’s fears intertwine with mine.
It was a self-fulfilling experience to have crossed it that night on my own. 😊
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Passed by the Bahá'í Gardens in Haifa which lies at the foot of Mt. Carmel.
Haifa is a Mediterranean coastal city that is a major industrial and shipping center in Israel. Away from the busy port area, the city’s streets are inviting and attractive, especially as you enter the wealthy suburbs at the top of the hill overlooking the harbor.
The city’s striking landmark is the Bahá’i Temple with a golden, 40-meter-high dome, marble walls and granite pillars. The nine sides of the shrine represent the nine major religions of the world. The gardens were built around the shrine and combine stone, metal, fountains, shrubbery and expansive lawns.
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#Single . Not lucky in love, yet. Years ago, I have envisioned a simple and happy life, with a doting partner. But things are not meant to happen that way. I was inconsolable.
I have waited. Focused myself on relatives and friends; studies, work and tried establishing myself. Still, am waiting.
But being single doesn't have to be lonely or filled with late nights in bars. It may not be easy; in fact, it is a real test of righteousness and a get-go to be strong enough from carrying around luggages by myself to braving a day with no one to talk to and no one to listen on my day's rants.
Nevertheless, I choose to experience healing, find peace, and receive joy that comes from within with His blessings. I choose to be content, and more so, celebrate the goodness of its purpose.
I am not afraid to give myself everything I’ve ever wanted in life - Happiness. And I'm continuously choosing to have it.
I am not guaranteed to still have love but when it willingly comes, my heart will be ready, full and able to give him a whole heart ~ no hang ups, not shattered and consumed from many purposeless, useless attempts at love. 🙂
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