Tribute to Dad, originally uploaded by papalars. Today is Father’s day and I’d like to say a word or two about my Dad who factors large in my life. I attribute much of what inspires and challenges me to my father. He was, and still is, a quiet, godly andContinue Reading

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Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, originally uploaded by papalars. This mosque is as impressive as it's data sheet indicates. I had read about the numbers before we traveled to Casablanca but nothing on paper can quite capture the sense of the immensity of this structure. Our little group of 5Continue Reading

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Host, originally uploaded by papalars. "Gaius, whose hospitality I and the whole church here enjoy, sends you his greetings." Romans 16:23 Scripture talks often, as well as models in the life and ministry of Jesus, the importance of hospitality. In our fast food world, mostly in my native United States,Continue Reading

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Horse Taxi in Fez Medina, originally uploaded by papalars. What in the world is a medina? You may have heard about Medina, the city in Saudi Arabia where the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad lies. That Medina figures large in the early history of Islam. Did you know, however thatContinue Reading

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