Category Archives: Ann Lewis

The Hurva Synagogue

The Hurva Synagogue is one of the tallest buildings in Jerusalem’s Old City. We found a way in (through a back door). There were steps and a spiral staircase that took you up up up to an observation deck. The … Continue reading

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Christmas Day in Jerusalem — The Via Dolorosa or Way of the Cross

Today we walked the Via Dolorosa, or the way of the cross. A good Sunday activity. Our hospice is right by the 3rd station of the cross, so we were in the right place to begin. We went to the … Continue reading

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Düsseldorf’s Christmas Markets

After arriving in Düsseldorf this afternoon, the first thing Claire and Graham wanted to show us was one of the Christmas Markets here.  We bundled up and set off on a walk to see what we could see.  Oh, what … Continue reading

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Buddha Bowls

Last week was my turn to prepare lunch for my quilt group.  I tried a new idea I’d recently learned about called Buddha Bowls.  It was a huge hit.  If you have a large crowd to feed and if you … Continue reading

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Rick Shorten, Local Orem Artist

This snowy evening I ventured out with my friends, Kennedy and Virginia, to visit an open house at Rick Shorten’s home.  Kennedy had shown me some of his work and I liked it.  We went to see what he’s been … Continue reading

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A Writing Retreat in Park City

At the last minute, my friends, Julie and Shelley and I decided to have a little writing retreat in Park City.  Julie had some timeshare points to use or lose, so we gathered our things and headed to the mountains … Continue reading

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A Book Club Christmas Party

I love my book club friends and I love our yearly Christmas parties.  We always enjoy a delicious meal in someone’s home, then a lively book exchange and then we exchange gifts.  This evening was a perfect beginning to our … Continue reading

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Do Not Procrastinate the Day of Your Repentance!

As I looked out over my garden today, I felt sad for these tomatoes.  They were still green a few weeks ago on the day before our first hard freeze.  That afternoon, before the storm blew in, I harvested any … Continue reading

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How I Eat Pomegranates

When my brother Eric visited last week, he brought several crates of produce from the home farm in Reedley.  Valencia juice oranges, tangerines, walnuts, persimmons, grapes and pomegranates.  I miss our fall harvest.  He also brought a few treats from … Continue reading

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Have I been one of those, never knowing??

I’m thinking about Jesus healing the sick, one by one. What if I’d been there then, with a hidden cancer in my body that I didn’t know was there. I wouldn’t have gotten in the line to be healed, leaving … Continue reading

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