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The Calm After the Storm: The End to the Silent Crisis of the Early Christian Faith

I have to admit – I am absolutely fascinated with the concept of knowing what the history books never tell.

Combined with a bit of an obsession for reclaiming the sacred, within hearts as well as in the overarching landscape of our world, I suppose it is almost inevitable that I am frequently striving to see… 2,959 more words

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How to do the Vatican like a boss!

First, let’s debunk a few myths about the Vatican. There are lots of unanswered questions floating around, so without spoiling a potential trip to the Vatican, here are the facts. 775 more words

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I don't care what they say. Size matters!

Just over two thousand people live in Columbia City, our home town. It is 1.15 square miles in size – small enough that everyone knows their neighbors and big enough that every house has a large yard. 1,064 more words

Places

How to do Rome on a budget?

Before I sink my teeth into this, I should give you a reality check and my personal opinion of Rome. Rome is a tale of two cities: Central Rome is a prosperous, grandeur feat of ancient imperialism with more worldwide sights than any other city on the planet, and the outskirts of Rome are the battle-scars of an austerity stricken, impoverished, squalid, piss-stained excuse of a capital city. 775 more words

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Papa’s Rome

The sun in a baby blue sky warms the cold, worn, chocolate-gray stone of Rome’s pantheon as the amorous couples, the bone-tired parents pushing bawling children in overloaded strollers, flock like crows to dazzling stones, wishing, wanting to capture in memory and on memory cards the brutal, peaceful, tyrannical, blood-soaked history seen by the tight-lipped marbled Corinthian columns. 260 more words

Life

Be aware of Greeks bearing debts

Greece is, you see, the opposite of California, and I’ll tell you why.

The first thing is: Greece is very old. California is, on the other hand, very new. 959 more words

Rome: The Colosseum

Most major cities have famous landmarks, and undoubtedly one of Rome’s must be the world-famous Colosseum.

Obligatory #tourist #photo from inside the #Colosseum #Rome…

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