Throughout her life, my grandmother produced hundreds of masterpieces of Palestinian authentic embroidery pieces. Functional and decorative and ranging from small napkins to dining table covers. However, what has become my favorite piece from all her works is an uncompleted piece that I found laying in the bottom of one of her drawers. I remember … Continue reading
God is our strength. Whatever your day looks like, and no matter what troubles you face, put your faith in God. He is always there for you. Love God not because he will love you back, but because he always loves us all. http://youtu.be/bjjszGWj50Q –jack Rabah
For those days when nothing seems to work right, I usually turn to food to distract my mind. It’s no wonder that, with the times we are going through, I can’t seem to lose any weight no matter what I try. Like many around the world, diving into a tub of ice cream often does … Continue reading
As humans, starting thousands of years ago, we used narrative and stories to communicate. From people in the streets to prophets, stories were one of the most effective ways religion was preached to the masses. As I look back, I find that the most influential people in my life are all good storytellers. No matter … Continue reading
Walking around the streets of the historic part of Birzeit city in Palestine during the annual Heritage Week is quite uplifting. No longer the old homes and windows are closed and empty and longing for their original inhabitants. There is light, people, art, new stories and a new commitment that we are here to stay.
The old city of Jerusalem is a wonderful place to explore. I was in Jerusalem a few days ago and had a chance to walk around the old city for a couple of hours. This time of the year, the city is full of pilgrims who come from all parts of the world to celebrate … Continue reading