All tagged water

Water, Water-Everywhere???

Water - one of the most common elements of life. It’s everywhere - from the cells of our bodies to the far reaches of our universe. We cannot live without it. These days, we hear much about “global warming” and the impact it may be having on our planet, including droughts. Many parts of the Middle East are water starved and, as populations increase, there is often not enough water to meet everyone’s need. 

Bottle of Water

Recently, I participated in a meeting where a group of Israelis and Palestinians discussed ways to work together. This meeting had a heavy cloud over it because we all knew that our governments are ineffective in bringing positive change to our peoples. Yet we met, trying to do what our leaders are not. We sought to find some sort of hope in a dysfunctional system. 

Deserts and Dreams

Whether plants or people, there are times and seasons in every life. Each one has its beauty and its blessing, its pain and sometimes sorrow. Summer in Israel/Palestine, with its unending, relentless heat, dryness and desert winds, seems an overly long season this year. Perhaps it’s the tedious stream of almost daily, or at least weekly, “incidents” that plague our region, or the flow of ludicrous statements from our politicians, or maybe it’s the way the world looks on and loudly trumpets its opinions about everything that happens here.