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Fourth of July DIY: An Easy-Breezy Blueberry-Inspired Tablecloth by David Stark

Here’s a DIY tablecloth for Fourth of July that’s so easy that truly anyone—from kindergarteners to the arts-and-crafts-averse—can make it. Perhaps best of all? It’s blessedly understated, which means it can have a life well after the fireworks are over. You don’t need any tools (just a couple new pencils, a box, fabric, and some paint) to make this blueberries-inspired DIY tablecloth. Why blueberries? Aside from the apple, is there a more American fruit? Besides, “July is prime time for this se...
Tags: Books, David, Brooklyn, Diy Projects, Blue, Michael, Patmos, David Stark, Fourth of July, Outdoor Dining, Corrie Hogg, Tablecloths, Outdoor Entertaining, Barn Light Electric Company, Susie Montagna, Martha Stewart Crafts


Unclean By Comparison

Whenever the living God revealed Himself in some way to humankind in the Old Testament, terror and amazement were the reactions. People saw themselves as guilty and unclean by comparison! In the Book of Revelation, the apostle John describes the overwhelming nature of his encounter with the Lord of glory. Although a believer and an apostle, John sank down in abject humility and fear when the risen, glorified Lord Jesus appeared before him on Patmos. Our glorified Lord did not condemn John. He kn...
Tags: Jesus, John, Patmos, John He


St. John of Patmos: Craziest Man in the New Testament.

Looking into the Void. Saint John of Patmos writes the Book of Revelation in this Hieronymus Bosch painting (1505). Whoever wrote Revelation--no one really knows--was out-there. One King-Hell Flake. But he could write and tell stories. Make no mistake.
Tags: John, Patmos, Hieronymus Bosch


Revelation 1:1

Revelation 1:1   (1) The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, The margin says shortly means "quickly" or "swiftly." This must be understood in terms of what the book of Revelation was designed to reveal. Verse 10 tells us that the book was designed for the Day of the Lord. "Shortly" has to be seen in light of verse 10. When was...
Tags: Kingdom, Jerusalem, John, Christ, Matthew, Jesus Christ, Patmos, Romans, Laodicea, John W Ritenbaugh, Asia Minor, Ephesus Smyrna Pergamos Thyatira, Sardis Philadelphia


Revelation 2:4

Revelation 2:4   (4) Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Revelation 2:9-11 (9) "I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich); and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. (10) Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will...
Tags: Israel, Jerusalem, Satan, Spirit, Philadelphia, John, Jezebel, Christ, Patmos, Ephesus, Luke, Laodicea, Balaam, John W Ritenbaugh, Smyrna, Pella


Scripture Speaks: The Solemnity of Christ the King

On Sunday, we celebrate the truth that, even now, Christ reigns as King over all the earth.  But what kind of kingdom is it? Gospel (Read Jn 18:33b-37) On this final Sunday of our liturgical year, the Church gives us St. John’s account of Jesus before Pilate to help us understand the kingdom He came to establish.  It’s a lesson we desperately need.  If we have a false notion of the reign of Christ as King of the universe, we can be subject to disillusionment and disappointment as we await its ...
Tags: Featured, Israel, Religion, Rome, Jesus, Christ, Patmos, St John, Babylon, Daniel, Caesar, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Pilate, Judea, Faith & Spirituality, Kingdom of Christ His Kingdom


St. Michael, the Holy Angels, and the Struggle Against Evil

by Bill Carroll “The Lord spoke to Daniel in a vision and said, ‘At that time Michael, the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise. There shall be a time of anguish, such as has never occurred since nations first came into existence. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall ...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, Jesus, God, John, Oklahoma, Martin Luther King, Memphis, Canon, Curry, Temple, Michael, Patmos, Mark, Don


The island where the end of the world began

The island of Patmos, sitting under perfect blue skies in the eastern reaches of the Aegean sea, may look like a typical vacation destination in Greece, but it isn't.
Tags: News, Greece, Stories, Patmos, Aegean


The Greek island where the end of the world began

The island of Patmos, sitting under perfect blue skies in the eastern reaches of the Aegean sea, may look like a typical vacation destination in Greece, but it isn't.
Tags: News, Greece, Stories, Patmos, Aegean


Patmos: The Greek island where the end of the world began

Patmos seems like any other holiday island in Greece, but it isn't. This secluded destination is where St. John had visions that inspired the Book of Revelation and its apocalyptic foretelling of the end of the world.
Tags: Greece, Cnn, Patmos, St John


The Roaring Lion's Folly

For the Word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ the Apostle John was exiled to the lonely isle that is called Patmos and, if tradition may be believed, was sent to work in the mines. But from his mine John saw farther than any king ever saw from his throne; he saw more from his mine than any astronaut ever saw from his orbit, for the scroll of unborn history was spread out before him and he was permitted to see the unfolding of the purposes of God onward to the time when the New Jerusa...
Tags: Jesus, God, John, Christ, Jesus Christ, Patmos, Ephesus, Christ Jesus, Gentile, New Jerusalem


Dos and Don’ts for Traveling the Dodecanese Islands

Located in the dazzlingly clear south-eastern Aegean Sea, the Dodecanese comprise twelve large Greek islands and dozens of smaller ones. The biggest islands, Rhodes and Kos, boast striking ancient archaeological sites and unforgettable medieval alleyways. The region’s rich history is visible through the assortment of architectural and cultural influences, from Byzantine to Italian. The further you venture out towards the lesser-known islands such as Patmos and Leros, the more the region’s natura...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Architecture, Travel Tips, Islands, Rhodes, Patmos, Aegean Sea, Aegean, Chora, Zia, Dodecanese Islands, Dodecanese, Tobias Tullius, Kos Kalymnos Patmos


Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month May 2018:LouLou &Yves by Christopher Petkanas

I am happy to have LouLou &Yves:The Untold Story of LouLou de Falaise and the House of Saint Laurent by Christopher Petkanas as my selection this month. Christopher Petkanas generously gave me an interview and also supplied a sample chapter from the book. Loulou de Falaise was muse, model, right arm, confidante, best friend and more to Yves Saint Laurent for 30 years. She was the behind the scenes powerhouse whose crucial eye and taste edited the essential styling and flamboyant accessorie...
Tags: Travel, Europe, London, Rome, Paris, Diane Von Furstenberg, Sophia Loren, John, Casablanca, Sardinia, Patmos, Marbella, Diane, Hassan, Yves, Frankenstein


Watergate and the Apostles

Some of you might remember "Watergate" that shook our nation to our core. Essentially 12 of the most powerful men in the world couldn't keep a secret for 3 weeks and a Presidency went down in horrible humiliation. Finger pointing and almost immediate betrayal of each other. Now compare that to 12 men who went 40 plus years and kept their faith in Christ and who He said He was. The son of God, the Messiah. Twelve men and 40 solid year and not (1) came forth and called it a hoax. Twelve m...
Tags: Greece, Russia, India, Turkey, Syria, Rome, Ethiopia, Armenia, John, Weapon, Christ, Religious Discussion, Matthew, James, Patmos, Ephesus


Saint John of Patmos: Craziest Man in the New Testament.

Looking into the Void. Saint John of Patmos writes the Book of Revelation in this Hieronymus Bosch painting (1505). Whoever wrote Revelation--no one really knows--was out-there. One King-Hell Flake. But he could write and tell stories. Make no mistake.
Tags: John, Patmos, Hieronymus Bosch


John of Patmos: One King-Hell Writer.

Looking into the Void. Saint John of Patmos writes the Book of Revelation in this Hieronymus Bosch painting (1505). Whoever wrote Revelation--no one really knows--was one out-there. One King-Hell Flake. Get the net. But nice prose for some.
Tags: John, Patmos, Hieronymus Bosch


Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible- by John Polkinghorne, Chapter 9- Other New Testament Writings

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible– by John Polkinghorne Chapter 9- Other New Testament Writings Polkinghorne notes there are ten other books in the New Testament, but he is only going to highlight a few of them.  The first is Acts.  Its opening verses addresses someone called Theophilus.  Since the name means “lover of God”, Polkinghorne notes the common theory that it is addressed to the figure of a typical enquirer, rather than the name of a specific person.  Luke’s Gospel (1:3...
Tags: Wikipedia, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, Rome, Jesus, Catholic, John, Christ, James, Jesus Christ, Patmos, Peter, East, PAUL, Martin Luther


Sailing the Greek Islands (Yoga, Hiking and Wine Included)

As our boat sailed out of the ancient Greek island harbor of Kos, our group of 10, mostly strangers, sat in a circle around a long, wooden table, studying a map spread out before us depicting the Dodecanese, the group of islands clustered together in the southeastern Aegean Sea. Our tour guide for the trip, Ali, was pointing out the various islands we were to visit over the next week. “Today will be the longest sail,” he explained in a slow cadence, something we would get used to hearing after ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, New York City, Turkey, Greek Islands, John, Cards Against Humanity, Adventure Travel, Ali, Mediterranean, Kos, Destinations, Santorini, Bodrum, Europe Travel


John of Patmos: One King-Hell Flake.

Looking into the Void. Saint John of Patmos writes the Book of Revelation in this Hieronymus Bosch painting (1505). Whoever wrote Revelation--no one really knows--was one out-there. One King-Hell Flake. Get the net.
Tags: John, Patmos, Hieronymus Bosch


The Top 10 World Heritage Sites in Greece

To many people, Greece is known mainly as a country with beautiful turquoise colored waters, vivid architecture, and delicious cuisine. While this is true, Greece is also rich with history. Greece is home to over 18 unique UNESCO sites that you can visit. Because there are quite a few, finding the right sites to visit on a short trip here can be a little difficult. To help you, this article will highlight the top UNESCO world heritage sites in Greece that anyone traveling to there should conside...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Unesco, John, Venice, Apollo, Naxos, Corfu, World Heritage Sites, Patmos, Meteora, St John, Delphi, ATHENS Greece, St Stephen


you’re as free as you break others free

W hen she closes her eyes and blows out the candles, the smoke slips a bit of the bonds of here and ascends to the place of prayers. Sham looks up from the cake and grins. The room erupts in cheers. Sham miraculously turns 11. This is her first birthday as a new citizen, this side of the ocean, far from ISIS and a bloody war and the shrieking bombs that shredded her house and the boy next door. Sham is alive. Sham is miraculously 11. Sham gets to live. I watch her mother watching Sham winging r...
Tags: Family, Isis, Hope, Children, Africa, Religion, Syria, Egypt, Faith, Humility, John, Christ, Conversations, Namibia, Aleppo, Matthew


Dodecanese Cruise Diary 2017 – Ancient Samos

“Cruising the Dodecanese” is Peter Sommer Travels’ last scheduled cruise in Greece in 2017. This year, to give an impression of the experience, we are providing a diary of sorts on our blog. Rather than describing every day in  detail (you can check our itineraries on www.petersommer.com for that), every day we will pick one image we took that day, accompanied by some explanations and thoughts. Day 5 I am writing this in Leipsoi (or Lipsi), a small islet not far from Patmos. Yesterday’s post was...
Tags: Travel, Greece, Maria, Patmos, Peter Sommer, Samos, Dodecanese Cruise Diary 2017, Leipsoi


Dodecanese Cruise Diary 2017 – A Feast Day on Patmos

“Cruising the Dodecanese” is Peter Sommer Travels’ last scheduled cruise in Greece in 2017. This year, to give an impression of the experience, we are providing a diary of sorts on our blog. Rather than describing every day in  detail (you can check our itineraries on www.petersommer.com for that), every day we will pick one image we took that day, accompanied by some explanations and thoughts. Day 4 I am writing this on Samos, but most of today was devoted to Patmos, which is the the holy islan...
Tags: Travel, Greece, Patmos, Peter Sommer, Greek Orthodox, Samos, Dodecanese Cruise Diary 2017, Saint John the Divine


Dodecanese Cruise Diary 2017 – Authentic Greek food on Leros

“Cruising the Dodecanese” is Peter Sommer Travels’ last scheduled cruise in Greece in 2017. This year, to give an impression of the experience, we are providing a diary of sorts on our blog. Rather than describing every day in  detail (you can check our itineraries on www.petersommer.com for that), every day we will pick one image we took that day, accompanied by some explanations and thoughts. Day 3 Another day amongst the beauties of the Dodecanese. We woke up to a most splendid sunrise at Pan...
Tags: Travel, Greece, Patmos, Peter Sommer, Dodecanese Cruise Diary 2017, Panteli, Lakki, Giorgos


Patmos

Another port without an organised tour so we took a taxi with Edwin and Joke our new friends from Belgium to the Cave of St John. Patmos is known as the island to which St John was exiled and where he wrote the Book of Revelation. The small cave is where
Tags: Travel, Belgium, John, Patmos, Edwin, John Patmos


Book Notes - Christopher Bollen "The Destroyers"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Christopher Bollen's novel The Destroyers is a smart and readable literary thriller that has earned him comparisons to Patricia Highsmith. The New York Times wrote of the boo...
Tags: Music, New York, Greece, Patricia Highsmith, Wikipedia, David, New York Times, Dolly Parton, John, Panama, Leonard Cohen, Grateful Dead, Nick Cave, Patmos, Tim Buckley, Van Halen


Make Truth Great Again!

“Make Truth Great Again” hat by nakedpastor David Hayward BUY THIS HAT! The church’s role is not to acquire power, but speak truth to it. The Old Testament prophets refused power, and instead encouraged it when it was right, instructed it when it was confused, and challenged it when it was wrong. As a result they were marginalized, exiled, or killed. The king wanted a prophecy. All his professional court prophets gave the same favorable words. Every time. They were in his pocket. So he sough...
Tags: Religion, Comic, Cartoons, Jesus, John, Cartoon, Stephen, Patmos, Webcomic, Hat, Thought, John the Baptist, Jeremiah, David_hayward, Christian_cartoon, Church_cartoon


Get Alone with God

The Christian life is more than just “Jesus and me.” But it is not less. Surely many individualistic modern Christians still need to be awakened to the deep rewards of studying and living Scripture in community. God’s word challenges and rebukes our post-Enlightenment individualism, page after page, from the beginning, to Abraham’s family and David’s nation, through the ups and downs of prophetic witness, and into the life of Christ and his church. Corporate dynamics in the Christian ...
Tags: Religion, David, Spirit, Jesus, Christian, John, Christ, Edward, Moses, Matthew, Patmos, Mary, Joseph, Edwards, Abraham, Jacob


Saint John the Evangelist

Saint John the Evangelist   Today, the Church celebrates the Feast of Saint John the Evangelist. It is St. John who is thought to be the “Beloved Disciple”, the Apostle who is referred to as the one “whom Jesus loved” six times in the Gospel of St. John (John 13:23, 19:26, 20:2, 21:7, 21:20, 21:24). He is the only one of the Twelve who was understood not to have been martyred and, thus, lived to old age. That’s why the liturgical color for today is white, not red, which it is for all the o...
Tags: Europe, Greece, Church, Religion, Turkey, Jesus, John, Patmos, Ephesus, Liz, St John, Luke, Ezekiel, Virgin Mary, St Augustine, John He


Speaking to the Soul: All Saints Stand Here Beside Us!

Feast of All Saints 1 November The litany of saints that follows is chanted annually at the Church of St. Stephen and the Incarnation in Washington, D.C., at the principal eucharist celebrating All Saints’ Day. It was composed around 1979, largely by William MacKaye, former religion editor of the Washington Post, though some of the images were taken from A Liberation Prayer Book of the Free Church in Berkeley, California, and has been adapted here and there in the subsequent years. Who would you...
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