Pastor John's Journeys
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This blog by Pastor John will recount his thoughts and experiences about his sabbatical leave.


Recent Posts

Mouisehole and a cottage on the Isle of Wight
June 24, 2018

Looks like I’ve finally gotten all my technical difficulties worked out. The main culprit turned out to be the detachable keyboard on my little Surface laptop that has been my travelling computer for several years. It was dying by degrees without me realizing it, and sending random signals to the […] [READ MORE]

Why England?
June 23, 2018

I’m sure that some of you are wondering why I chose England for my sabbatical. Originally, when there was a hope that we would get a grant from the Lilly Foundation, the time was going to be divided between England and Israel. When the grant did not materialize (because they […] [READ MORE]

Trying the pictures again.....
June 23, 2018

Trying to upload a picture again. Here goes nothin'.......Woo-hoo! Here is Dana liking her Cornish pasty in Penzance! And it's even right-side up […] [READ MORE]

King Arthur and worshiping the True King
June 21, 2018

Saturday, June 16 Still based in Penzance, we headed up to the north shore of the Cornwall area. Our first stop was the Restormel Castle, in the village of Lostwithiel. The main focus of the day, however, was Tintagel, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. This castle was built across two dramatic […] [READ MORE]

On to Penzance
June 19, 2018

I wrote a long post last night, and just as I finished the blog editor crashed! So here I am again, trying to get caught up …… Thursday, June 14 Leaving Salisbury, we stopped at Old Wardour Castle, a very picturesque ruin where scenes of Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves was filmed […] [READ MORE]

Testing the pictures
June 14, 2018

OK, we are going to try to fix the problem we are having with posting pictures - they are showing up on the blog sideways or upside down! If they look OK to you, it will be because Webmaster Matthew fixed them. Go Matthew […] [READ MORE]

Salisbury and Stonehenge
June 13, 2018

Well, I was hoping to post some pictures, but we are having technical difficulties with that :-(. Our first two days have been in Salisbury, which was in the news recently because it is the city where the former Russian spy and his daughter were almost killed by poison. The […] [READ MORE]

Ready to launch!
June 11, 2018

Dana and I are sitting at the airport, waiting for a 6 p.m. takeoff. The flight will take about 8 hours, and we will arrive in London at around 7:30 a.m. local time. From there we'll pick up our rental car and drive to Salisbury, our first stop (about 5 […] [READ MORE]