Why do you wai?

In Thailand, handshakes are not the norm in first acquaintances or greetings. To greet someone in Thailand, you do it with a wai. This is the polite and culturally acceptable way to say hello and goodbye. How do you wai you ask? Place your palms together with fingers pointed up toward heaven. The age and…

The Voice

I’ve always enjoyed reading different versions of the Bible. It gives you a fresh perspective. I think it causes different passages of Scriptures to stand out. The Bible verses I’ve read so many times have new meaning in different translations. I am currently reading “The Voice New Testament.” It’s a retelling/translation of the New Testament…

Prayer requests from Thailand

I’d like to be able to share more about the current situation here, but for many reasons it’s unwise to do so. However, you can be praying! Here are some prayer requests: 1. Please pray for a stop in the bloodshed. 2.Pray for the powers at be to come to a conclusion soon 3. Pray…

Boiled eggs and blind turtles

Long ago, Buddha’s disciples asked them when their sins and bad karma would be gone. Buddha told them they’d be free of karma if they placed an egg into a river and after three years they put a blind turtle in the same river and when the blind turtle finds the egg, that’s when they’d be free of their sin.