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Spiritual Awareness Archives - The Joy Quest

A Faith Meditation

Is Lazarus a special case? Hasn’t Jesus done the same thing for all of us? Christ in our lives is not God turning bad people good, but bringing DEAD people to LIFE. (Read Romans 6:1-11.) Sin is like those grave clothes. A person may be alive, but mummified.

Hang Cau Beach

Hang Cau Beach is a beach lover’s dream: listening to the waves, laying on the sand, walking in the transparent water, finding all kinds of sea life. Colorful fishing boats sit on the shoreline. A photographer shoots wedding photographs of a lovely couple fully dressed into traditional clothes. But it is more than just one photographer—it’s an entire entourage, including make-up artists and hair-stylists. In Vietnam, Ly Son is one of the most treasured places to create such lifelong memories.
But if you can take your eyes off the water scene, turn around! Behind the beach is a huge black volcanic cliff on the northern side of Thoi Loi’s volcanic tuff ring …

Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence

Dawn emerged from the South China Sea, unseen to me cloistered in my room and 10 klicks from the shore.  My mind probed the day ahead and found nothing exciting. What did I have to look forward to? A few stressful events popped to my cluttered mind, while other events didn’t seem very interesting. I hate that feeling. I needed to ignite my mind, and my heart. But I knew there was a cure!