Vero's Voice Magazine Issue 147 April 2023

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6 The Resurrection Windows at St. Paul’s Church

12 Voices of Vero: What is the nicest compliment you ever received?

14 Voices of Vero: Do you have a pet?

18 Traveling Mamãe: A Weekend Exploring Brazil’s Third Oldest City

20 Recipes: Focus on Flavor

22 Movie Review: Jesus Revolution

24 Travels by Steven: Top 10 World Hotels, Part 2


Encouraging Words

Easter Traditions

According to legend, French children receive chocolates on Easter morning, not from the Easter bunny, but from flying church bells. It’s said that when the bells do not ring from Good Friday to Easter Sunday, to mourn Christ’s death, they are flying to Rome to fetch the treats.

The South of France has a tradition on Easter Monday with a giant omelet each year made with 15,000 eggs, served to villagers in the town square. The tradition dates back to when Napoleon and his army traveled through the area and were served omelets. He ordered the villagers to collect all their eggs to make a giant omelet big enough to feed his army.

Cold temperatures don’t deter the people of Poland in their quest to maintain their Easter tradition of drenching one another with buckets of water. The tradition dates back 1,500 years when the ceremony was a representation of baptismal water, but today the tradition is more recreational.

Around the World

Red dyed eggs are a well-known Greek Easter tradition. The red dye is representative of the blood of Christ. Following midnight mass, an eggcracking game is played where each person cracks their egg on top of another person’s egg. The last person with their egg still intact wins. The winner is said to have good luck in the upcoming year.

A 350-year-old Easter ritual in Florence, Italy, is Scoppio del Carro, “Explosion of the Cart,” meant to ensure a bountiful harvest. An ornamental cart full of fireworks is paraded around the streets by participants dressed in 15th-century costumes. The procession ends outside the Duomo as the Archbishop ignites the fuse during Easter mass. When the lit fuse reaches the cart, a festive fireworks display is showcased for spectators to enjoy.

The Moriones Festival takes place during Holy Week in Marinduque, Philippines. Men and women dress up as Roman soldiers by wearing masks and costumes, and parade through the streets reenacting the story of Longinus, the legendary name given to the Roman executioner of Christ. According to legend, Longinus was half-blind and was cured when Christ’s blood fell in his eye as he pierced his side with a lance. He then declared his faith and was later beheaded.

Most Christians will be following the Easter dates in the Gregorian calendar, introduced in 1582. But the Eastern Orthodox Church still bases its Easter dates on the Julian calendar, in effect since 45 BC. As a result, Greek Easter or Orthodox Easter falls on April 16th this year. Other countries besides Greece are Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Serbia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Cyprus, Montenegro, Georgia, Belarus and Russia. Sources:,


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In Poland, people drench one another with buckets of water. The cover photo of Jesus merges artist Lyn Durham's “cartoon” drawing used in the design process with the finished portion from the central panel in the Resurrection Windows.


Centuries of Stained-Glass Workmanship Come Alive At St. Paul’s Church in Vero Beach

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Notre Dame and Chartres

Cathedrals have their stained glass Rose Windows. Augsberg Cathedral has a glowing clerestory of Five Prophets. York Minster has a 311-panel Great East Window.

Now, St. Paul’s Church, at 999 Flamevine Lane in Vero Beach, boasts the Resurrection Windows, a brilliant burst of color created with the same handblown stained-glass techniques as the nearly 1000-yearold medieval treasures of yore. The triptych in the lancet windows on the Anglican church’s east side was designed and crafted by Vero Beach’s own Conrad Pickel Studio, renowned throughout North America and the Caribbean for its artistry.

In the center panel of the Easter tableau, the risen Christ, right hand raised in a benediction at sunrise, stands boldly on a golden path flanked by vibrantly colored stones and plants, as if beckoning the viewer to step into his world. In the panel on the left, a winged angel holding Jesus’ shroud sits in front of the empty tomb, while the panel on the right depicts three women, including Mary Magdalene, who were the first to learn of Jesus’ Resurrection.

“The message the windows convey is at the heart of the Christian faith,” says David Gee, the church’s Senior Warden. “I like the fact that it’s not some obscure story or convoluted message. When you look at the windows, you are under no illusion about what they are saying. It’s all about the Resurrection. Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed.”

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“The message the windows convey is at the heart of the Christian faith,”
says David Gee, the church’s Senior Warden.
Artist Lyn Durham paints details on the glass for a window destined for California. Resurrection Windows detail Photo courtesy Conrad Pickel Studio Photo Pam Proctor Photo Sandra Carlile

Aesthetically, he says, “The church itself is beautiful in its simplicity, but the saturated colors in the glass make the sanctuary really sing.”

The jewel-like colors result from minerals added to the silica when the glass is handblown, says artist Lyn Durham. In the glass Pickel imports from Germany, vivid blues come from cobalt; rich greens from iron; striking yellows from silver; and, most surprising of all, deep reds, corals, and pinks from pure gold.

“It’s the same process that’s been used for over 1000 years,” says Lyn.

The St. Paul’s window project began in March 2020 during the Covid shutdown, a little over two years after the congregation moved into the newly-built Flamevine building.

“Having just paid off the building, we knew that the one capital project remaining was the stained glass windows,” says Pastor Jon Robbins. “The shutdown gave us time to think about next steps.”

For answers, St. Paul’s turned to Conrad Pickel Studio after an extensive nationwide search.

“I shared with owner Paul Pickel that St. Paul’s DNA is traditional and contemporary,” said Pastor Jon. “Architecturally speaking, with the church’s Scandinavian design, the contemporary aspect of our life together was well represented. The stained glass windows provided us with an opportunity to express the traditional aspects of our Anglican tradition and culture.”

For St. Paul’s, that meant one thing: a classic, traditional theme: the Resurrection.

But as it turned out, after significant collaboration between Paul Pickel, artist Lyn Durham, Pastor Jon, St. Paul’s Operations Director Stuart Woodward, former vestry member Leslie Schroeder, and others, the ultimate design and details of the windows were anything but the staid, sober renditions of tradition.

Instead, the windows breathe life –joyful life – in the muscular, triumphant figure of Jesus and in the organic, natural landscape ablaze with colorful flowers and plants that suggest a Florida ambiance.

Palm trees flank each side of the triptych like parentheses, framing the entire scene holistically and drawing the eye to the central figure of Jesus. Stars twinkle in the blue sky of early morning as the yellow, rose, and violet colors of dawn signal that a new day –the day of Resurrection –has come.

“The Bible says that Jesus rose in the predawn hours,” says Pastor Jon. “In the Resurrection Windows, it’s almost

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Artist Lyn Durham paints the face and hands separately on clear glass. Pastor Jon Robbins Photo credits this page: Stuart Woodward

as though he rose just as the first ray of sunlight breaks the horizon while stars were still in the sky. That’s what we were trying to capture: Jesus is ‘the bright morning star.’”

The stars, in fact, were created from what’s called “flashed glass,” a glass- blowing technique that combines clear glass with a thin coating of blue glass. In the Pickel Studio, the imported flashed glass was then etched carefully in spots to remove the blue layer, leaving tiny pinholes of clear glass. As the sun streams through the pinholes, the stars in the Resurrection Windows appear to sparkle.

Other non-traditional elements in the Resurrection scene include the red “deacon’s sash,” draped across Jesus’ body to signify his role as the first deacon of the faith; the dove, representing the Holy Spirit; and the sword in the hand of the angel.

“The Apostle Paul called the Word of God ‘the sword of the Spirit,’” says Pastor Jon. “For us, the angel’s sword is an ever-present reminder of the central importance of the Bible in the life of St. Paul’s Church.”

Conrad Pickel Studio

German immigrant Conrad Pickel established his stained glass workshop in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1947, after an apprenticeship at the 100-year-old Mayer Studio in Munich. Nearly a decade later, he opened a branch in Vero Beach, entrusting the Milwaukee studio to his son, Paul, a graduate of Vero Beach High School. Since 1977 the entire business has operated from Vero Beach under Paul Pickel’s direction.

Conrad died in 1994, but his legacy lives on in an unassuming building west of Indian River Mall on State Road 60 where a small team of artists and craftsmen hums along on a host of current commissions. In the works are a series of 12 stained glass windows of saints for a San Francisco church, and a major project for Vero’s Holy Cross Catholic Church to enable the installation of exterior impact glass. Pickel Studio has removed and will be cleaning and reinstalling all of the church’s stained glass windows, including the balcony and large chapel windows designed in 1982 by Conrad Pickel himself.

The Resurrection Windows themselves are an ever-present reminder of the faithfulness of the members of St. Paul’s congregation who funded the project within months through a matching campaign sparked by initial gifts from three families.

“We had gifts in all ranges, and some of the children raided their piggy banks and brought in change,” says Stuart Woodward. “It was a total community effort.”

Ultimately, says Pastor Jon, “The windows reflect us. St. Paul’s is a happy place. It’s traditional and very untraditional at the same time. I want people who see the windows to be drawn to the resurrected Jesus. That’s where the power of the Christian life is. Jesus is alive. He’s miraculously transforming lives to this very day.

“The windows,” he adds, “are merely a foretaste of what’s to come.”

It seems that at St. Paul’s, a window on heaven is at our doorstep. And by all accounts, it is glorious.

Along with St. Paul’s and Holy Cross, a myriad of venues in Indian River County feature windows created by Conrad Pickel Studio: Christ by the Sea United Methodist Church, Christ Church, Community Church, Our Savior Lutheran Church, St. Mark’s Anglican Church, St. Sebastian Catholic Church, Temple Beth Shalom, and Gifford Youth Achievement Center, among others. The studio is also known for sculpture and mosaics, including the “Downtown Vero Beach” sign on State Road 60.

For information, contact

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Pam Proctor is a former senior editor of Parade magazine and author or co-author of 10 nonfiction books, including The College Hook, and Song of Saigon: One Woman’s Journey to Freedom. Pam Proctor
“As the sun streams through the pinholes, the stars in the Resurrection Windows appear to sparkle.”
Paul Pickel with sheets of handblown glass imported from Germany Photo Pam Proctor Photo Sandra Carlile



APRIL 11 – 30


Three women leading dull and thankless lives decide to cut loose from hubby, boss and daddy, and board a bus headed for Nashville to pursue their dream of becoming country singers. Romance, independence, and lots of twang and sass result in a feel-good mix of laughter, a few tears, and country pop favorites. “These Boots are Made for Walking,” “Stand by Your Man,” “Delta Dawn,” “9 to 5,” “Amazing Grace,” and “Harper Valley PTA” are just a taste of the heart-thumpin’, foot-stompin’, country classics you’ll experience on the wings of the Honky Tonk Angels.


One of Broadway’s longest-running musicals, 42nd Street tells the story of a humble, naïve young actress named Peggy Sawyer, who comes to the big city to audition for a new Broadway musical. Unfortunately, she arrives too late. Luckily, she catches the eye of the famous director, Julian Marsh, and he casts Peggy as a chorus girl. When the star of the show breaks her ankle on opening night, Peggy is unexpectedly pushed center stage and not only saves the show, but becomes a big star. Filled with spectacular dance routines, lavish costumes, and wonderful songs, this Tony Award-winning musical will lift your spirits and have you dancing all the way home.


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A client told me they tried working with three realtors before they met me. We connected and they told me they were so glad we met.

that they admire my strength and positivity that I exude through many difficult situations.

“I would be homeless without your help as a mortgage lender!”


I was told by a client that I was real, honest and extremely hardworking.

I was told I looked really nice on a day that I thought I looked really bad.



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People comment that my hair is always perfect!

I was told I was a peacemaker. Carol Franchini, REALTOR, MACEVOY REAL ESTATE COMPANY

Many people have told me that I am always smiling and considered friendly, kind and passionate.

Someone close to me told me that I have a good heart!


You are smarter than you look and you are great at solving problems.


Someone told me they admire my character.


I was told I have a beautiful smile and a very friendly disposition.


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April is National Pet Month.

Do You Have Any Pets?

I have three amazing dogs! Gunner is a Blue Pit Bull, Camo is a Chocolate Lab, and Charlie is a Catahoula Mix.

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We have four rescue cats. Harvey, the oldest, is 21 years old and the other three are eight to ten years in age.

Ted & Cookie


We love animals and have three pets – two cats named Charlie and Dory who are seven to eight years old and a twelve-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback named Honey.


We have a great dog! He is two years old and he is a Black American Shepard named Captain. County Commissioner

Joseph E. Flescher II, and his wife, Rosemary

I have two pets. I have a seven-year-old cat named Zoey and a two-year-old Boston Terrier named Chase.


I have a ten-year-old Cairn Terrier mix named Penny Lane. Penny Lane was a rescue and is a great dog!


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I have three pets. My two dogs are both rescues. Brady is a Golden mix and Emma is a Shepard mix. I also have an amazing orange tabby cat named Eisenberg.


I have a one-and-a-half-year-old black and white French Bulldog named Lilly.


I have a two-year-old Beagle that I got as a puppy. His name is Chewy!


We have three dogs: Cletus is a Lab, Remi is a German Shepard mix, and Finn is a German Shepard. We also have two parakeets named Matthew and Apple.

Rose Otis & Lydia Dalgoesh

We love our KiKi. KiKi is a seven-year-old orange tabby cat that we rescued from HALO in Sebastian.

Tom & Lyse McDonough, LEGALSHIELD

Snow is a toy poodle that I rescued through For The Love of Paws. Snow is blind and deaf, but is a very special dog!


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A Weekend Exploring Brazil’s Third Oldest City

Oi, gente! Tudo bom? It’s me again, the traveling mamãe, ready to take you on a little international adventure. What better way to start our exploration of Brazil than by introducing you to some sites in my city? I have a weekend’s worth of must-see sites to get you acquainted with my home, João Pessoa, or as the locals lovingly call it, Jampa.

The first stop on our list is a visit to the Centro Histórico de João Pessoa, or, the historic district of João Pessoa. Many of the buildings date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. How did they come to be?

Joao Pessoa was founded on the banks of the Sanhauá River in 1585 by Portuguese colonists. It is the third oldest city in Brazil, and it has the architecture to prove it!

Perhaps the most interesting building is the São Francisco Cultural Center. It is an old church built at the end of the 18th century and is the largest Baroque-style monument in Latin America. Upon entering, visitors travel back in time by a couple of hundred years. Many intricate wood carvings and murals cover

the walls and ceilings and much of the original structure, furnishings, and robes of past clergymen are well-preserved. Besides the chapel itself, the center contains multiple exhibitions with many types of artwork typical to this region. It is truly an enlightening experience!

For lunch, we’ll eat some classic Brazilian fare at Restaurante Cassino da Lagoa which overlooks the famous Parque da Lagoa Solon de Lucena. Once a small pond, this lagoa (lagoon) and surrounding land were spruced up in the early 1900s. It was the most popular place for residents and tourists until the 1980s. This park has well-lit paved pathways for walkers and bikers as well as shows and cultural presentations during the weekend. If we’re feeling romantic, we can venture out onto the lagoon in swanshaped paddle boats!

For our final stop of the day, we’ll enjoy a magical sunset at Skybar. Skybar is, as the name might suggest, a fancy place to get some drinks. But, what makes this bar special is that it is on the top floor of the tallest building in the city. While sipping on a caipirinha (a famous Brazilian cocktail), we’ll admire the beautiful oceanside cityscape at dusk, and we can enjoy both the fiery sunset and twinkling city lights.

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The colorful historic district of João Pessoa. Church of San Francisco also known as São Francisco Cultural Center Parque da Lagoa Solon de Lucena

The next day, after a hearty breakfast of regional corn grits, eggs, fresh-squeezed orange juice and coffee, we’ll move on to Farol do Cabo Branco, a famous lighthouse situated on a beachside cliff called Ponto do Seixas

What makes it so special? Well, the motto is “Aqui o sol nasce primeiro,” or, “Here the sun is born first.” Yes, this landmark is special because it is the most eastern point of not only the city, not only Brazil, but of all the Americas!

On a more personal note, my greatgrandpa-in-law, Paulo Miranda, owned and donated this land to the city. There is a statue as well as an inscription of a poem he wrote in his honor.

Along with the cliffside lighthouse, there is a park shaded by a canopy of native forestry, fun animal statues, playgrounds, and market stalls selling handmade crafts and treats. Don’t for-

get to take pictures of the adorable sagui, or marmosets, that run free! They love bananas fed by the local shopkeepers and are the João Pessoa equivalent of squirrels.

After we’ve had our fill of sagui-watching, there’s no better way to end the day than by watching the sunset at Praia do Jacaré, or “Alligator Beach.” Don’t let the name fool you! It doesn’t have alligators nor is it a beach. It’s a riverbank! Why the name? In the 1960s, a seaplane delivered mail via this river bank. When it would land, it reminded onlookers of the way an alligator would move in the water, so they called the plane jacaré, or “alligator.” Since then, the name stuck to the location.

You might be wondering if it’s not a beach or alligators that attract visitors, what does? In 2000, a man named Jurandy decided to draw attention to his riverside bar at Praia do Jacaré by playing “Bolera de Ravel” on his saxophone in a canoe using the setting sun as his spotlight. He has played the same song every sunset since, timing his last musical note with the final glimpse of the sun. It is a classic Jampa sunset experience!

After we enjoy the show, we can browse the myriad of souvenir shops and eateries that serve yummy Brazilian bites like tapioca flour crepes filled with cheese, meats, guava or chocolate. It really is the perfect way to end our weekend away in João Pessoa.

As with any vacation, the fun has to end. I hope you enjoyed this introductory glimpse of João Pessoa, Brazil. While there are plenty of other places to visit in the city, these historical and cultural landmarks are foundational to its story. But no worries, I’ll be sure to continue its exploration in the coming months. From the beaches and excursions to food and drink, there is plenty of excitement and beauty to behold.

Stay tuned for the next issue to find out what we’ll discover! Until then, my fellow travelers. Tchau!

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Addey’s husband Matheus is photographed in front of his great grandfather’s bust in 2013. Gus with Grandma at the famous lighthouse Ponto do Seixas Feeding native sagui, or marmoset The view from Skybar during the day, and at night (right). Jurandy (lower right) plays "Bolera de Ravel" on his saxaphone from a canoe on the river each night at sunset.


We first tried Picadillo at the Colombia Restaurant in St. Augustine and we loved it. It’s a traditional Latin American dish made with ground beef, tomatoes, olives, and spices. Every country has its own take on the basic recipe. We like it best with the addition of cinnamon, raisins and peas, similar to what was served at the Colombia.


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup diced onion

1/2 cup diced red or yellow bell pepper

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 pound ground beef (ground round)

Salt and pepper to taste

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon paprika

1 bay leaf

1 cup green olives, halved lengthwise (6-ounce jar)

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 cup frozen green peas

1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, with juice (petite cut if you can find it)

1/4 – 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley or cilantro


1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed pan over medium to high heat. Add the onions and bell pepper. Sauté until they are soft, 2-3 minutes.

2. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.

3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the ground beef. Cook the meat through, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

4. Increase the heat back to medium high. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in the cumin, oregano, cinnamon, paprika, and bay leaf.

5. Add the olives and vinegar, and stir to combine.

6. Add the tomato paste and water, and stir to combine.

7. Stir in the raisins, peas, and diced tomatoes. Bring up to a simmer. Turn the heat down to medium, cover and simmer about 10 minutes.

8. Remove the lid from the pan and stir. Simmer uncovered another 5-10 minutes.

9. Serve over rice and garnish with parsley or cilantro.

Adapted from Brazilian Kitchen Abroad



Brazilian rice is more flavorful than regular rice because it’s cooked with sautéed onions, garlic and oil. Use a white long grain rice like jasmine or basmati and wash it first so it will be fluffy. It’s best cooked slowly over a low heat.


1/4 cup vegetable oil

2 cups water

1 cup white long grain rice, washed

1 medium onion, finely chopped

3 cloves of garlic, minced

Pinch of salt


1. Put the water in a separate pot or kettle to boil.

2. In a large pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium high heat.

3. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until translucent.

4. Add the raw washed rice and cook, stirring occasionally, until it starts forming clumps.

5. Add the boiling water and the salt, cover and lower the heat to the lowest setting.

6. Cook for 20 minutes or until there’s no more water in the bottom.

7. Turn the heat off and lift the cover slightly.

8. Let the rice sit untouched for 5 more minutes.

9. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.

Adapted from Olivia’s Cuisine

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It’s unknown why this limeade is called lemonade. Maybe because the Portuguese word for “lime” is limão and the word for lemonade is “limonada.” It’s often referred to as Swiss (Suiça) Lemonade because it contains the Swiss company Nestle’s sweetened condensed milk. Whatever it’s called, it’s a delicious creamy refreshing limeade drink. No squeezing necessary. Pull out your blender – this is ready in about 5 minutes!


4 limes + 1 lime for garnishing

1/2–1 cup sweet condensed milk*

4 cups water**

Scant pinch of salt



1. Wash the limes. Slice off the ends and cut each of the 4 limes into eighths. Remove as much of the bitter pith as you can. Put in your blender, including the rind, and add the condensed milk, water and salt. Pulse for no more than 10 seconds. (The longer you blend, the more bitter the limeade becomes!)

2. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the juice from the blender into a pitcher filled with ice.

3. Cut the remaining lime in slices.

4. Stir and serve immediately. Garnish with sliced lime wheels.

*You may want to start with 1/2 cup and add more to taste.

**You can also add more water to taste. Keep in mind you’re pouring it into a pitcher of ice that will eventually melt.

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The Jesus Revolution RATED


Janet (Ally Ionnides). As she tries to get him to understand that he doesn’t need to fear the new hippie movement, that he just needs to understand them, he blurts out, “When God walks in here, brings me a hippie, I’ll ask him what it’s all about.”

Presto! As Janet drives down the road, guess what she finds? You guessed it – a hippie! She picks up the hitchhiker, Lonnie Frisbee, (Jonathan Roumie), a charismatic Jesus freak street preacher. Once she brings him home, the fun begins. With a heart for others and a deep love for the Lord, Lonnie gradually “moves” into their home – eating, cooking, and even camping out in the yard with his community of friends.

Pastor Chuck Smith is moved with compassion seeing the love of Jesus that Lonnie exuberates. He invites him to speak in his small dying church which is unable to communicate with the youth of the day. Though vehemently unwelcomed by some, the church fills up with hippies and sparks the movement. It grows to the point they need a tent to hold the overflow of confused teens touched by the Spirit of God and the message of Jesus’ love.

Greg Laurie, who left his Junior Reserve Officers Training School, is introduced to the hippie movement where everyone was searching for meaning, truth, and liberation. He meets a beautiful girl, Cathe, who lures him into the drug world. However, after almost losing her sister on one of their “trips,” the light goes on and she and Greg see how they and their friends have been dangerously irresponsible.

Greg and Cathe find peace and Jesus under the tent with thousands of other hippies. Pastor Chuck Smith and Lonnie Frisbee’s ministry explodes as they preach to thousands in the largest spiritual awakening known as the “Jesus Revolution,” as Time Magazine named it.

The music is fun, the acting realistic, and the story inspiring. The two-hour film moves quickly with a positive message, laughter, and tears. It’s definitely one I want to see again and again.

The Jesus Revolution is an example of the Bible verse in Ephesians 3:20 that says, “God is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all we ask or think.”

The Jesus Revolution is a true story with a splash of comedy and the eye-opening truth about the Jesus movement that started in southern California in the early 1970’s during the Vietnam War.

I viewed it as a two-fold love story. First, we see Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) and many others searching for truth as so-called hippies where many discover the true love of God. Then, on the other hand, you can’t miss the romantic love story as Greg Laurie finds his soulmate, Cathe (Anna Grace Barlow), who he has now been married to for 49 years.

The movie opens with Greg Laurie as a young boy with his alcoholic mother (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) driving away from his childhood home. They are headed for California for a fresh start after his dad sadly walked away.

Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer) is the pastor of a small struggling church and the father of a free-spirited teenage daughter,

Not only did Smith’s church grow and the movement spread to one of the largest revivals in history, but the movie was far more successful than anyone expected (see sidebar). God can do the same for you!


The Jesus Revolution:

• It made history by receiving a Cinema Score rating of A+, which is difficult to achieve and hasn’t been achieved even by Steven Spielberg.

• It is bringing rave reviews from believers and nonbelievers alike.

• It was projected to earn $7 million; in 2 weeks it made $30 million.

• It is based on the life of Greg Laurie, an American Evangelical Baptist author and pastor who founded and is currently the Senior Pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California.

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My Top Ten World Hotels


Continuing from last month, in no particular order, you will find below the final five of my top picks for best hotels around the world.

Ham Yard Hotel: London, England

Tucked away between the great shopping of Oxford Street and the West End Theaters is a funky boutique hotel which also offers apartments. This isn’t typical of the more classic style hotels I’ve shared in the past, nor is it in a quiet neighborhood which I usually prefer, but it is an oasis in the middle of the chaos that is Central London. I had the good fortune to discover this hideaway while staying here attending a friend’s wedding with their reception room that doubles as a small bowling alley. While the design is modern with flare, it is functional and inviting, and the rooftop terrace with beehives creating fresh honey is an unexpected surprise.

The Wedgwood Hotel & Spa: Vancouver, Canada

I’m a sucker for a nice boutique hotel that is traditional in almost every way. When traveling to Vancouver pre-cruise it is easy to stay in one of the larger hotels closer to the port, but this Relais & Chateaux hotel on Robson Square is walkable to everything the city. The spa is adequate, but the restaurant is one of the city’s finest, including a fabulous tasting menu in the evening. Many rooms have balconies, and some even have a fireplace. And you can easily tell the hotel is family-owned with the warmth exuded by the entire staff to make you feel at home.

The Fairmont Copley Plaza: Boston, Massachusetts

This classic hotel overlooking Copley Square had the same architect of its more famous sister hotel to the south, The Plaza Hotel (which I recommend for many reasons, but since it went condo with no Central Park facing rooms it missed the list). The restaurant serves Boston mainstays and the rooms are quirky exuding historical charm while remaining updated and inviting. My favorite amenity, though, is Canine Ambassador Cori Copley…a Labrador who welcomes you to the lobby and is as warm as the staff. Boston has American history at its core, and I’ve stayed in many different hotels here but keep going back to the hotel that is the essence of Boston.

Shangri-La Hotel: Tokyo, Japan

While you can’t go wrong with any Shangri-La hotel worldwide, their property in Tokyo is the best. Centrally located in a soaring tower with amazing views, the hotel offers luxurious accommodations

Ham Yard Hotel: London, England The Wedgwood Hotel & Spa: Vancouver, CA
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Shangri-La Hotel: Tokyo, Japan

and bathrooms you could get lost in. One outstanding feature is that it is situated next to Tokyo Station. The service is so top notch the bell staff took me to my train via tunnel when I left for Kyoto and greeted me upon arrival making travel on the bullet train a breeze. While the restaurants and bar are top notch, the spa really stands out as a calm refuge in the middle of a bustling city. This hotel is truly the model for a five-star experience that sets the bar extremely high when traveling anywhere else in the world.

The Peninsula: Hong Kong, China

Like Shangri-La, you can’t go wrong with any Peninsula Hotel, and while I love the Peninsula New York for its rooms and rooftop restaurant, this Peninsula Hotel is the original and still the best. Facing Hong Kong Island on the Kowloon side, you must get a room overlooking the

famous harbor and skyline. Not only will you have a sumptuous room, but will also have a front row view of the laser show performed nightly. Besides the spa and indoor pool which is huge, and besides the green Rolls Royce fleet there to take you anywhere in the city, the hotel has a wonderful restaurant on the top floor where you can dine or enjoy a cocktail, even if not a guest, to enjoy the laser show. But, my favorite feature…the floor-to-ceiling windows in the restaurant bathroom that make going a sky-high experience.

What about New York City, you say? Well, I’ll have to dedicate another article in the future to my favorite hotels in my hometown. When I started on this journey, I knew boiling down the list to ten would be hard, but there you have it. People stay at hotels and often escape to what they can’t get at home, and I hope I’ve given you some great ideas of where to escape to soon.

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The Fairmont Copley Plaza: Boston, MA Steven Eidelberg Steve Eidelberg is the owner of Cousu Main Travel, an affiliate of Cruise Brothers Travel, 401-369-8477,, The Peninsula: Hong Kong, China



Self-care can be difficult for some. While we are quick to make exceptions when others need nurturing, we are slow to provide for ourselves. How does that happen? Self-esteem is a learned maxim. By breaking the word down, we see it means to simply value one’s self. Do you value yourself? If you struggle with that, you will be slow to put your needs on the front burner.

There are many reasons that some of us have lost certainty in our own value. Some of the most profound have to do with historic misunderstandings. We were hurt emotionally when very young and we walked away thinking that it was because we were not as worthwhile as other people. We allowed that false belief to steer us toward what we thought might make us more successful. Some of us became people pleasers, focusing on others in hopes they could validate our significance. Some of us became accomplishment junkies, working tirelessly to “earn” our worth with countless achievements. Still others gave up on our fellows, closing down emotionally so they couldn’t “get in” and witness our deficiency.

If left unchallenged, we may still follow these patterns of behavior years later. It doesn’t mean we believe in them, it means only that we haven’t questioned them. Once held up to the light, we may find that we don’t even like the default settings we installed when younger. We just do them without

thinking about them, going through our customary motions, expecting a modicum of success. We are stuck in an unconscious rut.

Some of us will need outside help to overcome these old belief systems. Again, therapy is meant to help us arrive at a place where misperception is uncovered, faced, and understood. Buried under layers of time, these issues may have shifted, and it will help to have someone else’s perspective and expertise to extricate them. There are other tools available, as well. Group counseling, 12 Step meetings, church outreaches, and even personal journaling can bring much relief. Like the scuba divers say, “Go deep. That’s where you’ll find treasure.”

Wanting to be whole and useful is innate. When that sentiment has been lost or overridden, we will need to open our minds and our hearts to new ideas and new disciplines. What starts as work to help us find self-esteem can become the nourishing ingredient that also connects us with others. We can emerge from old patterns with new respect for ourselves. As byproducts of doing this work, old fears will diminish as we recognize our essential worth, and a new willingness to engage with others will materialize.

We were created to shine. It’s time to light up this world.

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Beth Walsh Stewart, MTh, is the visionary behind the WeCovering Project and the Creator of BethWe, the nonprofit that was the impetus for this work. Dedicated to rescuing the stragglers lost in the shadows of the road of life, Beth is best-known for her Good Seed Podcasts, 12-Step seminars, weekly blogs, g.o.d.speaks books, and uplifting workshops. Beth lives by this motto: I have been called to help my brother find his authentic self and his God, and I best accomplish this end by sharing my pursuit of the same. Beth Walsh Stewart
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The greatest miracle that we can experience is the miracle of being born again.

Jesus died on the cross and rose again which enables anyone who believes to get to experience the miracle of being born again. The picture of this resurrection is demonstrated in believers’ lives as they enter the baptismal waters.

One of the most beautiful and meaningful moments to witness is when a person goes under the water during baptism which is a powerful representation of a burial. As they go under the water they die to the old man, and come up from beneath the water as a new spiritual man that has been born again, leaving all the things of their past behind, coming completely alive in the same manner as Jesus came out of that grave.

Remember we are saved by faith; therefore, baptism is a demonstration and expression confirming our faith in Jesus. Over the last few months, I have been blessed to see the life-changing effect that this act of faith has had in so many individuals’ lives. Watching new believers get saved, and then immediately following it up by entering the baptismal waters has been so rewarding. People’s lives change radically; it is incredible to see how these individuals have such a desire to pursue the things of God and get very close to Him.

Colossians 3:1 (NKJV)

1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

This Easter let’s celebrate the resurrection of our precious Savior with great excitement remembering that it is no longer I that lives, but Christ who lives in me, and I have risen with Him in the Spirit, and the day will come that I will live with Him in a glorified risen body forever.

Let’s shout it from the rooftops and share it with everyone we know. Let us not forget this Easter how great salvation is, and that it took Him everything to give this precious gift to each one of us. Thank you, Jesus!

He has Risen! The Grave is Empty!


The Gospel

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 states: “I declare to the Gospel…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.”

That’s good news! Jesus died, was buried, but rose from the dead. He was seen by 500 people and remained on earth for 40 days after He was resurrected (Acts 1:3).

Because He is alive we can have eternal life (John 3:16, 10:10).

Put your trust in the living Savior. He offers you everlasting life now if you give Him your heart.

Happy Resurrection Day! His service, Pastor Rich

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