The Turkish Cat

On our recent trip to Turkey, we walked the beautiful streets of ancient Ephesus, learned about the process of making genuine silk carpets, and visited the Virgin Mary’s home.  The beauty and awe of these experiences are etched in my mind forever.

However, there was another Turkish sight that also stuck in my mind for a completely different reason…

the Turkish cat.


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Thursday Doors: Ephesus, Turkey

My Thursday Doors this week come from the beautiful country of Turkey.  Turkey’s history dates back to biblical times, and I have to say there is something so humbling about walking the same streets as Jesus’ mother and disciples.

This first door is from the home of the Virgin Mary.  This is where St. John took Mary after Jesus died.  It no longer looks like a home inside, but has been converted to a shrine for prayer.  It is visited by people of all faiths.

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The next 2 doors are from the ruins of ancient Ephesus.  This was a large city and trading center during the days of St. Paul.  It was once full of shops of all kinds. The smaller of the two is a door, or walkway, to a shop.  The streets are lines with these on both sides.


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Happy Thursday!  🙂

Our journey to Ephesus, Turkey

The next stop on our European Adventure was Turkey.  Let me start by saying I feel very blessed to have had the chance to visit Turkey.  As I am sure you know, Turkey is currently in a state of great turmoil. Turkey is a beautiful country full of extremely kind people and a rich Biblical history.  I pray that they can find peace soon.

Now, on to celebrating Turkey…


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