While preparing a Bible Study on Deuteronomy chapter 8, specifically verse eight of that chapter, I was reminded how many times I focus on and love the gift more than the Giver. This last year, in October 2021, I was blessed to be able to travel to Israel again, in fact, just barely squeezing in … More Love The Giver More Than The Gift
Dedicated To All Women Followers Of Jesus Over the years on trips to Israel, driving along the Sea of Galilee from Tiberias to Capernaum, we would see an intriguing archaeological dig in progress on the western shore of the lake, tantalizingly near the Mount of Beatitudes, Mensa Christi and other Galilean sites. Finally in 2014, … More Magdala, A View Into The Life And Times Of Mary Magdalene
Storms Come And Go The Sea of Galilee is nestled below the Golan Heights, partially surrounded with hills and valleys, making it vulnerable to sudden storms. With little warning, winds can whip through these ravines in such a way that they violently rile the waters of the Galilee, threatening anyone unlucky enough to be on … More The Sea Of Galilee, Down But Never Out
In the last four decades millions of people have traveled to the Holy Land to visit what is sometimes called… the fifth Gospel. In fact, according to the Israel Tourism Ministry 3.6 million traveled to Israel in 2017 alone. That is an increase of 25% or 700,000 visitors over the previous year. It will come … More Why You Should Travel To Israel, The “Fifth Gospel”
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassion fails not. They are new each morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3: 22-23 Hezekiah, of tunnel fame, was a good king in the history of Israel and the eyes of the Lord. In the 7th century BC, he reigned for 29 years … More Hezekiah’s Tunnel, An Attitude Of Gratitude
If roads could talk, the Wadi Qelt would tell some spellbinding tales. Stretching 17 miles between Jericho and Jerusalem, every important character in Biblical history walked or ran over its rocky path. David ran from Jerusalem via the Wadi Qelt after his son Absalom declared himself king (2 Samuel 15:23 – 16:14) and in Psalm 23, he … More The Wadi Qelt, If Roads Could Talk!
What did Jesus mean when He said “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” Many think it is about the reality of non-believers singing Christmas Carols and others feeling the urge to attend church on Christmas and Easter….reminding us that no matter how hard the world tries, … More The Garden Tomb…The Very Stones Will Cry Out!
400 Years of Silence The events that inspired Hanukkah took place in the midst of “The 400 Years of Silence” or the time between the Old Testament and the New Testament when God appeared to be silent. For Important Israel News Updates To read about Safety In The Holy Land, click here God Uses History … More Israel: From The Maccabees To A Miracle To Hanukkah Donuts
One trip to Masada is never enough! Witness the number of people who go back time and time again….seemingly to observe the same scenery yet hearing new voices from history on each visit. Golden Age of Jewish History Masada’s big moment, part of the Second Temple period, 166 BC to 70 AD, is often considered … More Masada, Echoes In Time
Ah….the Jordan, many rivers are more beautiful, countless are longer, wider, deeper, and cleaner, but no other river evokes such affection, serenity or peace, especially in the hearts of God’s people, as the Jordan River, one of 26 rivers in Israel. The Jordan is mentioned 175 times in the Old Testament and about 15 times in the … More The Jordan River…. That Peaceful, Easy Feeling