While preparing a Bible Study on Deuteronomy chapter 8, specifically verse ten 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”
Right after describing the Kingdom of God as a mustard seed, Jesus tells the disciples to find a boat and cross over to the other side of the lake. We know the storm story, a violent Galilean squall arises just as they are in the middle of the lake and Jesus calms it…much to the … More A “Legion”dary Mission To Kursi, Pigs or People
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 in … More Hezekiah’s Tunnel, An Attitude Of Gratitude
A belief common to many first-time Holy Land visitors is that the Garden of Gethsemane is a large plot of land full of trees and shrubs, situated in the quiet of nature, free from the confusion of the Holy City. Nothing could be further from truth…once again, what we see in our minds eye as … More The Garden Of Gethsemane, So Much To Say…So Little Time
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!
Hold on to your proverbial Indiana Jones hat….we are about to enter a place that evokes faith, facts, myths and mysteries! The Western Wall Tunnel or Rabbi’s Tunnel, a sort of “time tunnel” to ancient Jerusalem, sweeps us back 2000 years. In fact, the Western Wall Tunnels are really a microcosm of Jerusalem itself…from the … More Zoom Back To Ancient Jerusalem Via the Western Wall Tunnel
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!