Answered Prayers, Bethel, Children IN Israel, Gibeah, Mizpah, Shiloh, West Bank

He Has Answered Every Prayer

God has answered every prayer. Safety, health, weather, appointments, schedules, permits, finances, camaraderie, fears, equipment, strength, patience, teamwork – He, of course, has been with us every step of the way. I will wait to post a wrap-up sometime in the next few days, because tonight I don’t think I can gather my thoughts clearly.… Continue reading He Has Answered Every Prayer

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Ashkenazic Jew, Bethlehem, Cave of Machpelah / Tomb of the Patriarchs, Children IN Israel, Church of the Nativity, Elah Valley, Evidence, Head Coverings, Hebron, Israeli Food, Khirbet Qeiyafa, Life on the Bus, Muslim Mosque, Oaks of Mamre, Passover, Sephardic Jew, Shepherds & Sheep, Synagogue, Terrain, West Bank

Five Smooth Stones

The Philistines, gathered at Socoh, mobilized their armies for battle. Saul and the men of Israel were encamped in the Valley of Elah, and drew up in line of battle against the Philistines. The Philistines stood on one mountain, and Israel stood on the mountain on the other side, with the valley between them. Goliath of Gath,… Continue reading Five Smooth Stones

Answered Prayers, Camaraderie, Canaanite Tunnel (aka Chicken Tunnel), City of David, Claustrophobia, Gihon Spring, Herod's Palaces, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Lazarus' Tomb, Orthodox Jews, Pool of Siloam, Siloam, Spur of Ophel, Tower of David, Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum)

My Cup Overflows

My cup overflows. Have you ever had a summer Bible camp experience that built you up spiritually, wore you out physically and wrung you out emotionally? I have, plenty of times. But this experience has topped that on so many levels. We’ve been on the go early, I mean EARLY, every morning and run like… Continue reading My Cup Overflows

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Because He Lives!

“Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing… Continue reading Because He Lives!

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Narrowly Escaping a Jerusalem Prison…

“They bound the hands of Jesus in the garden where He prayed. They led Him through the streets in shame. They spat upon my Savior, so pure and free from sin; they said ‘Crucify Him! He’s to blame!' Upon His precious head they placed a crown of thorns. They laughed and said ‘Behold the king!’ They… Continue reading Narrowly Escaping a Jerusalem Prison…

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In His Presence, Wherever We Are

“As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore.” Psalm 125:2 “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’ Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem! Jerusalem – built as a city that is bound… Continue reading In His Presence, Wherever We Are

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Let Me Tell You About Three Tels!

“Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those… Continue reading Let Me Tell You About Three Tels!

Children IN Israel, David, Dead Sea, Dead Sea Scrolls, Ein Gedi, Evidence, Filming Struggles, Judean Wilderness, Masada, Masada's Snake Path, Qumran, Water Systems

Strength. Rock. Fortress. Deliverer.

“I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies. The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me;… Continue reading Strength. Rock. Fortress. Deliverer.

Bedouins, Checkpoints, Dead Sea, Filming Struggles, Head Coverings, Israeli Army, Israeli Breakfast, Israeli Food, Jericho, Judean Wilderness, Moses, Mt. Nebo, Rahab

Monkey Wrench Day

I plan to be short and sweet tonight: determined to finish before 10:00 p.m. and get more than 4 hours of sleep! We had a few monkey wrenches thrown our way today. Nothing insurmountable, but enough to throw us off schedule a bit. And we have laughed a lot, because when you’re beyond the point… Continue reading Monkey Wrench Day

Beit She'an, Children IN Israel, Dead Sea, Ein Harod, Evidence, Gideon, Harod Valley, Israeli Army, Jabesh-Gilead, Jezreel / Tel Jezreel, Jezreel Valley, Jordan River, King Saul, Mount Gilboa, Scythopolis, Sea of Galilee, Water Systems, Yardenit

Privileged To Be Tired In Israel!

"Then Jerubbaal (that is, Gideon) and all the people who were with him rose early and encamped beside the spring of Harod. And the camp of Midian was north of them, by the hill of Moreh, in the valley (Judges 7:1)...So the people took provisions in their hands, and their trumpets. And he sent all the rest of… Continue reading Privileged To Be Tired In Israel!