"Garden Tomb", Airport Security, Citadel, Israeli Food, Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem, Sanhedrin, Trials of Jesus, Uncategorized, Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum)

“He Loved Them To The End…”

Thursday morning brought clearer skies and (slightly) warmer temperatures, thankfully! It also brought a truly bittersweet feeling. I was exhausted and exhilarated at the same time – ready to get some sleep in my own bed, ready to see family, and get in a routine again, but reluctant to leave this place I have grown… Continue reading “He Loved Them To The End…”

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Antonia Fortress, Arab Christians, Bethlehem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Church of the Nativity, Davidson Center, Dungeon Prison, Empty Tomb, Gallicantu, Garden of Gethsemane, Hasidic Jews, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Lachish, Lachish Relief, Mount of Olives, Muslim Quarter, Orthodox Jews, Ossuary Box, Pool of Bethesda, Secular Jews, Sheep Gate, Southern Steps of the Temple, St. Anne's Church, Temple Mount, Uncategorized, Via Dolorosa, Western Wall, Western Wall Tunnels

A Man Changed The World

Yesterday morning we woke to a cold, rainy day in Jerusalem. Temperatures had dropped overnight into the low 50’s, and storms were forecast throughout the day. With a day full of outdoor activities planned, we grabbed whatever rain gear and umbrellas we had, and got on the bus headed for Bethlehem, the birthplace of Saul,… Continue reading A Man Changed The World

Azekah, Bedouins, Beersheba, Beth Shemesh, Dan Bahat Archaeologist, Dead Sea, Dead Sea Scrolls, Ein Gedi, Elah Valley, Jericho, Jerusalem, Lachish, Life on the Bus, Masada, Masada's Snake Path, Mount Scopus, Qumran, Uncategorized, Wadi Qelt

Beautiful City of God

  Just for fun tonight, I’m going to start with the incidentals, so maybe you'll laugh and be forgiving of any typos or dumb, incorrect things I might happen to say...it's 1:25 a.m. and I can't be held responsible for inaccuracy! Our bus driver, David (pronounced properly DaVEED,) is probably in his early 60’s, almost… Continue reading Beautiful City of God

"Jesus Boat" at Ginosar, Beit She'an, Capernaum, Church of the Beatitudes, Dead Sea, Eastern Shore Sea of Galilee, Ein Harod, Ginosar Jesus Boat, Israeli Food, Magdala, Mosaic / Fresco, Mount Arbel, Mount Gilboa, Scythopolis, Sea of Galilee, Sunrise, Synagogue, Uncategorized

Perspective

This morning I was frustrated with some silly things. Primarily technology, and the spotty internet, and my inability to finish my silly blog because of the aforementioned silly things. Then we got on the bus and made the winding trip up the side of Mount Arbel. From the parking lot, it is a fairly steep… Continue reading Perspective

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Medusa Heads and Moses’ Seat

“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon, than for you.” Matthew… Continue reading Medusa Heads and Moses’ Seat

Deborah and Barak, Israeli Food, Kibbutz, Megiddo, Mount Carmel, Nazareth, Nazareth Village, Precipice at Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Uncategorized

Two-Edged Swords and Tent Pegs

The Bible is full of unexpected stories! As some would say – you can’t make this stuff up! One chapter after we read about a left-handed warrior of God who fashioned an 18-inch long two-edged sword and sneakily stabbed it into the belly of a very fat, very bad king (so fat that the sword went… Continue reading Two-Edged Swords and Tent Pegs

Caesarea, Joppa, Mediterranean, Sunset, Uncategorized

“Israel – a Nice Little Country in a Bad Neighborhood!”

We’ve been up for nearly 36 hours. I’ve written, let’s see, six partial paragraphs that either don’t make sense, or don’t make sense. (That makes sense, right?) Every few minutes, I doze off, and my chin slides off its prop on my fist and jolts me awake again. But before I can sleep I need… Continue reading “Israel – a Nice Little Country in a Bad Neighborhood!”

Answered Prayers, Children IN Israel, Christian Quarter, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Church of the Nativity, City of David, Ein Gedi, Ein Harod, Filming Dates and Locations, Jerusalem, Mount Carmel, Mount Gilboa, Southern Steps of the Temple, Travel

Here We Go Again!

I can’t tell you how many times over the last twelve months I have thought about the three little boys and four little girls (two with beautiful “ruddy” hair like King David) that we encountered in a tiny settlement in the West Bank. Jewish children, living in the West Bank (populated by many Palestinians,) picnicking… Continue reading Here We Go Again!