“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…

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,…

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…

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…

It’s Here! It’s HERE!

I get a little antsy waiting for Christmas, Fridays, payday, and the next Star Wars movie. But I REALLY have been anticipating this – the release of the first video in the BIble Land Passages series! This film is entitled “Jerusalem: An Unforgettable City” and it is really, really, really good (even if I am a bit biased!) And if you’re…

WE’RE GOING BACK!!

I’m super excited to pass along news that we are – Lord willing – returning to Israel in April of 2016! Even more excited to pass along the news that John will be leading this group, fulfilling a long-time dream of ours, and we would love for you to come along! John has a true…

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…

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…

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…