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…

Launch Out Into the Deep!

On the last full day of filming in Israel, our very last stop was Shiloh, where the tabernacle stood and where the children of Israel would have gathered to celebrate Passover, Pentecost, and the Day of Atonement. But that day, all I could think of was that this is where Hannah prayed, deeply distressed over…

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…Want To Come With Us?

“I would not trade my experience for ten vacations to other places.” So said Gary Massey after our group’s return this past spring from a whirlwind trip through the fascinating land that we read about in the Bible. And I wholeheartedly agree. My personal experience in the land of Israel changed my perspective, softened my heart, deepened my love…

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…

The Bible Lands Project Is Just Beginning!

During Jesus’ final earthly days, He made His way from Jericho back toward Jerusalem, knowing the “brood of vipers” that He would face there. Luke 19 records how He drew near to Bethany, and acquired a colt to carry Him the rest of the way. As the colt must have carefully picked its way down…

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….

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,…

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…

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…