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Road Tripping in Israel

We truly ran where Jesus walked; at least, our tour bus ran! For a country so small, we definitely put the miles in, and we still did not see all of Israel! Day four of the trip was a treat {everyday was amazing}! Not long after the sun rose, we settled into our coach bus […]

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The Right Time

The town behind me is Nazareth, Israel. It is built on a hillside, and one of its cliffs is the scene of an interesting account from the Scriptures. You see, buildings change and even culture changes, but when the Word of God highlights the topography of a place, you and I can set our eyes […]

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The Garden of Gethsemane

It looks like I walked the gravel path through the olive trees, doesn’t it? But, the fence around the perimeter of the Garden of Gethsemane prevents visitors from interacting with the holy site; we can merely observe the grounds and imagine… Prior to arriving in Israel, my mind conceived images of this place more than […]

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The Enemy Snuck In

Jon and I had the opportunity to get away last weekend and take in the sights and sounds of D.C. and Baltimore. By sights I mean we had a running date in Georgetown along the Potomac River, and sounds included the amazing talent of our daughter and her peers who participated in the Potomac District […]

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Worship in Israel

Worship in Galilee exceeds all other corporate worship settings that I have experienced! Now, I know that the posture of the heart is central for a divine encounter with God’s holy presence, but being a lover of His beautiful creation, I’m personally primed to meet with Him when I’m out in the elements! The picture above […]

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The Day I Visited the Ruins in Capernaum

Six weeks ago I was touring the beautiful areas surrounding the Sea of Galilee, and I regret saying this, but I’m beginning to feel removed from that special time in a special place. You see, up until the past few days, everything made me remember our tour of Israel. It was as though I could […]

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Wailing Wall Visit

I’m so thankful that the Jews continue their sincere worship at the Wailing Wall in spite of us tourists. They were not distracted by us, but I must admit, I was too busy taking in all the activity there to settle my heart and worship. I inserted a written prayer into the wall, something that […]

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