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Fulfilled and enriched

If you came upon the ruins of Petra unaware and uninformed, you might believe you had stepped onto another world … which is true, to a degree. Petra is ancient, mysterious, unique, and awe-inducing. Believed to have been settled as … Continue reading

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Putting the pieces together

Having left Israel and entering Jordan yesterday, we spent today traveling toward Petra with stops along the way to discover and appreciate the history, prevalence and importance of mosaics in this area. At the top of Mt. Nebo, where Moses … Continue reading

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With Gerry

Even though Gerry and I made plans to take this trip together well over six months ago, Gerry’s geo-consultant work suddenly caused a glitch in March. A long-in-the-works project was fast-tracked, making its start fall directly in the middle of … Continue reading

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It’s (only) water

As I stood downing a cool glass of orange juice before breakfast this morning, someone asked me how I was — “Dry,” I answered. Here in southern Israel, it is just that. Water was and is so important, something driven … Continue reading

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Were You There ….?

With “Following the Footsteps of Jesus” as our trip theme, we have been walking where he walked, seeing where he spoke, and more easily imagining his day-to-day life. With that in mind, today’s goal was to visit, remember and commemorate … Continue reading

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A study in contrasts

Driving around, in and out of and through Jerusalem today provided a study in contrasts. From the ruins of the Herodium to the modern classroom at Bethlehem Bible College,    from the tiny, low grotto where Christ’s birth occurred to … Continue reading

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Going up to Jerusalem

Leaving Tiberius this morning, our day’s-end goal was to reach Jerusalem. On the way, we first stopped at Bet She’an, the largest archaeological site in Israel with impressive remains dating from the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D., the time in … Continue reading

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Lasting and Living or Temporary and Terminal

As we toured northern Israel (a lush area with streams of water, green landscapes and rich farmland) on Monday, the contrast between things that truly last and those that don’t continually came to mind. We began the day with a visit … Continue reading

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The Evangelical Triangle

Did you know Jesus spent most of his ministry in “The Evangelical Triangle,” a small geographical area between the biblical cities of Capernaum, Korazin and Bethsaida? Before this trip, I hadn’t heard of the Evangelical Triangle, so touring that area yesterday … Continue reading

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Water, Hats, Sunscreen …

If Khalil, our tour guide here in Israel, said the title phrase once, he said it ten times — and for good reason. On our first day in the country, temperatures reached 42 degrees Celsius (107.8! Fahrenheit, Khalil sadly informed … Continue reading

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