WASH THOSE HANDS!

My women’s ministries friends, aka the “WMs” – who’ve attended hundreds of Bible studies and served even more community meals-- will love learning about Qumran!  We were privileged to visit this archeological discovery on our second tour day in Israel. Located near...

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INSIDE THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE CHURCH

In our recent trip to Israel, we spent our first full day in Jerusalem. One of the highlights of the day and trip was spending time in the upper room.   We stood in the room for several minutes and I thought of all that had happened in that room so many years ago. The...

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PRAYING AT THE WALL

During this time we are "social distancing," Jim and I are sharing some of our experiences in Israel earlier this month.  As we planned our trip, I imagined being at the iconic Western Wall. This happened on our very first touring day, and the experience left me...

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IF WALLS COULD TALK

Earlier this month, Gina and I flew to Israel. To say our experience was amazing would be an understatement. We would like to share a portion of that experience with you in our morning visit over the next few days. Day One: City of Jerusalem Our first morning in...

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WHERE WILL GOD MEET ME?

In my devotional journal in January, I wrote, “What places will God meet me this year?” That question came after reading the biblical account of the first murder (Genesis 4). Cain, in jealous rage, killed his brother Abel after Abel’s sacrifice to God was accepted and...

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PUSHING THROUGH LIFE’S CHALLENGES

Psalm 13:5 “I have trusted in your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.” Wouldn’t it be nice if all of life’s challenges had quick and easy solutions? In Psalm 13, David referred to a challenge that was neither quick nor easy to resolve. Prolonged problems...

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