Visiting Yosemite: Part 2

Visiting Yosemite: Part 2

Spending Time with John Muir On our recent trip to Yosemite, Becky and I were able to visit a number of locations that the famous naturalist John Muir visited more than 100 years ago. Muir was the Scottish-born naturalist (born…

Visiting Yosemite: Part 1

Visiting Yosemite: Part 1

Being Refreshed in God’s Creation Becky and I recently celebrated 30 years of marriage with a trip to California. We spent two weeks just loafing around in places like Orange County (where I grew up), Yosemite National Park, San Francisco,…

Jerusalem: Ground Zero for Christians

Jerusalem: Ground Zero for Christians

On our recent trip to Israel, we concluded our time by spending a couple of days in Jerusalem. This city is truly “Ground Zero” for Christians: this is where Jesus was betrayed, put on trial, brutally whipped, crucified, buried, and…

Beth Shan: A Tragic End

Beth Shan: A Tragic End

Beth Shan is an ancient city in Israel, currently the largest archaeological dig currently in the country. In the days of Jesus and Paul, it was a massive Roman city. It was state-of-the-art, and the worldview there screamed out, “ME!”…

The Sea of Galilee: Where Jesus Lived

The Sea of Galilee: Where Jesus Lived

The Sea of Galilee is 13 miles long and 7½ miles wide, located on the Via Maris, an international highway in ancient times. The lake ranges in depth from 130 to 157 feet. It is the lowest freshwater lake in…