En Gedi: Where Do You Meet with God?

En Gedi: Where Do You Meet with God?

En Gedi in Hebrew means “spring of the wild goat.” It is an ancient site in the middle of the Judean desert. It lies near the Dead Sea. Common mammals are the ibex, hyrox, and red fox, and there are…

Korazin: Those Who Should Know Better

Korazin: Those Who Should Know Better

The ancient village of Korazin is mentioned in Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 11, but not in a positive light. Listen to the harsh words of Jesus about this small Jewish community: “Then Jesus began to denounce the towns in which most…

Caesarea: When Man Builds to His Glory

Caesarea: When Man Builds to His Glory

The ancient sea port city of Caesarea was built by Herod the Great. It was one of his massive building projects, along with Temple Mount, Masada, and the Herodian. He was not only a gifted (albeit cruel) leader but an…

Hazor: God's Mercy and Wrath

Hazor: God’s Mercy and Wrath

For the next few weeks, I’m going to blog about some of the places we visited in Israel. I will include some of the lessons we learned, along with some photos of each place. On our recent trip to Israel,…

A Day in Caerphilly, Wales

A Day in Caerphilly, Wales

On our recent trip to England with our daughter Heidi, to visit our son and daughter-in-law, we had a chance to drive several hours to visit the beautiful country of Wales—in the western part of Britain. We spent a little…