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Review: The Israel of God

Saturday, February 3

History used to bore me. Especially American history. I mean, really, that’s over two centuries old. Talk about boring. But then something fascinating happened. Like many, as I grew older, I began to understand the importance and the richness of history, both in American and the world. I’m also not alone in my desire to … Continue reading

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Gone in a Snap: You Only Have 3 Seconds

Thursday, February 1

Daniel and I carpool to work quite frequently and have many diverse conversations. We also see many things. This morning, as we drove through the Lancaster countryside backroads, we both saw a stunning golden sunrise set against an old country barn that had several trees placed in just the right position to offset the barn … Continue reading

Finding Balance

How a Garden Taught Me About Balance

Thursday, November 23

Life is full of opposing forces that can uproot the balance that we need. If we are not careful, these forces can pull us to an extreme that becomes unhealthy. These dichotomic forces can also bring balance back into our life, too. Israel is filled with this polarity that harmonizes in a magical balance of … Continue reading

Close to God

Rocks, Bible Reading, and Being Closer

Friday, November 17

Closeness. Do you remember what it was like to be close to things? Friends, relatives, and even a job? We live in a world today where we are close, and simultaneously not close through the magic of technology. It’s like we are with people when alone, but alone when we are with people. Today I … Continue reading

Blogging From Israel

Live From Israel!

Monday, November 13

Being in a place can give a more accurate picture and deeper meaning to a historical context. We walk the streets where history happened, we can understand the reality of what, earlier, were just words. Making something ‘more real’ We gain a better perspective on the intimate challenges someone may have faced on a very … Continue reading

Pray with Dirty Hands

Pray With Dirty Hands

Saturday, November 11

We read the bible. We study it. We pray for understanding of what God the Father is telling us or what Jesus’ parables meant. What do those stories from so long ago mean? As I sit drinking a cup of coffee in my upstair study, how do I relate with fishermen from the first century? … Continue reading