Category Archives: Lessons from the Holy Land

What Is Jesus Doing and Where Is He Doing It?


This is quick and simple. I’m curious as to what you’ll write. Think of Jesus in Scripture. What is He doing? Where is He doing it? I’m going to leave my answer in the comment section but here’s a hint. … Continue reading

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When Does Inspiration Come?


This week there will be loads of marvelous articles on being thankful. This is not one of them. Anything involving rhythm or great timing pretty much catapults me out of contention. My baseball career ended my sophomore year. I couldn’t … Continue reading

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When Nothing’s Going On, Something’s Going On


“In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built.” (I Kings 6:7 NIV) When an author writes … Continue reading

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What Comes In Must Go Out


The Jordan River flows into two seas, the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea, but only flows out of the former. I’d like to use that fact to illustrate an important life lesson, truly a matter of life and … Continue reading

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How Do You Handle Life’s Surprises?


Warm. Wet. I expected strange. But this all seemed so normal. Like the Gulf of Mexico I grew up with. Or the Atlantic Ocean where my family summered (Summered? That sounds so pretentious and longer than the actual week we … Continue reading

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What Language Does the ONE Speak?


The stairway I climb is narrow… Confining. Tight. As I wind my way upstairs, I notice a big red metal box attached to a wall on each floor. It’s a can’t-miss-it sight (although I’ve been up and down these stairs … Continue reading

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Can We Learn Anything While in the Dark?


Prior to my trip to the Middle East, I’d heard a great deal about Hezekiah’s tunnel. At least two friends who’d visited Jerusalem said, “Oh, you’ve got to walk Hezekiah’s tunnel.” With half interest, I listened about their adventures and … Continue reading

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