Category Archives: Lessons from the Holy Land

Shall We Gather at the River?


One followed right after the other into the water. Twenty-two in all.             First the name.           Tim, Helen, Denae, Reggie, Brenda, Sonia, Nick, Maynard… Then the testimony. “God didn’t give up on me.” “I love the Lord with all my … Continue reading

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A Chaotic Crossing


“Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.” (Luke 15:6b NIV) “Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.” (Luke 15:9b NIV) “But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and … Continue reading

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Where Do I Find the ONE?


Four quarters divide up the ancient portion of Jerusalem—Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Armenian. Let me admit I have no idea what the Armenian quarter is other than a name on the map and a section inside old Jerusalem’s city walls. … Continue reading

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How Important Is The Human Connection?


Let’s not beat around the bush. People bring problems. It’s that simple. Here are some recent travel experiences. I shake my box of Sugar Babies and say, “Would you like some?” People take up my offer and my limited supply … Continue reading

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British Airways Flight to London


As I write this, I’m thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic Ocean listening to Yossi Green’s 8th Note. Who’s Yossi Green? I have no idea. If I were on the ground, I’d probably look him up. But I’m thirty thousand … Continue reading

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