Odds And Ends From Israel Trip

Let me repeat something I wrote earlier. Jet lag is real. As of this writing, we have been home a little less than 24 hours. The clock and bright daylight tell me it’s mid-afternoon, but my body tells me it’s time for bed. In addition, my wife and I both feel like death eating a…

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Day Five From The Manger In Bethlehem

As our trip reached its penultimate day, we are finally getting to the major sites in the life of Jesus Christ. Today began with a trip to the Mount of Olives – a place with so very many important historical events. It’s from here that Jesus ascended into heaven (Acts 1). Right across the Kidron…

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Day Four Unlike Any Thanksgiving Before

Thursday marked the most untraditional of Thanksgivings. But what a day to be thankful for. Our first stop after leaving the Dead Sea was Masada. If you don’t know the story, you would be hard pressed to find one with more drama, courage and sacrifice. If you do know the story and have never been,…

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Holy Land Pilgrimage Off to Good Start

The biggest thing I’m being asked is what’s our first impression of the Holy Land. Four words. Jet. Lag. Is. Real. The time difference is seven hours, so when we arrived at 7 a.m. Hoosier time, it was already midafternoon in Tel Aviv. Got to say though, the folks at Delta treated us very well…

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Lots Of Questions, But Where Are Answers?

We’re leaving for the Holy Land and I’m wondering not only what we’ll find there, but what are we leaving behind. I have never been a gloom and doom kind of guy. Wouldn’t say I’m a glowing optimist either. I try to look at things and see the possibilities, good and bad, and adjust accordingly.…

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Going from bad to worse to . . .

When it comes to health, I have always considered myself a lucky guy. When I tell my family that, they roll their eyes and ask if I’d forgotten that my heart was laying on a table while some nice medical folks played around inside my chest earlier this year. Oh pshaw, I say. My daughter…

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