Golgotha, the Garden Tomb and the Long Journey Home

It’s been a few days since I’ve posted here, but our last day in Israel went from one last Biblical site to the airport to a three day visit with my parents to recover from a serious case of jet…

The Jewish Quarter, the Western Wall and the City of David

I thought that I had experienced the most physically challenging day of our tour to Israel but Wednesday was truly the most grueling on my body. Temperatures in the mid-90s, along with miles of walking on every kind of terrain…

An Emotional Day: Hebron and the Holocaust

Tuesday's journey was both an interesting and an emotional one for us here in Israel. If I were to sum the day up in one word, it would be the word conflict. 

Today's destinations were ones that were rife…

Jerusalem and a Surprise Visit to Bethlehem 

I don't think I have had a more powerful day in my life spiritually than Monday, when we got our first real chance to explore Jerusalem.  And yet I know there is so much more to come....

Our group…

Capernaum, Mount Carmel and a Glimpse of Jerusalem

Sunday's journey took us to only two sites, primarily because this was the day we finally made the two hour trek to Jerusalem.  We had one more stop to make in Galilee, and this is the one I was most…

The Golan Heights, Hezbollah and Israeli Texas

Saturday's adventure in Israel took on a much different flavor as we departed briefly from our tour of the Biblical sites and ventured more into the political landscape of the country.. 

Not to say that the two aren't intertwined…

On the shores of Galilee

Friday's journey in Israel kept us very close to the waters of Galilee - in fact, every activity we did had something to do with the water.  We started off our day with a  boat ride to take in the…

Shiloh

Today was a tough day  physically but I got to do something I love - study history. I have always been a fan of archaeology, so I was particularly excited about today's destination.  Today we visited the ancient site of…

The Wilderness of En Gedi 

It's day two in Israel and after a good night's sleep, our group finally got out to do what we were here for - see the land of the Bible and learn about the country that we as believers hold…

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Touchdown in Tel Aviv

Fifteen plus hours in an airplane and I'm finally here. 

I and my group of southern Minnesota ladies landed in Tel Aviv, Israel late in the afternoon on May 30th and wow, what an experience.  I have never flown…

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The countdown has begun!

I keep looking at the calendar today and I still can't believe it. In one week, I will be in Israel. 

And boy, have I been preparing for the trip!  For the past several weeks, my kitchen table has…