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We Are Thankful!

This week, a battle has raged near us. Today we will gather with family and friends here in Jerusalem and we will celebrate, rejoice and give thanks for the ceasefire between Israel and Gaza that offers to restore a measure of calm to this area. But, there is still a deadly battle raging…a spiritual battle […] Read More...

The Olive Harvest

The Olive Harvest

Fall is olive harvesting season in Israel.  And in the West Bank, still today, olives are harvested in the ancient way with harvesters all over the countryside taking up rods and sticks, beating the trees to knock the olives from their branches as you will see in this video short.  But, why is it important […] Read More...

Follow Me

Follow Me

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”  (Hebrews 4:7)  To better understand this scripture, we must realize that it speaks in shepherding terms.   The writer of Hebrews is quoting David,  “For he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if you […] Read More...

Streams in the Desert

Streams in the Desert

My family rejoiced on our balcony earlier this week when the first rains fell in over six months. Having a typical Mediterranean climate, Israel basically gets six months of dry followed by six months of rain. Praise God that the dry season is behind us and the months of rain are ahead! Jerusalem sits on […] Read More...

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