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...

Fishers of Men

Fishers of Men

Living in Israel for the past five years, I have spent time with both shepherds and fishermen. Today’s video short brings to life Matthew 4:18-19 where we learn that Peter is a fishermen on the Sea of Galilee who leaves everything to follow Jesus. In turn, Jesus promises Peter that he will make him a […] Read More...

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