Israel Study Tour

Feb 27 - Mar 8, 2018

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Divine appointments

posted on 2018-03-07 at 5:29 pm

I began this blog series talking about anticipation. Every one of us anticipated an exceptional experience. Perhaps what we anticipated varied from person to person. Although, one thing, as it turned out, did not vary. That is how each of our anticipations were blown out of the water. We could not predict...

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Authority and Responsibility

posted on 2018-03-06 at 5:36 pm

1998 Pontiac Grand Am SE. Now, you know this is a car. But it’s so old, twenty years now, you probably haven’t seen it on the road for the last ten. Actually, is Pontiac still a thing anymore? There’s really nothing special about this car. At 150 horse-power in a four-cylinder with manual windows,...

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We all have our limits

posted on 2018-03-05 at 5:36 pm

We all have our limits. I mean, we’re only human, right? Still, even the most mature of us dream of having Superman’s strength or, at least, his cape. But, I guess we’ll have to settle for regular humanity. And the sooner the better because once we know our threshold, then we’ll be more ok with...

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Power

posted on 2018-03-04 at 4:45 pm

There was one word on my mind most of the day today. Power. Every site we visited, you saw it. No, you felt it. It’s palpable. But what we’re sensing is not just an exertion of power, it’s jockeying of multiple powers against the others. You might not notice it on the surface, but you can’t miss...

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Reminded of our surrender

posted on 2018-03-03 at 5:00 pm

There are a handful of events in our lives that graduate into life-long memories. Our wedding day is one…or at least should be. The first time we laid eyes on our children easily makes the cut. Perhaps when we landed our dream job? As followers of Jesus, the day we are baptized becomes just as memorable....

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Why do we value what we value?

posted on 2018-03-02 at 4:58 pm

They say a product has no more intrinsic value than what a customer is willing to pay for it. This explains why some paid thousands for Beanie Babies you couldn’t pay me to own. To car enthusiasts, the rusty and rotted 1967 Shelby Mustang GT 500 is worth an arm and a leg. To those who aren’t, it’s...

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We are His Temple

posted on 2018-03-01 at 10:13 pm

“Walk a mile in their shoes”! Up until now, that was only a cliché quote reminding us to consider others perspectives. It took on a far more significant and real meaning today. We walked where Jesus walked. We saw what he saw. We looked at what is now only a small portion of what the Temple once...

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Anticipation!

posted on 2018-02-28 at 10:01 pm

It’s the anticipation that really gets you. You go into a trip like this with all kinds of expectations. “You’ll never read the Bible the same again”, they said. “You’ll be overwhelmed experiencing what Jesus experienced, walk where he walked, see what he saw”, they said. “Listen to what...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on 2018-02-02 at 2:29 pm

Our trip to Israel will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground in Israel, we'll post periodic updates and photos. Check back often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. We'll be sharing our travel experiences online with you, our friends and family,...

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