Tag Archives: Holy Land

The Jordan River, Capernaum, Sea of Galilee

Today was a special day as we spent a lot of our time where Jesus spent a lot of his time: around the Sea of Galilee. It was also special in the sacramental sense. We took communion at Capernaum and … Continue reading

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Caesarea Philipi: the mouth of God

There is a pivotal conversation between Jesus and Peter in Matthew 16 that goes something like this: Jesus: who do people say that I am? Disciple 1: Ohhh a prophet or something like that. Disciple 2: Uhhh Elijah? Jesus: But … Continue reading

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Arrival in the Holy Land

We have arrived safe and sound in the Holy Land. Today we will be traveling to Caesarea by the Sea, Mt. Carmel, and Meggido. Even though we have just landed, I can already feel the presence of God in this … Continue reading

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Israel In Contrast

*I wrote this article in February of 2013 and it never got published…until now.  I will be returning to the Holy Land in January of 2014, so I decided to bring this article out of hiding in preparation for my … Continue reading

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Jacob’s Well

One of my favorite Bible stories is Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4. In the story, Jesus breaks down the cultural, religious, and political walls of the time by offering living water to the … Continue reading

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Sea of Galilee

I found it very fitting that today was Sunday because it was an entire day filled with worship. The day was highlighted by a boat trip on the Sea of Galilee during which we paused to remember Jesus calming the … Continue reading

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The Upper Room and Caiphas’ House

Today was a heavy day as we literally walked around some of the exact places where Jesus walked. Definite holy ground. The highlights for me: We began the day by going to the Upper Room where Jesus served communion to … Continue reading

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