Experience Israel: Golan Heights

  Ok! This place is another “just wow!” place. This is a large and very important region in Israel. I’m going to talk about a specific place in the Golan Heights referred to Mount Benal. After a bus ride through the foothills of the Golan Heights, the bus stops and dismisses its occupants at the...

March 13, 2020March 15, 2020by

Experience Israel: Mount of Beatitudes

  Ahh… here I am speaking of my favorite place on earth again, the Sea of Galilee.  A drive along this beautiful sea coast is the same path Jesus would have traveled in His day.  This ancient trade route connected Syria to Egypt and was known as the Via Maris (the way of the sea)....

March 6, 2020March 6, 2020by

Experience Israel: Beit She’an

Beit She’an was the third day of our trip, and I was starting to get overwhelmed with all of the history we were seeing. The Bible was coming alive. One of the Pastors in our group said, “It’s kind of like trying to drink from a fire hose, just try to take it in.” Several...

February 21, 2020February 21, 2020by

Experience Israel: Judean Wilderness

When I think about the Judean Wilderness or Desert, I think of a desert with sand.  This desert is nothing like I imagined.  Rocky rolling hills with a scattering of life here and there.  There are what look like dried up river beds, called Wadis, and they are for the most part very dry but...

February 19, 2020February 27, 2020by

Experience Israel: Capernaum

Capernaum is located on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It was one of the main trading villages in bible times. With a population of 1,500, mostly fishermen, the town was  active and thriving in its prime.  Upon leaving Nazareth, Jesus chose Capernaum as the hub of His ministry, performing miracles as well...

February 15, 2020February 15, 2020by

Experience Israel: Sea of Galilee

On my very first trip to Israel, I was giddy with excitement at every sight we visited; however, the most giddy I’ve ever been in my life is the first morning I awoke on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. I entered the dining room of our hotel, looked out the window, and froze…for...

February 13, 2020February 13, 2020by

Experience Israel: Magdala

  When you travel to Israel, the tour guide will tell you that there will be “A” spots, “B” spots and “C” spots through the trip. An “A” spot is somewhere they are positive is an accurate, historical landmark/place whereas “B” and “C” spots are more “reason to believe” or “it’s possible” places, respectively. Magdala...

January 24, 2020January 24, 2020by

Experience Israel: Tel Megiddo

  On our second day in Israel, we drove to the Tel Megiddo site. Upon arrival to what appeared to be a large, perfectly rounded hill, I noticed to our right a grove of large pine trees. While I had heard of the famed cedars of Lebanon to the north, I had never expected Israel...

January 19, 2020January 24, 2020by
Experience Israel: Joppa

Experience Israel: Joppa

When my husband George and I decided to go to Israel, I was super excited! It was literally a dream come true. I am not sure about anyone else, but when we landed I felt like I wanted to get on my knees and kiss the ground of Israel. From the moment of our arrival,...

January 14, 2020January 14, 2020by