Category: The Life-Charged Life

The Ripple Effect of Jesus

Galilee Day Two made me realize just how small Israel is. A short drive north and we found ourselves looking into Lebanon and then Syria. Jesus, of course, walked this area, and 85% of his ministry occurred within the radius of a day or two’s manageable hike. That is a mind-boggling observation. Especially for those…

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Galilee: rest for our souls…

OVERWHELM: A smart blogger would acknowledge the impossibility of doing justice to our first day in The Galilee, and simply limit the posting to one representative story. Such an approach has merit. But I’ve got to tell you I’m struggling against the notion of leaving anything out at all. Rebekah and I woke up that morning…

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PETRA: Wonders of the Lost City

There is a moment as the visitor walks toward the lost city of Petra for the first time – approaching through the narrow, wind-sculptured gorge that guards the entrance – when you first catch a glimpse of The Treasury. Suddenly it’s there; massive, imposing; and it literally takes your breath away. Petra is an ancient, noble…

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Athens: Derek and Rebekah’s Excellent Adventure, Day One

Question: Define “Epic Adventure?” Answer: Four continents (North America, Europe, Africa and Asia); countess World Heritage sites (including The Acropolis, the Great Pyramids, Petra, Caesarea, Megiddo…); climbing Mount Sinai; and much, much more. My goal this week is to invite you all along for the ride. But hold on, it’s going to a wild one! OFF-LINE FOR 14…

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