Go Home and Fish

“We are goin’ on a boat!” yelled one tour participant to another. Indeed we were.  We loaded on to a beautiful boat and set sail on the Sea of Galilee. As we made our way, we listened to the unique sounds of the Sea. George asked the boat captain to show ...

  • September 27, 2015
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Let’s See What God Gives

Where are we going today, George?  That question is typically answered with the response “Let’s see what God gives.” It forces us to stay in the moment at hand and to hand over control for tomorrow to God.   Thursday was expected to be a busy day. We needed to leave Jordan ...

  • September 27, 2015
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Never Alone

The Wadi Arnon is an awesome display of God’s power and beauty. The majestic rock gorge leading down to the rushing water is a sight to behold.  It was amazing, but the real beauty was in how we got there. The rocky bottom and strong current make it difficult to ...

  • September 27, 2015
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Straight Paths

The mountainside was mostly brown, but with some green here and there. Yet on this mountain shepherds bring their sheep to graze as they have done for thousands of years.  We looked at the grazing lines made by the sheep. They were not straight. The mountainside is not green. But ...

  • September 26, 2015
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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

The pyramids, built thousands of years ago, loomed on the horizon from our hotel. In the foreground heavy traffic with cars zooming in and out of lanes honked on by. The scene was a perfect contrast between yesterday and today. As we prepared to explore the ancient pyramids, we looked ...

  • September 26, 2015
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The Heart of God Tour 2015

The Heart of God Tour 2015 is made up of people of all different abilities. The purpose of this trip is to explore the roots of our faith with all of our senses. As we travel through Egypt, Jordan, and Israel, God’s story springs to life and we learn that ...

  • September 24, 2015
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Reflections: What we have seen with our eyes and heard with our ears

Friends and our new family:   How can one put into words what we have experienced on our journey as we have seen with our eyes, heard with our ears, and walked with our feet, in the lands of Egypt, Israel and Jordan?   Our charge is to tell our story as it relates ...

  • October 3, 2014
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More Petra Ponderings

October 2   Thank you God for allowing us a short time to experience your wonders at Petra. It was a truly remarkable and awe-inspiring work of the people so many years ago.   George opened our eyes to the cross-cultures in Petra and how it has similarities to the culture of the Bible, ...

  • October 3, 2014
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The Petra of Indiana Jones’ Fame

Today was the last full day of our trip. We woke up this morning in a hotel that overlooked ancient Petra. This city was made famous by the film, "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade." Several of us ate breakfast on the terrace as the rising sun revealed the splendor ...

  • October 3, 2014
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Jordan Perspective

On September 30th our group woke up to another day in Jordan. A hotel van drove a group of us to an adventure at the Dead Sea. The experience of floating and balancing ourselves due to the buoyancy of the Dead Sea was truly priceless. The Dead Sea has a ...

  • October 1, 2014
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