Lamplighter Challenge

Bet Shean/Qumran, Israel – Ruined

April 8, 2014

We got up this morning to a chorus of birds, to have breakfast on the front patio with the caretaker’s enormous white lab at our feet and the sea of Galilee in front of us. We call moments like these when the ambiance is just right, “Moments with Jane”. Jane Phillips, a treasured family friend, […]

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Sea of Galiee, Israel – Sea of People

April 7, 2014

                          I love Jesus, studying God’s word, and applying it to my life. Getting a hand’s on grasp of the geography of many of the historic biblical locations is phenomenal. It adds texture to my relationship with the Lord. Today we undertook tackling […]

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Golan Heights, Israel (A hike, waterfall, & fortress)

April 5, 2014

If I was going to live in Israel and got to pick my location, it would definitely be the Golan Heights area. You quickly get used to the armor clad Humvee’s with machine guns on top and all the signs warning you to not go off the road or trail due to the unmarked land […]

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Rosh Haniqra/Zippori, Israel – Sea Caves & Mosiacs

April 5, 2014

Talking with Iris this morning she told us that Rosh Haniqra is very nice and a couple from Florida who were staying at the apartment went yesterday and loved it. We had seen some pictures of these famous sea caves and thought it might be a fun detour so north we went and I mean […]

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Ceaserea/Haifa, Israel – Ruins & Prophets

April 3, 2014

We took a taxi to get our car rental around 10a.  The first thing I noticed is Israeli drivers are as fearless as they are fast.  There is no such thing as defensive driving here as everyone is on offense.  Kendall became such an amazing map reader that we pretty much stayed on course most […]

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Jaffa, Israel – Brides & Cats

April 3, 2014

Jaffa is the place to go if you are looking to run away from the Lord (Jonah 1:3), ship cedars from Lebanon(2 Chronicles 2:16), raise someone from the dead (Acts 9:36-43), or see a vision (Acts 11:5).  On the taxi ride to our hotel I was beginning to think I might have bitten off more […]

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Fresh Eyes

April 2, 2014

I love seeing the world through fresh eyes! Everything is new and exciting. There is an eagerness and innocence that blesses me as I get excited in their excitement. It is a huge reason I love to lead adventure trips for beginners, as their enthusiasm is contagious. I think that may be one of the […]

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Immanuel (עִמָּנוּאֵל) – “God is with us”

April 1, 2014

“…he did those great miracles in our sight, and preserved us in all the way that we went, and among all the people through whom we came.” – Joshua 24:17b Today Kendall and I depart for Israel. I am actually typing this on the last leg of a long day, as we are nine hours […]

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Kendall’s Daddy Adventure – Israel

March 31, 2014

Have you ever told your child to dream and then join them in it? It is a terribly fun experience. For Kendall’s daddy adventure she chose Israel and has been putting together her dream list of what she would like it to look like. The whole process has been a non-stop blast. Our sleeping itinerary […]

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Ten-Year-Old Adventure

March 30, 2014

“I used to think knowing God was like going on a business trip with Him, but now I know He’s inviting me on an adventure instead.” – Bob Goff “I think a father’s job, when it’s done best, is to get down on both knees, lean over his children’s lives, and whisper, ‘Where do you […]

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