Monthly Archives: October 2016

Reading Isaiah 61-65… 

Chapter 63 is about the house of Israel…. read it for context. For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us And Israel does not recognize us. You, O Lord , are our Father, Our Redeemer from of … Continue reading

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Welcoming in Sukkot with our Yemenite host

Today has been a blessed day.  We make a trip into Jerusalem and walked through the Old City to the Mount of Olives to read some Scripture and consider past and future historical/prophetic connections.  A surprise I did not count … Continue reading

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Urgent: Please pray for Scott Hillman!!

Those who have been with me over the last couple months are familiar with AoG Pastor Scott Hillman and his recent interview by the Tennessee state AoG Board. Well, I do not have any details, but his wife emailed me … Continue reading

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Finding Shabbat in Gi’vat Ye’arim

Last night, as I put together a quick post, fellow traveler, AL McCarn crafted a special accounting of our Shabbat experience here and, in his introspective manner, connected it with so many important pieces, both recent and historical.   You … Continue reading

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An Unorthodox Shabbat

Our first Shabbat on this trip has come to a close, we have finished the oneg (post shabbat dinner) and are relaxing. The Barking Fox and I are blogging, Silas has been drumming, Dorothy, Katie and Jeremiah are dancing while … Continue reading

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Shabbat shalom from Giv’at Ye’arim, Jerusalem District 

Preparing to sit down with wonderful friends and family for our Shabbat dinner.  How blessed we are.  If this is bondage, please throw away the key!! 😉

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A walk around and a few quick pics

All other adults in our group chose to help with the grocery run before Shabbat.  I elected to stay with the boys and take a walk through the neighborhood.  (Come to think of it, maybe they left me with the … Continue reading

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Our most amazing host, Tzemach

Our host is an amazing and gifted artist. Last night, as we checked in, I noticed numerous insets in the walls surrounding the house that had various Hebrew passages or writing painstakingly inscribed.  I did not think much about them … Continue reading

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Creative kafe in Gi’vat

A glorious view welcomed us this morning. Late last night, we drove into Giv’at Ye’arim in the dark and, after a Pink Panther-esque car parade through the village, several times, we found the house we have rented.  Situated high in … Continue reading

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Sitting in Toronto, reading James….

James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. James 1 NASB http://bible.com/100/jas.1.1.NASB ??.  Why does James address the twelve tribes? Marinate!

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Traveling international with family

I was thinking yesterday how blessed we are to be taking three of our boys with us on this trip to Israel.  For them it is their first international trip and for one it is his first commercial flight/airport experience. … Continue reading

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Setting my face toward Jerusalem

After months of preparation and anticipation, the time has come.  I wrapped up things at work, cleaned my office and said a few ‘see you later’s, then walked out the door.  Tomorrow morning, we board a flight to Toronto and … Continue reading

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A most tender display of repentance!!

Following in an amazing letter and response between two incredible and incredibly different men, both of whom I am privileged to call friends and co-laborers in the restoration of long broken relations. I first read Ken Rank’s letter a few … Continue reading

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Imploding America and the exploding ‘revival’ (Responding to Joel Rosenberg)

Joel C. Rosenburg of FlashTrafficBlog is normally extremely prescient, almost to the point of being spooky.  His political analysis is exceptional feeding great insight into fictional novels that have at times been so accurate that one might think him a … Continue reading

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Absalom, the anti-messiah and the Valley of Elah.

Biblical history IS prophecy.  I used to believe that some of Biblical history is prophetic, but the more I read and study ‘historical’ passages, the more I recognize prophetic pictures confirmed by other passages.  As examples, we have explored Joseph … Continue reading

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