The Wonders of Israel

When you think of Israel, what comes to mind geographically? Perhaps you think of the Jerusalem, the city on a hill. Or, maybe the Sea of Galilee, or even the Dead Sea. The barren wilderness of southern Israel may come to mind. Those places alone represent significant diversity in geography and climate. But I want …

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Jerusalem: The Eternal Capital of Israel

Argument abounds regarding the legitimacy of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Though David established Jerusalem as the capital of his kingdom about 1,000 years before Christ, parts of the Old City, including Temple Mount, fell into Muslim control during modern history. In the 1967 Six Day War, Israel recaptured Temple Mount and reunited Jerusalem. Despite that …

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2019: A Challenge for the New Year

Happy New Year, friends! As we launch a brand new year, may we all commit anew to live with expectation of the coming of our Lord, and to live out our days in the calling God has given us. Each of us is called to various acts of service, specific to the talents and gifts …

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All Lights are Lit as Hanukkah Comes to a Close

On the streets of Jerusalem and around Israel, Hanukkah menorahs burn brightly on the eighth night! Hanukkah has come and gone in Israel, but the joy remains!