“What in the World is Going On!?!”

Do you wonder that at times?  We live in a crazy, mixed up world and news is rarely stunning any more, despite how outrageous it may have once seemed.  Just a glimpse of today's headlines tells us we live in extraordinary times. After hearing the tragic story yesterday of Jordanian school children washed away in …

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BREAKING: Israel Rushes to Aid Jordanian Children Following Flash Flood

Right now the Israeli Air Force’s elite search-and-rescue Unit 669 is in Jordan attempting to rescue children caught in a flash flood near the Dead Sea.  At least 18 have perished when the bus they were on was carried away by flood waters. Read more about the incident here. Please take a moment right now to …

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Syrian Borders with Israel and Jordan Open Again After 4 Years

For the first time in 4 years, the border crossings between Syria and Israel (Quneitra crossing), and Syria and Jordan (Nasir crossing), are open.  Both are used primarily by UN peacekeeping forces. Until earlier this year, that region of Syria was controlled by the Assad regime as he pushed rebels all the way to the …

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A Deeper Look at Psalm 122: Verses 2-3

A song of ascent, Psalm 122 was recited (or sung) by the Jewish people as they made the trek to Jerusalem three times a year for the feasts.  They were anxious to go "up to Jerusalem" for those special times of fellowship with God. We're studying Psalm 122 this week and focus on verses 2-3 …

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