Jesus Trail: Walking Where Jesus Walked

While working from home, or otherwise cooped up and wishing we were elsewhere, imaginations carry us to places we would rather be and to adventures that linger on our "bucket list." In such situations, my imagination races off to Israel. I have been blessed to do a lot of interesting things there, but one that …

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A Journey Back to Magdala

Magdala synagogue (background) and Magdala Stone (in display case) One of the amazing places our tour group went while in Israel was Magdala. The birthplace and hometown of Mary Magdalene ("Mary of Magdala") is also the home of a 1st century synagogue in which Jesus certainly taught. Situated on the shores of the Sea of …

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Tour Rewind: Epilogue

I pray you were blessed by the tour rewind! Now, I hope you will bear with me as I share some personal thoughts. Words cannot describe the joy of hosting the 30 people pictured above on the trip of a lifetime! A year ago when I began planning the trip, my goal was to put …

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Tour Rewind: Bet Shean, Magdala and the Jesus Boat

As we moved to the Galilee area, we settled into the simple, but beautiful Maagan Eden Holiday Village Resort. Nestled on the southern tip of the Sea of Galilee, we had absolutely incredible views and beautiful grounds. Breakfast and dinner were spent in the dining room overlooking the Sea of Galilee, and accommodations at this …

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