Tour Rewind: Carmel, Megiddo, Nazareth

Moving up the Mediterranean Coast and slightly inland, we arrived at the Carmel Range. Upon what is called Mt Carmel, 1 Kings 18 records Elijah's confrontation of the prophets of Baal. In the days of Elijah, the wicked king Ahab ruled, and had ushered in idol worship. At God's command, a contest ensued to determine …

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Tour Rewind: Mediterranean Coast

Sunset over the Mediterranean During our Israel tour, we spent time at Caesarea Maritima, the nearby aqueduct, and Haifa. All are on the beautiful Mediterranean Coast of Israel. Caesarea Maritima, aka Caesarea by the Sea, was a bustling village in the first century, and home to one of Herod's most opulent palaces. Complete with a …

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“So, What Was Your Favorite Part?”

Ok, let's address the most frequently asked question, "What was your favorite part of the trip?"  That is a bit like asking a parent which child is their favorite!  It is impossible to choose a favorite, as each has unique, special meaning.  However, because of the limited time/opportunity to share details during the trip, I …

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Joppa and Tel Aviv

Hi Gang!  I'm playing catch-up a bit, but hope to get you up to speed with us! Remember Jonah? God sent him to Nineveh but he ran the other way, only to get thrown overboard into the sea (Mediterranean), eaten by a big fish, then spit up on land? Well, Joppa was where he caught …

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