Reflections on Tisha B’Av

Sundown on August 10 marked the beginning of Tisha B'Av, the saddest day in Israel's history. Imagine all these things happening on the same Jewish calendar day (ninth of the month of Av): The decree that Israelites would wander in the desert for 40 years after leaving Egypt, until a new generation would enter the …

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The Fascinating Kidron Valley

Lying between the Mount of Olives and Temple Mount, the Kidron Valley has played a key role in Israel's history...and will play a huge part in future history when God gathers all nations there (also known as the Valley of Jehoshaphat) to judge the nations! (See Joel 3:1-2) That will be the final test of …

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Revisiting the Mount of Olives

Hi friends! While traveling, I'm day dreaming of our trip to Israel in November. There are so many incredible places where Scriptural accounts occurred, and today I'll share part of a post I published during a previous trip to Israel! Just beyond the eastern wall of Jerusalem lies the Kidron Valley and the Mount of …

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Part 2 – Understanding the Present: How Close are We?

Week 3 of Understanding the Times “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” ~Matthew 24:3 Pull up a chair, my friend, and let's dig into Matthew 24. We are considering the present signs of our day and asking, "How close are we?" Jesus …

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