The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born tonight in Bethlehem! Luke 2:11 It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  As a kid I remember getting the package from the Grandparents in New York, going to pick out that perfect Christmas tree, lighting the Advent Wreath at our dinner table and sitting with my… Read More


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 (Photograph credit to Seth Sampson, Western Wall, Israel 2015) I wrote quickly that first day, as our tour guide shared her wealth of information. Susan gave us detailed information regarding the modern-day Jews. When my pen stopped, I reflected. They are no different than we are.  Their struggle to live their Jewish faith in a… Read More


“And when He saw the multitudes, He went up on the mountain and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. And opening His mouth He began to teach them saying,…” Matthew 5:1 For the last eight weeks my pastor has been teaching a series, “Word to the Wise.” It has opened many channels… Read More


endsoftheearth

    As you read, I am airborne for Israel– unbelievable! Next week I will share the 10-minute devotion I spoke on the Mount of Beatitudes.   Today, my mother-in-law, Marilyn, brings closing thoughts for sharing your faith.   Poetry is a gift Marilyn has passed to her son and granddaughter. The way they create… Read More