Good evening my dear followers along the Way! I have gone silent for what feels like forever because I have been traveling for two days and just now getting to post. What surprises me though is that technically we left the Holy Land Wednesday morning, but with the whole moving across different time zones thing, … Continue reading A Walk in Jerusalem
Good afternoon dear friends. Have I told you all that I love you? This is one of Iyad's great sayings each day as we start the day, and one that I share with you. As our final full day on pilgrimage we are connecting the stories from Palm Sunday through Good Friday. So our day … Continue reading Palm Sunday to Good Friday
Good afternoon fellow travelers on the Way! We are getting close to the end of the pilgrimage. It is hard to believe that it is over already, but when I look back on all that we have done these past eleven days it is pretty amazing all the different sites we visited and all the … Continue reading The Church of the Resurrection or Church the Holy Sepulchre???
Good morning dear friends! It is Sunday here in the Holy Land. For us it is truly a Sabbath day, yet this is a workday in Israel. So today is all about rest, worship, and doing something not on the itinerary. Today began with a late start. We actually got to sleep in today! Breakfast … Continue reading Sabbath
Good morning dear friends! The time has come for our three-day retreat in Galilee to come to an end. Today we headed south to Jerusalem for the final days of our pilgrimage. It has been quite the experience so far up in the north of Israel, but like Jesus after the Transfiguration, we now set … Continue reading The Journey South
Good evening my dear friends! I am trying to get caught up so I offer to you a second post that covers our adventures from today. My phone had a few more issues, so I am missing some photos from the beginning of the day, but I worked it out so we should be good … Continue reading Who do you say that I am? Who do you say that you are?
Good morning fellow travelers on the Way! It was another beautiful day in the Holy Land, though the heat began to set in. Even though it is May we are already experiencing the beginning of the summer heat. What better way to cool off in the morning heat than to head to a river. I … Continue reading The Baptism and Ministry of Jesus
Good day my dear fellow travelers along the Way! Yesterday was another powerful day for many reasons, and not least of all because it marked our transition from being in the Judea area as we head up to Galilee for the next three days. Yesterday began early, and when I say early, I mean before … Continue reading Into the Wild
Dear fellow pilgrims along the way, thank you for allowing me to share with you a reflection on the Separation Wall. It was such a moving experience that I felt compelled to share with you all. This then means I am now a day behind, but I will share with you the rest of our … Continue reading Bethlehem
Today was a good day...hard, but good. We need days like today to remind us that we have a job to do. We need days like today to remind us that there are voices crying out from the wilderness; crying out from behind the walls of inhumanity. We need days like today to help break … Continue reading Breaking the Silence
My dear friends, yesterday marked the first time that we encountered a few holy sites of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths. For the past two days we have been getting a sense of the surroundings and now it is time to delve more deeply into the life and ministry of Jesus. For me, the … Continue reading A Wall, A Mosque, A Pool, and A Museum
Hello my faithful companions along the Way. Yesterday was not about visiting any holy sites or seeing any archeological or historical sites. Instead yesterday was about people and celebrating the glory of God in this Holy Land. For our second full day on pilgrimage we traveled roughly 10 miles north from East Jerusalem to Ramallah … Continue reading Ramallah