Magdala–A Place Where Jesus Taught and Healed

We ended our first day in Israel at a site recently discovered in 2009. The town of Magdala began in the Hellenistic period and became a successful fishing village located on a commercial trade route, the Via Maris. This town is well known to readers of the Bible because of Mary Magdalene, a woman healedContinue reading “Magdala–A Place Where Jesus Taught and Healed”

Part Two of Day 1 in Israel

Continuing on with our first day in Israel–after having lunch at St. Peter’s Restaurant (fish, of course)–we visited three different churches, all along the Sea of Galilee. The Church of the Beatitudes is situated on the traditional spot believed to be where Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount, as well as the feeding ofContinue reading “Part Two of Day 1 in Israel”

First Days in Israel–Galilee

It’s been a week since our return from Israel, and I’m getting back into my normal routines. “Normal” includes writing and preparing the devotion for a ministry on Sunday. But, I have loads of pictures to share from our trip, so I will get started NOW! Our first two days were spent in Galilee andContinue reading “First Days in Israel–Galilee”


“But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared.” “And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb” “But when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.” “While they were perplexed about this, behold, twoContinue reading “He’s NOT HERE! He is RISEN!”