Feelin 'Bout Half-past Dead

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This morning when we pulled into Nazareth all I could think of was The Band, The Weight. It's a great old song rife with theology but it really doesn't have a thing to do with Nazareth. It did turn out to be a long day, no nap which is weird on a church day, so I do feel about half-past dead...

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On the Sea

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Amazing day of Holy Site seeing! First, an early morning boat ride from Tiberias up the western coast of the Sea of Galilee in a large version of what may have been something like a biblical boat. Except for the drone of the motor and a capacity greater than the original disciples, this was a...

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Guys With Guns

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My body has no clue what time it is anymore. I'm sure that betrays this rookie "world traveler" because I'm not, obviously. I've been advised to take melatonin but it's never worked for me in the past. So what you have here is another sleep deprived blog. I was also advised not to bring a...

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"According to tradition..."

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Thursday, last night in Old Town Jerusalem. Sorry this is so long, but the connection is spotty and it takes time. There are pictures on the church's Facebook. I'll keep posting as I can. One thing we must understand about the Holy Land is that because of the ancient nature of the area, and the...

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Pilgrims!

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Jaffa Gate, near the Tower of David, Jerusalem, Feb. 21, 6pm. Not much sleep. It was a short night! Left Newark at 4:30pm Monday and we literally flew through the darkness arriving in Tel Aviv at about 9:15 Tuesday morning (2:15am EST). It will take longer to get back home next week due to the...

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Salaam Alaikum

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      “Peace Be Unto You” in Arabic.       It continues to amuse me that it sounds almost exactly like “Shalom Aleichem” which means the same thing in Hebrew. And I suspect I’m going to be hearing a good bit of both starting next week...

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Pain Management

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       So, I might have seemed a little blurry on Sunday morning during church because Becky fell and broke her ankle at the youth retreat Saturday night. If you were in church on Sunday, you are well aware of the circumstances. I was getting text updates all during church...

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Fire!

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     Jim Burnet cracks me up.     He knows me.     He knows that I love Jesus, but I swear a little every now and then.      Most of you know that Jim’s the CFO of the Borough, and he called me on my cell in the church office...

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Alexa, How Do I Talk To God?

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    The kids gave us an Amazon Echo for Christmas and it’s awesome! You know me—I’m a total geek, especially when it comes to gadgets and technology. This thing is just incredible!      You can ask her almost anything.      Alexa...

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