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Lessons from the Sower’s Field

Ever worried about the “one-in-four” opportunity for success in following Jesus? Visit an actual sower’s field in Israel, and you’ll see a different truth! Here’s a 60-second devotion we made for the Christian Television Network.

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Secrets from an ancient quarry

Just a few feet from the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, there’s a forgotten gate to the past. Thousands of people stream in and out of the Damascus Gate every day. It is easily the most colorful and dramatic … Continue reading

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Facing your giants

On a Sunday when the History Channel starts its epic look at the story of the Bible, here’s an on-location look at one of the Bible’s most famous stories. It’s a video (5:45) we shot in the valley where David … Continue reading

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A massage from God!

After Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, “David is in the Desert of Ein Gedi.” – 1 Samuel 24:1 For a few minutes, our group traveling in Israel was a little tentative. If we were going to … Continue reading

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Healing in his wings

But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. – Malachi 4:2, NIV There was a woman who once memorized the words of Malachi. Malachi? People memorize Psalm 23, of course. They … Continue reading

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The Hard Places

“Stand at the crossroads and look;     ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it,     and you will find rest for your souls. — Jeremiah 6:16 My favorite photo of Israel? It’s one with a view … Continue reading

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Finding faith in a cave

When David journeyed to the Caves of Adullam, it was more than a physical trip. It was here where he re-captured the giant-killing faith he’d known as a young man.

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God is my shade

The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand … (Psalm 121:5) The heat can be unbearable, the kind of thing that can really get your attention if you’re hiking in Israel. For all the preparations we make when we invite … Continue reading

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The Difficult Paths

Take a moment and think of some people in the Bible who spent time in the wilderness. Moses, Elijah, and David are three that quickly come to mind. John the Baptist came out of the harsh Judean Wilderness and did … Continue reading

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Snake protection: Take your light!

Your word is a lamp for my feet, and a light for my path. – Psalm 119:105 A few years back, we lived in the heart of rattlesnake country. I don’t like rattlesnakes. I only ran into a few snakes … Continue reading

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