“If you want peace, prepare for war.” That must have been Solomon’s philosophy when he built the fortress at Megiddo. I guess he didn’t really build it, but it looks … Continue Reading Megiddo
The view from Mt. Caramel was amazing! From the top you could see nearly all of Israel. Pictures will not hardly even begin to capture the view. Our tour guide, … Continue Reading Mt. Caramel
We stopped in to get a closer look at the aqueduct that went from Mt. Caramel to King Herod’s palace (over 12 miles). It is a pretty amazing sight. What … Continue Reading The Aqueduct
We spent the morning at Caesarea (which I realized that I have always mis-pronounced). It was pretty amazing. We got to see the theatre, a hippodrome, the location of the … Continue Reading Caesarea
We left the airport yesterday and immediately set out for Joppa on our way to the hotel in Tel Aviv. It was pretty neat to see the place where Jonah … Continue Reading We’re Ready! (to Sleep Again)
Whew! We made it. It is hot! We are in Israel at the airport… Officially here. Apparently it is around 3pm here. It is 8am at home. I’m not sure … Continue Reading Israel
Our flight was about an hour late leaving New York and running slightly behind beyond that. When we got to the airport in Turkey, we had to move very quickly … Continue Reading Turkey was Fun… ish.
We are flying over the ocean right now. Everything seems to be going well so far. We have been treated like kings and queens on Turkish Air. When we got … Continue Reading Over the Atlantic
We made it safely to New York on a fairly uneventful tiny plane flight. Someone on the trip had a terrible case of bad breath that kept coming around from … Continue Reading New York
We are getting ready to leave for our Israel trip and it has been a bit stressful (to say the least). On the week leading up to our departure, everyone … Continue Reading …And We’re Off…
Jodi and I have been incredibly blessed! The Elders at our church had a vision for sending their two young Pastors to Israel. The idea is simple: many Pastors receive … Continue Reading Our Trip to Israel
Recently I have been asked on several occasions what I think about Starbucks. This question is probably coming to me because I have been so outspoken about my views on … Continue Reading What To Do With Starbucks?
As the Music Director at my church, I have the privilege of sorting through hundreds of songs each year as I try to decide which songs should end up on … Continue Reading Top 5 Worship Albums
This week was a big week for our nation, for America. We had our elections. It was a big week. So many months, years, resources, time, and energy go … Continue Reading Video Blog | November 8, 2012
I have been reading heavily in the book of Judges recently. It is disheartening to read about the Israelites completely forgetting about the LORD time and time again, only to … Continue Reading Where are the Judges?
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! (Psalm 100:4, ESV) I have had the privilege of leading worship for many different churches, concerts, … Continue Reading Enter With Thanksgiving