A Message From The Cassette Tape Archives

Connie and I got inspired this summer to clean out and reorganize our storage shed. Amidst boxes and dust and unused scraps of wire, pipe and lumber (saved “just in case”), we found a substantial collection of cassette tapes. Few of us still have cassette tape players anymore. As we went through the tapes one… Read more »

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God is not Limited by my Language Blunders

One mistake in Hebrew was all it took to send me into a vortex of depression.  “After 25 years how can I still be blowing it?” I asked myself.  Easy.  Arrive at age 45, not born in the place, attempting to sort out sounds and letters and definitions.  Most of the time, even if I’m… Read more »

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No Room For Small Dreams

Regardless of what you think of former Israeli President Shimon Peres’ politics, his life story is a parable of the rebirth and the flourishing of modern Israel. Reading his autobiography, No Room for Small Dreams (London, Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2017), I am freshly inspired to plant my life in this miracle nation. Peres was born… Read more »

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WHAT ARE YOU WORTH?

Biting into a chocolate chip cookie from a fresh package, my wife, Connie, discovered too late that some tiny, voracious red ants had begun enjoying the cookie before her.  In horror, she spat out the cookie AND the ants—but not in time to avoid the undeserved bites that caused her lips to swell up painfully… Read more »

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Israel: The Miracle Before Us

In Israel, holidays and anniversaries are customarily celebrated according to the Hebrew calendar, not the Julian calendar.  Hence, our 70th anniversary was observed here with a lot of hooplah last month.  Nevertheless, yesterday, by international dating, marks exactly 70 years since Ben Gurion’s declaration of Israel’s rebirth on May 14, 1948.  Can you imagine the… Read more »

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Forever Young

It’s a Dylan song title, a worldwide clothing store chain and a desire in the hearts of many – to remain young. Of course those of us who can no longer claim “youthfulness” for our bodies still covet an inner vitality. So, are there any real keys to staying young? As lovers of God we… Read more »

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Shifting Seasons

As I write, winter rains have finally arrived in earnest, here in the Galilee. And though few areas of israel experience truly cold weather, we are bundled up in our apartments, enjoying a soaking rainfall so desperately needed. While the meteorological winds bring shifts in season, geopolitical winds bring shifts in the climate of nations…. Read more »

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“Follow Me”

The Golan Heights provided a stunning backdrop for the Katzir(Harvest) National Youth Conference held a few weeks ago during Chanukah 2017. In August, during the previous Katzir event, the youth (ages 14-18) experienced a profound and gracious move of God’s Spirit, leading 24 of them to publicly declare their heart’s desire to turn to God in repentance and… Read more »

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How Does Yeshua Feel About Israel?

Israel often becomes a geopolitical argument or a matter of detached theological controversy. To avoid these I believe it is vital to connect with the Lord’s HEART regarding this topic. The first priority is to receive Yeshua’s heart and then live through His heart regarding perspectives concerning Israel. I remember praying at the Western Wall… Read more »

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Rebuilding in the Promised Land

Twenty five centuries ago, Nehemiah returned on a donkey from the exile of dispersion, to rebuild the ruins of the House of God in the Land of Israel (Nehemiah 2). Twenty five years ago, on November 12, 1992 we rode an airplane and landed at Ben Gurion Airport as brand new Israeli citizens, embarking on… Read more »

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