Happy New Year!

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. (Isaiah 26, 3-4) When Eddie was first diagnosed with brain cancer and we could see the long battle looming in front of us, we wanted… Read more »

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The End of Summer

Eddie and I arrived in Israel on September 1,1997 and our 18th wedding anniversary was the following day. We were so very excited and full of energy. The challenge was great but we were ready for it. There were constant battles in Israel with never a day of peace but in spite of that, as… Read more »

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Garden of Peace

I was sitting in my backyard the other day – in Hebrew they call it a “garden” and I was struck by the peace and tranquillity that was present. It was beautiful and quiet, just a gentle breeze flowing through the air and birds chirping in the morning hours. In this place, there was no… Read more »

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A Year!

June 15th marked a year that Eddie has been gone. Who could have imagined all that has transpired since that day? Who could have predicted that shortly after he left this earth, nothing would ever be the same? And not just in my life, but throughout the world. On the 1st anniversary of his passing,… Read more »

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Historic Times!

Sunday, May 21, 2020 was an historic day in Israel. This was the first time that a sitting Prime Minister has appeared in court to face criminal charges. The investigation which was started years ago has finally resulted in a trial under the shadow of the Corona Virus – with everyone in court wearing masks… Read more »

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A Week to Remember

As I write this, it is Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel and under the dark shadow of the corona virus pandemic, the nation is honoring the memory of all those who were murdered in the Holocaust. Generally, in view of the solemnity of this day, all places of entertainment are closed the night before but… Read more »

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Passover 2020

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another — and all the more as you… Read more »

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Birth Pains

As I write this, the rains are continuing in Israel and we are having a hard time getting consistent warm weather. In the last couple of weeks, we have had only a few clear, sunny days. The weather forecast is for another several days of sometimes very heavy rain this week and again next week…. Read more »

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Encouragement!

Dear Faithful Friend, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Messiah’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Messiah’s sake, I delight in weaknesses in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For… Read more »

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A new decade!

Dear Faithful Friend, In honor of Eddie’s memory on his recent birthday (January 27th), I wanted to share this letter that Jonathan Moore, one of the elders wrote to the international friends of our congregation, Ahavat Yeshua. Eddie loved the congregation so very much, pastoring was the essence of his life and the wellbeing of… Read more »

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