Contented

Contented

Five years ago, while living in China, I got this impelling or unction–whatever–whether from me or God, I wasn’t sure. but it was notable, recurrent, wafty. like fog. but it started at my doorstep and made traveling a bit slower. I was too busy with...
Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

November 14th, 2019 Stephen Jobs was famous for saying, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward, only backwards.”  As I looked back on the walk through Israel, north to south, I see God’s hand directing, disciplining, deepening me.  We didn’t...
Ending

Ending

Nov 6, 2019 A few days ago, on Sunday, we finished the Israel trail.  Coming down from the heights to greet my bride of 38 years. Yeah! The last couple of days I walked with God alone.  My wife met me at trail’s end with open arms.  She was done after...
Eagle

Eagle

November 2, 2019 Bethyl:  Yesterday we left Yahel, south for Timna Park.  I prayed, “Tuck us beneath your pinions, Father, those tender feathers near your heart.  Keep us there all day.  We ask for your wide-spread eagle wings to cover every step,...
Caldera

Caldera

October 24, 2019 The Negev, like all deserts, clearly speaks.  No water. No life. We have never been more appreciative of water.  Our backpack reservoirs have risen to the status of necessity as we crave water in this parched land.  Without water,...
Water

Water

October 22, 2019 As we walk further south, deep in the heart of the Negev, we begin to “get” water.  Or better, the absence of it.   dry, dry, dry yet beautiful a rare stream in the desert Here, often, you can’t go to a tap, turn it on, and get a drink, or a...
Crater

Crater

October 17th 2019 We’re at Mitspe Ramon for a few days on the Israeli national trail southbound.  This city of about 5,000 people sits on the northeast edge of the world’s largest erosion crater, Makhtesh Ramon.   Rim-walk along the north Makhtesh is a...