Our Firm Foundation

Earlier this month, Jodie and I spent ten days as pilgrims in Israel with Michael Easley and a group of others. It was an unforgettable experience. My first trip to “the land” changed my perspective on many things, but I wasn’t expecting a new appreciation for rocks to be among them.

Everywhere you travel throughout... Read More

Rosh Hashanah

The feasts of the Jewish people are a source of fascination. They emit an intentional time of celebration, reflection, and repentance for the people as a whole. Rosh Hashanah is the feast of trumpets as explained in Leviticus 23:23-25 and is still celebrated by Orthodox Jews today.

A shofar is blown – a way to call the people... Read More

Guide Spotlight: David Tal

David Tal is a beloved guide by the guests who are privileged to have him on their tour. He shares many stories, personal experiences, and answers many questions from his groups. David brings a passion and love for the land, history, and the Lord.

Recently, we were able to talk with David and find out some interesting facts... Read More

Give What You Have

“…Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.”1 Samuel 17:32

David didn’t doubt for a moment what God could do – he immediately volunteered. David ran to meet the enemy, without a hint of hesitation.

It didn’t matter that David was uneducated or that his physical strength... Read More

Reasons To Consider Travel Insuance

One of the most common questions we receive is, “Should I purchase travel insurance?” Our team believes so strongly in having travel insurance that each staff member who travels on our tours goes with travel insurance coverage.

The reasons listed below are not exhaustive, but are representative of situations our guests have encountered.

Here are some reasons to consider... Read More

The Suddenlys of Jesus

It is easy to adopt a mindset that Jesus only appears to us in a certain way – through a specific passage of Scripture, through certain pastors, in a specific style of worship or living. Yet, Jesus showed Himself in a variety of ways.

The disciples were afraid when Jesus appeared to them on the Sea of Galilee. John’s... Read More

Spring in Israel

Spring has come to Israel! It is a beautiful time of blossoming, beauty, and blessing.

Many may not associate these adjectives with a spring in the desert, yet the splendor of spring comes even to the desert.

Spring intitiates the beginning of dry season in Israel. After an incredibly sparse rainy season, Israel is in need of rain. With the current drought in California,... Read More

Celebrating Purim

Purim may be one of the lesser known Jewish holidays; but it holds great significance as a reminder of God’s faithfulness and deliverance.

The celebration of Purim was established in the book of Esther. It was issued by Mordecai as a commemoration of days in which “the Jews got relief from their enemies, and as the month... Read More

Life Detours

Detours can be frustrating and time consuming, especially when it feels as though we have swerved off of the main road. Yet in the spiritual life, God seems to allow us to be detoured. One of the longest detours of all time happened to the children of Israel in the wilderness. What should have taken them eleven days to enter the... Read More

Five Golden Rings

If you are like most readers of Matthew 1, you probably skip over the genealogy of Jesus. It’s a list of people – some familiar and others strangers to your Biblical study.  And if you have happened to hear a sermon on Matthew 1 compared to the genealogy in Luke 3, you most likely have heard Matthew includes women in his... Read More