Lest you dash your foot against a stone, or how God conquered my fears in the Holy Land

An aerial view of Masada.

An aerial view of Masada.

While I was in the Holy Land, many Scripture verses surfaced in my mind and heart as I stood in the places of the Old and New Testaments. But, the one I found myself recalling most often was Psalm 91:

For you have made the LORD, my refuge,
            Even the Most High, your dwelling place.

     No evil will befall you,
            Nor will any plague come near your tent.

     For He will give His angels charge concerning you,
            To guard you in all your ways.

     They will bear you up in their hands,
            That you do not strike your foot against a stone. (Ps 91:9-12)

Why this one?

Well, I have to confess that it was less an expression of spiritual or historical meaning and (more…)

Morning Air at 5:15am EST

Tomorrow, Thursday, June 5, at 5:15am EST I’ll be chatting with Morning air guest host John Harper about my trip to Israel and the importance of pilgrimages. Please join us live or catch the podcast later here.

Popes and Patriarchs

Old City from the Mount of the OlivesAfter a couple gallons of homemade electrolyte replacement sports drink, a hoard of supplements,  and a few good nights of sleep, I’m back to work and ready to continue telling you about my amazing adventures in the Holy Land. Even with my best efforts, I came home depleted and needing rejuvenation. That’s what ten days of profuse sweating, walking miles and miles (more…)