"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said ...
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“And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” But He said to them, “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?” (Matthew 8:24-27)
Somewhere, long ago, I must have seen an artist’s rendition of
I’ve been to Israel three times, and I’m longing for a fourth … and a fifth. To tell you the truth, I would move there in one heartbeat if the opportunity ever presented itself. I love the people, the land, the sights and sounds and
It’s just an ordinary rock. You could rinse it, scrub it, and polish with all your might, and it wouldn’t look any prettier than it looks right now, right there, sitting on my desktop.
I picked it up on my first trip to Israel, when
I am back among the land of the breathing.
This morning, I opened my eyes and realized two things: one, I had slept through the night without a single coughing fit, and two, I could smell the rain-washed air drifting through our bedroom window. No more