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Mount of Beatitudes—Beauty that Illustrates Truth

Mount of Beatitudes—Beauty that Illustrates Truth by Wayne Stiles http://www.waynestiles.com/mount-of-beatitudes-beauty-that-illustrates-truth/#more-6406 The hills surrounding the Sea of Galilee frame the lake like a portrait. In spring, the hillsides burst with wildflowers, fresh grass, and spectacular color. The tranquil slopes tower above … Continue reading

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Caesarea—Explore Israel’s Harbor & Herod’s Palace

Caesarea—Explore Israel’s Harbor & Herod’s Palace by Wayne Stiles http://www.waynestiles.com/caesarea-explore-israels-harbor-herods-palace/#more-6166 The straight line of Israel’s seacoast has never lent itself to significant harbors.For centuries, only Joppa in the south and Acco in the north provided modest havens for ships. But in … Continue reading

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Facing the Facts with Faith

Facing the Facts with Faith by Wayne Stiles http://www.waynestiles.com/facing-the-facts-with-faith/#more-6121 Today you will be told to face the facts. Usually, that means bad news. You don’t have the money The doctor’s report doesn’t look good. Time is running out on your … Continue reading

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Lachish—Blending the Bible, History, & Archaeology

Lachish—Blending the Bible, History, & Archaeology by Wayne Stiles http://www.waynestiles.com/lachish-blending-the-bible-history-archaeology/#more-6102 Screams of war had occurred precisely where I stood.Hebrew and Assyrian arrows spraying at each other. Sling stones crushing armor and skulls. Assyrian battering rams methodically picking apart the city’s … Continue reading

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The Negev’s Sde Boker—The Lord Has Made Room for Us

The Negev’s Sde Boker—The Lord Has Made Room for Us by Wayne Stiles http://www.waynestiles.com/the-negevs-sde-boker-the-lord-has-made-room-for-us/#more-155 It takes great vision to see something where there is nothing.Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, saw the vast expanse of Israel’s Negev as something that offered … Continue reading

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Joppa’s Greatest Export—God’s Compassion

Joppa’s Greatest Export—God’s Compassion by Wayne Stiles http://www.waynestiles.com/joppas-greatest-export-gods-compassion/#more-5772 If you ever get to stay at a seaside hotel in Tel Aviv, be sure and stroll down the beautiful boardwalk to ancient Joppa. I try to do it every time I’m … Continue reading

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Capernaum—Jesus Slept Here (And Why)

Capernaum—Jesus Slept Here (And Why) by Wayne Stiles http://www.waynestiles.com/capernaum-jesus-slept-here-and-why/#more-5689 Not many places in Galilee can genuinely claim to be the “Town of Jesus.” But every visitor who enters the ancient site of Capernaum passes a sign that makes that boast. … Continue reading

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How to Take Your Accountability to God Seriously

How to Take Your Accountability to God Seriously by Wayne Stiles http://www.waynestiles.com/how-to-take-your-accountability-to-god-seriously/#more-5645 We don’t like accountability. Oh, we like the idea of accountability. For governing officials. For pastors and priests. For bankers and doctors. But personally? Uh, no thanks. We … Continue reading

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Samaria’s Crumbling Ruins—A Capital Lesson

Samaria’s Crumbling Ruins—A Capital Lesson by Wayne Stiles http://www.waynestiles.com/samarias-crumbling-ruins-a-capital-lesson/ I stood on the crumblings of an Iron Age acropolis with a valley all around the isolated hill. Cool breezes offset the summer heat, but its haze still obscured the western … Continue reading

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Chorazin—Sitting in the Seat but Missing the Message

Chorazin—Sitting in the Seat but Missing the Message by Wayne Stiles  http://www.waynestiles.com/chorazin-sitting-in-the-seat-but-missing-the-message/#more-4912 From a distance, the place seems as if it’s hiding. I don’t blame it for trying.After all, it remains one of the three cities in Galilee that Jesus … Continue reading

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