Recent Blog Posts

The Israel Museum

  The Israel Museum, located on the west side of Jerusalem near the Knesset, serves as Israel’s Smithsonian. Like any vast museum, it’s full of exhibits and one must be selective in visiting due to time restraints. Here are four areas worth investigating for a pleasant half-day’s adventure. (You might check the schedule before you […]

The Mount of Beatitudes

  This week in Israel we pondered the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) on the Mount of Beatitudes, at or near the spot where Jesus taught 2000 years ago on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. An Inaugural Sermon: This was our Lord’s first recorded sermon. I’ve read the biographies of many great preachers, and I always pay […]

Bumping into Success Wherever You Go

  A Study of Joshua 1:8-9 The most life-changing decision we can make is our commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. That’s a decision I made as a child and ratified in college. I don’t remember the date of my childhood decision, but I remember very well September 3, 1971, when, at age […]

Cornbread Salad

  For our family birthday / Memorial Day party, I decided to make a large serving of Cornbread Salad, which my sister, Ann, and I learned about at Shirley’s Restaurant on Watauga Lake near our home in Roan Mountain. I made a double batch of cornbread the night before and left it on the counter to […]