Resurrection Sunday!

My wife and I want to wish everyone a joyous Easter, and say that we love you and really, really miss you! We are eager to get back in the classroom, back on the road, and especially getting together this fall to “Lift the roof off!” God bless you all! On this day, Christians around the world traditionally celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! And I’m very thankful, for it’s by his resurrection that we may avail ourselves of its []


Mykonos, a beautiful island! In my opinion however, it doesn’t compare to Santorini or Rhodes. For one, it is colder and very windy. Jackie Onassis brought a lot of attention to this little jewel in the Greek Islands, and we’re told that a lot of famous people now like to come here. There are over 6,000 Greek islands, how many can you name? The water is amazing everywhere! Here’s just a few photos of the Island of Mykonos. We have found that []

The Island of Rhodes

Rhodes comes from the Gk. RHODOS or RHODAS,and it means ‘roses.’ The Isle of Roses. Reminded me of RHODOdendron in Washington. We have been here before, so I only took a few pictures, mostly on my phone. I would have to email each one to myself to get them on here. I’m sure I already blogged it in 2015 anyway. We did a walking tour today, and then came back to the ship for lunch, and set out to just walk about []


Capernaum (cah-pear-nay-OOM) is in the upper west corner of the Sea of Galilee, and cited often in the gospels. Matt 4:13 “And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim.” The end of the name is the same as with the Prophet Nahum (Nah-hoom). Capernaum, meaning the home of Nahum. “And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, []

Cruisin’ 4a Bruisin’

About cruising Why cruise? Well it’s not all you may imagine it to be. Of course everyone wants to visit the destinations, but touring, and actually learning can be more of a brusin‘ than a cruisin‘. Instead of breezing along popping grapes, you’re up early, rushing out to meet your group and gone all day. Your next 8-12 hours is more like the title of Watchman Nee’s book; ‘sit, walk, stand.’ We took our first cruise ever, back in 2015, and loved []

Northern Israel

The name Galilee means rolling hills. That’s exactly what you’ll find there, and it’s the name of the entire region taking in Capernaum, Tiberias and Nazareth. That day, we briefly visited Nazareth with its rolling landscape and many tourist shops, besides a few notable landmarks. Again, there is nothing of Christian interest that the Catholics haven’t capitalized on. Then we visited Capernaum, (pron. ‘coppernay-HOOM’) near the Sea of Galilee. The River Jordan flows out of the south of the Sea, all the []

Jerusalem pt.II

I looked from the Mt. of Olives eastward with the Temple mount to my back, and saw Jordan in the distance (above). Then I looked westward toward the Temple once more and the graves of Israel were right under me and the many gnarled olive trees of Gethsemane as well; some being 1,000 years old, that virtually appear dead. Christ, Isaiah said, “would grow up before him (God) as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he []