Some of My Favorite Things in Israel

At times, it’s challenging being out of our country. Events happen, some very saddening and though I have people here to talk to, it’s just not the same being away from my family. Being in Rivka has been a tremendous blessing, but it can be hard.

However, there are times where it’s been just plain fun. Israel is a beautiful country and though we’ve worked really hard, we’ve had a blast doing some of the fun things around the country. I’m a bit adventurous at times, so I’ve climbed an unsteady rockface a time too many. We’ve seen rocky beaches, tasted great food, and seen sights that I will remember for the rest of my life. Here’s some of the best:

Sea of Galilee. Retrace the steps of Jesus as he called disciples to him. It’s a beautiful site and one worth taking time to see.

Western Wall. We’ve seen it on TV. Seeing it person brought me to tears. What a site! Praying there is surreal.

Yad Vashem. Reading about the holocaust in history books and experiencing the history in Yad Vashem are two entirely different experiences. Take time. Remember. Pray.

Gethsemane. The stories of the Bible come alive in Israel. None more than this beautiful garden.



It’s humbling to be a part of this archaeology project.


I don’t know where to begin.

We’ve begun to discovery some really cool artifacts. I’m not able to talk about them until they’ve been catalogued, but the things we’ve seen are just humbling.

It’s humbling to know I’m a part of history.

Finding Bible artifacts that will add just another little bit to our shared story. Our history.

This. Is. Awesome.