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The Gateway Arch, St. Louis MO

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Last weekend, hubby and I were in Missouri. We were there for the city’s half marathon. He was a participant, and I was there to lend support. It was also an opportunity to see a bit of St. Louis. We … Continue reading

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St. Augustine, FL

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St. Augustine, Florida claims to be the oldest city in the United States. It is located on the northeast coast of Florida. The city was founded by Spanish colonizers in 1565. I have been to different cities in Florida, but … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: An Ancient Road in Jerusalem

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Pontoon Cruise at Canaveral National Seashore

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Spotted a couple dolphins (captured on video for you)! Hubby and I had a few days break from the cold in the northeast over the weekend. We went to Florida on my long weekend off from work. It was great … Continue reading

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Oils of Ancient Scripture

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In Israel, anointing oils are popular souvenir items. The use of oil for spiritual and physical well-being is an ancient tradition that is still part of the lives of many today. In fact, I have been invited a couple of … Continue reading

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The Ruins of Ancient Capernaum

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The village of Capernaum is mentioned multiple times in the Bible. It was a fishing village in the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. Its ruins was discovered in 1838. Excavations in 1905 revealed the remains of a synagogue … Continue reading

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The Baptismal Site at the Jordan River

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Yardenit Baptismal Site located in the Galilee Region of northern Israel attracts members of all faiths, and receives on average 400,000 visitors a year. It is not the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ, but an alternative site established by the … Continue reading

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Israeli Snacks

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While in a foreign country, my husband and I enjoy checking out grocery stores for snacks. We checked out the nearest grocery store to our hotel in Degania in Israel. The pricey items turned us off, so we just grabbed … Continue reading

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The Ancient Boat from the Sea of Galilee

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In 1986, two fishermen brothers who are also amateur archeologists from Kibbutz Ginnosar in Israel, found the remains of an ancient boat in the shore of Galilee. Drought had receded the water level of the lake and exposed the beach. … Continue reading

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Beit She’an National Park, Israel

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Beit She’an National Park is the location of the ruins of the ancient city of Beit She’an. The earliest settlement there is said to have been founded in 6000 BCE. The site is in the Galilee region of northern Israel. … Continue reading

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