It’s coming! Only days away!
It has been seventeen years since my daughter, Michelle, and I have been on a trip together, and this one is extra special, for several reasons.
It has been 16 months since we lost my son, Steven. With his passing, our lives are forever changed. Michelle and I have drawn nearer to God, calling on our faith to carry us the days we could not walk. Hearing the truth in scripture, its peace and confidence has given us strength to arrive at this moment in time. We now look to our future hope in Jesus Christ.
We've wanted to travel to Israel and prayed and looked for the right time and opportunity. I was delighted to discovered that one of my favorite Biblical fiction authors, Mesu Andrews, was putting a trip together to Israel with a side trip to Petra. When my husband, Gil, suggested Michelle and I go together . . . well, I needed no further prompting! To say we are excited is putting it mildly.
Spiritual pilgrimage, a time to draw ever nearer to our Savior, a time to strengthen our mother/daughter bond, a time of healing, a chance to walk in the steps of Jesus and the prophets, seeing the empty tomb - so many possibilities in the adventure ahead. And for me, the history lover, storyteller, it is also an opportunity to research and absorb the country of Israel - homeland of my heroine, Tirzah, in The Weaver’s Dream.
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Shalom My Friends!