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Cairo – Jesus’ Flight to Egypt & God’s Unusual Leading

God seldom gives us all we need in order to understand—but He always what we need in order to obey. Jesus’ flight to Egypt as a boy offers a great example of how to take comfort when the future seems...

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Pyramids of Giza – Astonishing Monuments and Painful Hopes

When we picture ancient Egypt, we think of deserts, camels, the Nile River, and hieroglyphics. But there’s nothing more iconic of Egypt than the Pyramids of Giza.

(Photo: Giza Pyramids. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

They’re the only...

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Jesus Shows Us Why Our Little Lives Matter So Much

Often the mundane days of our lives tell us lies. They seem to shout how insignificant we are, because all we do seems so small. Jesus’ childhood days in Galilee, near Sepphoris, turn those lies upside down.

(Photo: Sepphoris and Bet Netofa Valley....

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How to Strengthen Yourself in the Lord

Sometimes a disappointing setback in our lives only serves to propel us forward in God’s sovereign plan. In the meantime, we need God’s help to keep going. David’s days at Ziklag show us how.

(Photo: Ziklag, Tel Sera. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library...

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3 Powerful Truths to Know When God Delays

God’s program to give the Promised Land to Abraham and his descendants took some strange turns. For instance? A famine upon the land, Joseph’s imprisonment, and bondage in Egypt. Hardly a joyful journey with God.

(Photo: Great pyramids of Egypt....

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Banias Falls—Where Your Overwhelming Despair Finds its Hope

Sometimes despair can wash over us like a wall of water. One moment we’re dry—the next, we’re dripping with discouragement. I’m talking about an overwhelming sense that it will never get any better.

(Photo: Banias Falls. Courtesy of the Pictorial...

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Beth Shean—When God’s Blessings Seem Too Hard to Hold

Sometimes the blessings God gives you seem hard to hold. In some cases, the difficulty urges us to abandon the blessings. Beth Shean gives us a great example.

(Photo: Beth Shean excavations. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

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The Promised Land and God’s Amazing Provision for Your Life

The tension is nothing new for us who believe in God. It’s just that most days it seems we never have enough. Between the bills, the home upkeep, and the car repairs, it’s tough just to stay afloat. Often, amazingly, God rigs it this way.

In fact, an...

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The Harod Valley – Your Overwhelming Anxiety Finds its Peace

Have you noticed how history repeats itself in our lives? We think we’ve learned to deal with overwhelming anxiety, but each new day offers a new challenge we never would have expected.

(Photo: The Harod Valley. Courtesy of the Pictorial Library of...

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[VIDEO] Our Current Crisis and Jerusalem’s Walls and Gates

Being stuck at home these days compares little to suffering under a siege in an ancient city. But the lessons it offers us are very much the same. That’s probably why I have had numerous members of my Walking the Bible Lands videos suggest I make this...

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