I’ve been to Israel twice, once with a Christian archaeologist. It’s fascinating to envision life as Bible peoples knew it. Yet it’s almost impossible to break down the huge wall of distance, time, language and culture. I made a documentary with this focus from my 54 hours of footage touring Israel. To see more, click on “Tour Israel by Remote”:
What Did Going to Israel do for Me?
Forgiveness is like buying a house. When you first determine to forgive it’s like a huge down payment, and regularly afterwards, more payments. More re-commitments to forgive. For 12 years I was a mess. Actually from childhood I was a mess. But one domino caused the next to fall, and the next, up until when I married a man. That was to escape my inability to heal from my emotional pain and inefficient coping mechanisms. As my marriage was falling apart my pain got 2-3 times worse than my failing marriage caused, due to another individual’s deception (not my husband). Then, going to Israel those 2 times—at the height of all this pain—gave me a bigger boost healing than anything else ever could.
What Can Encourage You?
I made my documentary with plans to sell it on DVDs, so called it “Tour Israel by Remote.” But since then I decided instead to offer it for free by segments, published weekly on YouTube. It’s more important to me to share what I learned if I can encourage and bless many more people with it.
I’m convinced this fascination is contagious, but my prayer is your confidence in God will become contagious, too.
Changes for my website
Praise the Lord! My students finished helping me with the latest technology and now I’ll be busy all summer with improving my presentations and organizing my material to significantly improve your experience here. If you want to keep tabs on the latest edits, check out the bottom of my blog index.
- Putting out a Fleece, Casting Lots, and Choosing that Hill to Die on February 24, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 3 of 3 February 17, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 2 of 3 February 10, 2020
- False Humility in the NT, Apocrypha, and Pseudepigrapha, Part 1 of 3 February 3, 2020
- Christ’s Temptation as our Inspiration January 26, 2020
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My Plans for Blogging
My story of forgiveness and healing is quite unrelated to envisioning the Bible world. But since our world is sin and pain infested, I suspect many will want to hear more about my personal experience. I anticipate writing a couple of blogs about this, but mostly I’ll focus on envisioning the Bible world.
Heather, Christmas 2021
Plans for Improved Website:
The following documentary links are gradually going to disappear from here this summer, appearing instead under the menu option “Tour Israel.” There, I’ll cover more introduction and pictures to the areas these links cover.