On Feb 26, 2012 Sharon and I will be off to Israel again (We leave on Sharon's birthday so I like to think I am taking my wife to Israel for her birthday gift — guys what do you do for your wife for her birthday?!!!).
The first week in Israel (Feb 27-March 4) we will spend with our friends Greg and Lisa Hatteberg in the Galilee area (the picture above is from the front yard of the home at which we will be staying. Greg and I co-teach a course at Dallas Theological Seminary called "Historical Geography of the Holy Land." We plan do some special touring to places that not all tourist go! (I'll try and post some during this time so check back on this blog.)
For the next two weeks (March 5-16, 2012) I will serve as a Pastor/Teacher on Bus 1 with the Insight for Living Tour. Every second year we have the wonderful privilege of working with Chuck and Cynthia Swindoll on developing and then serving with the IFL Israel Tour.
Insight for Living will produce a video blog every night so check with their web site if you want to see what sites we have visited each day. Check out — http://www.insight.org/ministry/events/video-blog/2012-israel-tour/
Some always ask if we are worried or scared about traveling to Israel. The long answer is NO! I'm only scared when I return back to Dallas!