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Monthly Archives: December, 2010

Happy New Year from the Jesus Trail Team! – 2010 Reflections and 2011 Goals

2010 has been a big year for the Jesus Trail!  Thanks to all volunteers, friends and supporters of the trail who have helped to spread the word, come to hike the trail and offered words of encouragement.  We stand amazed at the way the Jesus Trail has been able to grow and be a blessing […]

Christmas in Bethlehem

Looking forward to the celebration of Jesus’ birth, Betsy and I made our way to Joseph, Mary, and soon-to-be-born Jesus’ destination: Bethlehem.  Though we went the easy way by bus this time, we talked about what it would be like to do it again the “real way”—by foot on the 11-day, 160 kilometer Nativity Trail, […]

Hiking the Nativity Trail from Nazareth to Bethlehem

The Bible is full of epic journeys.  At the Jesus Trail, we often talk about the many walks Jesus took in the Galilee, but his first long-distance expedition took place before he wan even born. Over 2000 years ago, Mary and Joseph made the journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem.  They likely traveled with a caravan […]

Mary’s Journey of Hope

Before Jesus walked the trail between Nazareth and Capernaum, Mary walked around her small world of Nazareth. Around two thousand years ago, Christians believe Mary was given an important invitation at Nazareth. Mary was invited to give birth to the Son of God. In first-century Nazareth, Mary’s unexpected pregnancy would have been a great source […]

Trash Fire Causes Worst Wild Fires in Israel’s History

Wildfires on Mount Carmel, a scant 25 miles from Nazareth, have been raging out of control for some three days.  We walked out to Mount Precipice on Thursday evening and could see the smoke curling up in the distance. Our friends living in Haifa fear evacuation from their homes. Over 17,000 people have been evacuated […]

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