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A Small Cloud July 24, 2014

Filed under: faith,life,Scripture — Amy @ 4:35 pm

What does it take for you to know that God will answer the prayer that has been on your heart for days or weeks or years? Do you know what I mean? The prayer that drives you to your knees…the prayer that keeps you up at night…the prayer that is in your every breath. Will God show himself faithful? Will God show himself faithful to me?small-cloud

I know God is faithful. Will he show himself faithful to me?

After the Lord sent fire from heaven and burned up the altars of Baal, Elijah told Ahab that he should go eat and drink because there is the sound of heavy rain. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky. In fact, it hadn’t rained in three years. So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah went to the top of Mount Carmel, knelt down to the ground with his face between his knees. He sent his servant to look towards the sea. Elijah stayed humbled on the ground with his forehead in the dirt. The servant came back and said that there was nothing there. There was nothing there. Elijah said, “Go back.” Elijah sent him again and again and again. Each time the servant returned with nothing to report, until the seventh time. On the seventh time, the servant said, “I saw a cloud the size of a man’s fist that was coming in from the sea.” That’s all Elijah needed. He told his servant to tell Ahab to get his chariot ready and go home now before the rains stop you. Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel.”  ~I Kings 18


Have you seen a fist-sized cloud? A small cloud can offer great hope.

Don’t miss the small, fist-sized cloud.

I have seen a cloud, a small cloud about the size of a man’s fist. I praise God for the small cloud.

Our God will show himself faithful to me and to you.


Headwaters of the Jordan River June 16, 2013

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Galilean Coast

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Sea of Galilee

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Leaving Jerusalem June 14, 2013

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Jill here…  Our guide is amazing!  His name is Yossi Paz and he has figured out what these kids like and boy have we had some adventures!  Last night after dinner, we loaded up the bus again for an evening tour of the lights of Jerusalem. We walked on top of the walls of Jerusalem and peeked in on a Rabbinical school where we saw Jewish boys sitting in a room full of books studying the Torah.  They do that for 18 hours each day.  We also were able to walk through the cemetery where all the Jews want to be buried. It houses Absalom’s tomb and Zachariah’s tomb.  The archeologist working on that site was Yossi’s friend and he left a door open for us so we were able to climb up into one of the temple’s and take a picture. We felt very Indiana Jonesish.

Our first stop this morning was the Mount of Olives for a great view overlooking Jerusalem.  We reflected on how Jesus wept when he looked out over the city. Our next stop was the Garden of Gethsemane.  It is one of the few places that looks very similar to what it would have looked like when Jesus was there. We were able to go off alone for some quiet time before coming back to reflect. We also spent some time in the wilderness.

Garden of Gethsemane

Garden of Gethsemane


Sea of Galilee


Israel June 12, 2013

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We made it to Israel. We have been touring nonstop. Students are doing great! The hotel doesn’t have free wifi.

We are eating lunch after a morning of touring.





Last Day of Class at the Artemis June 10, 2013

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