Gone To Galilee

Today, after sojourning all this time in Abraham and David country, we gathered our “flocks and herds” together and traveled to Jesus country. Making some stops along the way. We all enjoyed the Dead Sea sunrise, peeking over the Moab mountains. And one of us enjoyed it so much he had to get in the … More Gone To Galilee

Wilderness Day

A foggy morning greeted us in Tel Arad. It was beautiful! The gates of the city gave us a warm welcome. Preparing for a teaching session. Hiking to the Canaanite section of town. Masada: “Please bring those legs that feel like jelly and climb up my backside.” “Then, if you are young and still have … More Wilderness Day

The Land Welcomes “Sweeter Than Honey”

Shalom dear friends! My name is David. I will attempt to keep you up to date on this tour group trip to Israel, dubbed “Sweeter Than Honey.”  Our teacher, Joe Mullet, in association with Talmidim Studies, is doing a wonderful job of leading this group of people from diverse backgrounds and faiths. Our hotel accommodations … More The Land Welcomes “Sweeter Than Honey”

Wadi Zin

Last week we had a warm hike through Wadi Zin, and I think this is a must-see for our groups. The view from the top is breathtaking and I was once again in awe of our Creator.

Herod the Great

You never cease to wonder when you visit the sites of Herod the Great. The northern palace of Masada is a wonder in itself, the fresco walls & fluted pillars which were done with plaster; they’re not solid pillars like Josephus says but they are still amazing.  Walking through Caesarea beside the Mediterranean Sea is … More Herod the Great

A Well-Kept Vine

Last week as we were heading south we stopped in hill country of Judah. As we walked along the path and fields we observed the different trees and plants. I saw this grapevine all by itself, a wild grape vine. {Read Isaiah 5} As you can see we also found a beautiful wine press in … More A Well-Kept Vine

Standing Stones

As we entered Gezer and studied the standing stones, I wondered, What kind of stones are we? Are we impacting those around us like Peter says, Be living stones, stones that represent the Messiah? As you let Jesus shine through you today, you can say with Paul, follow me as I follow Christ.

Kidron Valley

Today as we came out of Hezekiah’s tunnel and sat at the Pool of Siloam I was struck with a new appreciation for the story of the blind man whom Jesus sent from the city to wash at the pool. The path is steep and difficult today, what would it have been like if one was … More Kidron Valley

Ray VanderLaan Seminar | March 2016

Ray VanderLann is coming to Ohio! Dates: March 25th, 26th & 27th 2016 Address: Mt. Hope Auction | 8076 State Route 241, Millersburg, OH 44654 website: http://www.talmidimstudies.org facebook: http://www.facebook.com/talmidimstudies blog: http://www.walkintheland.wordpress.com email: eyoder@talmidimstudies.org Share this event and invite your friends on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/1622982837949809/ Please visit our website to sign up for the ministry newsletter, and to stay … More Ray VanderLaan Seminar | March 2016

-David’s Rambling Escapades and Other Character Studies-

February 16, 2015 A heavenly light shines in the city of Jerusalem as we head south again. We were blown off course* and went Northwest through the hills of Ephraim instead. But the pathways turned out to be flower-strewn. The gates of Tel Lakhish welcomed us with no resistance. There were walls built of mud … More -David’s Rambling Escapades and Other Character Studies-

-Open Our Eyes-

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your Law. Psalm 119:18 We, a band of 7 pilgrims from the lovely land of Holmes county and beyond, are about to leave American soil and return to the land that holds a major part of our hearts. Already we have run into some … More -Open Our Eyes-

Day Five

Quran Beth Shon | Alexander the Great If I bring in Religion, Education, Arts & Media, and Sports then I can change the world. Alexander the Great

Day Three

Today we again were blessed with cooler then normal temperatures, and a nice breeze. We spend all day in the Negev Desert area.  You will notice the land can have a huge contrast difference in a short distance. We did a bit more hiking today, which most of us were ready for. It was a … More Day Three

Day two

The weather this morning was very pleasant with clouds and a nice breeze going through. As we gathered outside our hotel, we felt a few sprinkles of rain! (For Israel that’s like getting snow in Ohio in June!) The weather throughout the day was an unusual cooler temperature for this time of the year. We did … More Day two

The Team is Home!

They arrived at Pittsburg safe and sound around 10 this morning. We’ve been hearing lots of stories and checking out photos and yummy treats from Jerusalem. Thank you Lord for safety! Baruch Hashem Adonai!

The Forth Candle is Lit

Its Hanukkah in Jerusalem. There are candles burning in the windows and outside apartments. Sweet Sufganiyot are sold in every food store in town. I’m loving having the opportunity to be here and experience this time of year, the celebration of deliverance and the miracle of light, with the people directly connected to the origin of … More The Forth Candle is Lit

{My Second Home}

It’s amazing how much this city feels like home. How after a month I don’t mind walking home alone after dark or taking the bus somewhere. How I love running in the fresh fall air and seeing if I can get lost but I always end up at a familiar street again. The skies in Jerusalem … More {My Second Home}

Beautiful Galilee

Hello from the shore of the Sea of Galilee! We’re two days into our four day study up here and it has been amazing! I wanted to post a few of my favorite shots from the two days, but I need to sleep not fiddle around on here. 🙂 We’ve been to Beth Shean, Meggido. … More Beautiful Galilee

Uncrowned Queen of Palestine (and other places)

The drive north through the hill country is amazing. We move out of cenomanian layers to the more rounded eocene hills and then into the deeply eroded Michmatah valley filled with alluvial soil so wonderful for agriculture. (Ha, I love using those terms cause by now you’re all probably scratching your head a bit and … More Uncrowned Queen of Palestine (and other places)

A Blessed Shabbat

My sandals squeak on the stones of an ancient Jerusalem street. The beauty of this special Shabbat morning drenches me in joy. I am in awe of the goodness of God. Yes, the week past has been a bumpy one. Yes, there have been multiple clashes and pains. But does that change the goodness of … More A Blessed Shabbat


Lord Willing we will be in the land of the Text in approximately 27 days. We’re so excited about all the details that God has been working out. He is amazing and slowly, slowly it feels like I’m learning to trust Him in full faith. Thank you for your support in prayer and finances. We … More Shalom…