Trip to the Holy Land
Truly a memorable day
I first met Oscar Kohl more than 22 years ago. It was under the most humble of circumstances: I was with a group of volunteers who would get up at 4 a.m. each morning to work in the banana fields b...
The long way home
The Sunday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year. Airports and flights are crowded and the weather can be bad. If you travel on that day, the chances are that you m...
Feb 03, 2010
Preparation for the Feast of the Sacrifice
It seemed that the remarkable souks (markets) in the Old City of Jerusalem were more crowded than normal. The sights and sounds and smells of the Old City are always an unforgettable experience. Wh...
Jan 27, 2010
A center set on a hill
The BYU Jerusalem Center is spectacular. Hugging the side of a prominent hill at the northern end of the Mount of Olives, the eight-story building is a wonder to behold. While the building is wonde...
On the front lines...
Ian Boyd has a rather demanding job. As a military attaché for the United States government in Israel, Colonel Boyd is a traffic cop on the Road Map to Peace. An attaché is a high-ranking military ...
Hunter becomes the hunted
When you meet a Maughan, it doesn’t take long to learn that they love to hunt. I have been hearing Maughan family hunting stories for decades and even if only ten percent of them are true, they are...
A visit to Bethlehem
The birthplace of the Prince of Peace is, quite often, not a peaceful place. In ancient times, Bethlehem was an isolated, small village in a dusty corner of the Holy Land. Today, the city sits at t...
Dec 16, 2009