Hurricane Katrina: The Wilderness Years

God delivered in a mighty way and the people quickly forgot. That’s the scene in Exodus 16 and that is the scene that plays out in my heart. After years in slavery, God delivered His people from captivity in Egypt. With His mighty hand, He parted the waters of the Red Sea and His people passed to freedom on dry land. They saw a great … Continue reading Hurricane Katrina: The Wilderness Years

Oh Jerusalem: Shawarmas, the shema and a tractor at church

I’ve lost count of just how many times I’ve been to Jerusalem, but one fact that is sure: Jerusalem never disappoints. The sights, sounds and smells overwhelm visitors to this ancient, complicated city. Jerusalem serves as the crossroads of three world religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam. If you are an observer of people like me, you’ll enjoy the strange juxtaposition of exuberant religious devotion and … Continue reading Oh Jerusalem: Shawarmas, the shema and a tractor at church

Windswept

“Farmer walking in dust storm Cimarron County Oklahoma” by Arthur Rothstein A Tribute to My Grandparents and the Oklahomans of the Great Depression   By Gary D. Myers They were the noble ones. Not descendants of kings, politicians or titans of industry – just common folk with uncommon character. Sharecroppers, laborers, hired hands, women and children. True nobility is not something to which men and … Continue reading Windswept

Digging & traveling in biblical lands

“So what does this prove?” Someone asked this well-intentioned question about New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s ongoing excavation in Israel of the Gezer water system after I posted an article about it two years ago. The truth is, our major find that season did not “prove” anything in the Bible. Archaeology has done much to shed light on the Bible and sometimes archaeologists uncover evidence … Continue reading Digging & traveling in biblical lands

Thirty Years Later, ‘I Miss All the Little Things’

When I first noticed the lights of a lone car in the distance, fear washed over me. Headlights pierced the darkness of the moonless night as the car topped a small hill nearly a quarter of mile away. I watched across the open field as the car bounced down the bumpy dirt road­ until it was out of view behind a grove of trees. I … Continue reading Thirty Years Later, ‘I Miss All the Little Things’

An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part Three

Part One  |  Part Two I once was lost, but now I’m found. Getting lost in the woods caused me to stop and think. Since I maneuvered my way out of the canyon I’ve been pondering the meaning of the word “lost” as Jesus used it in the New Testament. I have also been pondering the words “light” and “dark” as well – two common … Continue reading An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part Three

An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part Two

Click photo to see an overview of the area. Click Here for Part One By Gary D. Myers I was lost in the woods and ashamed of myself for admitting it. How could I break rule number one? (Rule Number One for Exploring: Never admit you’re lost and keeping on search for the way). To by fair, I only broke part of rule number one. … Continue reading An Unexpected Journey: New appreciation for the word ‘lost’ – Part Two