Pastor Gilson's Blog

March 2013

Mar 16

There's No Place Like Home

Thursday March 14 - 6 pm somewhere over Michigan (in a plane) Home Coming... As I make this last leg of my journey, I thought I would just give one last update about my last day in Israel.  I had an amazing time, but most certainly was ready to come home.  I missed all of you a great deal, most especially family.  So, my last...
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Mar 12

Overflowing...

Tuesday March 12 - 5pm from hotel in Jerusalem.   Fill, Full, Overflowing.  Today was,  as were the other days, one place and experience after another.  Tonight we have free time to do whatever we want, and I have a free hour before dinner so I thought I would be productive.  (Actually I was afraid that if I laid...
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Mar 11

Something Old & Something New...

Monday March 11 - 11pm from Jerusalem   Who knew - Something so Old, Could be so New?   Today was another interesting day in which I experienced many old things that were new to me.  We left early, again... in order beat crowds and do more without having to spend all our time in lines.    We left Jerusalem this...
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Mar 10

Time changes everything...

Sunday March 10 - 10:30 pm from hotel room in Jerusalem   Time changes everything.   Good Sunday afternoon to you.   I understand everything went well this morning for worship.  Thank you Gary and Tom.  TIme, changes everything.   Yes, I know you all sprung forward last night and you are now only 6 hours behind...
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Mar 9

Joy to the World....

Saturday March 9th  - 9:30pm from Jerusalem   On the way to Jerusalem, in Jerusalem, and Bethlehem... Sound like a full day?  Yep, it was.  It was also my most intimate, personal and emotional day so far.   Where to begin?   We headed out early from our hotel in Tiberius south, a route Jesus not doubt took...
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Mar 9

God's Powerful Word

  Friday March 8th 10:30pm from Hotel in Tiberius   Please read all of this when you get a second,  It's worth it. Walking with Jesus in Galilee.  That sums up the multiple, incredible events and locations for today.   While the Biblical history of the first day was amazing.  Let me share about how I saw...
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Mar 8

Shores of the Sea of Galilee

Thursday March 7 at 9pm at Hotel on the shores of the Sea of Galilee                        Sea of Galilee Magnificent, Amazing, Spectacular, Unbelievable!  These are just a few of the words that my travel companions and I where...
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Mar 6

Our reason and journey really begins today

Thursday March 7, at 3:30 am   Yes, it is 3:30am and I got a good 6 hours of sleep and am wide awake.  I feel tons better so I thought I would let you know what is the plan for today.   Leaving the hotel, (which by the way is very nice) we drive north today along the  Mediterranean to Caesarea to view the ruins of the...
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Mar 6

We made it...

Wednesday March 6 8:30pm from Tel Aviv For all our family and friends, we have all arrived safely including Jerry and Roxie who made it in time for dinner this evening at 7pm.   We are 7 hours ahead of all of you, just so you all have a frame of reference.  The last 24+ hours have been full, as you can imagine.    Tuesday...
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Mar 4

Now I lay me down to sleep

  Blog post - Monday March 4 10:30 pm   We took in and were overshadowed this evening in Time Square.  Nice place to visit - lots of lights and lots and lots of people.  It is a lifestyle that some enjoy but I won't miss.     I got to meet and speak with lots of interesting people.  Best lines of the...
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Mar 4

Off to the Big Apple

Blog Post 3/4/13 from Grand Rapids 8:30 am We arrived at the airport 2 hours before flight as we are supposed to. The only ''hitch" was Tony got a pat down through security. He said, ' They sure are thorough'. We are sitting in the airport as I'm sure we will be doing quite a bit for the next two days. As I was thinking about this trip to...
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Mar 3

Ready, Set, Go...

From my living room.    Sunday, March 3 - 7:20 pm. OK!   I have my bags packed.  Check.  Trip & plans are all set.  Check.  Church is in order (as of this morning)  Check. Home and cars are set.  Check.   Family is... Well ...check.   While I am really excited for the next 14 days of...
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