Of Mice and Sand

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The Negev is a desert covering over half of Israel’s total land area. Rocky mountain ranges are broken by wadis (dry riverbeds that fill after a rain), and three enormous, craterlike makhteshim (box canyons). It is an inverted triangle, bordered on the west by the desert of the Sinai Peninsula, and on the east by the Arabah valley. The word negev comes from the Hebrew root denoting “dry.” In the Bible, the …

The Art (Supplies) of War

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  I’m a Navy brat, but I’ll readily admit I have no idea how to wage a war. Between writing this book and the next, I’ve learned an awful lot about late Bronze age weaponry and warfare. There are two dates proposed for the Exodus, and therefore for Joshua’s conquest of Canaan. I have chosen the “late date” theory, which …

The Ultimate Kindness – It’s Not What you Think

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  Like little children, we often dislike rules. But God’s rules show us how much God values us, and His relationship with us. The many laws and regulations in the Old Testament were meant to teach the Israelites the same thing.   All the clean/unclean and holy/unholy rules were designed to illustrate that a person could not even touch something that was …

D is for Digging In

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There are two things that begin with D that I am very grateful for that I’ve already written about. One is diversity, and the other is Delta jets. There are several other smaller D words I thankful for. One is denim. I love jeans; I hate dressing up. I don’t mind dresses or skirts, as long as they’re comfy. Comfort …

Reuben’s Home: SaMo

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Rock star Reuben Miller lives makes his home in the beachfront city of Santa Monica, California. Surrounded by Los Angeles, Santa Monica has become a a resort town, and its residents are generally more affluent renters, celebrities, surfers, professionals, and students. Santa Monica beach is the “Baywatch” beach—the beach of the famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) TV show. …

Steve’s Home: Great Barrington

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Mercy Lacewell’s latest contact is Steve LeClerc. His brother’s trucking business is headquartered in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, ranked #1 in Smithsonian magazine‘s 2012 list of “The 20 Best Small Towns in America”. Great Barrington is part of The Berkshires. The Berkshires actually run through Massachusetts and Connecticutt, but the term is used by locals in reference only to the portion of the mountain range that lies within …

Levi’s Home: Gateway to the West

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Levi Shepherd hails from St Louis, Missouri. A huge city with a long history, St. Louis was founded in 1764 and named after Louis IX of France. After England defeated France in the three-sided Seven Years’ War, the area was ceded to Spain. The United States acquired this territory in the Louisiana Purchase, after which St. Louis developed as a major port on the Mississippi River. With its …

Talon’s Home: Madison, Alabama

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Madison,  a quaint town in Alabama is the home of Talon Hawthorne. Less than 30 square miles and less than 50,000 people, tiny Madison is nearly swallowed by its more famous neighbor, Huntsville. However, Madison has plenty of appeal all on its own. The charming city has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live and Top 10 Places …

Gabe’s Home: Space City, USA

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Swampy lakes abutting hi-tech buildings. Alligators sunning themselves in the shadow of rockets reading for the sky. Such is the contradiction of Titusville, Florida, home to Gabriel “Gabe” Mann. Situated across Indian River from the Kennedy Space Center, the city is nicknamed Space City, USA. As a bedroom community for the many nearby space and aeronautics companies, it is home to some 43,000 residents and claims the title “Gateway …