Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Verse of the Day

“Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.” Isaiah 46:4

This is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever. Psalm 48:14

“And I will guide you continually.” Isaiah 58:11

Monday, December 29, 2014

Verse of the Day

Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice. (Isaiah 41:10 AMP)

Thursday, December 25, 2014


And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15

Friday, December 19, 2014

Verse of the Day

In hope against hope he believed. . . . Without becoming weak in faith he contemplated his own body . . . and the deadness of Sarah's womb; yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured that what God had promised, He was able also to perform. (Romans 4:18–21)

Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16 ESV)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Verse of the Day

Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. Say to those with anxious heart, “Take courage, fear not." (Isaiah 35:3–4 NASB)

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Come-Stay-Celebrate! By Judith Galblum Pex

Make yourself available to God, and He will use you in ways you can't imagine!
You will be convinced of this as you read the story of John and Judy Pex and their conversions as hippies roaming the world in the 1970s to their immigration to Israel, and how the door opened for them to start a hostel near the Red Sea.
In the volatile and highly-charged atmosphere of the Middle East, the Shelter is a point of reconciliation between believers and non-believers, Jews and non-Jews, Israelis and Arabs, all staying together under one roof. For people from over ninety countries the Shelter Hostel has provided a beacon of light and a welcoming home for thirty years, as the Pexes use their gifts of hospitality and evangelism.

Enjoy these touching and humorous stories that reveal how the Lord uses ordinary people to participate in His extraordinary work.

Margie’s Comments: Ever since I first read and reviewed Judith Pex’s other two books with Cladach—Walk the Land: A Journey on Foot through Israel and A People Tall and Smooth: Stories of escape from Sudan to Israel—I’ve wanted to know more about the hostel she and her husband run in southern Israel. Their testimony of how they came to know the Lord and each other and how the Lord drew them into this wonderful ministry through the hostel is fascinating. Come-Stay-Celebrate is full of stories about Judy and John’s life together. I thoroughly enjoyed reading their story . . . and who knows? Maybe one day I will get to meet this fascinating couple who continue to use their gifts and talents to glorify their Lord. I highly recommend this book to all my readers.

About the author:
Judith Galblum Pex was born in Washington, D.C., but has lived with her husband, John, in Eilat, Israel, since 1976. Twenty-six years ago John and Judith began The Shelter Hostel, a guest house for travelers from all over the world and a drop-in center for anyone searching for physical, emotional, or spiritual support. John, from Holland, is the pastor of the Eilat Congregation, a multi-cultural, non-denominational fellowship.
Judith and John are the parents of four grown children, two of whom are married. All the children live in Israel. In her free time Judith likes to read, hike and camp in the mountains around Eilat, and to snorkel in the Red Sea. Learn more about Judith, her books, and the Pexes’ work and ministry at:

"Judy Pex loves the Lord and she loves Israel. My wife and I have wholeheartedly enjoyed her compelling and wonderfully-written stories about all that God has been accomplishing through her and John and their team. Their fascinating vantage point on Israel and the Jewish people and the spiritual awakening that is happening here provides unique insights that will encourage your faith!"
~Joel C. Rosenberg, New York Times best-selling author of Epicenter and The Last Jihad

Memoir/ Evangelism/ Christian Life/ Messianic Faith/ Israel
5.5" x 8.5" / 264 Pages
Illustrated: 26 photos
ISBN: 9780989101448

For an excerpt from the book, to read more endorsements, and to order from the Cladach website:

Verse of the day

May our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loved us and in his special favor gave us everlasting comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and give you strength in every good thing you do and say. (2 Thessalonians 2:16–17 NLT)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Verse of the Day

Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing. Know that the LORD Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations. (Psalm 100)

Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty expanse. Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with harp and lyre. Praise Him with timbrel and dancing; praise Him with stringed instruments and pipe. Praise Him with loud cymbals; praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD! (Psalm 150)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Verse of the Day

The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It's our handle on what we can't see. . . . It's impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:1, 6 MSG)

Monday, December 8, 2014

Verse of the Day

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8

I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me. Psalm 3:5 nlt

It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:26