Thursday, October 23, 2014


by clay on 10/14/2014

Gezer Water System 2015 Dig
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 02:53 PM PDT
Gezer Water System Expedition
May 24 – June 11, 2015
Tel Gezer, Israel

THE PROJECT:Participate in the excavation of an ancient Canaanite water system at Tel Gezer in Israel.

DATES: May 24 – June 11, 2015. Volunteers should plan to arrive no later than May 22, and those working all three weeks should plan departures for June 12 or 13.

COST: $1800 for the 3-week season, or $600 per week (Extra days $100/day) + airfare. Costs cover room, board and weekend travel. Preference will be given to three-week participants. Participants are responsible for their own flights to and from Israel. The dig will arrange airport pickup.

WEEKEND TRAVEL:The expedition will arrange several field trips covering key areas of Israel. Weekend travel costs are included in the excavation pricing.

ACCOMMODATIONS:Volunteers will be housed in air-conditioned rooms at the Neve Shalom Guest House, with three to four persons per room.

ACADEMIC CREDIT:Undergraduate or graduate course credit for up to 6 semester hours is available. Additional tuition fees apply.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Dan Warner ( or Dr. Dennis Cole (

Sponsored by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s
Moskau Institute of Archaeology/Center for Archaeological Research
and the Israel Nature and Park Authority

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by clay on 10/09/2014

Aging is:
Losing sleep
Losing a child
Losing a step
Losing a dream
Losing vitality ounce by ounce
Losing a best friend
Losing a wife
Losing a job to retirement
Losing time
Gaining heartache
Getting ahead
Seeing the foolish things you thought important pass by
Knowing what’s important twenty-five years too late
A child coming back to the Lord
Peace with yourself
Painful achy days
Spending time with Jesus
Seeing heaven just over the horizon and looking forward to it
Missing trips you’ve waited all your life to take
Learning there won’t be any more walks on the Seine
No more long trips in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

But most importantly it is sharing Jesus with the people you meet
Telling others of the victory the Lord has in your life
Expressing the joy you feel as you sit with your Bible in your easy chair
Experiencing His presence as you read His Word
Feeling Him at work in your heart, wiping away your tears
Seeing Jesus guide you step by step
Telling Him I love you Lord, I love this life you’ve given me
Quietly listening as the Holy Spirit rejoices in your presence
Thanking the Lord of all for all you have: JESUS IS LORD OF ALL

Clay Corvin age: 67 October 9, 2014 New Orleans, LA

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September 13, 2014

Amazing, unbelievable, miracle All things I think as I consider what we have done Forty-six years together Each year a gift of grace We forged a partnership-it required unselfish devotion and forgiveness You have given 150% and taught me to give my best Trust has been a benchmark of our faith in each other Jesus […]

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August 24, 2014

THE REALITIES OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE EPH 1:3-14 Praise the Lord, His will is perfect, He is always good The Holy Trinity-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the source of our blessing His blessings showered upon us in the heavenlies, where Satan roams That prince of the powers of the air may haunt the heavenlies […]

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August 16, 2014

EPH 1:1-3 WE THINK We think about God in our terms So limited – So disappointing Why this and why that -God should do this God doesn’t exist – God does exist like this Did God? – How can God? I can’t imagine God would – and yet we have no imagination Our intellect is […]

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August 9, 2014

BELIEF CHANGES EVERYTHING  - GEN 15:1-6 Do you believe God?  Do you believe Him for your situation? We need to move from knowing about Him to knowing Him To understand that His 7,000 plus promises in the Bible are true They are written to me and you for guidance in our daily life I believe […]

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July 19, 2014

I grew up there-with lions and tigers and bears Mysteries abounded-yet it sheltered me from the unknown Deep in the recesses of my mind-it is a place I’m known And loved Throughout victories and defeat-I was welcomed as me Warts and all it was where I belonged Something happened as a teenager I roamed-seeking new […]

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July 3, 2014

Cool at 88 degrees, breezy and low humidity-Birmingham weather on Thursday July 3, 2014. I’m sitting at a Starbucks in Brookwood Village nestled against a low hill with a nice shade over the parking lot. I’m not sure what I thought it would be like to spend ten days in the city of my youth. […]

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IT ISN’T HARD (1 Kings 8:1-66)

June 11, 2014

It isn’t hard to ignore the Lord, we feel so accomplished and complete Hurting all over, ignoring our defeats We maintain a sense of eternity, no rational reason for belief But we do believe, Jesus is our strength-HE is God’s everything Night rolls into day, time flies by-leaving our good intentions high and dry What […]

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June 3, 2014

Kind words Precious living Time enough for worry Let’s focus on the good All around are lights from the Lord Think on these things Jesus is Lord We serve Him We glorify Him He loves us Rest as you face adversity God is in control His Word is a light unto our feet A lamp […]

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May 18, 2014

Life is a journey, some old some new Always voices pulling at you Famous last words predicting our path We must learn to think and make good choices Who will we listen too? Daniel Webster ridiculed the purchase of California Today if it were a country it would be the 5th largest GDP economy in […]

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GOOD NEWS (MK 15:42-16:8)

April 19, 2014

Sin has overwhelmed us Each one dead in their trespass and sin Christ has made it possible for our forgiveness God has met our desperate need Joseph of Arimethaea a member of the Sanhedrin Had covertly followed Jesus At the Cross Joseph changed He knew the sacrifice Jesus had made Defying his fears Joseph asked […]

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April 12, 2014

Jesus submitted Himself to the establishment Abused by the leaders who swore to do God’s will They lied and cheated the system Abusing Jesus they convicted Him and delivered Him to Pilate Jesus knew what would happen Willingly He accepted the road to the Cross He knew our sin; it destroyed Him His heart near […]

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March 21, 2014

Held a prisoner Info to come Walking daily by faith Knowing His way Believing He’s won No matter the outcome Holding on A prisoner no more His victory underscored Info has come We will walk another day Jesus is my ONE I know what victory tastes like I know how darkness feels The Lord never […]

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GETHSEMANE (MK 14:32-42)

March 15, 2014

Jesus sweated drops of blood His pain for our sin His agony complete Christ knew what was ahead He felt the loneliness we feel and yet without sin Adam yielded to Satan Jesus yielded to God My life has been and is filled with sin Even though I seek to grow It’s always a struggle […]

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March 2, 2014

The Gospel of Mark presents the activities of Jesus Fast paced, not concerned about the finer points of theology Just the facts please All about what Jesus did Christ came preaching salvation Repent and believe in the Gospel Change your mind, change your direction The Lord is alive and He loves you – Turn away […]

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February 22, 2014

JESUS the suffering servant, came to minister not be ministered too His love so great He gave His life, while I was still dead in my sin Christ was a real person and the power of God, He led a perfect life Serving by faith, walking by faith, living by faith, dying by faith Jesus, […]

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January 25, 2014

Life is passing by at an alarming rate, tomorrow never arrives We are consigned to today, All we do and say is right now today The world lulls us to sleep, Identifying work as things we do But the Word clearly defines prayer as work, Work we must do now Faith is fundamental to our […]

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January 18, 2014

KELLY AND ADAM (married Jan 11, 2014) Kelly is wise, royal, servant of the most high God Christ is her compass, mentor, guide A deepening commitment, personal goals in tow, her life glows Adam is quiet, still water runs deep, He loves Jesus His strength is doing, he follows The Lord, he does for others […]

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January 18, 2014

WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Adam and Eve not far fetched, a modern day Peyton Place, how do Satan it’s a nice day Did God really say that Satan asked about the apple, Eve was thinking about herself Adam wasn’t thinking about anything, no focus, doing his own thing, just another day in Paradise We stand […]

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