Sun Rising over Sea of Galilee

Poem by Linda Dwyer   Dawn breaking, Sun behind clouds peeping, Red, pink, orange; clouds turning, Golden Sun; full, round, gloriously shining, Yellow rays extending, Holy God gifting, loving, blessing.   Sea of Galilee shimmering, reflecting, Birds calling, dancing, flying, Woof, woof; Soter playing.   Reeds, wildflowers swaying, Flowers red, gold; trees blossoming, Tall, strong…

Magdala in history

Magdala & Taricheae Magdala is a word of Aramaic origin meaning, “tower,” and most probably referring to a building or structure found on site. Furthermore, Magdala appears to be a name used commonly in antiquity in the region to the point where cities with this name would also have had a “last name.” This would…