Archive for March, 2014

Finally, footers going in the ground!

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

This week’s show – Are you ready?

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Are you ready, thinking about it, or already have, retired? This Saturday we welcome Holly Hollister, and Dennis Rife to the program to talk about the complicated issue of retirement, planning so you don’t outlive your $$$.

Surveys show us that more than 1/2 of the people in the U.S. have little if any $$$ saved up for retirement. What’s the plan, Social Security? Tune in this Saturday and hear some options from the experts at Savage and Associates. The program will be full of ideas from a variety of perspectives, it’s a must hear for everyone.

Locally tune into AM1470 WLQR, the program is streamed worldwide at:, also on I-Heart radio.

From the Hebrew museum

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Our picture this week is from the Hebrew museum. The Romans invented the crucifixion the cruelest way to execute someone. Attached is someone’s heal bone with the nail, found at the site of crucifixions in Jerusalem.

This week’s show – Dead Sea scrolls and A Firm Foundation

Friday, March 21st, 2014

This Saturday N. W. Ohio’s most trusted hosts return to the studio to wrap up thoughts and analysis of their recent trip to Israel. In hour #2 assuming all international connections work, Rick and Jackie welcome Costa Canavati to the program. Costa operates the Herodion Store in Bethlehem, just a few miles from Jerusalem. Costa is a lifelong resident of Bethlehem and will give us some insight into life in Israel, tourism, the Holy sites at Christmas and Easter. You can visit his website in advance of the show:

The program starts at 9:00 am. live on AM1470 WLQR, is streamed on line at: and also on I-Heart radio. Be sure to check our pictures of Israel at: and also on Facebook under Jackie.

Most of you have heard about the Dead Sea scrolls? Discovered in 1947 the scrolls were found in caves at Qumran. There were 4 caves that scrolls were found in, but erosion has destroyed 3 of the caves, the forth is pictured in the background behind Jackie. The scrolls contained ancient writing about Jewish history dating back to 1000 BC and aligned with just about all the writings in the Old Testament, and other ancient writings, like the Ebla tablets found in Syria. All of the scrolls are now translated and can be viewed in Jerusalem at the Historical Museum.

AFF – Today in Bethlehem

Friday, March 21st, 2014

AFF – More Photos!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

The hole in the top of the dungeon used to lower Jesus into the dungeon at Caiaphus’ house.

Rick in the dungeon area.

Rick and Jackie on the Mount of Olives with the East Wall of Jerusalem in the background.

Jackie at the overlook at Caiaphus’ house showing the Kiddron and Hinnom Valleys coming together

AFF – Byzantine church from the 4th century at Kursi, Israel

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Build your life on a firm foundation! It can last for centuries!

AFF – Contemplation

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Jackie contemplating Jesus’s last night in the Garden of Gethsemane

AFF – Great one!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

I have always wanted to be “Baptized in the Jordan” just like the troparion in church. Here I am in the Jordan at Qasr al-Yahud…traditionally the same location where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

AFF – Yesterday and Today in Israel

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Rick and Jackie on top of Massada with the Dead Sea in the background.

“Massada will never fall again” – with Jackie standing guard!

Qumran cave #4 where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.

Jackie at the Dung Gate at the Temple in Jerusalem.

South Gate on the Temple steps where Jesus entered the temple on all occasions — the original steps, too!