Bet You Wondered WHERE I’ve Been!

Well, I was on a trip to the Holy Land and Egypt! We FINALLY got to Israel. We were supposed to go last September but travel was postponed due to…you guessed it, covid. What an amazing adventure, made even better because I was traveling with a bunch of my friends from church. This is just part of our group, the rest arrived on a different flight. As you read through my post please remember, you may click on any picture to see an enlargement.

Jack’s and my dear friend, Ann, joined me. Here we are with our toes in the cool water of the Mediterranean at Natanya, where we stayed the first night.

Two days later we had our morning devotion on a cruise on the Sea of Galilee, the same body of water upon which Jesus walked. It was an emotional moment for me, thinking of all that happened here.

After our devotion I took the opportunity to sketch the distant shoreline. I wonder if Peter, James and John saw this same scene as they fished on the Sea of Galilee over 2,000 years ago.

We went to the Jordan River for a remembrance of our Baptisms.

Here I am on the Mount of Olives, overlooking Old Jerusalem in the background.

We visited the Wailing Wall in Old Jerusalem. As I touched the massive, old stones that were warmed by the brilliant sunshine, I wondered what stories they would tell if they could talk.

I’ll be sharing more about our trip in future blogs. I’ll give a little teaser, there’s camels involved! In the meantime I’ve got a big commission to get started on! Hope you’ll come back and follow along! Hugs,


© Senkarik 2022

21 Responses to “Bet You Wondered WHERE I’ve Been!”

  1. Stacy Says:

    Wow! It looks like you had an amazing adventure!

  2. nanseesart Says:

    Im so happy for you to visit Israel! You did a lovely job with the drawings. Exquisite in simplicity, yet moving and telling such a story with each stroke. Your drawing skills amaze me.

  3. Paula Somerville Says:

    Hi Mikki!! Glad you all are safely back. Sounds and looks like an amazing trip. Will you be painting any of the scenes?

    • Mikki Senkarik Says:

      Thank you Paula. The trip was incredible and YES. I will certainly be doing paintings based on our journey through the Holy Land. But God has blessed me with a few commissions to do first, He provides my Daily Bread. Now I just have to step up to the easel and paint!

  4. rpillai2012 Says:

    Congratulations! Thank you so much for sharing….

  5. Ray Dane Says:

    How wonderful to have walked where Jesus walked. How blessed you must feel to have had this experience.

  6. nobulltipping Says:

    Welcome home, Mikki. Really look forward to reading your blogs and the adventures you experienced in Israel. I know you were looking forward to that trip for a very long time. Pray it was everything you expected and more.

    Team Cap-i-tan Marspanky

  7. Pete Says:

    Looks like you had a great time, that’s great! But we’re your landlords happy to see you? They forgive you?

  8. Rob Pitzer Says:

    It’s an amazing place isn’t it?!

  9. Patricia Ann Ingram Says:

    I saw some of your pictures on Facebook and I am green with envy! I have always wanted to “walk where Jesus walked” and am always happy when someone I know has the opportunity. May God Bless

  10. Liz Mc Cann Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your photos of your fantastic trip..looking forward to see your future paintings of same…stay safe and bless you all.💕🇮🇪🇺🇲

  11. Marilyn Says:

    What a blessing for you! Looks like a fantastic time. I’m sure you took many sketches! I too had a trip planned, unfortunately when Covid started, so I had to cancel. It’s been my deepest desire to see the holy land but the last two yrs has taken its toll. I’m hoping one day… Thank you for sharing this, Mikki! 🤗

  12. Landious Travel Says:

    So interesting to visit sacred places in Israel 🙂

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