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Rush Limbaugh – A Tribute book review: “Stories From 30 Years of Listening to Rush Limbaugh” (April 26, 2022)

My Passion

(Rush often advised, “Follow Your Passion”)

“O December 19, 2016, a caller shared an inspiring story about how the Rush Revere books changed the life of a young boy growing up in one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in Fort Worth, Texas. According to the caller, to break the cycle of generational poverty it is important that a child has a passion. Rush responded with this:

I happen to agree with you about passion. You know, using myself as a personal example, I knew when I was 8 that I loved radio. I knew when I was 8 I wanted to be on radio. Who cares why, although it is interesting, but I'm not gonna waste the time. I knew. And ever since I’ve wished that everybody could find their passion because when you find your passion, that becomes your energy source and that becomes what you commit yourself to.

On May 2, 2020, two listeners called in to tell Rush how he inspired them to succeed. One of the callers, a school teacher turned spine specialist, explained why he made the career change: “I was a schoolteacher, and you talked about following your passion and how you’ve never worked a day in your life because you love what you did.” Here’s how Rush responded:

I love hearing stories like that. I really do. Because, see, it was in you all the time. This passion was in you all the time. You just needed a little kick that told you you could do it.

I had a passion when I was young but gave up on it for all the wrong reasons. I’m retired now and decided it wasn’t too late to follow Rush’s advice, to follow my passion. So, that’s what I did for six months. I lived in Israel and traveled all over the country, taking pictures as an amateur photographer. I returned to the United States on May 1, 2022, and began work on Bible Land Images, my new website with over 15,000 photographs, videos, and aerials to work with as I endeavor to complete the site. In the meantime, I release new pages weekly. The first complete version of the site will be ready by Christmas 2022. Below are a few sample photos from my collection. Above is a picture of me standing in the Roman theater at Tell Beit Shean, Israel.

Mount Hermon

(Golan Region)

Mt. Hermon

Mt. Hermon looking down on the Golan Heights and the Druze village of Mas’ade.

Birkay el-Ram

Birkat el-Ram (northeastern Golan Heights). Located at the foot of Mt. Hermon in the Druze village of Mas’ade.

Ein Keshatot

(Golan Region)

Ein Keshatot (Umm el-Qanatir). Ancient synagogue used between the 5th and 8th centuries.

View from Ein Keshatot looking down on the Sea of Galilee to the west.

Sea of Galilee

(Galilee Region)

Northern shore of the Sea of Galilee looking toward the biblical city of Magdala.

Sea of Galilee from Tiberias. The video starts at the Plain of Gennesaret and ends with a view of the Golan Heights.

Capernaum (4th-century synagogue). Northern shore, Sea of Galilee.

Ark of the Covenant found at Capernaum.

Wadi Amud

(Sea of Galilee Region)

Wadi Amud canyon (northern shore of the Sea of Galilee).

Amud Stream Nature Reserve (near the Sekhvi Pools).

Bet Netofa Valley

(Lower Galilee Region)

Lower Galilee: Bet Netofa Valley looking west. “Cana of Galilee” (John 2:1-11) was located at the eastern end of the valley.

Jezreel Valley

(Lower Galilee Region)

View east from Mount Precipice on the southern edge of Nazareth (see Luke 4:29-30). Along the top of the photo are Mt. Tabor (left) and Mt. Moreh (right) at the eastern end of the Jezreel Valley.


(Northern Israel)

Tahana waterfall. Ayun Stream Nature Reserve, upper Hula Valley.

Saar Falls. Golan region.

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