Avi Gidon


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Avi lives in the North of Israel, and is a father of 3. He writes about how his relationship with his wife and kids fits in with the bigger picture of ministry, work and calling on his blog. Avi lives in the North of Israel, and is a father of 3. He writes about how his relationship with his wife and kids fits in with the bigger picture of ministry, work and calling on his blog.

Rough stones

Avi writes, "I took this photo as my wife and I are celebrating 12 years of marriage. The stones represent what we looked like as we entered our marriage – uncut and rough at the edges."

Sheep racing and the altar

Avi writes, "I read this today, and was very ready to dismiss it as irrelevant… I can’t remember the last time I prepared animals for sacrifice and I’m pretty sure my lamb optometry skills are a little rusty these days."

Speak Life

Avi writes, "So words have power. That’s awesome, isn’t it?! Well, not when you’re not really aware of what you’re saying (or how you’re saying it!)"

God is love… But I am human

Avi writes, "The pages of the Bible shout His love. Creation sings of His love. He chose us to show that love with our lives. How loudly does my life shout about his love?"

Don’t Promote me…

Avi writes, "I’ve spent a good deal of time recently pondering how I can be ‘more visible’ – whether it’s in my congregation, my work, online or in any other space… Deep down, however much I deny it, there is an inbuilt human desire in me to be seen, to be noticed, to be valued and to be heard by others..."

All my inmost being

Avi writes, "What does that mean? All that is within me? Is that something we just sing/say/pray? Does all that is within me truly bless the Lord? Does every breath I take go towards Him as worship? Every action? Every thought?"

When things don’t go ‘my’ way…

Avi writes, "So my day’s not gone great. Things haven’t gone the way I wanted. In the natural I’m pretty discouraged, to say the least. But I have been reminded of this: There is nothing He doesn’t have access to, hasn’t seen or hasn’t planned in advance."

The Love Book

Avi writes, "This one is a tried and tested tip that I just wish I remembered myself most of the time… The Love Book. Yes, it does involve getting in touch with (and communicating) your more sentimental side, but also yes – it does make a difference!"

When is an act of service not an act of service?

Avi writes, "Have you ever spent a whole bunch of time doing something that you thought was helping out, and then all you got at the end of it was a bunch of complaints? I’ve been there – and I’ve been left fuming…"

My proudest moment

Avi writes, "But yet, for some reason God chose weak old me to stand in the places he has put me in and to delight in my weakness so He can show His strength. "