A New Year – Are You Ready For a New Beginning?
Maybe you make New Year’s resolutions, maybe you don’t. But for most people, the New Year signals a time for change, an opportunity to re-create our lives and our circumstances. The thing is, with God, every moment can be a new beginning. We serve a God of new beginnings. In fact, he is so good to us, that I think we often just kind of gloss over it, because we truly don’t get it.The Gospel – Good News of Great Joy
Wow! What amazing things could happen in our lives if we would continue to stand on these words today. What was the first thing the angel told the shepherd? “Do not be afraid”! This command is still valid today. We are charged to not be afraid. Fear is faith in reverse. Fear opens the door to our enemy.The Yuletide Cheer of John the Baptist
[John] said therefore to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham.A Basic Jewish Guide to Understanding Passover
The story of Passover is THE story of the Jewish nation. It tells us individuals who became a family who became a people. From Abraham, isaac and Jacob came a family of 70 who, due to a famine in Israel, were forced to migrate to Egypt.A Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Briefing
The High Holy Days are an annual reminder to review our lives and deeds, and to resolve that we will improve in the coming years. On the Sabbath night preceding Rosh Hashanah, the members in many congregations gather at midnight to recite penitential prayers called selichot, “forgiveness,” in anticipation of the High Holy Days. Rosh Hashanah is the anniversary of the day the world was created, and the day on which, annually, the world is judged.The Second Coming
God knows that one of the best ways to get your attention is through your finances. This world of Babylon has run its course, its days are numbered, it has been weighed in the balance and found wanting, its sins have risen to God and are a stench in His nostrils. Now is the time to fulfill your mission to God, to accomplish your Purpose. You were born here on Earth for a specific reason. Your life has meaning.Horatio Bunce Sets Davy Crockett on the Path to Protect the Constitution
In the first installment of this series about Davy Crockett you learned how his meeting with Horatio Bunce set him straight concerning the use of Constitutional power by a Congressman. What was the force acting upon Horatio Bunce that gave him the ability to think so cogently about government and an understanding of the “chains of the Constitution”?Mission Work in Haiti
I used to travel a lot, 713,000-air miles as of today, and this writing. In 1986, I traveled to Haiti for a two week stay, to do some missionary work up in the mountains; so I really do not know how it is today, other than some of the turmoil in the newspaper I’ve read; and the updating I used get in letter form about every three months from certain folks I’ve met back then-stopped some years ago also, but let me tell you about the Haiti I knew back in 1986, it may come out better.What is the Real Purpose of Life?
Many ask, what is the purpose of life? Why am I here? In this, humans are different than lower species, higher in thinking than the animals, in that we contemplate the eternity and our role in it.God & Jesus – Who’s Who?
When we read the Bible it can be confusing, especially in the New Testament when often Jesus refers to God as His Father and in many other places states that ‘He and the Father are One.’ So, who is this Father who sends His only Son to earth to do the dirty work?In Defense of Shame
Many have already joined the ‘women’s revolution for modest dress’, and are consciously making the effort to find modest clothing for themselves and their daughters. The increase of modest clothing distributors is very encouraging.The Beginning of Islam and Moderate Muslims
I have noticed that during this recent dialogue with Muslims there are still some misconceptions regarding Islam and Muslims. I believe these are innocent misunderstanding, but they feed into a larger stereotypes of Muslims.