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I have been involved in a lot of church work my whole life, but I consider Yeshua to be everything and the hidden life in Him. I was part of the Jesus movement revival of the early 1970's and I have a heart for Israel.

  • Choice

    The power of independence is often recognized by choice.  The phrase, “You are free to choose,” means that you have a certain freedom of will.  It is undeniable that life is full of choices, so a presumption arises that our… Read More ›

  • The Man Who Planted Trees

    This short story by Jean Giono, about one shepherd’s long and successful single-handed effort to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the Alps in France, and accompanying short animated film is one of my all-time favorites.  It is… Read More ›

  • The Value of a Soul

    People are everywhere and in the city they are often packed in like sardines.  We are all different, but also similar in many ways.  The inner most being of each person is a soul, which is hard to describe, but… Read More ›

  • Is Life So Dear

    “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!  I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give… Read More ›

  • Humanistic Reasoning Illustrated

    “There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters, that people who haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to hell. (Interviewer: You don’t believe that?).  “I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths… Read More ›

  • Hope For The Downcast

    There seemed no end to the oppression that plagued my thoughts.  Thick dark clouds of sadness moved endlessly above me.  The Lord’s presence was nowhere to be found. Curses and bad memories, arguments presenting themselves one after another supported a… Read More ›

  • Sovereign Over Nations

    Speculators and movie makers love to talk about the Apocalypse – the end of the world. However, less is said about the end of America, which is the leader of the free world and western civilization.  There have been great… Read More ›

  • Prophecy Clarified

    Here are some prophecies about the Messiah’s origin: – He is of the lineage of David, a son of David. (Micah 5: 2; Isaiah 9: 6-7; Ps. 132: 11,17; Jer. 23:5; Ezek. 37: 24-25). – He will be born in… Read More ›

  • Man as God

    The earth is like a spinning top tilted on its axis.  The spin gives us day and night, while the tilt provides the seasons.  It’s a good thing our scientist are keeping the earth spinning at just the right speed… Read More ›

  • What God Does Through Men

    The Scripture says that Yeshua was fully man.  “For this reason he had to be made like them, fully human in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and… Read More ›

  • Fluff vs Substance

    I was reading a book about writing in which the author described with her most descriptive language the passion and motivation she has for writing.  In her first chapter she said, write a draft without expecting perfection.  In the next… Read More ›

  • Federal Tax Apportionment

    The new tax bill limits deductions on high state taxes.  Criticism of this provision was that it was unfair, particularly given these high tax states contributed more to the Federal government measured by taxes paid in.  However, is this a just… Read More ›

  • Israel’s Interest

     The God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob, of Israel and the Hope of the nations has called all men to  Himself.  It is not necessary to try to be something  you are not, you only need to call on His… Read More ›

  • Jerusalem, Jerusalem

    I have been to this city.  I stayed in the old city, in a hostel that is four hundred years old. For Americans it is hard to grasp such longevity, but this is considered new construction in the old city.  It… Read More ›

  • Righteous Order of the Genders

    I see men and women in right relationship, celibate singles, submitted couples loving in marriage.  Great men with supportive women at their sides who are champions of family, of church, and led by Holy Spirit; Yeshua lifted up, glorified in every… Read More ›

  • No One Likes A Bully

    I  have seen several public service announcements on bullying.  How bad it is and that it should not be tolerated in our schools and neighborhoods. Many of us have been tormented by Bullies.  Historically, Gay men have been a favorite… Read More ›

  • Tearing things Down

    The new Liberal Socialist Fascist protesters are seeking to tear down statues and monuments from the past. They believe they are doing good and that they are right to do this, to protest what they find offensive.  Those who raised the… Read More ›

  • Replacement Theology

    “A person is not a Jew who is one only outwardly, nor is circumcision merely outward and physical.  No, a person is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is circumcision of the heart, by the Spirit, not by… Read More ›

  • American Indians

    Historically, American Indians (Native Americans) have been held in high honor among the majority of American society.  Beginning with the first settlers to the “New World”, Indians are depicted as honorable Peoples.  The distinctively American holiday, Thanksgiving, includes the story… Read More ›

  • Liberal Women on Women

    I read an article about how confused women are today regarding when to marry versus exploiting their single youth.  This article contains a hidden premise that women decide their own destiny and “find a man” and succumb to, “the desire hardwired… Read More ›

  • Distinguishing the Law

    Everyone is different in many ways physically, genetically, and environmentally. Nevertheless, law applies to everyone equally and the statue representing justice is blindfolded to illustrate this principle.  There is to be no favoritism with respect to the law.  However, there… Read More ›

  • Your Life

    I was finishing a letter to a believer in difficult circumstances, and I began to get a glimpse of God’s perspective of her.  She is ordinary like most of us, filled with uncertainty and weak in terms of ability to… Read More ›

  • The Middle Class

    In the days of America’s greatness there was a common notion that supported, comforted, inspired and unified the population.  The notion of “the middle class” was a poorly defined title for working people and families who lived all across the… Read More ›

  • Yeshua’s Speech

    Why do people find Yeshua’s words and speech difficult to understand? For us two thousand years later, one could say it is because of differences in time, language, and custom, but that doesn’t explain it.  The events, stories, and dialog… Read More ›

  • Doomed to Repetition

    We are all alike, there is no man who has been any better than another; all our distinctions are meaningless attempts to establish a figment of independence.  All religions were created by men trying to be accepted by God, but… Read More ›