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The Storm

December 20, 2016 Leave a comment

It was all over the Internet.  Every news outlet imaginable carried a headline that went something like this, “Biblical Storm Protects Israel.”  Many Youtube headlines proclaimed “…SENT BY GOD…”; each showed the same video of the storm.

What’s all the fuss about?  On Dec. 1, 2016, about 8 am an unusual storm appeared on the Syrian side of Israel’s border in the Golan Heights, just as Israeli soldiers were conducting routine operations on the Israeli side.  The storm, a combination of wind, dust, and rain, did not cross into Israel, but formed a stationary protective barricade against potential attackers.  This is the exact same location where Israeli soldiers had been attacked by ISIS several weeks prior.

Some people attributed the storm to an act of God.  Others simply tried to dismiss it as an “ordinary” weather phenomenon.  But it is rather strange that the storm obeyed a political boundary defined by humans, and did not cross the border fence.  Certainly one would not expect an “ordinary” storm driven by random atmospheric patterns to honor a political boundary.  Tornadoes don’t.  Hurricanes don’t.  Desert dust storms don’t.  Furthermore, storms are not stationary.  They move.  This storm did not.  Clearly this was an extraordinary storm for which no one has presented a cogent scientific explanation.

This storm started me thinking, “What was the root cause?  What happened?” Read more…

The Lion

March 25, 2015 Leave a comment

A hungry young man decided to go for a walk in the woods in search of mushrooms. The farther he went into the woods, the less light filtered through the trees, and the darker it became.

He saw some beautiful mushrooms and decided to taste one. It made him dizzy and giddy, and changed the dark forest into a bright kaleidoscope of colors. It was so wonderful! He loved it. But soon everything faded back to darkness and he continued on his journey. Read more…

Dreams of a Three Year Old

May 15, 2014 Leave a comment

God’s plan will succeed not because of us, but in spite of us.  Imagine a daddy working on a project with his three year old son, building a play house together. Read more…

The Church is Offensive

May 14, 2014 Leave a comment

The Church is offensive and offensive. Read more…

Smoke Kills

May 14, 2014 Leave a comment

As I’ve been working on this series of essays about God as an all consuming fire, my daughter casually remarked, “You know, Dad, most people die of smoke – not the fire.”

“How appropriate,” I responded. Read more…

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Blood Moons

April 17, 2014 2 comments

TIMG_3078 cropped2here has been a lot said and written about blood moons lately.[1] Some claim that the blood moons portend signs of the end times. Others claim that the blood moons are a warning to this nation. Yet others ignore them altogether as insignificant. Which interpretation is correct? Read more…

Atheist Bibles and Chaplains?

June 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Counter-CutAtheists are on a mission to eradicate any semblance of Christianity from America’s public forums and places. The mission is doomed to failure: It failed miserably in spite of nearly a century of Communist repression in Russia. But that doesn’t stop atheists from trying.

Two such recent attempts follow.
Which brings up the question, “When is not a religion a religion?”
The legal answer:  “When atheism looks like a religion, talks like a religion, and acts like a religion.”
Nevertheless one wonders if our government is intentionally implementing atheism as the official “state religion”…

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Adopted

June 15, 2013 Leave a comment

If God were “pro-abortion”, there would be no pro-choice people alive today.  In fact there would be no human race at all.  At least not as we know it.  How so? Read more…

Definitions

June 15, 2013 2 comments

Abortion:  The premature ending or abandonment of an undertaking.

When referring to a human being, abortion is the ending or abandonment of a person’s life prematurely, specifically in the womb of the mother.  Read more…

Not Aborted

April 29, 2013 Leave a comment

A mother with two beautiful, cheerful little girls, about 9 and 7, confided her personal story to me:

When I was pregnant with my first daughter, the doctors encouraged me to get an abortion. They told me that my daughter had Downs syndrome. That her abdomen was malformed and punctured. That she would live life as a vegetable. That she could not possibly survive, and an abortion is the only realistic option. And so on.

They would call and relentlessly try to convince me to have an abortion. With each call they painted an ever more depressing and painful picture of my child’s life and my life if I didn’t abort.

They even enlisted the help of my husband. The pressure was intense.
My husband and I kept praying to Jesus about this matter. He kept telling us “Don’t do it. Please don’t!”

Finally the last legal day for aborting passed, but the pressure from the doctors remained.
Now it was more like, “You’ll see, I told you so.”
Nevertheless I proceeded with the pregnancy to term.

Then she pointed to her older daughter and said proudly,
“Look at her! Isn’t she beautiful?
She is so artistic and creative! She loves to sing and paint.
All that’s wrong with her is that she’s left handed.”

All is not as it looks!

[Names were withheld in the interest of privacy protection.]

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