Your Destination Is Your Destiny
What is your aim in life? I mean, what do you think about when there is nothing pressing on your mind? What do you want out of life? What “turns you on”, keeps you going when things get tough? That great sage and philosopher Alfred E. Newman said, “Most people don’t know what they really want, but they are sure they haven’t got it.” A. A. Hedge said, “No man […]
ISIS and Israel: Is There a Prophetic Connection?
In spite of defeats at Mosul Dam and Kobani, and air strikes by the U. S. and its coalition, ISIS continues to gain ground in the Middle East. It is holding most of the territory it captured in northern Iraq and Syria, and has made inroads into Egypt. Now ISIS is targeting Jordan; but its main target is Israel. If ISIS gains control of the countries surrounding Israel, would that […]
ISIS and the Kurds: Is There a Prophecy Connection?
ISIS seized the world’s attention when it suddenly redirected its forces from Syria and swept across Northern Iraq with a barbarity rarely seen since the Middle Ages. By looting banks, extorting businesses, stripping families of all their possessions, imposing taxes, and exploiting captured oil wells it has become the best funded and armed terrorist organization in the world. Its stated aim is to establish a caliphate in the Middle East […]
A Snapping Turtle Story and a Spiritual Insight
My grandfather told many stories, but my favorite is the one about the snapping turtle. Grandfather was a career farmer who lived in South Georgia. When he wasn’t working the farm he loved to go fishing. Eating what he caught was part of the fun for him, and he never threw anything back into the water. If he caught a little bream the size of two fingers he would put […]
The True Spirit of Christmas Gift Giving
A group of women were enjoying a gourmet meal in the dining room of a 5 star hotel’s restaurant. Another woman approached them and asked, “What’s the occasion?” One of the women replied, “We’re celebrating my four-year-old son’s birthday!” “That’s great,” the other woman said, “But where is he?” The first woman responded, “Oh, you don’t think I would bring him to a classy place like this, do you?” Christmas […]