GRIEF: What to do with it?

“And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days. So the days of weeping and mourning for Moses ended” (Deuteronomy 34:8). Mourners with shovels and hoes moved a massive amount of earth to cover Eliahu’s casket. Stately pines, standing as silent witnesses, surrounded the grave and the many who… Read more »

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60/60 Vision

Eitan Shishkoff wrote this article in 2008, the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel. Even today, a year after Israel’s 70th brithday, it still bears reading … It was a pivotal year in history; 1948 – only three years after a war that had engulfed the world. That conflict introduced weapons… Read more »

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Heroes of the Faith

The phrase “heroes of the faith” conjures up images from the Bible, the likes of Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David, Saul the Apostle. But are there heroes of faith around us today? In your life and mine? A thoroughly inspiring encounter answered that question for me recently. Connie and I sat in a living room in… Read more »

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The End Is Near! So What?

The Harvest is the end of the age  (Mark 13:39). “Work while it is yet day, for the night is coming when no man can work.”  My dear friend Marty Shoub heard these words in a dream one night when he was here in Israel working on team at Tents of Mercy. You’ve likely heard… Read more »

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Fire On The Mountain

Worship on the Mountain Nobody knows where the fire fell on Mt. Carmel in the days of Elijah.  Nevertheless, gathering our congregations together there on the Day of Shavuot (Pentecost) one year, I couldn’t help feeling enhanced expectation for our time. Firefalling from heaven is a phenomenon signaling God’s sovereign intervention. At key moments in… Read more »

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Gentile Kings and Jewish Prophets

As a high school student in the early 1960’s I dreamed for world peace. The concept of one benign government that could unify the globe in justice and compassion appealed to me. After graduation, I advanced to the draft-dodging, demonstrating in the streets phase. By late 1968 I had failed to unify the world. It… Read more »

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You’ve Never Been This Way

The entire Bible is about men and women like us. They struggled with feelings of fear and inadequacy. Yet when they yielded ALL to GOD … something happened. HE showed up. This is what I experienced in Brazil. When my son Avi was 18 years old, he was scheduled to begin his service in the… Read more »

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The Cloud Is Moving

What was it like when the cloud moved? I always envisioned it as some glorious, exciting time, filled with the anticipation of new territory. But now I’m picking up on another element. “The cloud is moving! The cloud is moving! Quick everyone, it’s time to pack up, there’s no time to waste. Hurry. Don’t forget… Read more »

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“I learned about God from Atheists”

Classical music occupies a revered place in Russian culture. Thus when a live classical performance is available, Russian Jewish Israelis like to come. Seome while ago, Tents of Mercy held a concert that drew scores of music connoisseurs, opening the way for them to hear Yeshua’s symphony of salvation at the same time. Weaving strands… Read more »

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No Longer Alone

“I don’t know another soul here,” I thought to myself during the class break, feeling distant from the other adult students I was observing. I began to face the fact that, in a way, we are always alone. That is, we are bound within our mind, our consciousness, our self. Even our closest friends, even… Read more »

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