True Community – Emotional Health

A young father attempts suicide. A high school girl comes to you in tears because she’s pregnant out of wedlock. A group of women set up a meeting to find answers regarding their alcoholic husbands. A member of the evangelistic team has an affair with an outreach prospect. A beautiful young mother tells her husband… Read more »

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Best Wave of the Day

Needing desperately to re-connect with God, I headed for the beach late one Monday afternoon. An exhilarating variety of dark cloud formations moving to stately tempos, dwarfed the sizable port city of Haifa, perched atop Mt. Carmel. The Almighty riveted me with this scene, drawing me up and out of myself – to Him. To… Read more »

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Camaraderie Forged in the Crucible

Camaraderie Forged in the Crucible The auditorium is filled with Israeli soldiers and their families. The soldiers are leadership candidates and have completed one of the most grueling portions of their combat training. They’ve marched all night with heavy loads in a “masah” which roughly translates as “trek.” Each soldier’s name is called out. Each… Read more »

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A New Season for Israeli Unity

Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all …… Read more »

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Breaking Through the Walls

The walls of Jericho were demolished by the sound of the shofar and human throats shouting. This profound breakthrough occurred through the unlikely weapon of a ram’s horn. Centuries of idolatry and a formidable defense were shattered. A rag-tag “nation” of ex-slaves managed to pierce the walled city of Jericho. In an instructive blend of… Read more »

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He who Falls will Stand

Downtown Jerusalem moved with the normal busyness of a national holiday. It was a cloudless spring day. The city was energized by cheerful activity.  Social upheaval had marked the previous festival time of Passover so her citizens were looking for a respite from violence and tension. Suddenly there was a roaring sound. Residents and visitors… Read more »

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Weeping Priests and Dry Bones

Israel is not only our ancient homeland; it is our home. More than anything, we long for our countrymen to know Yeshua personally as Redeemer and King.  This demands the intervention of God’s Spirit, touching individual Israelis. So, feeling desperate for the power of God, I am supremely interested in the “when and how” of… Read more »

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A Conversation with I AM

It’s only a conversation. But the immortal dialogue between God and Moses in Exodus 3 alters history and reveals an over-looked facet of the Almighty. From a blazing fire comes a voice. That voice comes from an intelligent Being. That Being is interacting with a human, conversationally! When the LORD saw that he turned aside… Read more »

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I Will Send You

At what age I first became aware of suffering in the world I don’t remember.  Perhaps it was the playground persecution of Eric Cutler, a boy who looked and acted different than the rest of us and thus became a scapegoat. I occasionally tried to defend him, but not very heroically. Later, my suburban teenage… Read more »

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Passion

I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. (Revelation 3:15) With these words in the final book of the Bible, Yeshua challenges His end-time followers to a life of passion. David the Psalmist was a man of passion whose flaming heart for God spilled… Read more »

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