Sunday, July 30, 2006

Blogging Warriors

There are certain" local" bloggers that I wanted to highlight today. These are very special people who are either involved in very special work or in situations that requires special consideration and prayer.

Dean and Carole Turner are dear friends of mine who are in the process of adopting their second biracial child. They are a loving family who are fearlessly and faithfully taking steps to see that these babies have a chance at living in a environment that is filled with purpose and hope. If you would like to help, go to

Shane Comeaux is a contractor who is based in Iraq. His work is essential in the war effort to win over the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people. I met him for the first time in person at church this weekend and I can tell you that he is a very gifted and talented young man. I would ask that you would keep him in your prayers while he is away. His site is at

And lastly, their is George and Robin Waites. George was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December. He had been receiving treatment and showing signs of improvement until the doctors recently discovered that the cancer may have moved to his liver. They have two children and they are in dire need of prayer. He is only 41 years old. To find more about his journey, go to

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Ancient Book of Psalms Found in Ireland

From Breaking Christian

Irish archaeologists, on Tuesday, confirmed an incredible find by a construction worker who was digging up a bog near Ireland's midlands, last week, when "just beyond the bucket of the bulldozer, he spotted something".

Pat Wallace, director of the Nation Museum of Ireland, remarked, "This is really a miracle find. There's two sets of odds that make this discovery really way out. First of all, it's unlike that something this fragile could survive buried in a bog at all, and then for it to be unearthed and spotted before it was destroyed, is incalculably more amazing".

According to AOL News, The 20-page book of Psalms, dated back to the years 800-1000, and was found open to Psalm 83, in which God hears complaints of other nations' attempts to wipe out the name of Israel.

The discovery becomes even more miraculous with the fact that Jerusalem's Chief rabbinate, Monday, called for worldwide prayer on behalf of Israel, to begin on Tuesday; one of the text given to pray was Psalm 83.

Just a coincidence? Maybe...or maybe not. I believe that we will find even more fascinating discoveries like these in the near future.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

U.N. "Observation" Post Hit

Friday, a United Nations observation post was hit by a Hezbollah fired rocket which fell short of Israeli targets. But, 'of course', an U.N. officer said the facility was hit by artillery from the IDF, not Hizbollah.

Every fight has to have a referee... Right? Even Tiger Woods shanks one into the gallery from time to time!
Thankfully, nobody was hurt and the spectators were able to locate the ball... I mean bomb.

Apparently, the post is part of the United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon called UNICEF...sorry my bad..UNIFIL.
It's mission is to patrol the border line known as the "blue line", drawn up by the U.N. after Israel withdrew it's troops from Lebanon in 2000.
The force is made up of 1,990 troops from, 'get this', China, France, Ghana, Ireland, India, Italy, Poland and Ukraine.

Don't expect high marks for Israel from this bunch after this performance.

Sorry, It's hard to take the U.N. serious.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Wars and Rumors of Wars

I can recall as a kid watching TV broadcast of embassy bombings, jet highjackings and kidnappings, all over the Middle East. Time and time again I remember seeing Israeli officials go in front of cameras "pleading" with the world for their assistance in reigning in terrorist groups whose main objective was the total destruction of Israel.
Israel has warned the world of the potential escalation of terror organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas for years and the US and other countries have just continually looked the other way believing that this was nothing more than a regional problem. Well 911 proved otherwise.

Up to this point in time, Israel has used incredible restraint in dealing with terrorist groups and terrorist sponsored nations. They have done more than any other country to try to live in peace with their neighbors, including giving up"land". What other country has conceded so much and gain so little in return?

Israel is once again at war. She has reached the point of no return. No more talking, no more conceding, and no more pleading for help. She is taking matters into her own hands as she should be. America should back Israel and be ready to help out when called upon.

"When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away." Luke 21:9

Sunday, July 02, 2006

More Hatred for the President

I know that through out history, people have always been very passionate about there politics and beliefs. People have there own opinions about how they think the country should be run or governed, especially when it comes to fighting wars.

It is no secret that there are certain media outlets, such as The New York Times, who do not support or believe in President Bush or his policies. In fact, I believe that there are those who actually hate the man! That's fine , but don't let your hatred for the President be used to put "our" country in more danger than it already is. That is crossing the line! I didn't like Clinton or his policies, but even if he were in charge I certainly would not want the press leaking out top secret information that would give the enemy the upper hand, especially in a time of war. And WE ARE AT WAR! Although it appears that the NYT thinks otherwise.

It seems to me that President Bush receives far to much blamed for the bad things that happen, and he receives little or no credit for all the good things that happen. How fair is that?