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Gate Crashers

September 5, 2022 by

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RON HELLE  ~ Have any of you been attacked by a gate lately? Inquiring minds want to know. The night sound of insects and the crackle of a small fire were suddenly shattered by the sound of the explosion. Operating in the lowland rice paddies of the An Hoa Valley, we had determined that the […]

Not Ashamed!

August 7, 2022 by

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RON HELLE / AUGUST 5, 2022 “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” I could feel the blood rush to my face. We have a term for this in the Marine Corps: “Good initiative, bad judgement!” In this case it wasn’t even good […]

Up-Armored

April 24, 2022 by

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Ron Helle ~ It’s when we turn our back on the enemy that we tend to get “struck down,” because our armor is for offense, not defense. There’s no armor on our back.“ ~   If my insurance agent ever saw me driving like this, my rates would go through the roof!” I thought to myself. […]

‘Pointman’

April 16, 2022 by

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Ron Helle  ~ Some of us want to follow Jesus from afar. Like Peter, we don’t want to get so close to Him that people think we’re His disciples. ~   Although he had covered this ground many times, he still maintained a heightened sense of alertness. If several years in Vietnam had taught him anything, […]

Lamb of God Sacrificed on Passover, Resurrected on Feast of First Fruits

April 15, 2022 by

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[See also Psalms (Tehillim) 118:22-26; Zechariah (Z’kharyah) 12:10-13:1 + 13:7-9; Isaiah (Yesha ‘Yahu) 8:14 + 54:1-12; Daniel (Dani ‘ El) 9:25; Matthew (Mattityahu) 21:9; Mark 11:9; Luke 13:34-35; John (Yochanan) 3:16-21; 1 Peter (1 Kefa) 2:4-10, 1 Corinthians 5:7-8.   Sources: NIV, CJB.]   William Federer  ~ Lamb of God Sacrificed on Passover, Resurrected on Feast […]

The Good News!

April 10, 2020 by

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Publius  ~ In observance of Good Friday and in celebration of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we offer this brief focus on an eternal message. To our readers of faiths other than Christianity, we welcome you to consider reading, and we hope that these meditations serve to deepen your understanding of our faith […]

Hope vs. Despair + 4 More!

March 29, 2020 by

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Plus 4 More Subjects: Speaking of Positive… Return to Normal The Big New Show More Viral Threats   ~ Gary Bauer ~ Along with the left/right divide in America and around the world, another split is becoming evident. It’s between those who choose hope and optimism and those, particularly in the media and on the left, who seem […]

Every Crisis Is an Open Door + 2 More with Podcasts

March 29, 2020 by

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Plus 2 More Subjects with Podcasts: Coronavirus: Handle with CARES A Not-So-Selective Service?  ~ By Tony Perkins ~ It was almost dusk when they pulled into the hospital parking lot, flashers on. For Midland, it had been a sobering few days. Like other parts of Texas, the first wave of virus patients hit this week […]

With Gratitude and Thanksgiving

November 28, 2019 by

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We reflect this day upon how blessed we really are.  ~ Mark Alexander ~    “Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” —Psalm 100:4-5 Fellow Patriots, too often […]

NOT the Column I Wanted to Write … A Young Patriot Departed

October 31, 2019 by

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Philip’s passing leaves a large void in the lives of those who knew and loved him.  ~ Mark Alexander  ~    “Adore God. Reverence and cherish your parents. Love your neighbor as yourself, and your country more than yourself. Be just. Be true. Murmur not at the ways of Providence. So shall the life into […]

It Is Legal to Pray in School (Voluntarily!)

August 19, 2019 by

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William Federer  ~      Mandatory versus voluntary. Though court cases have sought to limit “mandatory” school-sponsored prayer, students continue to have the right to “voluntarily” pray! Brad Dacus, President of Pacific Justice Institute, stated (www.legaltopray.com): “In every case defending students’ rights to pray, the students have prevailed, even teachers have the right to pray […]

When Culture Wins Hearts and Minds

August 12, 2019 by

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Joshua Harris announced that he has decided to abandon his pulpit, family, and even faith.  ~ Robin Smith  ~    What makes a man, specifically a pastor, leave his wife of over 20 years, his three teenage children, his ministry, and his entire faith — and publicly apologize for not supporting homosexual relationships and unions? […]

Rejection of Christianity Points to Bible’s Authenticity

August 11, 2019 by

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Mark West  ~     Last month the author of the best selling Christian book, “I Kissed Dating Goodbye” announced that he and his wife were filing for divorce. As if that wasn’t sad enough, on the heels of that announcement, Josh Harris shocked the world by stating he was leaving Christianity. In his renouncing […]

‘They Only Let You Go When They Torture You to Death’

July 21, 2019 by

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Plus 2 Podcasts and a 2nd article: Do We Cry with Them?  ~      Tony Perkins  ~    “It was a kind of test. I know in the Bible it says everything is good for us believers, but I asked, in this what is good? That I am [beaten, tortured]?… They asked for my […]

America, Where Are You Going?

July 14, 2019 by

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America has experienced levels of prosperity unlike any nation on earth. And yet… Roger Helle  ~ Although it was a number of years ago, the memory of the divine appointment is still with me. I had told myself that Vietnam was one place I would never go back to. Yet here I was in Saigon […]

Mom: Your Advice Matters

May 12, 2019 by

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 Rebecca Hagelin  ~    The family station wagon driven by the mother of five headed home for what was probably the umpteenth time that week. Mom and I were alone, and for some long-forgotten reason, I was upset. I’m not certain how old I was. Fourteen? Fifteen? What I do know is that I began […]

Lawmaker Refuses to Apologize for Praying in Name of Jesus

April 2, 2019 by

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Todd Starnes  ~      A Pennsylvania lawmaker accused of offending Muslims by praying in the name of Jesus said she will not apologize. “I don’t apologize for it because that’s how I pray almost every day,” State Rep. Stephanie Borowicz said during an exclusive interview on the “Todd Starnes Radio Show.” “It doesn’t matter who […]

An Eternal Message of Hope From Apollo 8

December 24, 2018 by

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A Christmas Eve broadcast of unity and peace for all people. By  Mark Alexander   ~    “May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in His own due time and way everlastingly happy.” —George Washington (1790) It was […]

The Christian Duty to Pray for Rulers

December 23, 2018 by

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By Zachary Rogers  ~   Prayer for The President of the United States, and all in Civil Authority. O LORD, our heavenly Father, the high and mighty Ruler of the universe, who dost from thy throne behold all the dwellers upon earth; Most heartily we beseech thee, with thy favour to behold and bless thy […]

Breaking News From Harvard: Faith Is Good for You

September 20, 2018 by

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By Tony Perkins  ~   The Bible tells us that there is nothing new under the sun (Ecc. 1:9). So often what passes for “news” is really nothing more than a refresher. A case in point is a new study published this month in the American Journal of Epidemiology about the link between religious upbringing and […]

Will America Fall to Socialism in the November Elections?

September 16, 2018 by

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By Rebecca Hagelin ~  For a peek into what America may soon look like if citizens who value the U.S. Constitution and the rights it protects don’t show up to vote in the November elections, focus for a moment on the ugly chaos created by Marxist/socialist/feminist/Islamist “progressives” in Judge Brett Kavanuagh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the […]

MLK’s ‘Dream’ Speech Is Coming True, His Niece Says

September 3, 2018 by

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(Editor’s note: I know her message took place a week ago, but her message is important and timeless. Something to mull over on this Labor Day. Enjoy your day.) By Rachel del Guidice ~  “So the opportunity [is increasing] to let people come into a place of dignity and equality in America, not based on skin color, […]

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

August 19, 2018 by

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American Minute By William J Federer ~ English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge described a ship caught in the doldrums in his lyrical poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,”1798. A ship was lost in the ice of Antarctica, but was providentially led out of it by a larger sea-bird, an albatross. Disregarding its help, the captain shot the albatross, and brought a curse […]

Billy Graham’s Century

February 25, 2018 by

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By Colonel Kenneth Allard (U.S. Army, Ret) ~ If you are a practicing Christian – regardless of denomination – then the news of Billy Graham’s passing may have prompted a memory of how he touched your life, directly or indirectly. Even the rigidly secular mainstream media paused in brief remembrance, recalling how a succession of […]