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How Jesus' Birth Split Time in Two

The following was originally posted by In Touch Ministries. I 
hope it is a blessing this season of Holy
Days.I hope you enjoy itAlso, for anyone who would be 
interested, here is a link to a gofundme campaign I had

started recently before re- entering the missions field. 

Thanx so much. Full-time Missions/

In Touch Ministries
Dec 23, 2011
"Jesus split time in two. His birth divided all time into B.C. before Christ and A.D. after Him." - Dr. Charles Stanley

The Birth of Jesus Christ
By: Daniel B. Wallace


The following is part of a short series of devotional items related to the birth of Christ. For some, such material is hardly devotional because it primarily focuses on history. But we must keep in mind that the Jesus we worship was truly born in time-space history. And that babe in the manger was truly crucified--and just as surely rose from the dead. The Bible is different from the sacred books of other religions because it invites historic…

Christmas Hijacked: Peace Love & Joy

Yes, Christmas in the so called developed world has been hijacked, by longer than anyone alive can remember.

   This may be a shocker, but Christmas is not ABOUT family, though predominantly it is a time work and career scheduling typically, but not as much, allows for long weekends off work to gather with friends and family to feast, give gifts and make merry.
   Secondly, Christmas isn't about buying gifts for eachother, but within reason, we can purchase gifts if finances permit, but how about without the media and social pressure to do so? In this case, it is common knowledge that television and radio networks and sponsors, which oobviously are retail and every other aspect of the stock market, depend on money we have and even DON'T have. (Will that be cash or credit?"
   Thirdly, this may be another shocker. While we're frenzied buying gifts and food, and traveling to see loved ones who we miss, the rest of the world, particularly Africa and the middle east, …

Why Christians Pray In Jesus's Name

Jesus just got through telling his disciples things concernin the end times in verses 1-22 and continues concerning after his imminent death, and a change in how believers in him are to pray. So if someon asks why you pray in Jesus' name, here' why: Because Jesus said so.
John 16:23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.  25 “Though I have been speaking figuratively, a time is coming when I will no longer use this kind of language but will tell you plainly about my Father. 26 In that day you will ask in my name. I am not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf. 27 No, the Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God. 28 I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”

Farewell Dr. Paul Crouch

Dr. Paul Frranklin Crouch, 79 years young. March 30, 1934-Nov. 30, 2013
He spoke more about Jesus, miracles and his family more than anything, yet he could be outspoken as well. I fondly remember his choice words for Ted Turner in 1994. His last greatest earthly accomplishments include being part of development of online video and live visual broadcasting, his Heavenly accomplishments are uncountable, and any failures are irrelevant. Thank you, Paul Crouch

Angry Christians & Couples Reviewing Marriages

Two articles below:

September 1, 9:30 AM

Why Rate Your Marriage? A Numerical Score Can Help Couples Talk About Problems
Therapists Say They Learn a Lot When Couples Commit to Numbers in Areas Like Trust, Teamwork, Physical Intimacy

By Elizabeth Bernstein

When marriage therapist Sharon Gilchrest O’Neill met with new clients recently, she asked them why they were seeking therapy. The couple told her they’d spent years arguing over finances and recently had their worst-ever blow up. The husband complained about how much money his wife was spending; the wife said her husband was controlling. They hadn’t slept in the same room for months.

Ms. O’Neill, whose practice is in Mount Kisco, N.Y., then asked the question she often poses in a couple’s first session of marriage therapy: “On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you each rate your marriage?”

The spouses’ answers? “7.5″ and “almost an 8.”

“Whoa,” Ms. O’Neill remembers thinking. “What they are saying doesn’t match those numbers.” She would …

Happy Thanukkah! Jesus celebrated Hanukkah!

Happy “Thanksgivukkah,” “Thanukkah” and “Hanu-giving!”
  This holiday combo has not occurred since 1888 – and, according to astronomers is not scheduled to happen again for another 70,000 years or so.

Jesus celebrated Hanukkah! - 2300 days
Hanukkah 2013: Nov 28 - Dec 5
By Craig C. White

The Hebrew word Hanukkah means “dedication”. Hanukkah is the Jewish celebration of the re-dedication of the temple in Jerusalem in 165 B.C. Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days beginning on the 25th day of the Hebrew month Kislev. While Hanukkah is not one of the appointed Jewish holy days (Leviticus 23, Numbers 29); it is mentioned in the bible. It was prophesied in Daniel 8:14, also Jesus attended a Hanukkah celebration in John 10: 22-23.

In 175 B.C. Israel was under the rule of a wicked Grecian king named Antiochus Epiphanes. He was king over one quarter of the Grecian empire known as the Seleucid dynasty, headquartered in Syria. Antiochus Epiphanes robbed the temple in Jerusalem of its gold and h…

Wife of American Jailed in Iran 'Devastated' US Didn't Demand Release

It's been awhile since last time I wrote. Not for lack of interests, but of quality inspiration.  Please keep Saeed Abedini and his family in your prayers. We can all likely relate to discouragement and hopelesness, but we should all remind ourselves of the times of great joy and strength through our victories as well. My first thoughts upon reading the below article is, perhaps there really is an unrevealed plan to release Pastor Saeed.  That is my prayer. Also, I had the honor to meet Mrs. Abedini couple months ago, with Saeeds Mom, his little sister and his two children, but his son just wasn't there for the family photo we took. He was playing nearby.  And the lady next to Saeeds wife second from right is a dear friend of their family. God bless, and again, please say a prayer for this wonderful family, and for Pastor Saeed soon release.

Naghmeh Abedini, Pastor Saeed Abedini and their two young children in this undated family photo. (Photo:

Wife of American Jail…

Ted Nugent: Gentleman's Haircut

A gentleman? Maybe not, per se'. But a good man? Yes. Say and think what you will, but he's a man of action, lyrics, talent, and as red-white and blue as any American has ever been. I like Ted.
So the title of this blog; "Ted Nugent: Gentleman's Haircut."
 Cut to the chase, here's some before/after pics for your viewing. And thanks for checking out my blog, because I Like Mike. By the way, here's a plug and thanx to all who I snagged the pics from.

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Back of ted Nugent's new haircut and not sure who the other cat is. (Altreyu lead singer?) Oct 23, 2013 facebook photo
Artist's rendition. Hope to see it soon, for real!
Earlier cover photo for Uncle Ted's fb page.
Throwback pic from 'the day', with the great Stevie Ray V…

Pastor Chuck Smith Memorial Water Paddle Out Huntington Beach California...

Syria: The New Road to Damascus

Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

The following article is from Voice of The Martyrs ministry, (VOM) Oct 7, 2013. And here are some personal photos, one from 1992, and two from my 2nd trip to Syria, 1993. These photos are from my Bible school trips, Calvary Pentecostal tabernacle, which I have been a part of part of since 1993. As well as the prayer requests in the VOM article, please pray for me in my continued travels for the Gospel. Time is short and we need to be busy. I am willing to go. Any questions please message me, and see my bio on main blog page.
1993 in Damascus, Syria. The House of Saint Ananias (also called Chapel of Saint Ananias) (Arabic: كنيسة القديس حنانيا) is the ancient alleged house of Saint Ananias, in the old Christian quarter of Damascus, Syria. It is said by so…

The Real reason for Syrian Conflict, GAS, and What Bible Says About Syria/Turkey/Israel/World

WND EXCLUSIVE Is this what Syria war really about? Major oil, gas interests run through Middle East nation

Aaron Klein
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Aaron Klein is WND's senior staff reporter and Jerusalem bureau chief. He also hosts "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio" on New York's WABC Radio. Follow Aaron on Twitter and Facebook. PHILADELPHIA – Is the reported willingness of Arab Gulf states to fund a U.S. military campaign in Syria really about major oil and gas interests that run through the country? The potential for trillions of dollars of energy revenue in deals that snake through Syrian territory may be a motivating factor for the U.S., Russia, Turkey and Arab states in the current Syria crisis. Syria is a key energy transit route to Europe. A number of countries appear to be seeking dominance of the energy market that runs through Syria. In…