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Beyond Drink and Drugs "Beyond Drink and Drugs" is a DVD interview of Tim Brown with Richard Bennett, which gives a firsthand description of the facts. Tim Brown was born in 1953, and by the age of 14, and a Catholic boy, he was drinking weekly. Along with alcohol, by age
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The UN's bias was on full display this week, but Israelis weren't too worried by the 'rumblings of the nations'
PM: ‘We're Acting Against Iran – In All Of Syria' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday (17th) with a report on his talks with Russian President ... Read MoreThe post June 18, 2018 appeared first on The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry.
Courtesy of State Library of QueenslandMy one-and-a-half-year-old son imitates everything I do these days. “Hey, babes,” I said as I greeted my wife a number of weeks ago. “Hey babes,” he garbled from his high chair a few seconds later. When I left a garbage bag next to the front door one day, he toddled over to it and began attempting to tie the drawstrings together, just as he had seen me do minutes before. Now, to my amazement, he is feeding himself with a spoon. It brings me great joy to watch him carefully position the spoon in his fingers so that he can angle it correctly into his bowl and scoop up food, which he then brings to his mouth with remarkable control and efficiency. It’s as if he saw someone else doing the same thing.To see my son constantly imitate me is thrilling, humbling, and a bit frightening all at once. It’s exhilarating to know that another human sees me as such an influential presence and role model—I’m excited by the prospect of passing on the passion I have for reading, music, sports, and the knowledge and love of our Father up above. At the same time, I’m realizing more and more the extent to which my words and actions can influence his behavior, which means I really do need to watch what I say and do.As Father’s Day approaches, I’m reminded of all the ways I imitated my own father when I was growing up. I’ll never forget the Saturday he brought me along with him to the local rec center to play pickup basketball when I was around 10. I watched in awe and a little trepidation at how quickly the much larger men moved and passed the ball. I was soon thrown into the mix, and found myself panicking as I tried to keep up. “Stay between your man and the basket,” my dad said. I could tell by the way he played that he took pride in playing good defense. Something clicked for me after that, and I’ve loved playing basketball ever since.Then there was the beautiful sunny day my dad first showed me how to swing a golf club in our front yard. He explained the proper grip to take, how far away to stand from the ball, how to bring the club back, and the appropriate motion to take on the downswing. As I imitated his golf swing for the first time, I remember a feeling of comfort come over me. Playing golf has been a natural fit and a great source of fulfilment for me from that day on. What I am most grateful to my father for is his determination to keep his Catholic faith central in his life. He always wore a dress shirt and tie on Sundays while a large percentage of other men wore jeans and t-shirts. During Mass, he would always sing out the hymns with passion, while many other men in neighboring pews would stand silently with seeming indifference. The reverence he showed during Mass always struck me—his head was often bowed forward, his eyes closed, and his hands clasped together. After the gospel was proclaimed and the congregation took their seats, he would often remain standing for a beat longer than everyone else, as if to take an extra moment to let Christ’s words soak into his soul. I could feel the devotion emanating from within him during Mass, and it rubbed off on me.The car ride home from Mass would usually entail a heartfelt commentary from him about the priest’s homily. Countless conversations at home about the nature of faith and reflecting on the life of the Holy Family are some of my fondest memories. There were also numerous times that I recall him witnessing to friends and acquaintances who did not share his faith. This has always been something I have greatly admired in him—there was an energy and joy that his faith gave him that he did not want to contain, compelling him to share it with others. There was also fearlessness in the indifference he had to what others might have thought of him. Seeing him take his faith so seriously clearly made a great impression on me. I can see now that it was through my imitation of my father at a young age that I first began to make the Catholic faith my own.Every father knows that they set an example for their children, but what they perhaps don’t know is how much of an impact they can actually have on them. Part of the reason for this is that it is easy for parents to underestimate how observant their children are, which I have discovered with surprise at my own son’s remarkable ability to imitate me. I doubt that my dad knew the extent to which I was watching him as I grew up. What I have noticed is that this is a common experience. I remember numerous occasions where my sister and I have related our experience of a childhood memory, to which my parents have responded, “Really? You remember that? I didn’t think you noticed” or “That’s funny—I don’t remember it that way!” I have also seen this same interaction happen with my friends and their parents. I have no doubt that when I am advanced in years and I listen to my son’s experiences of childhood, I will be blown away.In the first verse of 1 Corinthians 11, Paul states plainly: “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” For me, this is the perfect encapsulation of what authentic fatherhood should be. God created us in such a way that the father of a family is to be the image of Himself—God the Father. We see this in how a father and mother welcome a newborn child—with love. The first experience of God’s love that a newborn encounters is through the love of their father and mother. As Paul says, the model that fathers need to follow is Christ, the Incarnation of God Himself. But since Christ no longer physically walks the earth, His followers must imitate Him in order to allow His presence to abide in the world. Paul stood as an amazing model for Christ in the early Christian church, and his example was imitated by his followers, who were then imitated by their followers, and so the faith was passed down through the generations. This mission has been passed down to all Christian fathers today—to imitate Christ in order to lead by example for the good of their children and for the good of everyone they encounter.Thank you, Dad, for your example of Christian manhood. Your witness of faith is something I hope to pass down to my own son, just as you did for me. Happy Father’s Day!
Week after week, month after month, year after year, evolutionists speculate about imaginary friends they have never seen.The post What Is It About Space Aliens that Makes Evolutionists Go Nuts? appeared first on CEH.
A Palestinian youth uses a slingshot to hurl stones at Israeli forces during clashes near the border with Israel, east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on June 8, 2018. (Said Khatib/AFP) You won't see this on the evening news. Note the headband. Hamas, the puppet of Iran in Gaza. It always amazed me that the terrorists are willing to sacrifice their people for a headline. That headline is that Israel is a monster and killing “innocents” at the fence that separates Israel from Gaza. Of course the fence is the first barrier to protect the civilians who live and farm scant distances away. We have visit the kibbutzim and seen the horrible damage that Hamas rockets do when they explode in and near the homes, schools and playgrounds. Little children scream in fear when the explosions come. Now over 6200 acres have been torched by Palestinians who tie flaming torches to kites and float them above the security fence. It seems me only right that PM Netanyahu has decided to subtract the amount of money necessary to compensate the farmers for their losses. Palestinian protesters fly a kite with a burning rag dangling from its tail to during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra) One of Israel's premier defense companies, Rafael is currently working on developing a defense system to deal with Gaza's terror kites. As the Times of Israel said recently, “Rafael is responsible for the Iron Dome missile defense system, its seaborne equivalent C-Dome, the Spike surface-to-surface missile and other arms. The Iron Dome system was developed to shoot down incoming rockets and missiles from Gaza, which it did effectively during the 2014 conflict with Hamas.” One idea is to shoot them down with drones. The photo I saw looked amazingly like an old Huey chopper with some enhancements. BOOK NEWS The President (Jake Crabtree Book 9)The President (Jake Crabtree) We are thrilled to share the latest Jake Crabtree novel, The President. The two different covers are first the Kindle cover and the red one is for the paperback book. Both contain the same text, but getting my original cover onto the cover is more than crazy, so we opted for the red one. The current President of the PA is five years past his ‘sell by' date, and still in office at 83 years of age. He's been in the hospital recently but still will not hold elections. The President is one possible scenario, from my imagination only. It features Jake and his team as they get to know a former PA Security chief who wants to take the Presidency. If you are a long time reader of Jake Crabtree adventures, you know that he does not live politics. This novel does have him around the edges, not of US or Israeli politics but of Palestinian events. Our novels read like they came from the headlines, but nothing is there from real live people. All the story is fiction. You may have to remind yourself of that occasionally. The books may be had at Amazon. We are sure you'll enjoy them.More ...
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