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Does ‘fencing’ a commandment expose one to temptation?

Lately, I have been pondering the whole ‘Adam and Eve’ incident in Gan Eden and it has led me to wonder, ‘Does fencing a commandment actually open the door for the adversary’s assault?’ I would be interested in the thoughts … Continue reading

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A simple recipe for fitness and health

Health and fitness is not complicated or hard. Really good general fitness and health can be achieved fairly simply and I want to offer a simple plan as well as a few thoughts. But first… why? A couple years ago … Continue reading

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…uncovered…

Yesterday’s Torah portion, Korach (Numbers 16-18), offered an interesting thought regarding some recent posts on my blog. We have been and will continue discussing headship and God’s instituted authority structures. The name of yesterday’s portion was ‘Korach’ after the man … Continue reading

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Salt or Sugar?

“How can we be the salt of the earth, if we keep sugar coating the message?” Gary Moore (From Kelly’s Facebook page…) No doubt, we need to be compassionate in our delivery, but we should not avoid the hard truths … Continue reading

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It is with great peril…..

It is with great peril that we negotiate with the Elohim of Avraham, Itzhaak and Ya’acov. We may come with a list of terms, however, we quickly find it best to simply hand Him a blank check. If you consider … Continue reading

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Regarding the restoration of Israel…

If we set our course out of consideration for what others may think or concern for how this group or that group will accept us, then we are guaranteed to fail. If, however, we base our course on the unassailable … Continue reading

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Where have all the good men gone?

22 Then Pharaoh commanded all his people, saying, “Every son who is born you are to cast into the Nile, and every daughter you are to keep alive.” Exodus 1:22 NASB The Hebrews were multiplying and the new king in Egypt … Continue reading

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Do we REALLY accept Torah?

2 Now it will come about thatIn the last daysThe mountain of the house of the LordWill be established as the chief of the mountains,And will be raised above the hills;And all the nations will stream to it.3 And many peoples will … Continue reading

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Is Jerusalem really THAT expensive??!! (Or, is there a better way?)

Someone special sent me the following two and a half minute video touting budget accommodations in Jerusalem. Take a watch, then let’s talk… Certainly, I appreciate entrepreneurship and Jerusalem is a bit pricey if traditional hotels are on the menu, … Continue reading

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Israel: Off the Beaten Path

Many who visit Israel, do so with a tour group and spend most of their time staying in hotels, thus missing prime interaction with people who live in the Land. There are some who take the ‘road less traveled’ and … Continue reading

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“…mindsets are difficult to change…”

On several recent trips to Israel, I have watched with interest the construction of a high speed rail from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The rail, significantly, connects Ben Gurion Airport to Jerusalem via a non-stop, 28 minute luxury trip for … Continue reading

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Still More, Re: The Skeleton in Independence Park

The first installment in this series created a stir and got lots of hits. While some were offended by my tone and/or content, others, both publicly and privately, praised the message. Offense was not my intent. It was/is a hard … Continue reading

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MORE, Re: The Skeleton in Independence Park

This morning, as I was answering emails and eating breakfast, my eldest came downstairs to get ready for work. He said, “Dad, I read your skeleton article and if I didn’t know that you were really trying to make a … Continue reading

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Committing an act of war….

We were sitting in the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv last night waiting for our flight. Kelly was using the time to catch up on some reading when she read a quote out loud. While the author is not … Continue reading

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Wonderful weekend in Tiberius

Some places are special. Some people are special. Occasionally, you get both and this weekend in Tiberius was one of those double wins! Since last year when we dropped in on Avi to visit for an afternoon, I have wanted … Continue reading

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