Over 50% regret their decision to divorce

Why do so many people regret their divorce? Image Banjo D | Foter | Creative Commons

Why do so many people regret their divorce? Image Banjo D | Foter | Creative Commons

According to a survey — conducted in conjunction with the DVD release of a movie called The Love Punch – 54% of people who had divorced said they had second thoughts about their decision. The survey was reported by the Daily Mail.

The Love Punch, starring Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson, is a comedy about a divorced couple who are brought back together to try to recover a retirement fund stolen through fraud. During this process, they realize their love for each other had not died.

The survey questioned 2,000 UK men and women who had either been either divorced or separated from a long term relationship for over five years. (more…)

The real problem in the Middle East — Muslim extremists don’t want peace, they want the total destruction of Israel

In this six-minute video, radio host Dennis Prager explains the real reason there is no peace in the Middle East.

He says Muslim extremists don’t want peace, because they desire Israel’s destruction. With that as their ultimate goal, lasting peace is impossible.

Even the terrorist organization Hamas — which controls the Gaza strip– calls for Israel’s destruction in its Charter.

So who else has called for Israel’s destruction? (more…)

You are the salt of the earth, and it’s good for you and the world

Study says salt is good for you. Image Peter Nijenhuis / Foter / Creative Commons

Study says salt is good for you. Image Peter Nijenhuis / Foter / Creative Commons

Two papers published by Canadian researchers in the New England Journal of Medicine say we have it wrong when it comes to salt. The general view is the less salt we consume the better.  While Canadians consume on average 3.5 to 4 grams of salt per day, Health Canada has been pushing to reduce daily consumption to 2.3 grams daily and even suggested 1.5 grams was a good goal.

Other groups such as Hyptertension Canada have suggested a daily consumption rate of 2.o grams, this was an upgrade of its earlier recommendation of consuming 1.3 grams to 1.5 grams of salt daily.

The push for lower salt consumption is based on the notion that it will reduce cardiovascular problems. (more…)

The people of Gaza are starting to turn against Hamas

Is God preparing the people of Gaza for a move of God? Photo Gazans: Wikipedia/Ehabich Creative Commons

Is God preparing the people of Gaza for a move of God? Photo Gazans: Wikipedia/Ehabich Creative Commons

It was inevitable. After weeks of purposefully endangering their lives, the people of Gaza are starting to turn against Hamas.

Hamas has brutally ruled Gaza since it took control in 2005. Every two or three years it attacks Israel. In its most recent conflict, as it did in the past, the terrorist organization is purposefully launching its rockets from Gaza suburbs and even hospitals hoping Israel’s retaliatory strikes would result in human casualties or at the very least destroy people’s homes.

According to a report by the Associated Press, Gazans are starting to openly criticize Hamas. This is a very rare move and extremely dangerous as Hamas, similar to its ISIS cousins in Iraq, will kill fellow Muslims with little provocation. The lucky ones who criticize Hamas’ are thrown in jail.

The AP article stated: (more…)

Praying two and a half weeks for a slurpee?

The widow and the unjust judge: A testimony to unrelenting prayer.

The widow and the unjust judge: A testimony to unrelenting prayer.

A few year’s back, my wife was talking to a woman who told of struggles with her oldest son. He was having problems at school and teachers were constantly asking his mother to come in to deal with behavioral issues.

As they discussed what was happening, the woman shared that the boy was her only child from a previous marriage. Divorced, she had remarried and now she and her new husband had children of their own.

However, the step-father was finding it difficult accepting the oldest son. He found it hard to praise him and easy to criticize. 
My wife heard the story, saw the need and decided to pray about it.

For the next two and half weeks, this became the focus of her prayers. (more…)

Who is Israel and who is the church?

How are Israel and the Church connected?  Photo: Jerusalem / Wikipedia/Berthold Werner

How are Israel and the Church connected? Photo: Jerusalem / Wikipedia/Berthold Werner

With all the focus on Israel in recent weeks because of Hamas attacks, it’s time to take a look at the relationship between the church and Israel. Some believe that God is done with Israel and that the church is the new expression of God’s kingdom on the earth — the church has replaced Israel. Along with this some believe, that since Israel failed to fulfill God’s purpose, the church is God’s second choice.

But is this what the Bible really says?

How does the church fit with Israel?

In order to understand this relationship, we need to first define who Israel is. In Romans 9:6-13, Paul digs into the Old Testament to show how God views Israel.

He opens with this stunning announcement: (more…)

Who are the nations?

The Basque are a unique ethnic group whose homeland covers part of Spain and France. Photo Basque people Wikipedia/Izurutuza

Are the Basque a unique nation within the countries of Spain and France? Photo Basque people Wikipedia/Izurutuza

Throughout the Bible, we see references to kingdoms and nations and it is important that we understand the difference between the two words, because much of the conflict in the world is based on this difference.

The first time we find both these words used is in Genesis 10. In a previous article, I talked about the rise of Nimrod, (Genesis 10:8-10) who was Satan’s first attempt to set up a one-world government on earth.

And the beginning of his [Nimrod's] kingdom was Babel and Errech and Accad and Caineh, in the land of Shinar” (Genesis 10:10 NASV).

The Hebrew word for Kingdom (mamlakah) is derived from the Hebrew word for king “malak.” Kingdom refers to a country controlled by a king or one sovereign power. It is an external, largely political control. Under Nimrod’s influence, they built the Tower of Babel.

At this point, the descendants of Noah had one language (Genesis 11:1.)

In response to what was happening, God instituted languages that divided the people — along family lines — into nations (Hebrew goy): (more…)

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