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Obama, a "Strategic Catastrophe" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 00:00

Although Israeli officials publicly play down the crisis in relations between the United States and Israel, privately the language is much different. Sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu describe Obama as a "strategic catastrophe" for Israel.

Officials in the prime minister's office, speaking on condition of anonymity to the nation's media, see the Obama administration as a serious threat to the future of the State of Israel. On the record, Israel and the U.S. have a strategic partnership that is unbreakable. Off the record, that once strong partnership now seems to be a thing of the past.

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Squire Parsons PDF Print E-mail
Written by Keith Crowe   
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 00:00

Squire-ParsonsThis week I am featuring one of the true gentlemen in Southern Gospel Music. This artist is none other than Squire Parsons. Squire is from a little town in West Virginia called Newton, which is about fifty miles from Charleston. He stated that his farther was active in the music program of his local church and also was part of a local quartet. Other members of Squire’s family were also active in music in one way or the other in the different churches located in the area. The music schools came through the area in the early 1900’s and this was where the Parsons Family began to learn the quartet style singing, commonly referred to as “shape note” music.

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A Barnyard Parable PDF Print E-mail
Written by RaquelleSheen   
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 00:00

Mr. William Goat and Mrs. Nanette Goat were pondering. They wanted to raise their young goats just right. They had a good set of standards for their kids to follow. But the other creatures in the barnyard had such a variety of different standards! Oh, they all followed the very basic farm rules, but everyone had a particular interpretation of the rules. The barnyard was become disharmonious because everyone was so proud of his or her particular standards. What should they do?

“I’ll tell you what, Billy,” said Mrs. Nanette. “Tomorrow let’s ask some of the other animals and see how they view creatures who have different standards. I will talk with Mrs. Cat and Mrs. Pig. Why don’t you talk to Mr. Rooster and Mr. Dog?”

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Israel Can Only Rely on Itself PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 05 May 2010 00:00

In his address to the Israeli nation on the recent occasion of their 62nd Independence Day anniversary, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared, " Israel can only truly rely on itself."

Obviously, and with good reason, he was reminding his nation and people that they cannot depend on the United States or anyone else in the international community to defend them if and when Iran may try to fulfill their threats to "wipe Israel off the face of the map."

He quoted Theodore Hertzl, the respected Zionist leader of 100 years ago, who had said: "Don't rely on help from strangers, don't trust the charitable, and don't wish for stones to grow soft." And Netanyahu added, "A nation that wishes to stand tall must place all its trust in itself only."

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From Mourning to Joy PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Al Snyder   
Wednesday, 28 April 2010 00:00

Last week all of Israel once again made the incredible transition from deep mourning to bounding joy. They first marked the nation's Remembrance Day in honor of all the nation's fallen soldiers, and then moved immediately into the joyful celebration of their 62nd Independence Day.

The rest of the nations of the world never experience the deep emotion the Israelis feel on these two back-to-back holidays. No other nation has experienced what Israel has gone through to become the free and prosperous nation that it is today.

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As We View Things PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pastor Don Lowry   
Wednesday, 28 April 2010 00:00

Measurements are important. They give to us dimension, so we might comprehend size. They reckon for us moments of time so that we might schedule events to occur and date former occurrences by year, month, day, hour, and so forth.

Measurements assign to things relativity. It is by measurement we are able to access quantity or quality. We say that something is more than or less than something else, which establishes quantity, or we speak of an item being more or less like another item, thus giving in measure of quality.

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The Southern Gospel Music Corner - The Perrys PDF Print E-mail
Written by Keith Crowe   
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 00:00

The-Perrys
This week we take a look at a group which has been singing for thirty plus years, but about a year ago took on a new direction. The group is The Perrys from Morristown, Tennessee. In the early years this was a family group, but over the last few years all of the members of the Perry family have moved on with the exception of Libbi. Kenny had some health problems and the sisters’ left for various reasons. The traditional make-up of the group was two male and two female singers but when Nicole Watts decided to leave the group as well as the road to get married. The decision was made to replace Nicole with a male singer. Although there were changes taking place in The Perrys the commitment was still to keep a traditional conventional Gospel Music sound alive.

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