Monthly Archives: January 2009

A favorite place

Big L found a favorite perch. From here, he had a bird’s eye view of the valley and the horizon beyond. Upon his rocky seat, with his hand steadied by the old weathered fence post, my son felt like king … Continue reading

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Zakaria Botros, unafraid to defy Islam

(1933 – present). A Coptic priest from Egypt, this evangelizer to the Muslim world preaches the gospel despite jailings, death threats and fatwahs.
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Overlooking the Valley

Out hiking a few weeks ago. Near the east edge of our property is a stunning view of the valley below. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly … Continue reading

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Berthe Fraser, from Housewife to French Resistance Hero

(1894-1956). She appeared to be an average French housewife, but was a hero of the French Resistance, fighting the WWII Nazi German occupation of France.
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: literary giant, light of truth

(1918-2008). Russian novelist and historian, imprisoned and exiled by the Stalin regime for writing about the crushing afflictions of Soviet Communism.
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I support Israel.

Just wanted to say that. Because I am SICK of the thousands of protesters from D.C. to Denmark who scream Free Palestine, and whine and curse about the cruelty and “holocaust” that Israel is perpetrating against Gaza. How DARE they … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to the office…

I guess it was my turn to have a harried day. I was running late, and felt a tightening in my stomach and race in my heart when JoJo, who was supposed to be buckled in the van, appeared in … Continue reading

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Helen Suzman, voice of freedom for South Africa

(1917-2008). Jewish South African anti-apartheid activist, and for 13 years, the sole opposition lawmaker in parliament.
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Under the weather beneath a blue sky.

I rang in the New Year with a dreadful sinus infection, the kind that aches and stabs from your temples down into your teeth. I hope it gets better from here. New Year’s Day was slow and steady, doing nothing … Continue reading

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