Thursday, January 18, 2007

Recent Reads

I am trying to read more books this year. So far in January I have finished/read:


Thursday, January 11, 2007

American Family Association Grassroots Efforts

The AFA is an organization that provides online information and sends out e-mail alerts regarding important pro-family issues. Included in these alerts is always contact information for senators or whoever else can make a difference. They make it easy to get involved and make your voice heard. Below is the e-mail I received from them today. Please contact your senators and support them on this issue!

January 11, 2006

Please help us get this information into the hands of as many people as possible by forwarding it to your entire email list of family and friends.

Senate Tired of Your E-mails, Phone Calls; Expected to Pass Bill that Will Keep You From Getting Needed Information.

Dear J---,

Without a doubt, this could be the most important letter I have written you.

The U.S. Senate is poised to pass Senate Bill 1 (Section 220), which would effectively keep AFA and every other pro-family organization in America from providing you information on bills in Congress. Under Senate Bill 1 (Section 220), we would only be able to provide you information on a bill at a high cost and at great danger of being penalized by Congress.

To put it bluntly, members of Congress are tired of getting your e-mails and phone calls, and Senate Bill 1(Section 220) is designed to keep information from you that might inspire you to call or write your senator.

Click Here to read AFA's review of Senate Bill 1 (Section 220).

The new Democratic Senate thinks that if it can keep you from getting information—which is what Senate Bill 1 (Section 220) would do—then it will not be getting e-mails and phone calls from you.

Senators favoring this bill are simply tired of hearing from you. That is the bottom line. They don’t want to hear from you. They don’t want you to be informed. They want to silence you. How? By simply keeping you from receiving information that AFA provides.

I know that language is strong, but Senate Bill 1 (Section 220) will do exactly what I’ve said.

Take Action

1. Send an e-mail to your two senators now!

2. Call your two senators at 202-224-3121. (Simply ask for one senator. Then call the other one at the same number. Ask your senators to vote against Senate Bill 1 (Section 220).

3. Please forward this to your friends and family. It is vitally important that they know what members of the Senate are trying to do.

4. Print this information, and share it with members in your Sunday School class and church and urge them to send an e-mail and call.

If you think our efforts are worthy, would you please support us with a small gift? Thank you for caring enough to get involved.


Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman
American Family Association

P.S. Please forward this e-mail message to your family and friends!

American Family Association | P O Drawer 2440 | Tupelo, MS 38803 | 1-662-844-5036
Copyright 2006 All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

"Israel Grants License to Christian TV Channel"

I found this article on the Bridges for Peace website. Praise the Lord!

Israel Grants License to Christian TV Channel

"Daystar Television Network, which owns and operates 50 television stations across the United States, will be the first Christian network to broadcast into every home in Israel with 100% Christian content. “This is a first. Never before has the nation of Israel granted a license for a 100% Christian channel to broadcast into all of Israel. Up until now, it has either been illegal, impossible, or impractical. The message of the Gospel will now be going into every home in Israel 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This is a moment in time that we will always remember,” said a spokesman for Daystar.

"The opportunity came after a year of negotiations with Jewish leaders, and a six-month trial of Daystar’s flagship shows: Celebration and the Joni show. According to details provided to the media, Daystar can now be seen in Israel on the HOT Cable System on channel 98. That is a strategic placement, next to the Knesset Channel on channel 99."

(By Daystar Television Network, January 5, 2007)

Prayer Focus
"Pray the Lord’s blessing on Israel for their willingness to allow freedom of religion to such a generous degree. Praise God for this wonderful favor and blessing."

(By Bridges For Peace)

Monday, January 01, 2007

"It's Not About Israel"

It's Not About Israel - David A. Harris

"British Prime Minister Tony Blair and outgoing UN Secretary General Kofi Annan have been among the most prominent of those viewing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the root cause of many of the Middle East's problems. True, genuine peace between Israel and the Palestinians would remove one of the long-standing conflicts in the Middle East. But to suggest that such a settlement would take the wind out of radical Islam's sails is unsupported by the facts.

"Even if Israel did not exist, would Iraq and Iran have chosen not to pursue an eight-year war that cost more than a million fatalities? Would Iraq have decided not to invade Kuwait in 1990? Would it have rethought its use of chemical weapons against both its own Kurdish population and Iran? Would Syria have refrained from slaughtering over 10,000 of its own citizens in Hama in 1982? Would it have relinquished its hold on Lebanon? Would Saudi Arabia have stopped exporting its Wahhabi model of Islam, with its rejection of non-Muslims as so-called
infidels? Would al-Qaeda not have attacked the U.S. in 2001?

"In reality, the destabilizing factors in the Middle East run far deeper than the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The sad truth is that it is political oppression, intellectual suffocation, and gender discrimination that explain, more than other factors, the chronic difficulties of the Middle East. The writer is executive director of the American Jewish Committee. (Jerusalem Post)"