Every once in awhile, I read something that gets right to the point of a matter. I had wondered about Turkey’s sudden reversal of relations with Israel, and the piece below puts it into perspective. “The more Israel has traded land for peace, the more its staying power has diminished. There is no better place to see that shift than in Turkey, formerly Israel’s closest ally in the Muslim world. That relationship was built not on mutual friendship, but on ...Continue Reading →
It seems that each time we fill our gas tank we are paying more than we did the last time. If you are like me, you are probably wondering; WHY? My good friend Gunther Karger is an economic analyst whose opinions I highly respect. Below are some excerpts from an email I received from him this week. It clearly and simply outlines the issues and offers YOU and I an opportunity to do something about the problem. I hope ...Continue Reading →
Just received this update on the woman who was killed in this week’s bus bombing in Jerusalem.
Dear Neil and Jamie, When I sent out the last news/prayer alert after the bus bombing in Jerusalem on March 23rd all that was known about ‘Mary’ (the only person who was killed) was that she was a 59-60 year old UK national who was studying here in Jerusalem. Well, tonight at my congregation here in Jerusalem, we were told of this woman’s incredible ...Continue Reading →
I was a young believer. I had only known Yeshua for a little over a year when I was led to invest in silver. I purchased two $1,000 bags of silver coins and hid them in a hole I cut out in the wall behind our washing machine. It was early in 1976 and the Hunt brothers had begun a scheme to corner the world market in silver. Every day my investment increased in value substantially. One day, I heard ...Continue Reading →
I(Jamie) was a bit exhausted after the Esther Tea at our home, but I pushed myself yesterday to go to Curves to exercise anyway. I explained to her that it was Yeshua’s joy, the joy He said would be in His followers, the joy He said would be “full”. Then she said, “I see Him in you.” (the grace of God). Off to the Jewish Jewels office I went, stopping at Dunkin Donuts for a small decaf latte ( 99 ...Continue Reading →
The Lord blessed our Esther Tea yesterday as 12 ladies gathered at our home to hear about a God who wears a mask in the Book of Esther, but is ON THE SCENE! A precious Jewish woman came – Patti – whom we met through a “God-incidence.” We found her husband’s wallet two months ago on the ground at a gas station. It was filled with cash, credit cards, and his driver’s license. A potential disaster. We were just leaving ...Continue Reading →
Israeli Medical Team Heads for Japan
Israel was the first country to offer assistance to the Japanese government a scant hour after hearing news of the tragic 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami. In response, an official request from Tokyo for aid from Jerusalem resulted in a first responder team of two doctors and one officer from Israel’s Home Front Command departing from Ben Gurion International Airport Saturday night.
The Japanese ambassador was among those present at the airport to wish the team well ...Continue Reading →
The fundamental issue between the Jews and the Arabs in the middle east is a cultural worldview. The Jewish people celebrate LIFE while the Arabs celebrate DEATH. It has often been said: “If all the Arabs put down their weapons there would be no more war, but if all the Jews put down their weapons there would be no more Jews.” It has taken me several days to be able to calm my spirit enough to report on the following ...Continue Reading →
We have just been informed of a special Esther Fast – one day on water – called by Asher Intrater, a senior leader of a Messianic congregation in Israel, from sundown Wed. 3/16 until sundown Thurs. 3/17. We are joining in this fast as we conclude our 21 day Daniel Fast. We all have been called to the Kingdom for such a time as this! Suggested Scripture to proclaim as you read the verses out loud: Esther Ch.3 &4, Zech.12:2-3,6-10 ...Continue Reading →
The celebration of Purim this year will begin on the evening of March 19. The book of Esther will be read in the Synagogue and children will dress up in costumes. Every little girl wants to be Esther and every little boy wants to be Mordecai. Everyone will BOO loudly whenever the name of Haman is mentioned in an attempt to obliterate this arch enemy of the Jewish people. Some will even write his name in chalk on the bottom ...Continue Reading →