Mosul is free! Sort of.

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Blog, Featured, Global Jihad, Middle East, Terror's Handiwork

Mosul is free! Sort of.

This is going to be an unusual post. Usually short with some unusual images, two, taken with my Samsung Note 5. I am just back from Iraq, no more than 24 hour from writing this. I have LOTS to tell you and share by way of photographs, too. But I wanted to address the big news, recently released, that the fight against ISIS in Iraq is over, and the city of Mosul is free! Well, not exactly. (The stairs leading up to the tomb of Jonah. Iraq, 2017) Among the many places that I...

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You will be a blessing to others

Posted by on Dec 9, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Global Jihad, Middle East

You will be a blessing to others

  This past November 8th, 2016, we Americans were blessed. After almost two years of argument and tension, we stepped into the voting booth and changed, without violence or terror, the president and political party that will govern our country. This is no small accomplishment. I say this not to celebrate the victory of one candidate over another, but rather to take stock of the great blessing that is our orderly and peaceful transfer of power. That we as Americans are...

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Stretch out your hand

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Blog, Christians in the Media, Featured, Middle East, Some good news

Stretch out your hand

Again he entered the synagogue. There was a man there who had a withered hand.They watched him closely to see if he would cure him on the sabbath so that they might accuse him. He said to the man with the withered hand, “Come up here before us.” Then he said to them, “Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” But they remained silent. Looking around at them with anger and grieved at their hardness of heart, he...

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Just one look

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Featured, Middle East, Photgraphic Impact

Just one look

I can remember the first time that I walked into the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and saw this portrait of Vincent van Gough. (Left: Vincent van Gough, self-portrait, 1889. Copyright, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France) He painted it in 1889, and it is believed to be his last self-portrait before his suicide in 1890. Having visited his grave as well as the wheatfield where he shot himself, those piercing blue eye had a profound effect on me. I do not know if you’ve...

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The Greater Danger

Posted by on Aug 9, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Middle East, Photgraphic Impact, Terror's Handiwork

The Greater Danger

[Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”11″ gal_title=”The Greater Danger_Blog_Post”]   August 7th marked the two year anniversary of the invasion of Qaraqosh, Iraq, by the Islamic State. Qaraqosh (sometimes called Bakhdida) is an ancient Assyrian city located just southeast of Mosul and was, in 2014, completely overrun by Islamic State fighters. I was in Iraq at the end of August, 2014, not far from Qaraqosh. Watching the flood of people escaping and...

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Turkey’s Goose May Well Be Cooked

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Blog, Featured, Middle East

Turkey’s Goose May Well Be Cooked

To note that Tuesday’s triple homicide bombing at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport is horrific (which at the time of this writing has killed 41 and injured over 200) begs the obvious. It is also (again) obvious that Islam, which at its core is a theocracy, tolerates and even utilizes violence, oppression and murder as a means to control those that it governs and/or those with whom it disagrees. Waiting for “peaceful Islam,” which in its full-flower must rule over both the...

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