In my prayer time this morning I was praying about the current terrorists attacks Belgium families are dealing with and the paralyzing fear & horror their children are experiencing coupled with the 80% of Syria children harmed by War.
Enough is enough and is it time for the world to stand together and reject this senseless hateful religious theology called radical Islam who tolerate nothing and no one outside of their ideology. The bloodshed comes four days after the arrest of fugitive Paris terror attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam in Brussels. No-one has claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s carnage in the Belgian capital but supporters of ISIL have taken to social media to praise the attacks.
Good people will always yearn for peace and restoration, but there will always be those among us who will not assimilate and have the goal to conquer and leave us for dead. Without rule of law and respect for the country you are living in is not multicultural but rather supremacy over others. Our world has change forever as the faint echos of hopeful campaign slogans of a better world ahead weigh in the balance and are found wanting. We find ourselves in the same situation as 4th Century Queen Esther and the Jewish people did and their story reminds us all of the never ending antisemitic and ever increasing anti-christian hatred all over the word.
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” (Est 4:14)
Last year at this same time, Israel's President Benjamin Netanyahu addressed our US Congress. In the end the event demonstrated two leaders laying out what amounted to the biggest policy schism between two countries in years. President Obama defended his diplomatic efforts to negotiate a deal with Iran while President Netanyahu presented them as dangerously naïve.
President Obama as well as Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and more than 50 Democratic lawmakers disrespectfully made a decision to not attend Predident Netanyahu’s speech. While the White House did not publicly encouraged a boycott, it did send an emails late Monday inviting House Democratic aides to a trade meeting at the White House on Tuesday at a time that would make it hard for them to attend the speech.
As this years Purim 2016 Celebration begins we find Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking these words; "he hopes the US will continue to reject any move towards a UN Security Council resolution backing Palestinian statehood." The resolution “to pressure Israel would further harden Palestinian positions and thereby could actually kill the chances of peace for many, many years,” he also said he was ready to begin talks “immediately, without preconditions” for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.The PM has insisted that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas did not back the idea on Tuesday at a meeting of the powerful pro-Israel AIPAC lobbying group in Washington via satellite from Israel.
As Europe explodes, we wonder how US got itself into the position it finds itself in today as the crises in the Middle East escalates to epic proportions. I clearly remember December 21, 2011 when President Obama was in Fort Bragg marking "official" ending 9 years of war and leaving Iraq's future in the hands of its people.
How dim this vision of Mr. Obama's has become as he once came into office seeking to "improve" relations with Russia and Israel." One can only wonder why we find President Obama in Cuba meeting with Rual Castro fulfilling some crazy "pledge" to "improve" relations with Havana. The problem is Rual Castro has "demanded" the closure of the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. This makes me very nervous as a mother who observes President Obama's futile attempts at an "improving relations" strategies over his presidential era. I don't know about you but my head is spinning trying to follow any logical thought pattern of our Commander and Chief.
Lets just scan a few headlines from the past week;
Weather and Virus Phenomenon
Drought in Zimbabwe 4 million needing food.
Artificial 2.2 magnitude earthquake in N. Korea (possible nuclear blasting?
Vietnam's Mekong Delta faces worst drought in History. 1/2 million people affected. Loss of 1 million tons of Rice.
Ebola re-emergence in Guinea with 5 Dead
5,131 microcephaly cases confirmed associated with ZIKA virus. Up from 4,976 earlier.
4.2 magnitude earthquake in Northern Sweden. Strongest Earthquake in 100 years
6.6 magnitude earthquake strikes Kamchatka Peninsula
No Pacific Tsunami Warning as of yet. Struck a depth of 18.4 miles.
Liberia closes border with Guinea as precaution against Ebola.
May God Bless America & I'll strain to see you when the smoke clears!
"Around my family table"
Here are some topics my kids have interest in discussing, arguing, agreeing or simply looking up because they don't know!
When we get together for meals we love to talk politics, faith, culture and health policy!
The Biblical Feast of The LORD