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A Tale of Two Ducks | Part 1

Phil Robertson of A&E’s Duck Dynasty

Spend a fun filled evening with the Duck Commander himself, Phil Robertson, and other stars from the mega hit show, A&E’s Duck Dynasty. They’ll share heartwarming and hysterical stories about filming the show, what goes on behind the scenes, their lives, their faith, their family, and ducks. The event will be unscripted and unrehearsed, so who knows what tales of trials, tribulations and triumphs will be told! They’ll be joined by special musical guests who’ll provide their own special brand of toe tapping fun. Celebrate the simple. Laugh with us. Smile with us. Tap your toes with us. And as Phil says, get “HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY.” Click here to know more.

Torah Portion for August 17-23, 2014

THIS WEEK’S PARASHA: From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parasha) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world.  This portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage. An illustration of this practice appears to have been recorded in Luke 4:16 where Yeshua (Jesus)…

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Israel Prayer Update, August 18, 2014

PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL, August  18, 2014   Wings over Jerusalem  “Don’t be afraid!  Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.  O LORD, open his eyes so he may SEE!” (II Kings 6:16-17a.)   (Note:  This week’s Torah Portion is entitled “R’eh!”—SEE!)    1.  STAND AGAINST ATTRITION Another ceasefire in the Gaza war, this one for five days, is due to end at midnight…

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TORAH PORTION FOR AUGUST 10-16, 2014

THIS WEEK’S TORAH PORTION: The reading for this week August 10-16, 2014 is called Ekev—“In consequence of…”  (the Children of Israel heeding God’s judgments): TORAH:  Deuteronomy 7:12—11:25 HAFTARAH:  Isaiah 49:14—51:3   TORAH   *Deuteronomy 7:16.  “Also you shall devour all the peoples whom YHVH your God delivers to you; your eye shall not pity them…”  It is instructive to compare this ‘devouring’ with that mentioned in the evil report o…

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Israel Update for August 13, 2014

  PRAYER UPDATE FROM ISRAEL, AUGUST 13,  2014   Ethnic map of Kurdish people 1.  IRAQI KURDISTAN…ISIS ADVANCES.  Most will be aware of the lightening advances in recent months of the Sunni Jihadi force “ISIS” (or “ISIL”; it now terms itself “Islamic State”, or “IS”)—of its sweep out of Syria and across northwestern Iraq; of the ruthless, bloody means by which it terrifies all it deems impediments to its goal…

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Joy is a Serious Thing

Drugs, sex, and rock-and-roll once controlled the life of the wildly-popular Duck Commander, Phil Robertson, from the mega-hit show, A & E’s Duck Dynasty. Attending LSU on a football scholarship, Phil had a bright future but made devastating life choices, slipping far away from reality, home, and family. At the lowest point when Robertson asked his wife and children to leave, he remembered the story of salvation he had heard in a bar. The message of forgiveness came to life as Phil embraced Jesus and turned over a new leaf with God and his family. After dedicating his life to the Lord, one of Phil’s greatest tests came when he discovered some men stealing fish on his property. So angry, Robertson was ready to unload a shotgun on the intruders. But…

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Torah Portion for August 3-9, 2014

“Like a shepherd He will tend His flock in His arm He will gather the lambs and carry them in His bosom; He will gently lead the nursing ewes.” ( Isaiah 40:11; From this week’s Haftarah, See below)   From ancient times there has been a weekly portion (Parashah) from the first five books of Moses (The Torah) and an ending (Haftarah) from the Prophets read on the Sabbath in synagogues around the world.  This portion is given a Hebrew name drawn from the opening words of the Torah passage. An illustration of this practice appears to have been recorded in Luke 4:16 where Yeshua (Jesus) arrived in the synagogue in Nazareth and was asked to read the portion (Isaiah 61) from the Prophets.  We have found that in perusing…

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