Lest We Forget

This May in Israel is a time for look back and remembering our history, for pausing today to consider the price in blood paid over the land of Israel, and then to look forward and rejoice in the good promises of the Eternal Book concerning this Land of Israel and her peoples.

This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again  be two or be divided into two kingdoms.”  Ezekiel 37:21-22 Hebrew Bible.

This eternal word is for the Jewish people, represented by the olive tree to the left. 20 years ago we transplanted this olive tree in our garden, an ever present reminder of this verse. What promise in the Bible are you making your very own today? This spring, I found a sprouted olive seed  under the tree;  I tenderly transplanted and nurtured it. Photo right. Here it is, already with two branches, and full of life. This year, the olives, pomegranates and figs are loaded with fruit. Harvest time will be amazing. Jay and I gratefully acknowledge that our greatest contribution has been parenting our four sons, who now nurture many others.

Lest We Forget.…

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Israel~Sunshine~People = A Great Video!

Living in Israel has always been a family affair. We now have children and grandchildren who have become a part of life in this incredible country.
For those of you who have never been here we can only encourage you to come and see for yourselves. We are so much more than the news of the world tells you!
The video below will give you a peek into what “everyday” Israel is like. We are proud that “our family” took part in the making of this film. 
Our oldest son, David, and his two children appear in the video, and the choreography, movement direction and casting was done by David’s wife, Adi Gordon Rawlings. 
Sit back, take a few minutes and enjoy Sunshine Across Israel~The Israel we love!
* Music is  Matisyahu‘s hit “Sunshine” from his album “Spark Seeker” (2012)

Sunshine Across Israel~Add a Bit of Sunshine To Your Day!

Homosexual Brainwashing in Elementary Schools

Today there are many things happening in our world that we are told to accept–even though we may not agree with them. What people do in private is one thing. What is being brought  into public schools and taught to minors is an entirely different matter. 
The questions must be asked: Why is is necessary to force elementary school children to learn about homosexuality? Why is is necessary to force minors to accept homosexuality? 
Perhaps this is an over reaction on my part–but I feel strongly that every parent should, at the very least, be fully informed and comfortable with the education system. Bible believing people who wish to follow their faith are not given an option in this matter. 
I strongly urge you to watch both films and the news clip from California. Look at the faces of the children. Listen to what these “educators” think is a “healthy education”. Listen to what these children are being taught. At 3:45 of the first clip, listen to what the young boy says about the need to be open-minded in order to “try it”. This is fine if you are talking vegetables but these people are teaching homosexuality. Ask why children are not being taught the basics that they will need in life, such as reading, writing, maths, sciences–because it has been proven that there is a growing deficiency in these areas.

If this is what you want your children learning then it is happening already. If it is not what you want your children being taught in public school it is time for parents “voters” to take an interest…

Brainwashing in Elementary School~Part 1
Brainwashing in Elementary School~Part 2

Fox News: Over 200 California Schools to Show Film on Homosexuality

Urgent Prayer Request!

We urgently need your prayers ! Please pass on to your prayer partners.
As I am writing this Joshua Rawlings, the son of Jay and Meridel is in hospital. He is having emergency surgery for appendicitis. 
We ask for your prayers that the surgery is succesful and recovery is immediate. 
Please also pray for Jay and Meridel as they are in Canada and are not able to be at Joshua’s side. 

Thank you all.