God refreshes our souls after life’s winds buffet us

By Leonard Lauriault: Religion columnist Autumn in Israel is planting time. Their rainy season runs from fall through spring allowing them to grow winter crops. Throughout Israel’s history, God promised to send those rains so they could produce abundant crops (Deuteronomy 11: 13-15). Our climate is much more continental being characterized by summer rains. Consequently, […]

Israel, Palestine have opportunity for some peace

Freedom Newspapers Recently we have been skeptical of the prospect — trumpeted in some quarters — that the death of Yasser Arafat and the election of his longtime aide Mahmoud Abbas was likely to create a significant opportunity for a useful Palestinian-Israeli “peace process” to begin. Well, when it comes to this issue skepticism is […]