Showing posts from February, 2020

Highlights from History and Foreshadowing of Prophecy

Yes, we are back to the snow covered lawns of Buffalo, MN.  Marlys and I had a wonderful time while in Tennessee and Texas, although it rained most of the time while we were gone.  Lots of flooding in the deep south, but the trees were beginning to bud and the daffodils were blooming.  As we traveled back north we noticed several large flocks of geese moving north as well.  Guess that is a good sign that spring is just around the corner. 

One of the highlights of our time away was the visit to The Hermitage in Nashville, TN - the home of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States.  For some reason, I have become fascinated with his story - and it is a very interesting one at that.  Jackson was the first non-politician to be elected to the office of president.  He was a military general, best known for the victory over the British at New Orleans in 1815 - a battle that closed the War of 1812.  Jackson became a national hero, thus propelling him to the presidency.  He w…

More on the Deal of the Century and a Follow Up to the Caucuses

Last week President Trump unveiled his plan for peace in the Middle East.  He has called it, "the deal of the century."  In last week's blog posting, we looked at some of the key components of that plan. 

One of my favorite Israeli writers and editorialists is Caroline Glick.  She wrote a probing and insightful piece following the release of President Trump's plan.  You can read the article in its entirety at:  I highly recommend this article.  Ms. Glick begins her article by stating that she was a member of Israel's negotiating team with the PLO (Palestinian Liberation Organization) from 1994 to 1996.  This included the negotiations known as the Oslo Accords.  She writes: "Throughout the period of my work, I never found any reason to believe the peace process I was a part of would lead to peace.  The same Palestinian leaders who joked with us in fancy meeting rooms in Cairo and Taba breached every commitm…