Monthly Archives: December 2012

HOPE FOR THE U.S. CONGRESS IN THE NEW YEAR?

With the countdown to the fiscal cliff approaching zero days, one wonders whether lawmakers acting like adults would help. Is compromise and fairness possible? Is recognizing the facts, the potential consequences and being willing to set aside the dogmas of … Continue reading

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NO MAN IS AN ISLAND—IN 2012

No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; everyman is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; … any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS CHANGE AGENTS FROM BETHLEHEM

And old man with a vision for the future predicted trouble for the family of the child, from Bethlehem. He would be “destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will … Continue reading

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IT’S THE CHILDREN

Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut became the focus of a grieving nation this past week. According to the State Police, 22 children ages six and seven and five adult teachers and staff died, victims of a brutal rifle … Continue reading

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“YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD”

“A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” Students both Palestinian and German inscribed these words of Jesus on a stone at Daoud Nassar’s farm south of Bethlehem. His “Tent of Nations” literally is a  center on a hill that … Continue reading

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C’MON, GET REAL

In your dreams are you the heroine or hero flying above all the others down below?  Or do you find yourself having to take the final exam in school when you have never even been to class?  Or wandering around … Continue reading

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TRAVEL THROUGH THE “VALLEY OF FIRE”

American commuter traffic though frustrating is not usually dangerous. Sometimes it’s easier abroad.  Last summer we drove north from Bethlehem to Ramallah, the capital of the West Bank. Our American passports allowed us to drive straight through Jerusalem. With checkpoints. … Continue reading

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