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© Val J. Lee

© Val J. Lee

Dear Readers,

It is a daily blessing to see how God is at work throughout the world! He always has been and will be!

Our pastor’s youngest son, who has Down syndrome, is quite the witness at his school. Recently, he was singing a powerful hymn, which he does frequently. His teacher wanted to know the name of the hymn. This led to the words of the hymn being copied for her. This resulted in the hymn being copied for all instructors in his school. All were thrilled to receive the Gospel words.

He is a young child, mentally challenged; yet, he is a continual witness of the LORD Jesus Christ. Praise God!


Believers need to keep God’s chosen nation of Israel in their petitions and hearts.

Increasingly, more countries are ranting against her; joining the ranks of her destructors. It is all about driving the Jews into the ocean. The Bible tells us that God blesses those nations who support her.

“And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curse thee; and in thee shall all nations of the earth be blessed.” (Genesis 12:3)

“For thus says the LORD of hosts; After the glory has he sent me to the nations which plundered you: for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.” (Zechariah 2:8)

And Psalm 22

Though Israel is far from perfect and has rejected the LORD Jesus Christ, nations are still commanded to not curse or harm her. Someday all the Jews will serve Jesus Christ who will rule the universe from Jerusalem.


US Demands Apology from Israeli Defense Minister

Tzippe Barrow — Wed, 2014-01-15 07:17


JERUSALEM, Israel — While the Obama administration demanded and got an apology for Israeli Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon’s criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry, a former Israeli diplomat told CBN News Ya’alon’s comments should serve as a wakeup call for the U.S.

Israel’s Defense Ministry issued the following apology:

“The defense minister had no intention to cause any offense to the secretary and he apologizes if the secretary was offended by words attributed to the minister,” the statement read.

Ettinger said Kerry’s track record on Middle East issues speaks for itself.

“This is the same Kerry who praised leaders like [Syrian President] Bashar Assad for being constructive and peaceful leaders — who is still singing the praise of an Arab Spring while there is an Arab tsunami in the region,” he said.

“This is the same Kerry who defines the opposition of Assad, namely the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda, as moderate opposition,” he continued. “And this is the same Kerry who is preoccupied with the Palestinian issue while American interests are threatened with very serious threats from Islamic terrorism, which is disconnected and unrelated completely to the Palestinian issue.”

Ya’alon made headlines Tuesday over remarks he reportedly made in private conversations both abroad and at home, according to the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot.

“The only thing that can ‘save us’ is for John Kerry to win a Nobel [Peace] Prize and leave us in peace,” Yediot Ahronot quoted Ya’alon as saying.

“Secretary of State John Kerry, who came here very determined and operates based on an unfathomable obsession and messianic feeling, cannot teach me anything about the Palestinians…I live and breathe the conflict with the Palestinians. I know what they think, what they want and what they really mean,” said Ya’alon, himself a former Israel Defense Forces chief of staff.

Meanwhile, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas restated the P.A.’s demands in the midst of Kerry’s efforts to push the process forward. They will never recognize Israel as the Jewish nation-state; there will be no deal without east Jerusalem as their capital; and they will never give up the “right of return” for so-called Palestinian refugees — all non-starters for Israel.

“The American security plan presented to us is not worth the paper it’s written on,” he said. “It contains no peace and no security. Only our continued presence in Judea and Samaria [the West Bank] and the Jordan River will guarantee that Ben Gurion Airport and [the northern coastal city] Netanya do not become targets for missiles from every direction.”

“You presented us with a plan based on smart technologies, satellites, sensors, war rooms with television screens, without our forces being present on the ground,” Ya’alon continued.

“And I ask you, how will your technology help us when a Salafist terror cell or one from Islamic Jihad tries to carry out a terror attack against Israeli targets?” he asked. “Who will take care of them? What satellites will take care of the rocket industry developing in Shechem (Nablus), and the rockets that will be launched at Tel Aviv and the central region?”

“There are no negotiations with the Palestinians. The Americans are holding negotiations with us and in parallel with the Palestinians,” he explained. “So far, we are the only side to have given anything — the release of murderers — and the Palestinians have given nothing.”

On releasing more convicted terrorists, Ya’alon said “enough is enough.”

“We have given enough and received nothing,” he said. “Let us say to our American friends, ‘enough is enough.'”


Canada stands with Israel, Praise God!

Speech by Canada’s Prime Minister Harper.

Excerpt from the Times of Israel News:

After generations of persecution, the Jewish people deserve their own homeland, and deserve to live safely and peacefully in that homeland,” Canadian Prime Minister Harper said early in his address. “Canada supports Israel because it is right to do so.”

“Likewise, when they are threatened anywhere, they are threatened everywhere,” Harper continued. And “what today threatens the societies that embrace such values and the progress they nurture? Those who scorn modernity, who loathe the liberty of others, and who hold the differences of peoples and cultures in contempt. Those who often begin by hating the Jews, but, history shows us, end up hating anyone who is not them. Those forces which have threatened the State of Israel every single day of its existence, and which, today, as 9-11 graphically showed us, threaten us all… And so, either we stand up for our values and our interests, here, in Israel, stand up for the existence of a free, democratic and distinctively Jewish state, or the retreat of our values and our interests in the world will begin.”

“Through fire and water,” Harper concluded, “Canada will stand with you (Israel).”

Knesset members and the packed crowd in the Knesset galleries — including the large Canadian delegation accompanying Prime Minister Harper in Israel — rose to their feet as the Canadian prime minister concluded, and gave him prolonged applause.

A portion of the prime minister’s speech:

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Article on New York’s Common Core’s unspeakable, sexual link that had nasty, sexual quizzes for children.

Due to outcry, the pornographic survey has been removed.

One quiz associated being a virgin with being a ‘loser.’

It certainly implied that children obtaining sex from anything and anyone, including relatives, is appropriate.

Praise God for those who expose and speak out.

Obamaschool is determined to destroy our nation’s young.

Our country and its leaders need the LORD. We need to beseech God to raise up Christian leaders of Biblical morals to abstain the decay that is rampantly warping minds.

One of the reasons Almighty God brought Babylonian judgement upon Israel was due to the case, she “no longer knew how to blush.” (Jeremiah chapter 6)


I have a story to tell—

The other day Mom, my mother-in-law, relayed a surprising story to my husband and me on the phone.

Mom’s parents lived in Saint Mary’s, Idaho, in a very rural area. When it was time for the birth of one of her sisters, Louise, the local doc, Doctor Robins, was notified. It was during winter and it was bitter cold and icy. The little bridge to their home was so drenched in ice, that the doc had to get down on all fours to make it across safely. Once there, he determined Louise would not arrive as an Idaho citizen till the next day. Due to the treacherous path, he chose to spend the night. The following day, beautiful, healthy Louise arrived to the pleasure of her parents. She was their firstborn delight who matured into a delightful, Christian lady.

For 28 years, Doctor Robins delivered most of the babies in Benewah County. Everyone thought of him as an “extraordinary man.” He had a compassionate bedside manner and was known to all as the “beloved” family doctor.

Today, this delivery man is known as Idaho’s twenty-second governor. He made his mark within Idaho History. Unfortunately, little remains regarding his achievements.

Doctor Robins was born in Defiance, Iowa in 1884. He received his B. A. from a Baptist institution in Missouri. Over 20 years later, he decided to become a physician; enrolling in a Chicago medical school. He worked his way to his degree, employed at whatever was available, mostly selling apparel.

He arrived in Idaho from Chicago to practice medicine via the famous, Old Milwaukee Railroad. (This General Electric train line was an electric rail that ran standard size passenger trains from the East and stopped in itsee bitsee, Avery, Idaho, where people transferred to a steam train line. The electric line faithfully conquered five mountain ranges. It was the cleanest means of travel in that era. No dirty coal residue clung to the passengers.

Avery houses a museum in honor of the former Milwaukee trains.)

Doc’s wife, Marguerite, passed on in 1938, and a year later, he married a nurse by the name of Patricia.

It was at age 61 that Doc Robins decided to campaign for governor, “criss crossing Idaho.”

He had many strong stands! He uprightly requested and received written pledges that none of his sponsors would request anything from him. “He applied the purest approach to political contributions.” He never inquired into how much anyone had aided.

He did not believe government should control business, explaining this would lead to the bankruptcy of our nation and its people.

He established the State Board of Correction.

He removed the highway department from the patronage system, and created 200 schools districts instead of the previous 1,100. Moreover, he improved Idaho schools. This, in the day when the Bible was still a major element of education and parents orchestrated curriculum.

My father-in-law contributed to the information by adding, he knew Robins to be a very fine governor.

Love in Jesus Christ who establishes government leaders—Romans chapter 13 in the Bible,

Val Lee

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(Top,  Idaho winter photo)

January 23, 2014 Posted by | Common Core Education, Governor Robins of Idaho, I Have a Story to Tell, Israel, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment