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Defeating darkness: Chanukah and Christmas

FORT WORTH, Texas: Christmas may define December in the minds of many. But it also hosts Chanukah, or the Festival of Lights. This year, Chanukah began at sundown on December 22nd. It would seem that Chanukah and Christmas have nothing to do with each other. But that isn’t so. Raised as a Christian around Christians, ...

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Not Forsaken: a woman’s journey

FORT WORTH, Texas, August 24, 2019: Until the Mc Martin Preschool case hit the media in 1983, childhood sexual abuse really wasn’t part of mainstream thought. These crimes were often swept under the rug, the victims not believed, or incidents were played down. Many of them never told. Of course, this was not always so, ...

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Christmas and the faith to follow a star to the glory of Christ

WASHINGTON: And they were saying, “Where is The King of the Judaeans who has been born?” For we have seen his star in The East and we have come to worship him. Matthew 2:2 Each year at Christmas millions of Christians in America celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, their savior. However, to many Americans, ...

Chanukah and Christmas: Celebrating the defeat of darkness by the light

FORT WORTH, Texas: Christmas may define December in the minds of many. But it also hosts Chanukah, or the Festival of Lights. This year, Chanukah begins at sundown on December 2nd. It would seem and Chanukah and Christmas have nothing to do with each other. But that isn’t necessarily so. Raised as a Christian around ...

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Sen. John McCain: God measures a great man by his Faith

FLOWER MOUND, TX: With the passing of Sen. John McCain (1936-2018), America has lost a modern-day patriot. The Senator from Arizona ran for President, losing twice, but always gently speaking his message. Until he was pushed the wrong way, and then the fire would spark and tough talk would begin. He gained the mantle “Maverick” for his willingness to vote ...

Corrie ten Boom found healing by forgiving Nazis

FORT WORTH, Texas: Corrie ten Boom turned 126 years old on April 15. It was also the 36th anniversary of her death. Jewish tradition considers this a great blessing. It means that the person completed the task given by God on the day she was born. And she sure did. Survivor of the barbarism of ...

Corrie ten Boom: home to Holland

FORT WORTH, Texas: Free at last. No more fleas to be thankful for; no more beatings from the brutal Aufseherin (female) guards. A mere number no longer, Corrie recalled, “When they called out ‘Prisoner 66730,’ ten Boom, Cornelia,’ I did a double-take. I hadn’t been called by my name in so long.” At the administration ...

Corrie ten Boom: Ravensbrück Concentration Camp and fleas of hope

FORT WORTH, Texas: With dashed hopes the inmates boarded overcrowded trains that took them away from Vught Prison and the Allies who were coming to rescue them. Their next stop was the notorious Ravensbrück Concentration Camp in Germany. Yet Corrie held onto hope, literally. Her sister Nollie managed to smuggle a small bible that hung from ...

Corrie ten Boom: The price of helping Jews during WWII

FORT WORTH, Texas. — The Gestapo arrested and dragged an old man out of his happy home February 1944. The officer in charge told him that if he behaved himself, he would be back home soon and able to die in his own bed. Hearing this, 84-year-old Casper ten Boom straightened up, looked the officer ...

Virginia Prodan writes Saving My Assassin: Faith in communist Romania

"I should be dead. Buried under an unmarked grave in Romania. Obviously, I am not. God had other plans." Saving My Assassin is a memoir of Virginia Prodan and growing up in communist Romania under the brutal dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. But it is not the end of her story. Today, Ms. Prodan is an International Human Rights Attorney and an Allied Attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom.