Yet Will I Triumph

June 24th, 2017

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Though the fig tree does not blossom,

and there is no yield on the vines,

Though the olive crop fail,

and the fields produce no food,

the flock is cut off from the fold,

and there is no cattle in the stalls.

Yet will I triumph in Adonai,

I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!

Adonai my Lord, is my strength.

He has made my feet like a deer’s,

and will make me walk on my high places.

Habakkuk 3:17,18

Now Is the Hour

June 17th, 2017

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For He says,

“At a favorable time I listened to you, in a day of salvation I helped you.”

Behold, now is the favorable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.

2 Corinthians 6:2

The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race

June 14th, 2017

The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race

Chattanooga
By Mike H. Mizrahi

Chattanooga society is turned upside down as a young woman has the audacity to ride a bicycle-in bloomers!

It’s 1895. Anna Gaines, 19, struggles to conquer her insecurities after a horrible fall years ago from her beloved horse, Longstreet. On a visit with her aunt in Brooklyn, she’s drawn to the new pastime of bicycling. But back at home, cycling is a scandalous sport for a proper lady. Southern women did not engage in activities meant for men.

Anna has her eye on Peter Sawyer, president of the Cycling Club. As community outrage grows, an unexpected turn of events pits Anna against Peter in a race between the sexes.

Will Anna prove that women deserve the same right as men to ride “the wheel?” Will she choose to live a quiet, traditional life of a housewife and mother? Or will she pursue college and become one of the “new women” emerging into the twentieth century on the seat of a bicycle? What will become of the spark between Anna and Peter?

Faith, patience, and courage help Anna to become the person she was meant to be.

ISLAND BREEZES

I am woman; hear me roar. I an woman; see me ride.

That describes Anna’s Aunt Harriet. Will it soon describe Anna, too? While spending time with her aunt in Brooklyn Anna is introduced to the bicycle, pantaloons and the lifestyle of the “new woman.”

Surely, what happens when Anna returns home to the farm and receives a gift of a “wheel” of her own won’t surprise you. But the various reactions of some of the members of the men’s bicycle club may.

Anna remains determined to continue riding even though it becomes dangerous at times. She’s also determined to enter the Chattanooga bicycle race. It seems a lost cause.

Many thanks, Mr. Miarahi, for a peek into some of our country’s history. I look forward to your next book.

***I received this book free of charge from Litfuse.***

Mike Mizrahi

Mike Mizrahi has a master’s degree in public relations, advertising and applied communication from Boston University. After a career in corporate public affairs, he retired to pursue a deep passion: writing.

Mizrahi and his wife, Karen, led a mission trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo four years ago and were so moved by the experience, Mizrahi wrote his first novel, which he hopes will one day be published. The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race is his debut published work.

Mizrahi loves reading and writing stories about “sozo,” which means to be rescued in Greek. He and Karen are very active in their church and community and love to hike, travel and go the movies together. The Mizrahis live in Woodland Hills, California, where they raised their children who are now adults.

Learn more about The Great Chattanooga Bicycle Race and Mike H. Mizrahi at www.mikehmizrahi.com.

Peace

June 10th, 2017

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Shalom I leave you, My shalom I give to you; but not as the world gives! Do not let your heart be troubled or afraid.

John 14:27

And the shalom of God which surpasses allĀ  understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Messiah Yeshua.

Phillipians 4:7

shalom – Hebrew for peace

Yeshua – Hebrew for Jesus

Abundant Life

June 3rd, 2017

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“I am the gate! If anyone comes through Me, he will be saved He will come and go and find pasture.

The thief comes only to steal, slaughter, and destroy. I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly!”

John 10:9-10

Grace Demonstrated

May 27th, 2017

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Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, to know how you ought to answer everyone.

Colossians 4:5-6

Walk in the Light

May 20th, 2017

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“Therefore be imitators of God, as dearly loved children;

and walk in love, just as Messiah also loved us, and gave Himself up for us as an offering ande sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma.

Ephesians 5:1-2

California Dreaming

May 15th, 2017

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California has had a large percentage of the U.S. dreaming for several years now.

First it was the fact that so many celebs were going to move if Trump won. They’re still here, so those were just pipe dreams.

Then the Calexit movement began. Lots of people are asking, “How can we help you?”

Now California wants to become a “sanctuary” state. Maybe all the illegal criminals will move there. If this happens along with the state’s succession from the republic, we could just extend the border wall up the side of California, and protect the U.S.

Well, I hate to shatter your dreams, folks, but that’s all they are. California is just like Hollywood. All smoke and mirrors. A lot of hot air. A lot of people pretending to be different people. Dreams can be very pleasant, so keep on dreaming. Maybe someday your dreams really will come true.

Love Versus Hate

May 13th, 2017

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If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar. For the one who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not see.

And this commandment we have from Him; that the one who loves God should also love his brother.

1 John 4:20-21

Newborns

May 6th, 2017

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So get rid of all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all lashon ha-ra.

As newborn babes, long for pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow toward salvation –

now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.

1 Peter 2:1-3

lashon ha-ra – Hebrew for gossip or slander