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im Hutchens,

the head of a Christian Zionist group, agrees wholeheartedly with President Bush’s contention that talking with Iran is equivalent to trying to appease the Nazis in 1939. But he wishes the president would apply that same standard when dealing with Palestinian terrorists.

Yesterday in a speech before the Knesset in Jerusalem, President Bush compared negotiating with terrorist groups to the “foolish delusion” behind the belief that talking with Adolf Hitler would have prevent-

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ed World War II. Democratic presidential frontrunner Barack Obama viewed the comment as a “false

cause he has advocated direct talks with Iran. Hutchens, president of The Jerusalem Connection International, says he welcomes Bush’s words, but would like to see him take the same strong stand against Palestinian jihadists and Hezbollah. “These are strong words from the president, but he needs to apply them right in Gaza and to the Palestinian Authority,” Hutchens asserts. “Mahmoud Abbas, who is the president of the Palestinian Authority, is the heir of Yasser Arafat, who is

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he president of the Galen Institute says presidential candidate John McCain’s healthcare proposal will encourage more individuals to use the healthcare system wisely.

families. Grace-Marie Turner is president of the Alexandria, Virginia-based Galen Institute, and an adviser to McCain. The healthcare reform expert says

Senator McCain (R-Arizona) says the “fundamental difference” between himself and Senators Obama (D-Illinois) and Clinton (D-New York) is that he wants families to make decisions about their healthcare, while his opponents want a “big government” takeover of the health care system. The 2008 Republican presidential contender’s healthcare proposal is designed to eliminate “the bias toward employer-sponsored health insurance” by offering tax credits for individual plans. The tax credits would be $2500 for individuals and $5,000 for

“Tying health insurance with the workplace or having some outside bureaucracy responsible for our health insurance is just not going to work,” argues Turner. “We’ve got to have portability; we’ve got to have individual ownership. And we need some structural changes in the financing to make that work,” she explains. Turner notes that McCain believes by offering tax credits for individual plans, the market will respond with more affordable and dynamic choices for health insurance and people will ultimately make better decisions about their use of the healthcare system.

McCain is stressing family control of healthcare decisions because America is moving into an “information economy” where 4-out-of-10 workers change jobs every year.

According to Turner, when people are responsible for their own bills, they will seek wiser and cheaper alternatives -- and she believes the markets will respond accordingly with more affordable solutions.


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“I am so grateful for all the years you have invested in my life. Thank you … for taking care of me when I was sick … for crying with me when I needed to cry … for loving me even when it was incredibly hard … for being patient with me when you probably wanted to yell at me … for spending time with me when I needed it most … for listening to me when I felt like no one could hear me … and for not giving up when times were hard.”

These words were printed on a picture Jill Savage, mother of five, received from one of her daughters following an incredibly hard season of the teenager’s life. The picture was of her daughter with her arms spread wide and is what Savage considers one of the best Mother’s Day gifts she’s ever received. Why? Because it sums up the essence of motherhood. “It made all the challenges of mothering in that season worth it,” says Savage, founder and executive director of Hearts at Home. “Hearts at Home is a Christ-centered organization designed to encourage, edu-

cate, and equip women in the profession of motherhood,” she explains. “We offer encouragement through our conference events, Web site (www.hearts-at-home. org), published resources, bi-monthly magazine, and our newly launched radio program.” Hearts at Home also hosts an annual national conference with 5,000 moms from over 30 different states in attendance. The organization acts as a cheerleader for mothers, particularly women who consider motherhood their profession. Hearts at Home helps mothers love their lives, especially in a society where motherhood is looked down upon in terms of being a valid profession. “I think we associate money with value,” Savage says. “When a mother contributes to the family in a non-monetary way, we [society] have wrongly assumed that the contribution isn’t as valuable as a monetary contribution.” Such an assumption couldn’t be farther from the truth considering the eternal impact a mother can have on her children.

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PASTOR'S CORNER Rev. Rory Synoground Founder and President of Rory Synoground Ministries International, and Pastor of Freedom Christian Center, Austin, MN


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"And when Jesus saw her, he called her to Him, and said unto her, “Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.” And He laid His hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. Here we see Jesus making an astounding statement. “Woman, thou art loosed.” What did He mean when He proclaimed this? This woman wasn’t loosed. She had been bowed over for 18 years. Think about it. 18 years of constantly looking at the ground! 18 years of not being able to straighten your back and stand straight. 18 years of tremendous pain, and agony. What do you mean she is loosed? Jesus simply told her the truth. This woman was free, and she didn’t even know it. The fact may be that you may be experiancing some sort of bondage, like this woman was, in your lofe today. But the truth is, YOU HAVE BEEN LIBERATED from that bondage! Jesus said in John 8:32 “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall MAKE YOU FREE!”

Can you see it? Because of the work of Jesus Christ, we have already been delivered from the bondage of sin and the results of sin. In Romans 5:12 we read: “Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Death is the result of sin. Sickness (which is death in progress), poverty and spiritual death are all the results of the sin nature. Hebrews 2:14-15 we read how Jesus “. . . Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” We, who were subject to the bondage of the fear of death, have now been MADE FREE! The Word of God proclaims “If the Son therefore shall MAKE you FREE, you shall be FREE indeed" (John 8:36). Galatians 5:1 says “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has MADE us FREE….“ Some of you may be saying, “If this is true Rory, why am I still struggling?“ The answer is always found in Jesus.

To be made free, is different than being set free. Being set free, infers that you will In John 8:12 Jesus said; “. . . I AM the have the opportunity to be placed in bond- light of the world; he that follows Me age again. will not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.“ The Word of God declares that you and I ARE FREE! FREE from bondage, free Follow Jesus. Follow His example. As from sin! We cannot be held in bondage you continue in His Word, you will know any longer, unless we choose to be. the TRUTH, AND THE TRUTH OF HIS Even though this woman was a daughter of Abraham, and through the blood covenant that God made with him, was free, she didn’t know it. As a result she allowed, through a lack of knowledge, the enemy to keep her bound for 18 years. That is what is happing with people today. We have a blood covenant with God through His Son Jesus Christ. This covenant has already provided complete and total deliverance from the power of darkness. Colossians 1:13-14 says “Who (God the Father) hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son. In whom we HAVE redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins;”

WORD WILL MAKE YOU FREE! (John 8:31, 32) So it’s time to receive the free gift that our Father has for us, by accepting the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ!

It is time to start following Jesus!. It is time to begin submitting ourselves to the Lordship of Jesus, and begin resisting sin, and the results of sin, as we would the devil himself. When we begin following after Jesus, we will begin walking free from sin, and all the works of the enemy, sin, sickness, bondage, terror, lack, will run from us as if in terror. Glory to God; follow Jesus and walk in your newfound freedom today!

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WallBuilders The Founding Fathers to create doubts of His existence. They labor with studied ingenuity to ascribe everything they behold to innate properties of matter and jump over all the rest by saying that matter is eternal. And when we speak of looking through nature up to nature’s God, we speak philosophically the same rational language as when we speak of looking through human laws up to the power that ordained them. God is the power of first cause, nature is the law, and matter is the subject acted upon. But infidelity, by ascribing every phenomenon to properties of matter, conceives a system for which it cannot account and yet it pretends to demonstrate. Continued from the Last Issue of


It has been the error of schools

Paine certainly did not advocate this position as a result of religious beliefs or of any teaching in the Bible, for he believed that “the Bible is spurious” and “a book of lies, wickedness, and blasphemy.” Yet, this anti-Bible founder was nevertheless a strong supporter of teaching the theistic origins of man. Many other Founding Fathers also held clear positions on this issue.

to teach astronomy, and all the other sciences and subjects of natural philosophy, as accomplishments only; whereas they should be taught theologically, or with reference to the Being who is the Author of them: for all the principles of science are of divine origin. Man cannot make, or John Quincy invent, or conAdams trive principles; "It is so obvious he can only disto every reasonable cover them, and being, that he did not he ought to look make himself; and the through the disworld which he inhabcovery to the its could as little make Author. When we itself that the moment examine an extraorwe begin to exercise dinary piece of mathe power of reflection, chinery, an it seems impossible to ing pile of architecture, a well-executed escape the conviction that there is a statue, or a highly-finished painting Creator. It is equally evident that the where life and action are imitated, and Creator must be a spiritual and not a mahabit only prevents our mistaking a surterial being; there is also a consciousness face of light and shade for cubical solidthat the thinking part of our nature is not ity, our ideas are naturally led to think of material but spiritual – that it is not subject the extensive genius and talent of the to the laws of matter nor perishable with artist. When we study the elements of it. Hence arises the belief, that we have geometry, we think of Euclid. When we an immortal soul; and pursuing the speak of gravitation, we think of Newtrain of thought which the visible creation ton. How, then, is it that when we study and observation upon ourselves suggest, the works of God in creation, we stop we must soon discover that the Creator short and do not think of God? It is from must also he the Governor of the universe the error of the schools in having taught – that His wisdom and His goodness must those subjects as accomplishments be without bounds – that He is a righteous only and thereby separated the study of God and loves righteousness – that manthem from the Being who is the Author kind are bound by the laws of righteousof them. . . . The evil that has resulted ness and are accountable to Him for their from the error of the schools in teaching obedience to them in this life, according to natural philosophy as an accomplishtheir good or evil deeds. ment only has been that of generating in the pupils a species of atheism. Instead But the first words of the Bible are, “In of looking through the works of creation the beginning God created the to the Creator Himself, they stop short heavens and the earth.” The and employ the knowledge they acquire blessed and sublime idea of God as the

creator of the universe – the Source of all human happiness for which all the sages and philosophers of Greece and Rome groped in darkness and never found – is recalled in the first verse of the book of Genesis. I call it the source of all human virtue and happiness because when we have attained the conception of a Being Who by the mere act of His will created the world, it would follow as an irresistible consequence (even if we were not told that the same Being must also be the governor of his own creation) that man, with all other things, was also created by Him, and must hold his felicity and virtue on the condition of obedience to His will."


Benjamin Franklin "It might be judged an affront to your understandings should I go about to prove this first principle: the existence of a Deity and that He is the Creator of the universe; for that would suppose you ignorant of what all mankind in all ages have agreed in. I shall therefore proceed to observe that He must be a being of infinite wisdom (as appears in His admirable order and disposition of things), whether we consider the heavenly bodies, the stars and planets and their wonderful regular motions; or this earth, compounded of such an excellent mixture of all the elements; or the admirable structure of animate bodies of such infinite variety and yet every one adapted to its nature and


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Author and historian David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization which distributes historical, legal, and statistical information; and helps citizens become active in their local schools and communities. WallBuilders is a name taken from the Bible book of Nehemiah. And just as Nehemiah led a grassroots movement in Jerusalem to rebuild the walls of that city and restore its strength and honor; so, too, WallBuilders seeks to energize the grassroots today to rebuild that which makes America strong—its constitutional, moral, and religious foundations.

Creation and Evolution the way of life is to be placed in, whether on earth, in the air, or in the water, and so exactly that the highest and most exquisite human reason cannot find a fault; and say this would have been better so, or in such a manner which whoever considers attentively and thoroughly will be astonished and swallowed up in admiration. That the Deity is a being of great goodness appears in His giving life to so many creatures, each of which acknowledges it a benefit by its unwillingness to leave it; in His providing plentiful sustenance for them all and making those things that are most useful, most common and easy to be had, such as water (necessary for almost every creature to drink); air (without

which few could subsist); the inexpressible benefits of light and sunshine to almost all animals in general; and to men, the most useful vegetables, such as corn, the most useful of metals, as iron, & c.; the most useful animals as horses, oxen, and sheep, He has made easiest to raise or procure in quantity or numbers; each of which particulars, if considered seriously and carefully, would fill us with the highest love and affection. That He is a being of infinite power appears in His being able to form and compound such vast masses of matter (as this earth, and the sun, and innumerable stars and planets), and give them such prodigious motion and yet so to govern them in their greatest velocity as that they shall not fly out of their

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appointed bounds not dash one against another for their mutual destruction. But it is easy to conceive His power, when we are convinced of His infinite knowledge and wisdom. For, if weak and foolish creatures as we are, but knowing the nature of a few things, can produce such wonderful effects, . . . what power must He possess, Who not only knows the nature of everything in the universe but can make things of new natures with the greatest ease and at His pleasure! Agreeing, then, that the world was first made by a Being of infinite wisdom, goodness, and power, which Being we call God." John Adams "When I was in England from 1785 to 1788, I may say I was intimate with Dr. Price [Richard Price was a theologian and a strong British supporter of American rights and independence, with Congress bestowing on him an American citizenship in 1778]. I had much conversation with him at his own house, at my houses, and at the house and tables of many friends. In some of our most unreserved conversations when we have been alone, he has repeatedly said to me, “I am inclined to believe that the Universe is eternal and infinite. It seems to me that an eternal and infinite effect must necessarily flow from an eternal and infinite Cause; and an infinite Wisdom, Goodness, and Power that could have been induced to produce a Universe in time must have produced it from eternity.” “It seems to me, the effect must flow from the Cause”... It has been long – very long – a settled opinion in my mind that there is now, never will be, and never was but one Being who can understand the universe, and that it is not only vain but wicked for insects [like us] to pretend to comprehend it." James Wilson "When we view the inanimate and irrational creation around and above us, and contemplate the beautiful order observed in all its motions and appearances, is not the supposition unnatural and improbable that the rational and moral world should be abandoned to the frolics of chance or to the ravage of disorder? What would be the fate of man and of society was every one at full liberty to do as he listed without any fixed rule or principle of conduct – without a helm to steer him, a sport of the fierce gusts of passion and the fluctuating billows of caprice?"

Daniel Webster "The belief that this globe existed from all eternity (or never had a beginning), never obtained a foothold in any part of the world or in any age. Even the infidel writer of modern times, however, in the pride of argument they may have asserted it but believed it not, for they could not help perceiving that if mankind, with their inherently intellectual powers and natural capacities for improvement, had inhabited this earth for millions of years, the present inhabitants would not only be vastly more intelligent than we now find them but there would be vestiges of the former races to be found in every inhabitable part of the globe, floods and earthquakes notwithstanding. Unless we adopt Lord Monboddo’s [1714-1799, a Scottish legal scholar and pioneer anthropologist who advocated evolution through natural selection and man’s ascent from chimps] supposition that mankind were originally monkeys, it is impossible to admit the idea that they could have existed millions of years without making more discoveries and improvements than the early histories of nations warrant us to believe they had done. by The belief in an uncreated, self-existent intelligent First Cause takes possession of our minds whether we will or not, because if man could not create himself, nothing else could; and matter, if it were not external, could produce nothing but matter; it could never produce thought nor free will nor consciousness. There must have been, therefore, a time when this globe and its inhabitants did not exist. The question then arises, what gave it existence? We answer God, the great First Cause of all things. What is God? We know not. We know Him only through His creation and His revelation. What do these teach us? They teach us, first this; incomprehensible power, next His infinite mind, and lastly His universal benevolence or goodness. These terms express all that we can know or believe of Him." (A longer and more extensive piece on the history of evolution and the Founding Fathers can be read in David Barton’s law review article published for Regent Lawschool on the 75th anniversary of the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial. That piece, entitled “Evolution and the Law: A Death Struggle Between Two Civilizations,” is accessible at


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the mother of all serial mass murderers. And yet they are requiring Israel to negotiate with these people. So, it is a strong statement. I’d just like to see him apply it and not make a double standard out of it,” he explains. President Bush unfortunately, according to Hutchens, has been selectively choosing the terrorists with whom he will not negotiate. “They will not certainly support al Qaida in Iraq, but they won’t allow Israel at this point to go in and clean out al Qaida in Gaza, plus the other Palestinian jihadists that are there,” he points out. “So I think, hopefully, we can en-

courage him to encourage Israel to do that, because Israel is the only one that can do it -- and they will do it if they are released to do it. They have that capacity,” Hutchens contends. In his speech, Bush referred to the idea of negotiating with terrorists as “the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history.” White House press secretary Dana Perino claims President Bush’s comment about appeasing terrorists was not a jab at Barack Obama.



enate Republicans are taking their Democratic colleagues to task over their inaction on soaring energy prices. As gasoline nears $4 a gallon – just for regular unleaded – Senate Democrats voted down a Republican energy plan that called for opening 2,000 acres of the 19.2million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil and gas leasing. Proponents of the plan say the amount of land they want to open is comparable to putting a postage stamp on a tennis court. The failed proposal also provided incentives for building refineries and battery-powered vehicles, and allowed oil shale drilling in the West. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) notes that in the last year, Democrats have called on OPEC three times to increase production, but voted four times against increasing production in the U.S. “... [I]t’s time to increase American production, which benefits this country ... by creating new American jobs and helps deal with the problem of supply and demand,” argues McConnell. Senator Lamar Alexander (RTennessee) agrees, and says the U.S. needs to increase oil supply in order to lower prices. “Yet the Democrats can only come up with raising taxes and suing OPEC,” he offers. However, according to

Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois), “We can’t drill our way to lower prices.” But the failed energy proposal is not the only Washington action that could further hurt American consumers. According to an Associated Press article, current Alaskan oil production and exploration could face even tougher times now that the Interior Department has listed polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Oil companies con But the failed energy proposal is not the only Washington action that could further hurt American consumers. According to an Associated Press article, current Alaskan oil production and exploration could face even tougher times now that the Interior Department has listed polar bears as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Oil companies contend that the decision will fuel prolonged court battles over current and future exploration.

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Discovering God’s Promises

by Cheri J. Ekbom

Where do cows go on a Saturday night?

Emily’s favorite thing to do is to go horseback riding. She has riding lessons each week. Emily also has horse posters all over one wall in her bedroom. She loves horses and all her friends and teachers at school know it.

The MOOO-vies.

What happened when man invented the wheel?

One time Emily was sad because a girl in school that she called a friend was telling lies about her. I told Emily about Psalm 31:20 that says if we stay close to God, One week we were at Grandma Lila’s He will keep us safe from lies that others house. There was a say. She no longer western store about “God carries out had to worry about 1/2 mile from Grandwhat was being said and fulfills all of about her. God would ma’s house. I told Emily we could stop His promises, no take care of her. there and look for a matter how many What other promises pair of boots. do you suppose are of them there “Mom,” she said, “I’ve in the Bible that you are....” never had seen this don’t know about? store here before. Is Many, many more, - 2 Cor. 1:20 it new?” She didn’t that’s for sure! Promknow it, but that store had been there for ises of safety, good reports, health, heal25 years. Emily has been to her Granding, favor, joy…. ma’s house many times, yet she never had noticed the store before. There are many, many more promises that God wants to have working in your Why? Well, because she was never inlife. Discover them for yourself. Keep terested in horse things before. But becoming to God. And remember cause she had an interest in those things that God always keeps His now, she started looking for everything promises. about them.

A big revolution took place.

God’s Word is full of promises

On which side does a leopard have the most spots? A smile.

The outside. What kind of jokes do vegetables like best? Corny Ones, of course! Why do baby pigs eat so much?

Why did the man put his car in the oven?


Because, they want to make hogs of themselves.

He wanted a hot rod. What has no beginning, no end and nothing in the middle?

A Doughnut. What three letters turn a girl into a woman? A_G_ E

What can you wear anytime that never goes out of style?

fore. You maybe haven’t noticed them, because you had no need for them.

God, only you keep all your promises.

that you may have never “noticed” be-

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WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION? For Dr. Creflo A. Dollar, excellence is a way of life. The dynamic founder of World Changers Ministries (WCM)—a global organization anchored by the 20,000-member World Changers Church International (WCCI) in College Park, Georgia—insists on that standard in every area of the ministry.

Love, not lust, must be the motivation behind our faith.

My love is so strong for them that the power has to show up. Something has to happen because I love them.” And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and broke, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude” (Matt. 14:19).

Some of us have a wrong relationship with material things, which hinders our prosperity. That was the problem the children of Israel had when they were trying to possess the Promised Land. They had so many issues, so much baggage. They couldn’t enter into the Promised Land because God couldn’t trust them in their arrogance and ingratitude. He knew they’d forget To bless means to empower to prosper. about Him Jesus emonce they powered Thank God we get a got there. twoharvest when we sow; the piece fish Faith is rebut remember, God’s dinner to quired to acts are not due to our p r o s p e r . lay hold of anointand receive obedience as much as He ed that whatever they are simply an dinner to it is we’re expression of love from feed over trying to receive; but if a Father who cares for 2p e0 o, p0 l0e0, our love is us! That’s why the and 20,000 not workhungry system works. God ing, then people is a our faith supports the system burden and isn’t workHe set into motion with a yoke. But ing. We’ll the anointHis love. still be in ing rethe same moves bursituation dens and and circumstance, even though we’ve destroys yokes. declared the answer from the Lack is a burden. Shortage is a Word with our mouths. burden. But when the anointing Look at a couple of biblical ex- gets on that lack and shortage, amples about the correlation it does something about them, and we receive a harvest! between love and prosperity. Let’s look first at Matthew 14. After the death of His first cousin John broke Jesus’ heart, He saw that the multitude who followed Him were hungry. So He said to His disciples, “Bring Me the two-piece fish dinner.” Why? Because He loved them. Jesus basically said, “As an act of My love, I’m going to show you My power. Because I love this multitude, watch what I do with this two-piece fish dinner.

Thank God we get a harvest when we sow; but remember, God’s acts are not due to our obedience as much as they are simply an expression of love from a Father who cares for us! That’s why the system works. God supports the system He set into motion with His love. Source: Lord, Teach Me How To Love by Creflo A. Dollar, Jr. Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

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Music Krystal Meyers is currently in the studio finishing up her newest project, which is expected to release this summer. Manafest just finished writing and recording his new album. It’s called Citizens Activ and will be released in Japan on May 28th and everywhere else on June 24th. According to a recent blog, he will be posting the track listing and album artwork very soon. For more details, hit up his MySpace page.


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Have Fun, Be Real

Hawk Nelson is a band of fun-loving entertainers, but they balance the fun with lyrics of serious Andy Argyrakis

Not just jokesters:

Hawk Nelson might be best known for throwing fun pop/punk parties in concert and on their CDs. After all, they named their newest CD Hawk Nelson Is My Friend. “Technically, it should read ‘Hawk Nelson Are My Friends,’” says bassist Daniel Biro. “After all we’re a band, not one guy. But we wanted to play off the delusion that Hawk Nelson is a solo dude. It’s just another way we try to keep things humorous and fun.” But even though these annual Golden Ear winners are high octane and fun-loving entertainers, they also balance the fun with lyrics of serious substance. “ S o m e people think just because we’re jokesters we don’t really talk about real things,” says lead singer Jason Dunn. But that’s not true. “This new album is much more intentional than previous records,” Daniel says, “A main theme throughout this record is our dependence on God’s love and grace—our need for him in our daily lives. Yeah, we like to have a lot of fun—on and off stage—but we want to say something of significance.”







Personal pain: Jason told IYF that it was on 2006’s Smile, It’s the End of the World where the band really started taking a deeper approach. Amidst all the fun were lyrics dealing with real issues like hurt, self-esteem and suicide. “I especially think about the song ‘Everything You Ever Wanted,’ which talks about kids suffering from their parents’ divorce,” Jason says. “It’s really unfortunate, but it’s a very real issue.”

It’s a topic Daniel can certainly relate to. There was a time when his anger toward his mom caused years of silence between them. “Your

whole world crashes when your parents get divorced,” Daniel says. “It’s brutal. You get mad and you have to point the finger at someone. I was told on numerous occasions that I needed to forgive my mom. I kept pretending I was fine, but I wasn’t and I needed to forgive her. God helped me restore that relationship, but it took at least five years.”

Used by God: When

Hawk Nelson put a song on Smile about suicide, they knew they were dealing with a troubling and difficult issue. It was also a deeply personal one.

“’Zero’ talks about my personal experience of dealing with a friend who killed himself when he was 19,” Jason says. “It’s about the choices we make—and how they affect those around us.” Fans responded to the popular single—more than any other song the band has written. “I get goose bumps thinking of all the times people have come up to us after a show with their arms scarred saying how that song changed their lives,” Jason says. “We’re blown away that God is able to use us that way—that one of our songs can help change someone for the better.” Copyright © 2008 by the author or Christianity Today International/ Ignite Your Faith magazine. “This article first appeared in March/ April 2008, Vol. 67, No. 2, Page 19 issue of Ignite Your Faith. Used by permission of Christianity Today International, Carol Stream, IL 60188.”


Combat vet: Petraeus ‘the man for the job’ Chad Groening - OneNewsNow - 5/2/2008

A former Green Beret-turned-author is warning that a precipitous troop withdrawal from Iraq would reverse all of the U.S. gains, with catastrophic results. Michael Yon is convinced that General David Petraeus is the right man to lead the war. Yon has used his experience as a Green Beret to get unparalleled access to the front lines of the war -- and he believes the war is on the right track, thanks in large part to General Petraeus’s surge strategy. Yon says the newly appointed CENTCOM commander is the right man for the job. “This is the man who should be running this war,” says the combat vet. “It was very clear [to me] because at that point I’d spent nearly a year in Iraq -- I’d seen

the grounds, I listened to things that he was saying, and I said ‘Yep, he knows exactly what he’s talking about.’” Yon says Petraeus’s surge strategy has been almost textbook in the way it has been carried out. “It wasn’t just the increased number in troops. It was also the way we were using those troops,” he explains. “They were pushing off the bases, and once we started doing the things basically that he outlined in his counter-insurgency manual, that he co-authored with General Mattis from the Marines, it worked,” he continues. “It worked like something right out of the book.” Yon says the U.S. cannot afford to abandon Iraq and undo all the good the troops have accomplished during the surge.


Story by AFA Journal Staff. Sources cited for News of Interest indicate source of basic information only.

American Soldier Proud and Free is the newest book from children’s author Kimberly Jo Simac, a mother of nine who values the importance of teaching young people patriotism. “I have spent my entire adult life raising nine children, and I see without a doubt that patriotism – respect for our flag, our leaders and those who serve in the military – is being totally left out of our children’s educational agenda,” Simac said. “I really felt that something had to be done to address these deficiencies.” As a response, Simac wrote American Soldier Proud and Free, colorfully illustrated by Donna Goeddaeus. While working on this book, Simac also realized that there are no patriotic soldier books for little children. “We have books about everything imaginable, but nothing to teach and remind our youth that we should be proud to be Americans and honor

those who have fought so we can live free,” she added. Simac attempts to fill these voids with her new book, which is a simple story about a young boy who has a special appreciation for American soldiers. The book was recently added to the Dr. Laura Schlessinger Book List. Since being added to the book list, a donation appeal was launched to raise money to provide veterans with Simac’s book. Over $2,000 in donations was raised during the first weekend, and now copies of the book are being given to soldiers, schools and libraries.

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