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National Day of Prayer

by Vicki Hinze   In 1775, The Continental Congress began a tradition in America that has endured. They proclaimed the observation of a national day of prayer, citing: “a day of public humiliation, fasting, and prayer.”   The [...]

Top Ten Ways to Keep a Retired Pope Busy

By Piper Bayard and Kristen Lamb It seems the Vatican has a rather rare conundrum on its hands. What to do with a retired pope? Popes generally don’t retire. In fact, Benedict XVI is the first to do so in around 600 years. And when they do [...]

Egypt's President Morsi–Crocodiles on the Left and Leopards on the Right

By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes Today, from the Western point of view, we see continuing strife in Egypt centered on the basic issue of theocracy vs. democracy. The simple interpretation of that strife indicates that Egyptian President [...]

A Time to Receipt

By Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes* An engaged couple in Anderson County, South Carolina made a purchase at Walmart. Three days later, they saw the face of Jesus in their receipt. image by Mark Trammell for chasingfun After consulting with internationally [...]

Egypt: At the Corner of Theocracy and Democracy

By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* When the people of Egypt ousted President Hosni Mubarak on February 12, 2011, most Western media outlets assumed that the anti-Mubarak protestors were de facto pro-democracy. However, Egyptians are not so [...]

When Giants Dance–Intelligence Perspective on the Current Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

When Giants Dance By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* and Azad Image by Edi Israel, wikimedia commons Today, news watchers in the West are seeing reports about the Israeli bombing of Gaza. Some are wondering if this week’s events in Israel [...]

And The Toddlers Shall Inherit the Earth

  I’m probably the holiest person I know. And by that, I mean my jeggings are splitting and there are giant holes in every bra I own. Saintly? Dear me, no. The only way I’m getting into heaven is if God gets busy settling in everyone [...]

Iran Approaches Nuclear Capability

Iran Approaches Nuclear Capability By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* For the past several weeks, we have reviewed Iran’s history in our efforts to understand current dynamics with that nation. After all, if we don’t understand what [...]

Iran's Present is Iran's Past – Part IX, Playing Nuclear Chicken

As an intelligence operative, I need a good foundation in history to do my job. After all, if we don’t understand what happened in the past, we can’t understand what is happening today or why. This series outlines Iran’s past as we move [...]

Iran's Present is Iran's Past – Part VIII, Crossing the Nuclear Rubicon

As an intelligence operative, I need a good foundation in history to do my job. After all, if we don’t understand what happened in the past, we can’t understand what is happening today or why. This series outlines Iran’s past as we move [...]