The Gates of Hell

He wasn’t talking about Peter when he said, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” No, you have to read the whole passage in Matthew 16, to understand what Jesus was saying. He’d … More The Gates of Hell


I have noticed an interesting trend in the last couple of years…people are becoming less attached to social media. I can’t give you a statistic, just an observation from life. I look at my boys, who did not grow up in the United States, but upon our return, jumped on the digital bandwagon mainly to … More Withdrawing

A Man of God

Happy Birthday, Billy Graham! This man of God is 98 years old on this day in 2016, and though the body is weak, he continues to find his strength  and hope in the Lord. Raouf loved Billy Graham, and learned a lot from his method of evangelism. He would also credit Graham with teaching him … More A Man of God

News Hog

Written Nov 14, 2015 I have a tendency (or some very close to me would say an obsession) with getting information. Much of this relates to the news or just keeping up with the hundreds of people we’ve known around the world. Yesterday, before I left work, I got an alert on my phone about … More News Hog