June 2021

Do I Need/Want a New Car?

Question of the week: Here is my car purchasing dilemma. I was raised in a blue-collar city in the Midwest, in a community where people had to really work hard to stretch the dollar as far as they could. I also come from an immigrant family and my grandfather left a very impressionable message by […]

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Space Race Superiority

I’m currently reading, Beyond: The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave Our Planet and Journey into Space by Stephen Walker. It is a gripping read and since I was rather young at the time, I’m learning a great deal. One of the most fascinating insights I’m getting syncs with the message of the

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Grumpy? It’s not your fault.

Question of the week: Dear Rabbi and Susan, I see infographics a lot on Pinterest and Facebook that excuse, so to speak, children’s behavior that is rude or grumpy. They look like this: The way children behave is a reflection of their… ● Age● Brain development● Wiring● Sleep/ deprivation● Blood sugar● Days events● Life challenges●

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Guilt is Good

Why are some countries rich while others are poor? Why do some countries attract immigrants while others lose citizens who flee in large numbers? Why do some countries enjoy relative tranquility while others are seething cauldrons of violence? Posh and politically correct universities shrink from discussing these contentious questions because they fear the answer might

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How Could They? How Could We?

How could they? How could dedicated medical doctors participate in what was then known as the “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male,” while withholding both necessary treatment and information from patients? How could they? How could educated and sophisticated lawyers and doctors have participated in the extermination of millions of Jews in

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Business Opportunity: His Take vs. Her Take

Question of the Week: I wonder if I may prevail upon you to comment on a question/concern I have about a potential business partnership my husband is considering. Thank youso much in advance for any time or response you may be willing to offer us. My husband has been offered a 25% share in a

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What’s the Deal with Birthdays

I would like to know the proper way to celebrate birthday parties for any age. Our daughter will be thirteen this June. After joining The Restored Church of God we learned about how paganism is associated with birthday parties. We have left that organization and I wasn’t sure if we could have a party without

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You Really Count

We love the feedback we are getting from students of our Scrolling through Scripture course. After watching Lesson 5, Paul asked about the five Hebrew words for counting that were mentioned. We sent him a link to this Thought Tool from the past and thought that many of you would enjoy it as well. Psst!

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Hate Crimes: Divide and Conquer

On May 13, 2021, 29-year-old Ali Alaheri (allegedly) defaced a statue of Jesus and set fire to an American flag at St. Athanasius Church in Brooklyn, NY. He was charged with criminal mischief as a hate crime. This same man faces Federal arson charges for a fire set at the side of a Jewish school

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Do I Tithe on Social Security?

Should my husband and I tithe our Social Security checks? My husband is doubtful since we contributed to them and tithed the original earnings? Bev Dear Bev, Instead of trying to answer your question with a yes or no, we’ll try and provide you with the relevant Biblical principles. The first basic principle is that

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