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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 [...]

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 [...]

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’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 [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part VII, The Hostage Crisis and Operation Eagle Claw

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 [...]

Attack on Camp Bastion: Have the Taliban Evolved?

Attack on Camp Bastion: Have the Taliban Evolved? By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* On September 14, fifteen Taliban fighters dressed in US Army style uniforms attacked the UK’s Camp Bastion in Helmand Provence, Afghanistan. The attackers [...]

Iran’s Present is Iran’s Past – Part VI, Rise of the Ayatollahs

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 [...]

Perspective on the US Embassy Attacks

Perspective on the Recent US Embassy Attacks By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* American news followers of the USA type have spent the last week watching, reading, and hearing reports of protests and attacks against US diplomatic compounds [...]

Speech, Religion, and Politics: Where is the Red Line?

Speech, Religion, and Politics: Where is the Red Line? By Piper Bayard* My intelligence operative writing partner, Jay Holmes*, is not at liberty to issue a statement on the current “insult to islam” situation, but thanks to Freedom of Speech, [...]