Rabbi’s Fatal Knifing to the Heart; 29-Year-old Rabbi stabbed to death by a radical Islamic terrorist
It is important that in our daily routines we keep our hearts toward Israel. So much of what happens within Israel is not reported, and what is, is most often reported with a wrong perspective. The Jewish people are continually persecuted for the simple reason that they are Jewish. This has once again been the case when a 29-year-old Rabbi was stabbed to death when he was calmly standing on the side of the road waiting for a bus.
As CBN News reports, “The 29-year-old rabbi and father of four who was stabbed to death in a violent terror attack Monday afternoon was laid to rest Tuesday morning.” The terror attack occurred in Har Bracha of Judea and Samaria, which is the present area of the West Bank. It is because of this attack and the response of praise from the Palestinian Authority, that has cause President Trump to put the $225 Million on the table, regarding peace talks with the Palestinian Authority. If they refuse to stop funding and praising terrorists, the money will be taken off of the table.
People are coming against Israel and the Jewish people thinking that their attacks are a good thing. Israel is the only democracy in the region. These horrific actions are what happens when people are allowed in your country that do not assimilate to your values and ideals. How are you standing with Israel? We want to hear from you.
See the full story of what is taking place in Israel, how we must stand in allegiance and support with Israel, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Israel, persecution, Palestinian Authority, The West Bank, Samaria, President Trump, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Knife Intifada, John Kerry, BDS Movement, the United Nations, and truth. Greg and John shared in this segment.
5th Time Olympian; Olympic Snowboarder Kelly Clark’s Planned Suicide, but…
As many around the nation and the world are watching the Winter Olympic Games unfold in Pyeong Chang, South Korea, many different athletes are demonstrating phenomenal talents. For those who are familiar with the sport of snowboarding, the name of Kelly Clark is a recognizable name. As a professional snowboarder, men, in the same sport, acknowledge that Kelly’s ability far surpasses their own abilities. “Kelly goes bigger than a lot of guys in half pipe. She goes bigger than I go in half pipe. That’s for sure.”
Clark’s talents have definitely put her ahead of the curve as she won the Olympic Gold in 2002 at Salt Lake City when she was only 18 years old. “I was living the dream…Every kid that dreams of being a pro snowboarder, I had it made.” Everything may have appeared to be glamour and success on the outside, but what was happening on the inside for Kelly was just the opposite. “On the inside, I wasn’t really satisfied because no matter what I did, nothing was fulfilling me, even all the success that I could strive for.” It was this desperation of emptiness that went on for two years.
At the end of herself, Clark simply couldn’t take it anymore. As she was writing in her journal, she expressed her intentions for her life even though she appeared so ‘successful’. “I was writing about…if I didn’t wake up tomorrow…I was fine with that, and I didn’t think anybody cared about me. And, I didn’t think anybody would care if I didn’t wake up tomorrow.” This couldn’t be all that there was for her. “I was writing about, if this was what life was, like if that’s what it was, like, I was done with life.” What she didn’t know was that she was about to get the hope she was searching for.
In the middle of a competition, Clark saw another competitor fall. That competitor encouraged her with these powerful words; “That’s alright. God still loves you.” Clark shares how this rocked her thinking. “Just hearing that statement gave me this hope that God loves you. Maybe God loves me.” After finding out where the girl was who said this, Clark visited her. “Hey, my name is Kelly. I think you might be a Christian and I think you need to tell me about God.” Clark continues to share how what she heard totally contradicted what she thought being a Christian was all about.
Maybe that’s you. You’ve been thinking about ending your life because the things have become too much for you. Or, what you thought would fulfill you ended up being empty and hollow. God has a plan for your life. You are not alone. You can make Jesus Christ the Lord of your life and know the fullness of having a relationship with Him. Do you have a testimony of how Jesus Christ has changed your life? We want to hear from you. See the full encounter that Clark shares and so much more.
Also shared in this segment: Olympic Games, Kelly Clark, Professional Snowboarding, testimony, relationship with Jesus Christ, 2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City, 2018 Olympic Games, Pyeong Chang South Korea, Women’s Snowboarding, Men’s Snowboarding, is life worth it? is this all there is to life? does it really matter? who is God? what is success? and hope. Greg and John shared in this segment.
VFNKB #SuccessSecrets: MAGIC JOHNSON, Key Principles for Success in Business & Life. LA Laker & Entrepreneur
God cares about your success and wants you to be able to have the wisdom of those who have gone before you. In the business realm, it is often difficult to see the breakthroughs that you are desiring. Magic Johnson knows this intimately well. After a prestigious career in the NBA, with the Los Angeles Lakers, Johnson progressed onto an accomplished career in business. When speaking to a classroom of attentive students at Stanford’s Graduate School for Business, Johnson shares some wisdom that he has learned in his journeys.
Simply put, Johnson shares that the one truth that has helped in his relations with his customers is to “overdeliver”. He continues to explain, “if you are going to be in business, and especially today’s marketplace, you gotta overdeliver to the consumer.” It was this application of overdelivering that allowed Johnson to overcome the repeated responses of “NO” from those he was desiring to do business with.
This is such an important truth in business. Why do people underdeliver, or simply deliver to meet expectations at all? Don’t settle for providing or producing 100%. If you want the promotion, if you want the raise, you must give %110. You must give beyond what is expected. You must overdeliver. It doesn’t matter if you are working with the owner of a company. When you overdeliver and exceed their expectations, that is going to be a memorable encounter they will never forget.
How are you overdelivering? What strategies are you implementing to overdeliver with your customer base? We want to hear what wisdom God has shared with you. Hear Magic Johnson share the full details of what he has learned by overdelivering, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: business, Stanford’s Graduate College of Business, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, National Basketball Association, Magic Johnson, customer relations, communication, customer service, exceeding expectations, and business plans. Greg and John shared in this segment.
VFNKB #SuccessSecrets – Your Gifts are God’s Gift to you. What you do with those gifts, is your gift to God
Did you know that God wants you to be successful? Sometimes we believe that to be successful, we must learn a new talent. Did you know that God has given you certain gifts, right now? Your gifts are God’s gifts to you. But, what you do with those gifts are your gifts to God. If you’re the best artist around, the best minister, whatever it is, it’s simply about being passionate and faithful with what you are given. Leave the results up to God. What talents and gifts has God given you? What are you using and giving back to God? Share with us. Also shared in this segment: talents, gifts, and success. Greg and John shared in this segment.