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Will God Upset Human History Soon?

Posted by Alan on September 10, 2009 with 5 Comments
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Last year, about this time, my wife and I felt that it was highly likely that Jesus would fulfil His promise to come back and catch away (rapture) those who trust Him for their eternal salvation.  The fact is that He hasn’t told us when He will come, only that He will.


The Finnish Economic Experience

Posted by Alan on September 9, 2008 with 9 Comments
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In January, 2006, I moved from America, my home for over six decades, to Finland.  The reason was to marry the woman I love.  I link to that story here, but this story is to describe my impression of Finland’s economic system.  I think of it as “socialist”, but a Finnish friend took umbrage to my description of it as such.

Regardless of what it might be called, the economic policies of Finland’s government results in a different life experience for those who live under it.  Whether that’s good or bad depends upon one’s point of view.  America’s politics has moved her economic policies far from those established by our founding creationists in the Constitution.  This move is in the same direction as that in which Finland has gone.  An American friend has asked me what it’s like.  Here’s my answer.


Ancient Israel and the U.S.A.

Posted by Alan on March 5, 2008 with 3 Comments
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Once upon a time, there was a country, ancient Israel, that had been singularly founded by and blessed by God — just like America. Israel sinned against God repeatedly — just like America. God had been merciful and forgiving to Israel, over and over again — just like America.

Learning Finnish

Posted by ahlake on September 12, 2007 with No Comments
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I moved from California to Finland in January 2006 in order to make a certain Pirjo my bride. I was 64 years old. The idea of learning a new language at that age is daunting. I found that I could learn just as easily as I could when I was young. I just couldn’t remember […]

Father Holds my Hand

Posted by ahlake on September 10, 2007 with 1 Comment
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I am one who likes to talk about my Heavenly Father. He has not only said that through Jesus Christ I am received as His son, but He has treated me like a son, too. I have written some stories about events that are remarkable to me for they show His active interest in my […]