The Islamic Republic of Iran (formerly Persia from the Bible) is a desert region that strategically surrounds the borders of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Iraq, Caspian Sea, and Persian Gulf.  A wealthy country in oil and natural gas, 80% is export earnings and only 20% is private sector.  28% of the young people are unemployed.  The theocratic Islamic Republic was declared in 1979 after the Shah was deposed in the Shi’ite Muslim Revolution.  It is a religious dictatorship.  The courts can impose a death sentence to male apostates, and life in prison for female apostates. The most amazing thing that has come out of the dictator revolution is that the forced Muslim regime has left many Iranians disillusioned about the […]
I have often said to those I meet, “Just read Jesus’ words in the New Testament and you will be amazed at what He says.” Tune out all the noise and constant bombardment of our society; disregard the rhetoric of those trying to determine if or what parts of the Bible are true; put aside the politics and debates over man-made laws; and for awhile, just come and listen to Jesus’ words.  If Jesus is who he said he was, then the only thing that truly matters are His words. I too was curious about my own advice.  I have studied the Bible and devotions over the years, but I’ve been longing for some time to tune out and listen intently to what Jesus had to say; to quench my own […]

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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life and hope she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study. Her stories of life, hope, and everyday faith show how we can experience real faith in our daily lives.