Archive / May, 2011

I REMEMBER: A POSTSCRIPT ON MEMORIAL DAY

By Norman M. Covert

I was honored to take part in ceremonies last weekend honoring our fallen heroes. As a U. S. Army veteran, my responsibility includes ensuring the memory of all comrades, honoring their service and mourning their ultimate sacrifice.

 The rendition of “Taps” punctuated the three-volley rifle salute several times this weekend and brought about these memories:

 I REMEMBER Newport News (Va.) High School classmate Monty Phillips (USMCR), who died April 15, 2011 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He is survived by his sister, Judith (Judy) Allen and her husband Jerry W. Allen; a niece, Kelly M. Brown and grandnephew, Josh Brown.… Read More

ISRAEL 2011; WHAT’S OLD IS NEW IN PALESTINIAN DISPUTE

By Juanita Gaines Ellis

Contributing Editor

 (Editor’s note:  The recent dustup between President Barack H. Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the future of Israel and a Palestinian state is brought into focus by this commentary. Unresolved issues dating to the partition of Palestine in 1947 remain as 2011 roadblocks to peace in the Middle East. Mrs. Ellis and her husband Don visited Jerusalem in 2005. The following is excerpted from her presentation before the Williamsburg, Va., Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution [D.A.R.[. She has served as a leader with the Children of the American Revolution [C.A.R.] and was National Defense Director for Region II, N.S.D.A.R.Read More

TRUCKERS’ MISSIONARY STILL ‘ON THE ROAD’

 By Norman M. Covert

 

There wasn’t much call for Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies at the Pilot Travel Center and T/A truck stops recently in Breezewood, Pa.

Chaplain Sam Rust and his son Chaplain Shannon Rust proclaim the Easter message every time they drive their “Headlight in Trucking” rigs onto the huge complexes and set up “shop.”

“We praise Christ’s resurrection and His promise of salvation every day,” Chaplain Shannon says. “It is the basis of our ministry.”

Sam is one of the original missionaries nationwide in this “on-the-road Gospel outreach.” He incorporated Headlight in Trucking in 1977 as a ministry in Pennsylvania, giving up an Assemblies of God pastorate to “answer God’s call.”… Read More