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The New Testament says: 

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made of things that are visible.' -Hebrews 11:1ff

File Photos: Signs declare God's glory along the 'Rim of the World' in Grand Canyon, Arizona, November 2019. 

-Photos © InterChurch News


Jesus 'was God'

'In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.' -John 1:1ff

News & Notable 2023

Page Contents:


Photo Essay

In Honor of Veteran's Day 




-File Photos © InterChurch News


Photo Essay 


Leonard Knight's 'Salvation Mountain'

Niland, California   


100,000 gallons of paint  

.'Leonard estimates ... he has put well over 100,000 gallons

of paint on his mountain' located just east of the Salton Sea

in the California desert. 

This five-acre site, an 'iridescent fusion of doves, clouds, flags flowers,

hearts, streams, biblical messages ...'

was entered into the Congressional Record May 15, 2002. 

-Salvation Mountain website



Leonard Knight:

Nov. 1, 1931 - Feb. 10, 2014

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.-Photos © InterChurch News (File, March 2017)



.Sequoia National Park -- The Land of Giants

Visalia -- Gateway to Sequoias




-Photos © InterChurch News (September 2023)

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Avalon -- A Great Escape

Need an escape from this summer's heat wave?

The Catalina Express ferry transports vacationers from Long Beach to the City of Avalon on

Santa Catalina Island in about an hour to a cool retreat

away from the California mainland.

Relatively crime free, Avalon offers great restaurants, lodging and family outdoor activities

such as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and ziplining.

The island's iconic Catalina Casino ('gathering place') built in 1929 was never intended --

or used -- for gambling.  Instead, the Casino, built by William Wrigley Jr.,

houses Avalon Theater, the first movie theater designed for 'talkies'

and renowned for it's state-of-the-art acoustics. On the Casino's upper level

is the restored world's largest ballroom -- the Casino Ballroom --

a Hollywood Golden Era getaway that showcased Big Band-era performances

by Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton and Woody Herman. 



PHOTOS: TOP ROW, L-R: 1. Avalon harbor with Casino, view from hill near Wrigley Mansion. 2. Avalon's Green Pleasure Pier.

MIDDLE ROW, L-R: 1. Catalina Pottery & Tile shop 2. Avalon harbor view with Casino; glass bottom boat (foreground).

BOTTOM ROW, L-R: 1. Glenmore Plaza Hotel, established in 1894. 2. The Errol Flynn room, Glenmore Plaza Hotel.

3. Patriotic Clarissa Avenue, downtown Avalon.


-Photos © InterChurch News (August 2023)



Take Hikes -- Jesus did 

'... He often withdrew to the wilderness to pray.' -Luke 5:16 (New Living Translation)

Zuma Canyon Trail, Malibu





-Photos © InterChurch News (July 2023)



FIRST SIGHTING: Barnes & Noble banned books table acknowledges

the Bible; Tyler Mall, Riverside.

-Photo InterChurch News (July 2023)


Who are those guys?'

-'Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid'


See Something -- Say Something.

One of two semi trucks recently spoted on the I-215 in Riverside and San Diego

counties with graphic designs of a rifle-bearing foreign soldier and non-english

inscription. The California Highway Patrol was contacted by InterChurch News.

The CHP Inland Communications Center callback statement:

' ... not sure exactly why these are around, but

people are not regulated on the graphics that they put on their vehicles.'

No harm, no foul.

If you see something, say something:

Riverside County Sheriff

California State Threat Assessment System

Homeland Security

FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force: 1.800-CALL-FBI (225-5324)

 -Photo © InterChurch News (July 8, 2023)



View of Big Bear Mountain from Menifee Valley with Heritage High School in foreground -- March 2023.

-Photo © InterChurch News



CLIMATE CHANGE? Menifee's Heritage Lake

has had climate change up to here.

-Photo InterChurch News


The Apple White Day Use Campgrounds



Photo essay (above): CURRENTLY CLOSED. Apple White Campground -- day use.

San Bernardino County, March 2023. 

-Photos InterChurch News



PHOTOS: Looking westward to Lake Elsinore, March 2 @ 7:29 p.m. from Menifee. The two dominant lights in the night sky

were so bright and stationary they were initially thought to be aircraft hovering over the Lake Elsinore parachute area. -

Photos by InterChurch News

Chinese Spy Balloons? Or Incredibly Bright Venus-Jupiter  View?

'Why Venus [upper R] -- Jupiter [lower L] conjuction won't be bettered until 2039

CalTech confirmed incredibly bright Venus-Jupiter conjunction viewing

via email: '... the two planets were visible at the time and location' observed.

'On this evening [March 2nd],' Steven Sanders writes,

'Venus was ... about 126 million miles ... away and Jupiter was

... more than a half a billion miles -- away from Earth.'


Graphic representation of Venus-Jupiter conjunction as viewed from Menifee of March 2, 7:29 p.m. 

-Graphic courtesy Steven Sanders of CalTech/Palomar Observatory.

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Snow in the Mountains



View of Idyllwild, San Jacinto Mountains from Menifee Valley, February-March 2023

-Photos by InterChurch News

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Jesus Revolution


'Jesus Revolution,' in theaters February 24

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In Memoriam

Remembering the 21 Christian martyrs

of February 15, 2015


'Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus

and for the word of God,

and those who had not worshipped the beast

or its image and had not received its mark

on their foreheads or their hands.

They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.'

-Revelation 20:4-5


'In 2015 21 Coptic Christians were beheaded by ISIS on a beach in Libya. ISIS released a video of the beheadings that was intended to terrorise Christians in the Middle East. Yet this very video is watched repeatedly by the families of the martyrs: they are inspired by the calmness and courage of their men. Why are Coptic Christians encouraged rather than terrorised by the video?

Martin Mosebach, an award-winning journalist, travelled to the village that was home to 16 of the martyrs, to interview their families, church leaders and others. His inspiring investigation describes the primitive faith of Egyptian Christians, who have been using the same creed and liturgy since AD42, and how they live in the face of persecution in a Muslim-majority country.'

For more information, refer to Release International ministry to order

'The 21 -- A Journey into the Land of Coptic Martyrs'

by Martin Mosebach

Further references:

  1. 'Do This For Love -- Free Burma Rangers in the Battle of Mosul' by David Eubank with Hosannah Valentine, 2020
  2. 'The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East -- Prevention, Prohibition & Prosecution' Edited by Ronald J. Rychlak, Jane F. Adolphe, 2017
  3. Wikipedia: 2015 kidnapping and beheading of Copts in Libya
  4. 'The Global War on Christians -- Dispatches from the Front Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution' by John L Allen Jr., 2013
  5. 'Tortured for Christ' by Richard Wurmbrand, 1967. 'I tremble for Western Christians who don't help their persecuted brethren. In the depth of my heart, I would like to keep the beauty of my own vineyard and not be involved in such a huge fight. I would like so much to be somewhere in quietness and rest. But it is not possible ... the quietness and rest for which I long would be an escape from reality and dangerous for my soul ... the West sleeps and must be awakened to see the plight of the captive nations.' 

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Earth From the Moon

....June 2023

  • CBN News: SCOTUS rules 6-3 Christian web designer can choose content
  • Daily Signal: Calif. mom: 'My daughter was murdered by Gender Ideology'
  • NY Post: OpEd: 'Gender-affirming surgery' is child butchery
  • FOX News: State Senator: 'Flee California' 
  • Rasmussen Reports: Poll -- America has election integrity problem
  • Daily Wire: House votes to censure Adam Schiff
  • Mass Resistance: Canada appeals pro-family activist Bill Whatcott's 'not guilty' verdict for 'inciting hatred'
  • Gatestone Institute: Why Trump cannot get a top-tier lawyer 
  • California Family: New parent notification policy introduced in Chino school
  • Gregg Jarrett: Presidential Records Act is not a criminal statute
  • California Family: Calif. legislators seek to remove One Man/One Woman marriage definition amendment from state constitution
  • Church Leaders: Teammates of championship OU women's softball team credit Jesus (video)
  • East Bay Times: Temecula school district being investigated by California Department of Education following school board president's statement Harvey Milk was 'pedophile'
  • Free Press: The parents saying no to smartphones
  • Daily Wire: Court-win for coach and his daughter punished for 'misgendering' boy in girl's locker room
  • CBN News: Pat Robertson, March 22, 1930 - June 8, 2023
  • FOX News: Fights erupt as L.A. parents protest Pride event
  • Daily Wire: 'Incredibly disturbing' -- Musk weighs in on investigation of trans surgeries on children
  • Red State: Air Force using taxpayer dollars to fly service members to Pride events

The Bible says: John 14:3

PHOTOS (L, center): A Cord of Three: 'And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.' -Ecclesiastes 4:12 NAS (stock photos).


May 2023

  • Daily Wire: Montana bans drag queens reading to kids in libraries, schools
  • Forbes Breaking News: Three FBI whistleblowers testify before House on the  weaponization of the federal government against J6ers, American people, May 18 (video)
  • The Free Press: The Durham Report confirms Trump-Russia collusion 'was a hoax six years ago.. a farce today'
  • American Center for Law & Justice: Durham Report exonerates former president Trump, shatters America's trust in FBI
  • Center for Immigration Studies: 'OVERRUN -- How Joe Biden Unleashed the Greatest Border Crisis in American History' by Todd Bansman
  • Decision:  California's abortion-coverage insurance mandate for churches ruled-unconstitutional
  • Center for Immigration Studies: Did Joe Biden lose 85,000 migrant kids?
  • Decision: Phoenix-area school district reinstates contract with Arizona Christian University after Alliance Defending Freedom lawfirm intercedes 
  • National Review: Two Escondido teachers sue school district over policy of hiding children's gender transition from parent
  • California Family Council: Calif. Democrat legislator slanders states' pregancy centers as 'fake ... not licensed' 
  • Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth: A former National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) employee speaks out (video)

The Bible says: Jeremiah 29:7

Cover Photo:  'One nation under God' -- not God. Democrat or Republican? -Photo InterChurch News

April 2023

  • Christian Post: Churches, pastors respond to Nashville Christian school shooting of March 28: 'May our merciful God be somehow glorified'
  • Decison: Billy Graham Rapid Response Chaplains Minister after Nashville shooting
  • Intercessors for America: Christian school shooting
  • WLTX TV: Trump-era Georgia rep advocates National Guard should protect schools (video)
  • Samaritan's Purse: Haiti's 'Greta Home and Academy'
  • Stream: The church's most powerful weapon
  • Food & Shelter: In Focus -- The Grove Community Church's model village of transitional housing for homeless neighbors

The Bible says: 1 Corinthians 12:26

Cover Photo: Who moved the stone? This rock mystery is above the Heritage Church future site - now for sale -- in Menifee. -Photo InterChurch News

March 2023


  • Free Press: Calvary Chapel San Jose -- A Church. The State. And a Holy War. 
  • Daily Wire: Franklin Graham praises Gov. DeSantis for cracking down on Drag Queen Event with children present
  • Decision: Biden White House lambasted for giving Women's Award to biological man
  • Focus on the Family: From street kid to fostering kids
  • Christian Post: Gov. DeSantis releases graphic post-op video of minors to rebuke Biden statement
  • California Family Council: Advocates for Faith & Freedom representing Murrieta-based 'Our Watch' files lawsuit challenging Calif.'s Transgender Sanctuary Bill SB 107
  • AFN: Arizona Christian University files discrimination lawsuit against Arizona's Washington Elementary School District
  • Stream: The bravery and brilliance of detransitioner Chloe Cole
  • Baptist News Global: Another side of the Asbury Revival
  • Kaiser Health News: Gov. Newsom punishes Walgreens over halting abortion pill distribution in red states
  • LifeSite News: Tennessee governor signs laws banning drag queen shows and 'gender transitions' for children
  • Mass Resistance: Keeping kids safe -- protective parents occupied all seating in protest at Idaho library Drag Queen Story Hour
  • Free Press: What 'queer woman' saw at Transgender Center in St. Louis Children's Hospital was 'morally and medically appalling'
  • Christian Post: The real reason people like 'Jesus Revolution'
  • Decision: Christian college files SCOTUS petition over Biden-HUD dorm rule
  • Stream: Raising children with a long-term perspective

The Bible says: Zechariah 8:18-19

Poster (L): Jesus Revolution -- the movie. 


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February 2023

Illustration (L): is a nonprofit, Democrat-leaning organizational perspective on election integrity. 


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