Author Archives: Pastor Deborah

About Pastor Deborah

My name is Deborah Khalil. I am a commissioned minister in The Wesleyan Church. After working twenty years as a scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, I now work from home and focus on teaching the Bible, my real passion! I have worked in children's and women's ministries, wrote and taught creation science workshops, and served several years as the assistant pastor at Amazing Faith Christian Fellowship in Poway, CA. My husband, Dr. Victor Khalil, is founder and director of Ministries International, producing satellite and livestream television progams in Arabic and English. He teaches Arabic at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. We are a totally unlikely match that was made in heaven.

Designed to Leave: Creating Space in the Church for Postmodern Generations

i have not written a new post for a few years, and that is going to change.  The article that Rick Chromey posts resonates with me, given my interest in encouraging young leaders. So here is a reblog, and hopefully … Continue reading

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The Story is Not About Me

Is it coincidence?  It does capture my attention that so many books I’ve read lately are about the Story.  The Bible as Story.  The genre of Story. Each individual life as part of a grand epic drama.  I marvel at the … Continue reading

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Appointed times

“Speak to the children of Israel and say to them: The feasts of the Lord [Yehovah] which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts” (Leviticus 23:2). After defining the Sabbath day of rest, Moses gave specific times … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Rosh Hashannah, The Feast of Trumpets: Wednesday September 4, 2013

Originally posted on J. Scott Husted — Through the Veil:
Stepping up to the call Rosh Hashannah is also known as The Feast of Trumpets. On God’s calendar this is the anniversary of Adam’s creation. This is a day to…

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A heart set on pilgrimage

Many of my early posts this year were linked to family events, and this one is linked to my husband, Victor’s birthday a couple days ago.  A pastor friend came today to take us for lunch to celebrate, so it’s … Continue reading

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Breath of God – Breath of Life

The earth was formless, empty, and dark. Then, He spoke the light into being, dispelling the darkness and it was good. He spoke and light and darkness were separated. Night and Day came through His voice allowing for evening and … Continue reading

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Embracing life’s changes

Daniel and his friends had been carried away from their home in Israel with the deportation to Babylon (Daniel 1).  What had happened to their parents and other family members?  We are not told, so it might be safe to assume … Continue reading

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Fire and Fragrance

Originally posted on Prayers and Promises:
Daily Prompt: In Good Faith Describe a memory or encounter in which you considered your faith, religion, spirituality — or lack of — for the first time. FIRE AND FRAGRANCE © 2013 Diana Rasmussen Wounds…

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Where will this journey take us?

There is a young leader — A prince or a princess? Waiting for adventure Hoping for love. The Way is written in the Book Of the ancient paths That lead to Life To Love and Joy. I am a child, … Continue reading

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Colors of Life

Since kindergarden I wanted to be a teacher. By sixth grade when I learned about the amazing way atoms fit together to make molecules, I decided I would teach science.  In high school I walked home one glorious autumn day and … Continue reading

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