An ending … and a beginning.

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 | 0 comments

Sukkot has come to an end for this season. So many things have ‘ended’ this season. So if things have ended,  than there must be a beginning … or something. Shouldn’t there? This Season of our Joy was very strange and disconcerting and while sparks of ‘joy’ were evident, they were interspersed within the rain clouds of grief and pain over losing our son, Jason. Not only our beloved youngest son, but two treasured friends and both our family dogs. Our small group honored all the memories of loved ones no longer here with us on the first day of Sukkot with...

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A Feast of “JOY”

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 | 0 comments

Today is the first day of SUKKOT ~ the Feast of Tabernacles ~ A Feast of Joy. This is a hard one this year. Our family loves Sukkot – and has embraced the Festivals of the LORD as commanded in the Bible. If you’re asking what this is all about and why we (non-Jews) celebrate it, let me please share a bit of the why. About 30 years ago, I started on a quest to find the ‘truth’. Back then, didn’t even know what I was searching for … just needed some answers because I was turning 30 and wanted to know ‘is this all there is’? Searching for answers...

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10 Days of Awe – Day 2

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 | 0 comments

And there was evening, and there was morning. The second day of the Ten Days of Awe has arrived, right on time. Read the following and allow it to reconnect you to the empowerment of where we belong. Let us continue to focus on WHOM we stand before. לֹֽא יִהְיֶֽה־לְךָ אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים עַל־פָּנ You will allow no things to come between you and my Face Read that again…..NO THINGS…NADA…NOTHING….NOPE! So, look around and just peruse the stuff you have around you. What do you see? Anything there that you just can’t bear to part with? Mmmmmmmm….could be a...

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10 Days of Awe – Day 1

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 | 1 comment

It has begun. The Ten Days of Awe are now upon us. So what does that mean to you and me? Well, it could mean nothing – and then again, if you allow it, it can rejuvenate and reform your life! The Great Day of JUDGMENT, also called Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is fast approaching. The books will be closed and we will be left wondering what is to come. But we can know what will be IF we focus on our transformation during these next ten days. Let’s try to reconnect with those ten prophetic empowerment given at Mt. Sinai. Let’s focus on the first day and see what Exodus 20 has...

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Elul – Day 31

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017 | 0 comments

Tishrei 2, Second Day of Rosh Hashana   THE DAY OF CORONATION   The idea of Rosh Hashana as the day when we “coronate” G-d as the King of the Universe, may be one of the strangest and hardest to accept for those of us raised in modern, democratic societies. To us kings are corrupt despots at worst, and characters out of fairy tales at best. Yet this idea is essential to the observance of Rosh Hashana, because in the language of Judaism a king is a metaphor for absolute authority. On Rosh Hashana we accept upon ourselves G-d as the one and only absolute authority who rules over...

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Elul – Day 30

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 | 2 comments

THE KING IS ON THE THRONE! The King of Kings has approached his throne and is about to take his seat.  The time of Elul, of preparation, has come to an end. We no longer can run out to the field and walk casually to and fro among the daises and wildflowers with our Father. We must now approach the throne room and be admitted in, bowing and bending as we go. Will we have the scepter raised as it was raised for Esther? Are we ready to don the white garments of a bride? The ledgers lay on the table close to the throne…it is almost time for the King to open them and compare our past...

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