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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Last Great Day

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 | 2 comments

As with any ‘last day’ there is always a little bit of melancholy that begins to pervade the exhilaration that once filled the air. This morning, is one of those mornings. Time is slipping away from the week long festival that our Holy Father, our Creator set in place from the beginning of time for us to reconnect with all that He has done for us. It is a time set apart for those that follow  Him to dance freely, laugh abundantly and wrap themselves in joy for eight whole days! And today, it is slipping away no matter how tightly I grasp at those beautiful memories. This year,...

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Sukkot meanderings

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 | 0 comments

Well, we are meandering through the days of Sukkot – also known as the Feast of Tabernacles – with ups and downs and ins and outs. So many memories piled up so high and all jumbled up together that it will take months to separate them all out. Today is the fourth day of the Sukkot round house hopping experience and tonight the rains have begun to patter on the roof. But our hearts are warm and the scriptures are still coming to life! As we take turns reading from the scriptures we ponder on the various meanings of Ezekiel and Zechariah….will we be ready? The other night we...

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Not Enough

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 | 0 comments

The World Is Not Enough by Skip Moen, D. Phil. “I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.” John 17:15 NASB Take them out – “Judaism is God’s perennial question-mark against the condition of the world.”[1] God has invited us to be His partners in redeeming the world. That means we must question those assumptions that form the basis of the world’s view of itself. No assumption is immune from this project. We are the sponges of our societies. We have absorbed their views simply because we grew up in them. We breathed them. We ate them. We walked in...

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