Signs….are you watching?

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017 | 3 comments

There are signs in the heavens happening all around us – but it seems like this month and next there are some extra special ones happening in the day and night skies! Have you heard the buzz? Are you getting prepared? Got your party planned and your eclipse glasses ready? NO? Well, rest assured, there are probably more in your boat than you think. I’m one of them. That doesn’t mean I’m not watching – oh I am! Excitement abounds – anticipation oozes! But I’ll stay int he safe abode of my living room and watch the tv and see what happens in full color...

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Tish B’Av

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 | 1 comment

Today is Tish B’Av…a day of self-examination, of self-inspection… a day of lamenting the past and looking with hope for tomorrow … a day to bring the essence of what this day means into our hearts and lift the fog that has covered the ‘idols’ that we cling to like simple minded children….or dare I say idolatrous Israel? WHEN will we learn – WHEN will we ‘see’ and ‘hear’ – WHEN oh WHEN will we actually LISTEN to HIS voice – instead of mixing it with our own desires and wants and calling it ‘of...

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What Time Is It?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 | 0 comments

Following up on the ‘time’ post yesterday – it also occurred to me that time is of the essence!  No one is guaranteed more time, no matter how much we chase after it. Each and every one of us have only been given so much, and no more. At some point, our time will run out in this physical realm. The ‘time’ that we are in right now, today, is of the essence. For myself, I am in the time right before the fast of the ninth of Av. The ninth of Av, also known as Tisha b’Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. It is a time of fasting, depriving ourselves of...

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Time Takes a Toll

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 | 6 comments

Time Takes a Toll

Yes, time does take a toll on a body. The clock can tick away mercilessly, wreaking havoc on all who stand in its realm. That’s you…and I. Time touches everyone and everything until it touches you no longer…and then you wait. But it is what you do with that ‘time‘ that makes all the difference in the world. The time you spend can be well spent or simply spent. It is all up to you. If you are like some of us our time here is slowly ebbing away and the clock is reaching midnight. It does cause one to take a deep breath and look both ways. Realizing that we have...

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Shabbat … ahhhhh…..good to know!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 | 2 comments

Shabbat … ahhhhh…..good to know!

It’s been 30 years since I stumbled upon the wonderful world of Shabbat….30 years and counting. Not to say that in the beginning I just jumped all in and gave up my Sunday for Saturday – not at all. For me, it was like a very gradual process. But as I look back, I can now appreciate more of the little things. The little things like just thanking the Heavenly Father for even allowing me to know about His set apart day! Who knew that He had never changed His mind!? Growing up Catholic, there was never any reason to question why we did what we did.  We just did it, convinced...

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Between the Feasts….

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 | 1 comment

What’s the deal with the in-between days concerning Shavuot and Yom Teruah ~ Pentecost to Rosh HaShannah for those of you still skirting the Hebrew. So what, you say? What’s the big deal of the days in-between? Well, from my own personal experience (and listening to so many others!) those days ‘in-between’ can sometimes be life-changing or chaos forming ~ depending on how you REACT. Yep…it comes down to how YOU react to situations, to circumstances……to people! So, basically, it’s all about you! These days in-between Shavuot (the giving of the...

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