Are you ready for Yom Kippur?

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Elul, Feast Days, Resources | 1 comment

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is only two days away. Are you ready? If you are asking “ready for what?” than let me explain. The Day of Atonement is the holiest day of the year for all of Judaism and is one of the Feast Days of the LORD listed in Leviticus 23. Read that last part again, one of the FEAST DAYS OF THE LORD. Yes, that’s right the Holy One Himself, (no matter what you call him – Yahovah, Yahweh, God) designed this day as one of HIS feast days and commanded all those that followed Him to honor them for...

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Yom Teruah Remembrance

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Elul, Feast Days, Resources | 0 comments

Memories of Yom Teruah 2016 honoring our...

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Yom Teruah – the BLOWING

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in All Posts, All Things Biblical, Elul | 1 comment

We had a wonderful time celebrating the ‘blowing‘ – Yom Teruah – it was a night filled with love, and mercy, good food and fellowship.  My husband and I felt led by the Holy One Himself to send out an open invitation to all those in the surrounding areas. Those who were divided, who were hurt, disappointed and at odds with each other. Truth be told, there was a fair amount of push back from all sides against an open invitation. We pondered if we were hearing from the Father or if it was simply something we wanted to do...

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Elul – Day 30

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in All Posts, Elul | 2 comments

THE KING IS ON THE THRONE! The King of Kings has approached his throne 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 from 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...

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Elul – Day 29

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in All Posts, Elul | 0 comments

HOW DO YOU LOVE? There are various ways to love something. Some people love their dog, some people love their wallpaper, some love their cheesy pizza. Like I said, there are all kinds of love and it is shown or expressed in many different ways. Love between a parent and child is different than the love between boyfriend and girlfriend, between siblings, between friend. So we can see that there are different types of love, but what makes them similar and what makes them ‘godlike’? Yehovah’s compassion, His love is never...

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Elul – Day 28

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in All Posts, Elul | 0 comments

COMPASSION – WHAT IS IT? Many talk about having or not having compassion…empathy…but when it comes down to the rubber meets the road – what exactly does it mean? How do we show compassion? In the purest sense of the word, compassion is simply stepping out of your own box, removing the boundaries that you have set for yourself to keep your heart intact. You could actually switch out the word compassion…and use the word love. When we can look at another and put aside our feelings, our emotions, our hurts and love...

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Elul – Day 27

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in All Posts, Elul | 0 comments

CULTIVATING COMPASSION Part of the preparatory work of Elul—as we recite the Thirteen Attributes of Compassion—is to examine how compassionate we are in our own actions. Elul is a month when God’s compassion is flowing. But to tap into this flow of compassion, you must reach up from below to channel it down in your direction. This is the secret of Ani l’dodi, “I am for my beloved”—I take initiative, I show that I am for my beloved, rather than waiting for my beloved to make a move. It is true that God told Moses ...

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Elul – Day 26

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in All Posts, Elul | 0 comments

Elul – Day 26 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. It is not in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will climb to heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and let us hear it so that we may obey it?” No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it. (Deut. 30:11-14) Are there things in your life that you find too difficult or beyond your reach? Do...

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Elul – Day 25

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in All Posts, Elul | 0 comments

ATTRIBUTES OF COMPASSION Matthew 5:22-26: But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. 23 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. 25 Agree with...

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Elul – Day 24

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in All Posts, Elul | 0 comments

DO YOU PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS? It is during this season, the season where the King is in the field, that we examine our hearts, our lives, our motives, our agendas and return back to the ways of our King, our Messiah. During this time, the traditional prayers are ones that all ask our Creator, our Father, to forgive us. The three prayers that are customary are called selach lanu, mechal lanu and kapper lanu. The words may seem a bit different, but they all mean the same thing howbeit with different implications. Not only do they implore us to...

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