Kislev ~ New Month

Posted by on Nov 20, 2020 | 0 comments

Kislev ~ New Month

Kislev (כִּסְלֵֵו) The biblical calendar brings us to the month of Kislev (כִּסְלֵֵו). It is the ninth redemptive/ecclesiastical month, if we use Nisan as the first month or the third month of the civil calendar – our November-December. And as we’re sure you’ve noticed, the days are getting shorter and the nights a bit longer….night around my neck of the woods comes about 5:30pm. Kislev is also known as the ‘month of dreams’ probably due to the fact that it is not only the darkest month of the year but it also contains the winter soltice. And to top that,...

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Sukkot 2020 musings

Posted by on Oct 12, 2020 | 0 comments

Sukkot 2020 was unique in so many ways. Sukkot 2020 was easy…Sukkot 2020 was hard. Sukkot 2020 was exhilerating…Sukkot 2020 was draining. Sukkot 2020 was filled with laughter…Sukkot 2020 was drenched with tears. Sukkot 2020 was all these and more! This was the first year in exactly five years to the date that my first-born son, Jim, experienced a family Sukkot. This was the first year in five years that my son Jim laughed freely, embraced often and walked with head held high as his spirit touched the heavens. This was the first time in five years that our family celebrated...

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Sukkot meanderings years back…

Posted by on Oct 4, 2020 | 0 comments

Sukkot meanderings years back…

Memories…..this Sukkot was several years ago – when Jim & Jason were still here … miss them so much!   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...

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Shabbat Ponderings before SUKKOT!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2020 | 1 comment

Shabbat Ponderings before SUKKOT!

Updated note: This came across my blog feed from five years ago, felt it was still good to share …..and while my oldest son is now home among us, his father and his only brother, Jason are here only in spirit. But through the tears, my heart rejoices for the blessing of having Jim home and all of them in my heart! 10-2-20   Today is a day of Shabbat…a day of peace and blessing and yes, I must admit, a bit of testing out the Sukkah a few days before the Feast.  The tiny makeshift canopy blowing in the wind above me is minuscule compared to the enormous, glorious expanse above...

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The Feast of Tabernacles ~ Sukkot

Posted by on Oct 2, 2020 | 0 comments

The Feast of Tabernacles ~ Sukkot

The Feast of Tabernacles- Sukkot ~An ingathering of rising up tents or booths; praising Yahweh for delivering us out of the land of Egypt; knowing HIS work had completed everything. They were to tell their children for all generations to always remember that Yahweh is their /our Elohim. ~ The Feast of Tabernacles, also known as Sukkot, is a celebration resting in Yahweh; remembering and praising HIM for delivering the Jews, and the mixed-multitude out of the Egyptians hands (slavery). This is also one of the three appointed times known as “Pilgrimages.” The three pilgrimages are: Passover...

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A Feast of “JOY”

Posted by on Oct 2, 2020 | 0 comments

A Feast of “JOY”

Today is the first day of SUKKOT ~ the Feast of Tabernacles ~ A Feast of Joy. 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 and asking questions can get...

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