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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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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Joy cometh in the morning

Posted by on Sep 24, 2018 | 0 comments

The Season of our Joy …. is upon us! Now…where did I put that flask of ‘joy’? Come out, come out wherever you are!!!!!! Ahhhhh…..there you are….hiding underneath the baggage of bitterness, frustration, and self-pity. Bringing out that tiny little flask I wonder….how could such a minute little bag of joy fill this empty old tired body….seems impossible for sure. So, gingerly pulling apart the frayed strings of that little flask – OUT POURS JOY!!!! And she reminds me, quite pointedly, how much I have to be thankful for….good health...

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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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