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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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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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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