Why do bad things happen to good people?

Posted by on Apr 25, 2020 | 0 comments

I was in a conversation where the topic was why do ‘bad things happen to good people’? And as I pondered that…here were my thoughts: I wonder if perhaps….what we think is good or bad…is simply our ‘perspective’ … as one who has gone thru a WHOLE LOT OF HELL (imho) there were times when I stood on the deck w ith that proverbial ‘towel’ and wanted to throw it in and say ‘Is this what I get for following Torah?’ … and believe me – I’d throw that towel at Him….and then…I would sense that He...

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The Canopy of Heaven Blooms

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 | 0 comments

As I ‘shelter in home’ and ponder on all that has happened in such a short time, I find myself immersed in the never-ending cycle of life. Gazing out the windows of our living room, my heart ‘breathes in’ the beauty of the blossoming canopy of heaven. With all the unknowns, the heartaches and the disappointments …. a slow but sure smile begins to tug at my heart winding its way up to my lips.  The once bare and forlorn trees have been slowly clothing themselves in their new spring attire and have blossomed into a showcase giving glory to the  miracles of their...

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It’s all in your perspective…..choose wisely

Posted by on Dec 12, 2019 | 0 comments

Fast approaching … little lights flickering in the window, beckoning those shivering in the winter cold to come inside and warm their bones with a mug of warmness. So many Feasts of Dedication have come and gone. Memories, smells and sights that warm the soul…and some that, well, just don’t. There has been a lot of changes in the last ten years, and sometimes circumstances just seem to weigh too heavy on the heart to continue going forward. This year is extremely difficult, but I’m sure there are many out there that feel like they have a lump of coal in their stocking...

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The Fire Within….

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019 | 0 comments

I believe the sleeping giant (or shall I say the sleeping RUACH/Spirit) is being awakend in each of us……can you sense it? can you feel it? are you trembling on the edge of your seat with anticipation, not knowing what to do? The ember of indignation that has been sitting underneath that pile of contentment has been fanned and is beginning to glow ever so slowly…but just as in a real fire, the embers must be carefully fanned else they die out. Each of us are softly blowing on those faint red embers within us, around us, and coaxing them into life with each testimony, each...

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A little rest here…a little rest there…

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 | 0 comments

A little rest….I’ll take it where ever I can get it! And on this erev (eve) Shabbat, I find myself on a patio at my brother and sister-in-law’s house in sunny Florida. The weather is absolutely beautiful, a sweet breeze disperses the humidity and a serene quietness covers all. As evening approaches and the glow of Shabbat fills my being, truly a ‘rest’ that I don’t understand settles upon a weary soul. The blessing of being with my Creator in mind, body and soul refreshes and renews my inner journey to stay on the path of searching and knowing Him....

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Lemons….to lemonade anyone?

Posted by on Aug 1, 2019 | 5 comments

Sometimes….life gives you lemons. My grandmother used to say that…and then I heard my mother say it…now I say it. Life gives you lemons. So…make lemonade. Well, I’ve tried…but the lemonade still tastes bitter. What to do? Add more sweetener? Throw it out and start over? Check the lemons and see if they were rotten in the first place? Who knows. I certainly don’t. However, with a bit of reflection and discernment, it seems that there have always been ‘lemons’ hanging on my tree – from as far back as I can remember. Searching through the cobwebs of my embattled memories, various lemons pop to...

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