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 musings

Posted by on Oct 6, 2020 | 0 comments

Sukkot musings

Sitting in my warm living room….gazing out at the sunshine kissing some of the darkness off the turning leaves….letting random thoughts drift in and out.  Musing on the whirlwind of energy that has been spent these past few days and wondering what lies ahead for the next few days. Why you ask? Well we are in the midst of SUKKOT! Now, I know, some of you that just read that are either smiling or shaking their head. Yes, I can see you. If you are smiling, then there is no need for further explanation. If you are shaking your head then let me explain. About thirty years ago –...

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Walk humbly….do justice and love kindness….

Posted by on Sep 26, 2020 | 0 comments

Walk humbly….do justice and love kindness….

This is a great season to ask … “Are you here  for such a time as this”? And if so, to do what? It seems that this question runs through each of us at one point or another and many of us push that question aside because we simply don’t know what to do with it. I’ve done it…have you? So let’s look at it again…and this time, maybe together we can come to some realistic ground rules. For women the answers will be different than men and for men it will different than women, but as a PEOPLE there are some basic, go-to, real starting points. So...

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What Can We Do?

Posted by on Sep 12, 2020 | 0 comments

What Can We Do?

Yesterday we looked at the faces we wore and the circumstances that caused us to paint those various masks and how we could stand outside the circle or get out of the proverbial box and evaluate those faces to see how we can go forward and have a more positive and blessed journey in the future. So let’s look at where we left it yesterday: Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;  Genesis 1:26a NASB Image/likeness – According to a footnote in the Siddur, a synonym for nefesh hayah in the Mishnah (Bava Kanna 2a) is mav’eh which the Talmud derives from the...

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Wisdom…wherefore art thou?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2020 | 0 comments

Wisdom…wherefore art thou?

Wisdom….it seems to elude us when we need it most! Many times it is right ‘on the tip of our tongue’ .. and yet it gets caught in the back of your throat and never makes it past your lips! Sometimes, it hits you like a ton of bricks 2 days later!! Ahhhh…..the life of a multi-tasker with too much on their plate…or not 🙂 As I was pondering that over my cup of coffee this morning…on the back patio…this came across my feed and I just couldn’t NOT share it! It fits in perfect with what I would always like to remember. So enjoy this little post from...

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Trials and Tribulations

Posted by on May 19, 2020 | 2 comments

Today, Jodi O’Dell of Walk like a Hebrew asked me to share my thoughts on the trials and tribulations that all of us go through. Each of us has had our share of walking around that mountain … several times over. But as we continue this journey of faith, a blanket of comfort can be found in the scriptures. During my interview with Jodi we talked about various circumstances we have experienced and how hard it is sometimes to keep going forward. On my own journey, there have been many scriptures that have comforted me when the tears flowed, life was in turmoil and it felt there was no end...

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