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Sep
25

The Origin of Our Convictions: 1. On Standing Firm

You let the world, which doesn’t know the first thing about living, tell you how to live. ~ Ephesians 2:2 the message   Memories drift like afternoon dreams stealing a bit of the present with a beauty and gentle force all their own. October days and the sun is warm and flannel shirts shield cool breezes. Sawdust swirls and lands in piles upon the old building’s floor and the smell of oak boards...
May
17

What Matters Most

And walk in love,  as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. ~ Ephesians 5:2 nkjv   I have a stack of folders sitting in front of me and another stack to my right on the window seat. There are notes sticking haphazardly from commentaries, multiple Bibles, scholarly books. My mind races. My heart beats exuberant. I want to...
Jul
23

On Prayer

But Yahweh is in His Holy Temple. Let all the earth keep silence before Him. Habakkuk 2:20 Learning the Art of Prayer My prayer life has evolved in ways I could never have imagined it would. I do not remember the first time I caught myself talking to Yahweh – just right out loud for anyone to hear as if there were another person in the room. I am certain it began in a fit of frustration, of feeling...
Jul
16

The Art of Living Biblically

“But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares Yahweh, “I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.” ~ Jeremiah 31:33 My husband and I sat outside one afternoon and I posed the question, “How do we define ourselves now?” I felt conflicted and torn. I had no...
Jul
9

On Sacred Names and Holy Days and Whatnot

Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am Yahweh your Elohim. Leviticus 20:7 On our journeys through this life, things can change; when you walk with Yeshua, it is a certainty. This path of sanctification we travel leads us to truths that transform our thoughts and our actions. We do not travel this path at the same speed or learn the same way so patience is a requirement – with...
Feb
15

The Monster Called Arrogance

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion. ~ Proverbs 18:2 Rarely a day goes by that I do not see it – a calling out of someone publicly. The topics vary, yet the reasons remain unwavering: the need to be right and be praised for it. Unknown fingers fly across keyboards, faces hidden, motives clear: humiliate whoever disagrees with your stance. What ought to be a...
Feb
9

Truth or Consequences: What do you do with Truth?

Yahweh looked down from the heavens on the sons of mankind, to see if there is a wise one, seeking Yahweh. ~ Psalm 14:2 It all started with the dream. Scripture waving around like a flag. And it was lost on me. A friend gave good counsel…“Right there in your Bible. Write it down. Date it. So you don’t forget. Otherwise you will.” So I did. And often as I flipped through pages wearing, worn with study,...

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