Ever-Increasing Light Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion Sabbath, Feasts, and More… “I will bless those who will bless my people, and I will curse those who curse them” (Genesis 12:3). Blessing the Jewish people is very scriptural. I learned growing up from my mother to bless them because they were and are God’s chosen ones. … More Five Ways to Bless the Jewish People
Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “…Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden … More Tastes like Cake
Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “Because I love Zion, I will not keep still. Because my heart yearns for Jerusalem, I cannot remain silent. I will not stop praying for her until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her salvation blazes like a burning torch” (Isaiah 62:1). Side-by-side on a rickety and scarred … More The Green Tatoo
Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain” (Psalm 139:5-6 NIV). As a kid, did you ever make a tent in your bedroom with sheets and towels? Do you remember that cozy … More Make-Shift Cloister
Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him” (Isaiah 30:18). As a pastor’s wife, mother, and humanitarian aid worker, compassion … More The Shelf Life of Compassion
Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God” (Romans 13:1). Shaking Fists They’re shaking fists at you when the status quo shifts. Prancing with chipped shoulders of entitlement, rising, … More Still Shaking Fists
Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8). The Sabbath is compared with a bride, coming to the people of God in purity and sanctity. Many Shabbat rituals surround this thought. Sixteenth-century mystics created the Friday evening service called in Hebrew Kabbalat Shabbat, which means welcoming the … More Sabbath as a Bride
Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). In 1996 my husband, daughter, and I traveled across the ocean to Myaki, Ukraine, a small fishing village just outside of … More I Quit Every Day!
Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth” (Isaiah … More On an Irish Cliff
Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one who believeth, to the Jew first and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16). To the Jew first… what does it mean? It’s more simple than you think. … More To the Jew First, but Why?