Save Yourself Some Heartache

Ever-Increasing Light Sabbaths, Feasts, and More Marking Jewish Themes with Distinction “When those who were carrying the ark of the Lord had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf. (2 Samuel 6:13). Tears streamed down my face, and my legs shook as I listened to her story, describing the death —…

Matching Intensity

Ever-Increasing Light Sabbaths, Feasts, and More Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion “Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the young women love you!” (Song of Songs 1:3 NIV). There came a day when Yeshua visited the home of Simon the leper, and Mary of Bethany joined…

The Weight of Sadness

Ever-Increasing Light Sabbath, Feasts, and More Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:9 NKJV). Jewish people around the world are preparing for Passover. And the wonderful story of the exodus from…

Secrets and Revelations

Ever-Increasing Light Sabbaths, Feasts, and More Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion Jewish people around the world commemorate Purim annually on the 14th day of Adar on the Hebrew calendar, and this holiday will fall on our calendar this year on March 11th. According to tradition, celebrations will commence the evening of the 10th. The Scroll…

Why is it Important to Pull up Chairs Around an Olive Tree?

Ever-Increasing Light Sabbaths, Feasts, and More Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion “Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home. Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table” (Psalm 128:3 NIV). I snapped this photo on the Mt. of Olives in the Garden of Gethsemane….

Ancient Colors

Lamb’s wool -cleaned, carded, and spun into balls of industry and artistry – are soaked with color so ancient that the hues are embedded in the rock-hard strata of earth’s foundation – blue, scarlet, and purple. The aura so eternal that the Creator spoke their rich pigmentation into existence with a thought and a breath….

Skull Hill

Skull Hill In heaven, Skull Hill will never be a faint memory, rather a mountain we climb daily. The practice of devotion will continue, learned from our earthly courses and lessons in overcoming in victory. In Paradise, we can stop the climb, but we won’t desire that. The journey to the cross is too familiar…

Creative Synapases

Creative Synapses My creative synapses will make sense to me someday. They will not sputter in chaotic release, release, yes, but that utterance of halting expression which I must tame and strengthen to the core will one day flow in order. Ideas that I must now systematize and pull and push into place, stuffing into…

Shaking Fists at You

Shaking Fists They’re shaking fists at you when the least little thing goes wrong. Prancing with chipped shoulders of entitlement, rising, gathering, hoarding and calling it their own. Fastly falling, they blame you for that too. Never pausing to consider or thank the source of strength or power or wealth or life itself. Yet you…

Hip Struck

Hip Struck I crave silence but not just any, rather the kind that slathers the soul like a soothing salve and leaves a blanket of protection, soft luxury upon the skin. The kind that penetrates the crusty rim and reaches the brittle reed within. Layers and layers of lanolin, silence swathes a path of healing,…