Sabbath as a Bride

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…

On an Irish Cliff

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…

The Temple Connection

Ever-Increasing Light A Messianic Daily Devotional “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit), who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;” (I Corinthian 6:19 TLV). I have traveled through Europe and seen grand cathedrals and synagogues, but there was…

Two Silver Trumpets

In the Torah, detailed instructions about the blowing of two silver trumpets are given to Israel. Since the Diaspora and the rebirth of the nation of Israel, these silver trumpets have not been officially blown. In Israel today, Messianic believers and worshippers from all nations are beginning to incorporate the sound of the silver trumpets…

That Cry Will Never Leave Me…

  We saw this beautiful Ethiopian Jewess at the clinic in Addis Ababa. I wonder if the Queen of Sheba was this pretty? On our last evening in Ethiopia, Wayne and I had a few hours before our flight. We took a taxi to the Hilton and grabbed a bite to eat in the gazebo…

Last Day In Addis Ababa

He waited for hours to be seen for an earache. Weeping, pussy eyes… goiters… tumors… backaches… stomach aches… rashes… racing heartbeats… malnourishment… strange smells… toothless grins… grateful hugs… Today I joined the Jewish Voice medical team in Addis Ababa. I will never be the same. I became a part of the triage team of nurses who assessed…

haiku: soaring

Last week we had a meeting in the Anatole Hilton. My soul feasted on the view from the 29th floor. The sky, clouds, buildings, maze of highways, and landscape took my breath away. Perspective makes all the difference.  Everything looked completely different and new from that vantage point. The view mesmerized me. But it was the birds that…