Have you ever packed for a trip and when it comes time to leave, you can’t shut your suitcase? At that point, you need to open it, refold, and sort the priority items from the non essentials. Writing this piece on Yom Kippur has been a similar journey. There is not any way to include … Continue reading What is Yom Kippur and Why Celebrate It?
Counsel for those who want to hear His voice: Listen for My voice Listen for My voice. I am speaking in the silence. Set aside all the distractions and listen for My voice. Soon there will be a holy hush. All that is evil will be silenced. When I speak all will be silenced. … Continue reading Monday Manna — I Am Speaking in Whispers to My Bride
In the last 23 weeks, we've focused on many of Yeshua's attributes and names . Since we are nearing Pentecost, let's take a look at how Yeshua multiplied His influence in our world when He ascended back to the Father. Jews proclaim that the Feast of Weeks, Shavuot, Pentecost, is "The day that changed the … Continue reading United With Holy Power – Focus 24
Sabbath or Shabbat starts for me at sundown tonight. A couple of weeks ago I wrote this out on a Shabbat morning and am prompted to share it here. My dishes from supper last night sit stacked on the kitchen counter awaiting their washing. The laundry that cycled late yesterday afternoon remains in the dryer. … Continue reading Sabbath Silence–Shabbat Shalom
Patches and pools of snow lie scattered across the pasture. Rainfall slowly returns the blizzard landscape to ebbing fields of autumn. Winter is but three weeks away, but we've already received 6" of snow and below zero windchill. It's Shabbat, time to pause, to give thanks and count the blessings this week delivered. My list … Continue reading God’s Ordained Pause – Shabbat
Last Saturday, was cold and dreary. I snuggled into my rocker with a good book. Every once in a while, I'd peer out to see if anything changed. Then the 'muse' dropped in for a visit and I had to put pen to paper. As you pause for Shabbat (Sabbath) this week, regardless of what … Continue reading A Song for Shabbat
Rest or Sabbath is not easily grasped in our non-stop society of the west. Let's take a look at what it means to God. is Strong's #7673 and it is defined: to cease, desist, rest (Qal) to cease to rest, desist (from labour) (Niphal) to cease (Hiphil) to cause to cease, put an end … Continue reading God Words – REST or SABBATH
Recently, a new friend approached me and said, "I saw sister so and so today and when I told her about you, she said, 'Oh, I know her. I see her on Facebook. But isn't she Seventh Day Adventist? She is always talking about the Sabbath being on Saturday.'" I couldn't help but chuckle. No … Continue reading Is Mary Ellen Wright a Seventh Day Adventist? Is she Jewish? People want to know.
I left Kansas City on May 19th at 4:40 PM and flew to Detroit. There I joined most of the rest of the tour group of thirty-eight, and on to Amsterdam. We arrived on May 20, at 12:30 PM, Amsterdam time and 5:30 AM Missouri time. Lots of flying and very little sleep. By two … Continue reading Dreams Come True Part 2 – Israel Journal Notes
I was going through my files yesterday in search of this poem. Grateful that I saved it on paper, because it didn't get transferred onto my new computer. May God pull out any stress or tension and replace it with His peace. Shabbat Shalom. (the picture..the home of a friend) On another snowy Sabbath I … Continue reading Sabbath Poem