We had a quiet Shabbat. Clouds paraded from south to north all morning. Just before noon, I looked up to see rain splattering and dripping, sliding down dusty windows. For weeks now storm clouds drifted past our Missouri home. In faraway places, they dumped mountains of snow and rivers of water. But here, dry has … Continue reading On the Way to Spring
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