Love Letter

Love Letter

You might have heard my story before, but in case you haven’t, I’ll share a little bit. Back in 2006, an acquaintance online challenged my view of Scripture. We had been discussing 2 Peter 1:3. “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called […]

Definition of Righteousness

The righteousness of God

Recently I was accused of trusting in my own righteousness for salvation because I said that we should obey all of the commands of God given in His Torah. Because I don’t eat pork and because I worship on Saturday rather than Sunday, am I now trusting in my own self righteousness for salvation, rather than […]

How We Do Sabbath (Part 1)

Sabbath table

Several friends have asked me to tell about what a normal Sabbath is like in our home, so I thought I’d do that in two parts. In this post, I’ll tell what we do on Fridays, and next time I’ll share what we do on Saturdays. I won’t go into why we believe God wants us […]

YHWH Disciplines Me, and Here’s How He Does It

Image - Psalm 94:12

Scripture says that because YHWH loves me, He will discipline me. The author of Hebrews writes, “And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, ‘My son, do not make light of YHWH’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because […]

News from Our House, Summer 2014


Yes, once again I’ve been very quiet on my blog. My desire is to again write new Bible studies each week, so I hope you’ll be seeing another post from me soon. In the meantime, I thought you might like to hear what our family has been up to and why we’ve been so busy. We […]

A New Commandment?

image - 1 John 5:3 "His commands are not burdensome."

Did Jesus bring new commandments that were different from the ones His Father taught? Yeshua was speaking to his disciples when He said these famous words: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are […]

The Grace That Is for You (1 Peter 1:10-13)

image - world-map-vintage

This is the most recent post of my series on 1 Peter. If you’re new, you might want to review by starting with the first post here. Let’s define the word grace, or at least how it’s used in Scripture. Grace does not mean that we can do whatever we want. “Shall we go on […]

Puffed Sleeves — Did You Want Them, Too?

image of puffed sleeves like Anne of Green Gables might have worn.

I first met Anne of Green Gables when I was in fourth grade. My great grandmother purchased the original book series when they were first published in the early 1900s, and she gave them to me when I was a young girl, because my name was Anne-with-an-E, of course. And in 1984, I wanted nothing […]

Why I’m Not Blogging Much


I’ve been struggling to get much blogging done here all summer. In fact, I checked the dates, and the last time I wrote a Bible study post was on June 27… and the one before that was early in June. I really love to study, and I really love to write. I love to read […]