Sometimes we start to feel very sad. Circumstances seem overwhelming, and promises from God take too long to come to pass. Tears flow when we don't want them to. We lose our desire to work, to eat, to be with our loved ones. We just want to crawl into bed. The Bible calls this a spirit of ... Read More about The Garment of Praise for the Spirit of Heaviness
You are probably reading this blog post because you signed up to receive my weekly newsletter, or maybe you "liked" my page on Facebook. However, I only sent 5 "weekly" newsletters in the past year, and only added two new posts to my blog. Good grief! So much for "weekly"! :-) It has actually ... Read More about Losing My Voice
It's a Saturday evening, and Sabbath is over. I'm still thinking about what my husband preached today from Hebrews 5:11-14. I would directly upload his teaching audio here, because it was oh, so good, but after he was done, we found out that the battery on his portable microphone died sometime ... Read More about The Bible Is My Food: Do I Eat Milk or Meat? (Hebrews 5:11-14)
In 2006, I went through a bit of a spiritual crisis when I felt like the Bible I was reading didn't make sense. I had been told that so much of it was for Israel (and not for me) that I was starting to wonder if any of it actually applied to me personally. It felt like things contradicted each ... Read More about Is God True? (My Testimony Part 2)
One of the top questions I received this year was, "What kind of meat is your family eating for Passover?" and when I mentioned a meat that wasn't lamb, the next question was, "Why not?" Some of my closest friends served lamb at their Passover seders this year, and this post is not meant as a ... Read More about Should We Eat Lamb for Passover?
I've been pondering something lately. I can get caught in a trap of worry, and it can feel impossible to escape. Unfortunately, this trap isn't a physical trap, so I can't physically get out. Worry is a trap that is totally within my own mind. However, my physical body still reacts as if it's all ... Read More about When I’m Anxiously Thinking Too Much
I have been working on this post for months. Literally. I would start it, and then I would put it away. :-) However, with the biblical feast days coming soon and so much division, both in Christianity and in Messianic and Hebrew Roots circles, I just couldn't keep quiet any more. There are terrible ... Read More about Myths about Unity
A dear reader asked me a question this summer: What are the scriptural requirements to keep God's feasts and are they in place today? One thing that jumped out at me is Leviticus 23:9-11 indicates that this observance had to be in the land of Israel, and the waiving of the sheaf is to be done by ... Read More about Torah Obedience Without a Temple