Why Shema (Hear and Obey)? Checking the Heart Condition

What is Shema? Shema means to Hear and Obey. We can hear and we can obey, but do we do them with the right heart? The Holy Spirit taught as I was writing and exploring the Hebrew in Genesis 4:1-3. He was comparing Cain and Abel with Martha and Mary. They all heard & obeyed,…

Making a Portable (Mini) Hanukkiah

For many of you, this may be your first Hanukkah. For my first, I wanted my own Hanukkiah (9-branched Menorah). So, I searched the web, and found this little gem. It is easy to make, and you can celebrate The Light of the World, in your home (or wherever you’d like). So, go empty a…

Laying Things Down

Laying Things Down I have a habit that drives me nuts, and causes me a lot of anxiety. At this moment, it is frustrating me and discouraging me. That is not helped by the fact that I have a headache. The habit I’m talking about, is laying things down and not being aware that I…

Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1789

Where has our country gone?  This proclamation was made in 1789. And to think that people still miss the point that our country was founded on Christian Values.  Even in this time of Chaos, we have so much to be thankful for.  Take a few minutes and reflect on what God has done for you…

Thankful

I want to take this opportunity to thank several people that have made, and continue to make, a difference in my life, and made this writing and this opportunity possible. First, I want to thank my wife, Karen, for supporting me in whatever ventures I feel God is leading me into, including my writing. She…