Heart to Heart With the Other Half

The Real Gift That Keeps on Giving

 Many commercials over the years have employed the well-known phrase “the gift that keeps on giving,” using it to sell gifts for Mother’s and Father’s Days and for subscriptions to Sports Illustrated and assorted gift-of-the-month clubs. The first trademarked use for its commercial purposes goes to… drumroll… the first “talking machines”—phonographs—in 1925. I find this humorous, and I wonder […]

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Supreme Being, Higher Court

God never said that our journey would be easy, but He did promise that the destination is worthwhile. With all the tumult around us, we can take comfort in Yeshua’s words: These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the […]

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Calm During Chaos

As a wife and mother, I am instinctively concerned about the welfare of my family. It is a God-given anointing to nurture and “patchka”  (Yiddish, meaning to fiddle with, to lovingly pester) with Myles and our sons. We need to find our “rest” in the Lord On our last visit to Israel, the strong peace of the Lord […]

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Clothed in White Robes (Rev. 7:9)

Before The Fall, the presence of God and His Glory covered Man. After The Fall, mankind needed a covering, and the Lord covered Adam and Eve with the skin of an animal (Gen. 3:21), foreshadowing that Jesus would one day provide the covering for us Believers. Isaiah 61:10 describes how God covers us with the […]

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God’s Personal Plan For You

Have you ever felt that you were meant for more than mundane, day-to-day life? Sometimes in conjunction with a sense of high calling, we mortals feel unqualified for that altruistic purpose deep inside of us. We all struggle with this incongruence: “It’s too late, I’m too old, too young, not smart enough, not spiritual enough, etc., etc., etc.” You […]

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Feast or Famine

In this season of renewal, if we find ourselves not hungering for God, it is because we are filling up His places in our lives with substitutes. Often such substitutes are temporal in origin—pleasures that satisfy for the moment but leave us empty in the long run. The Word is very clear: “Blessed are they […]

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An Eternal Covenant

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all lay varying claims to Jerusalem and the Land of Israel. Although Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran, Muslims have a fantasy about Mohammed and his flying horse leaving Earth 1,400 years ago from what Jews and Christians call the Temple Mount. In reality, historians can identify actual places where […]

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Give Shalom a Chance!

God wants us to be carriers of peace. Yeshua declared that it was necessary for Him to go so that He could leave His peace in the Person of the Holy Spirit. Hebrew thought gives peace greater consideration than does Western ideology. Perhaps it is time for us to revisit the simple but profound promise […]

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The Ascent of all Believers

Scriptures speak of the “Psalms of Ascent” from Psalm 120 to Psalm 134. These 15 songs are meant to carry the spirit of the worshipper up to Jerusalem, to the Temple to meet with God. The Hebrew word to ascend is ma’aloth. Great Feasts These psalms have been heard for centuries in the Holy City […]

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A Season of Joy – Sukkot

Jesus kept all the Feasts during His earthly life. He did this as an observant Jew, as a model for us, and as the promised Messiah. Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles The season of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, is notable for several reasons. It is the seventh moed (appointed time) in the seventh month. It pictures fullness, […]

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