(I found an old article that Isaac wrote about our Chanukkah cleansing a few years ago. I think it is really good so I’m posting it now!)
We have become strangers in a strange land. But we don’t look too strange, I hope.
It’s hard to be an Israelite living in a pagan land, especially during the pagan holidays. Our first loyalty is to Yahovah. We believe He has a heart that is passionate and feels things very deeply. The pagan holidays are an abomination to Him. He said we were to have no other gods ‘in His face.’ I believe he remembers the smell of burning human flesh and can still hear the screams of the innocent victims being offered to the pagan gods on the high holy days of paganism. That is why proper sacrifices were such a pleasing aroma to Him. They helped to purge the stench of paganism from His nostrils. Now, even here in the midst of an enlightened, rational age of human wisdom and information, the pagan holidays are still at the forefront of the calendar and permeate nearly every aspect of culture. Continue reading
The Princess Warrior Prayer is set to release on Nov. 6, 2015! I am super excited! It has been a long time in the making and is finally ready for Kingdom teen princesses to have access to! This is a really amazing prayer. I will get a paperback version available as soon as I can so you can buy lots and pass them out to your friends and family!
Don’t rush into Pesach (Passover)!
I know Rosh Hashanah comes up fast, but stay with it for a little while! Mark this celebration and I believe the Ruach will speak to your heart.
Cultivate the soil of your heart to be ready to accept all the seeds Papa wants to plant in you during the Spring Feasts. Take care of your heart like you do your garden. First starting with soil preperation.
How does one celebrate Yah’s New Year without midnight, Dick Clark, Times Square, the Ball dropping, the Rose Parade and New Years resolutions? Well, what the Ruach has in mind is a lot more personal and healing than all of that nonsense. If you are faithful to Yahovah then His “New Year Celebration” is important to re-discover and re-claim. But it will take you a little creativity and energy to establish for your children something more meaningful than the Pagan’s celebrations.
First of all, I think we should notice that Rosh Hashanah ushers in Spring. Spring means green. Spring means planting. Spring means life re-newed! For all you gardeners, isn’t it in the Spring that we begin to look at our gardens and get them ready for planting? I’m no green-thumb yet, but I’m getting all excited to plant my garden and try again. Okay, that is Continue reading
Isaac and I escaping the poisonous air in the Treasure Valley on Shabbat so I could get better.
As we drove away after my last presentation at Manna From Heaven Ministries last Shabbat I tried to speak and discovered that my voice was completely gone. Nothing. 30 minutes before I was doing a photo shoot in a field with a bunch of Teshuvah Youth, but now I began to waste away into a sick darkness that lasted for a whole week.
At Pacific City approx. 9 years ago.
This daily reading from Ransomed Heart Ministries (link below) is perfect encouragement for anyone attempting to do the ‘impossible’ for YHVH. Most the choices I have made in my life seem counter-intuitive to onlookers. Spending 1,000’s of hours creating, speaking, writing for the King without pay. Dreaming alone. Leaving everything behind to follow. Paying high prices for a wild ride with Papa. Living it out loud in the face of criticism. And now selling all we had of value and buying a small RV to tour the country to find the Youth of the Hebrew Roots / Messianic Movement from which to build Teshuvah College. Sounds crazy, but I have heard the call. I have heard his voice and I choose to walk “that
Sharing with you some pictures from the coast! It’s unbelievably good weather and it’s the 11th month (Feb)! Crazy!
This is a surreal experience for me! I am already blown away by the Ruach ha’Kodesh and the movement that is starting to take off. I can feel it! What a wonderful time we had in Bakers City last First Day with several families who came together to hear me present my vision of Teshuvah College. The support is there for it! I’m so excited to see it happen! Papa will provide! Here’s a little video I did as we were leaving Bakers City.
I just have to share with you my new friend, Jewelia’s email to me the other day. It was so good for my heart to hear her words. It made me nearly cry. She is a striking 14-year old and she is so excited about Teshuvah College. She is one of my biggest supporters! Besides my own children, Jewelia and a young man named Alex are a huge reason that there is no turning back now for me. I suspect that my biggest supporters will be youth as I go across the country to find them in this Messianic / Hebrew Roots Movement. They are encountering hope and connection with the vision of Teshuvah College!
We have spent time over the past 3 months celebrating Chanukkah and Purim. Now as we prepare for Rosh Hashanah I feel this is appropriate to talk about. As my husband and I have watched people find the ‘narrow path’ we have discovered many heart-breaking realities. One of those realities is that many people are coming into obedience with what we are calling a “reductionist” attitude. A ‘Reductionist’ is a person who looks at what the required minimum is and does only that.
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