Jonathon’s Story – part 1

Our tale of the Maccabees begins….   My name is Jonathan.  I have four brothers, Simeon, Eleazar, Joannan, and Judas.  When I was young, terrible times came to our people.  We were told we could no longer obey the precious Torah of our fathers.  A strong and mighty, but desperately wicked king named Antiochus Epiphanies […]



Our home is in full gear getting ready for Chanukah. We are planning the treats we will make and counting down the days. There has been some controversy about Chanukah because it is not listed as a biblical feast. The “miracle” of the oil cannot be substantiated with historical evidence. The nine candle menorah is […]

Yom Kippur 2012

This has been an amazing feast season so far. Doug said it best when he said, “There’s just a good spirit here.” This is our sixth time through the feasts, but each time is so different. Leading up to Yom Kippur, I was able to have some wonderful discussions with friends online about how to […]

Sukkot, the feast of vulnerability

Sukkot is a mere 2 weeks away. What is the point? What is this feast about? How will we serve our Elohim this year? My vision is that we join together as one people serving the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I don’t care what your sukkah is built of. I don’t care if […]

Yom Teruah

And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall present a […]

Mount Sinai cake for Shavuot

I saw this idea for a Mount Sinai cake on Pinterest and just had to try my own version. Mine is much more rustic and much less frosting (well, no frosting). We started with a brownie base and stacked banana muffins on top of it. The muffins were baked in tuna fish cans (minus the […]

The wonder of the feasts


  Keeping the feasts is such a delight. We have the opportunity to teach our children the wonders of our Creator. We can show them the mighty works that He has done. We point the way to the future when He will bring us home to Israel. But somewhere along the way, the wonder has […]

The seat for Elijah

Every year at Passover, we set an extra place at the table for Elijah. During the seder, we go to the door and call for Elijah to join us. What if someone was on the other side of the door? What would I do? What if it wasn’t Elijah, but Yahshua knocking on my door? […]

Who is your God?

I worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He is the God who parted the Red Sea to save his people Israel. He promised Israel a land all their own. He keeps the seventh day Shabbat. He shows many signs and wonders and miracles. He keeps His promises. He sent His Son to show […]

Outside my sukkah

Here is a picture of our sukkah from the outside. Isn’t it picturesque? Wouldn’t you love to spend a week there? Can you picture cups of cocoa, a flickering campfire, Scripture studies, songs, and fellowship? But as you walk down the hill and get a little closer, you will hear a baby crying, sore cranky […]