Shabbat is the best day of the week! We have worked hard for six days, and then it is time to rest. It’s time to set aside the cares of the world and spend time with YHVH and our families. But how should we spend the day? Here are ten
Here are some helpful reminders to help you get everything ready for Shabbat, because no one wants to remember the wet load of laundry in the middle of a relaxing and refreshing Shabbat. Have you… 1 taken care of the laundry, particularly the wet stuff? I make sure I have
Purim is a wonderful feast set up to remember all the amazing events in the book of Esther. We have so enjoyed telling Esther’s story to our children each year during Purim. Are you planning to celebrate Purim this year? Here are some great ideas to get you started. Retell
My recent post on Christmas got an overwhelming response. Over 1000 people saw the post on facebook. It was shared over 20 times. I am grateful for all the comments that were shared. Many of them were in disagreement, but that’s ok, too. I am thankful for opposing arguments that
We had a wonderful Sukkot this year! After several years, we felt like we finally ironed out all the kinks and could really enjoy our time. Doug was thoughtful enough to help us keep the meals very simple, so I could rest during the whole week. I basically moved from
Back in July, Doug requested nine days vacation for the fall feasts. A week before Trumpets, we were shocked to discover that he had only been approved for one day, Feast of Trumpets. We felt like our world had crumbled apart. We knew it was risky, but we politely asked
We had a wonderful time celebrating Yom Teruah! We visited, the kids had relay races, we feasted, and of course, there was lots of shofar blowing! We even tried to think of all the events in Scripture where a shofar was involved. How many can you come up with? While
It’s Preparation Day once again! Soon we will get to enjoy another Shabbat! I thought it would be fun to share a bit about what we have planned and then give an opportunity for you to link up, too! Menu On Friday night, we always have burritos with homemade refried
Why is it that on Shabbat, everyone is hungry? This post will hopefully help you fill those incredible rumbly little tummies when you can’t prepare a full meal. Here are some snacks that we like to enjoy on Shabbat. cheese and crackers fruit muffins ants on logs (celery sticks
Feast days are so special, and each leaves us with unique memories and lessons. I’m excited to be able to share some special moments from our Shavuot this year. 🙂 Anticipation of feast days often gives me mixed feelings. While I love feasts, the idea of a crowd, particularly new
Shavuot is coming soon! How will you be celebrating this year? Shavuot is a celebration of the wheat harvest, and is a wonderful opportunity to show YHVH your gratefulness for all His blessings. Here are some ideas to help you in your celebration. Celebrate outside! What a wonderful way to
We are midway through counting the omer in preparation for Shavuot! During Shavuot, we celebrate YHVH’s blessings during the wheat harvest. In the Torah, we are told to wave a loaf in thanksgiving. And we love to let everyone take part in feast days. But I don’t want to give
The feasts each have something to teach us about Torah, about our Elohim, about our Savior. And every year we learn something new in our journey. Passover was such a delight this year for us. Our children are grasping truths, and sitting still during the seder lol! I’d like to
(This post was originally published January, 2012. We hope it is a blessing to you this year, too.) We are part way through the winter months and it is exciting to think that the spring feasts will soon be upon us. We are already making preparations for Passover this year.
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