Shabbat Shalom 1-4

Wow, it’s Preparation Day already! Between tearing out cabinets and nursing a brand new lamb, things have gotten away from me a bit this week. But I think there is only one way to handle it: Pull up my socks and act like a big girl! And move faster to create more heat to counter […]

Shabbat Shalom – 12-28

This week I would like to share a poem with you. It was written by Sigalit Chana from Hearts in Training, and was originally printed in our Torah family emagazine. Enjoy and have a wonderful Shabbat! Rest, my Beloved…Rest Give no place to despondency…. it is not of our Great and Mighty King, Yahweh, Elohim. […]

Shabbat tortillas!

I think I have a new favorite food, tortillas! I have tried to make homemade tortillas in the past, but the rolling part just never worked out. I ended up with ugly, thick tortillas. But now that I have a tortilla press, we have been making them all the time. The part I love the […]

Shabbat Shalom 12-7


Shabbat is here again. Is it just me, or does Friday seem to be a magnet for trouble? This week was no different. Doug was not feeling well most of the day. We went out in the freezing cold to continue working on his broken down truck. And just as he’s trying to leave for […]

Shabbat checklist

Do you ever feel like Prep day arrives and you realize you don’t know what’s for dinner Friday, let alone all day Shabbat? I know it has happened to me a few times. (blush) It’s simply a lack of planning on my part. So I came up with a simple little system to help me […]

My Chanukah playlist

We love music, particularly around feast days. Here are some of our favorite songs for Chanukah. We hope you enjoy them. 🙂 You can get more Maccabeats music here. And you can get more music from the Yeshiva Boys Choir here. Have a happy Chanukah!

Shabbat Shalom! 11-30

Shabbat Shalom to my wonderful readers and friends! I am so thankful to be entering into another day of rest. Shabbat does not always look like I want it to. We don’t always focus on YHVH as much as I feel we ought. We sometimes have a hard time setting aside our cares. I have […]



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 […]