Building our homes–Lessons from Nehemiah ch. 3


Nehemiah had surveyed the wall. He was prepared for the opposition. Now it was time to build. But Nehemiah did not do it alone. Each gate or section of the wall was built by a separate group or family. Each group worked at the same time so that the wall grew in record time. The […]

Mothers – to be or not to be

  I recently came across an article that left many people upset in its wake. It was written by an Amy Glass and summarized her feelings about marriage and child raising. I haven’t linked to it here, partly because it is nothing but filthy nonsense, and partly because I don’t want to spend hours trying […]

Building our Homes – Lessons from Nehemiah – chapter 1


 The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the citadel,  that Hanani, one of my brothers, came with certain men from Judah. And I asked them concerning the Jews who escaped, who had survived the exile, and concerning […]

Creating my birth sukkah – 1

Just a warning: This post and the ones following in this series will probably only be of interest to women that are pregnant or plan to have more children. A big sorry to the rest of you, but, hey! This is where I’m at right now! Birth is one of those experiences where the more […]

No Christmas – Now what?

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 I can check and research. […]

Tassels on skirts

I shared a picture of my tzitziyot on facebook yesterday. Here’s the pic. This method has worked really well for me for a long time. I can pin all four tassels on at one time. But a lovely lady (thank you, Anne) asked if the Hebrew would indicate that they should be in four different […]

Time for repentance

My husband, being a pilot, looks up at the sky a lot, and always has. Lately, he has seen some interesting and perhaps alarming things. It has also become quite clear that as we look around us, troubling times are ahead. YHVH tests and judges His people first, before He deals with the world. I’ll […]

A Flattened Tonka Tale

My son Noah is very fond of his metal Tonka truck. He drives it around the yard and up and down the driveway everyday. I often park it in the ditch on the way back from the mailbox because its little driver got a bit tired. It was a very sad day indeed when the […]

Finders – Returners

If you see your brother’s ox or his sheep wandering, do not go by without helping, but take them back to your brother. If their owner is not near, or if you are not certain who he is, then take the beast to your house and keep it till its owner comes in search of […]

Learning to wait

You know those moments when you realize this is probably happening because YHVH is trying to teach me something? Well, that’s what’s been happening to us the past two weeks. Doug has not been able to work for almost two weeks, due to circumstances completely outside his control. It has been a roller coaster of […]