Why do I keep Torah?

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I’ve never written a post like this before, since I have always assumed that people who find my site already know to keep Torah. My job is to help them teach their children, and see the implications of keeping Torah in everyday family life. But, I have realized that, at some point, we each need […]

10 days of heart issues–Pray Daniel’s prayer

  Reprint from July 2012 We often think of Daniel as a man who had things right. He didn’t have any need for confession, right? Yet, that is exactly what we find him doing in Daniel chapter 9. Pray Daniel’s prayer And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and […]

10 days of heart issues- Take the blame

(Reprint from July 2012) Take the blame Who threw the kickball on the roof? “Not me!” “Not me!” “It was Noah!” “Guys, Noah can’t even walk yet!” Nobody wants to take the blame, if our children are any example. But last time I checked, none of us is perfect. Now, more than ever, we need […]

10 days of heart issues ~ Be quiet


(Reprint from July 2012) Be quiet We live in a very loud and busy world. Many people spend their whole lives going from here to there and never having a deeper thought than asking what’s for dinner. The silence is scary. We want to enjoy the ripples on top of the pond that is our […]

10 days of heart issues ~ Tell the truth


(Reprint from July 2012) Welcome to 10 days of heart issues. We’re going to spend some time digging a little deeper. Look beneath the surface and begin to clean out some things that were going unseen. I would encourage you to get a little notebook and write down your thoughts, the things you discover, your […]

Who is your God?

Often circumstances can overwhelm us, or I see something disturbing on facebook. Doug will see something on the news and we get a bit scared. We have taken to asking each other a very simple question. Who is your God? Immediately we are encouraged. Why? First, we know who our God is not. He is […]

Opening the Word – Phil 2:1-4

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant […]

Opening the Word – Phil. 1:27-28

Only, behave yourselves worthily of the Good News of Messiah, in order that whether I come and see you or am absent, I hear about you, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one being, striving together for the belief of the Good News, without being frightened in any way by those who oppose, […]

Opening the Word – Phil. 1:12-14

And I wish you to know, brothers, that what has befallen me has turned out for the advancement of the Good News, so that it has become known to all the palace guard, and to all the rest, that my chains are in Messiah; and most of the brothers, trusting in the Master because of […]

Opening the Word – Phil. 1:3-5

I thank my Elohim in all my remembrance of you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy, for your fellowship in the Good News from the first day until now, (Php 1:3-5) Some practical thoughts Pray for fellow believers Be thankful as you remember them. Include others in every […]