I came across this prayer in Philip Goodman’s “The Yom Kippur Anthology.” I read it aloud on Yom Kippur and barely got through it because I was crying so hard. It is quite a lengthy prayer, but has a way of putting us face to face with our sin, and
Scripture teaches us to not only love our neighbor, but to love our children. The relationships we build in our home are perhaps the most important ones we will ever build. A child with a secure connection to their parents has a much easier time trusting and obeying them, and
I have always enjoyed taking walks with my kids and teaching them the names of the flowers. Nature study is an integral part of many homeschools. We call it science. It can be as simple as taking walks outside with our kids and talking about what we see. It can
I used to have a much different view of healing than I do now. Thanks to exposure to certain teachers, I believed that physical ailments were a direct result of my sin. Healing could be acquired by repenting of my sins and praying with full belief that God could heal
I think we might divide up all the people in the world into two classes- the complainers and the thankful. Which one are you? Which am I? – Elisabeth Elliot We all know the importance of being thankful. The Bible is full of instructions to be grateful. One of our
We can all agree that we want to be successful as homeschool families. We want to know that our investment in our children’s lives has paid off. We want to know that we are on the right track in our endeavor to prepare our children for adulthood. While success will
It’s been a while since I posted an entry in my Torah momma’s journal, but I thought it would be nice to keep things personal. I’m a real person with real struggles and delights, and I hope you will be encouraged by these posts. What did I…. Offer thanks for?
We all want to remember everything we are supposed to do and show up for everyday. Our poor brains sometimes have a hard time. Some people use digital methods to keep track of everything. Personally, I get tired of my battery dying, or something going wrong with technology. So, I
UPDATED! I wrote the bottom portion of this post on niddah back in 2012. Since then, my husband and I have grown in our understanding of niddah, and I want to show you what we have learned. But, I don’t want to delete those original thoughts because they were part
A couple weeks ago, I developed a migraine headache. It was the kind that causes nausea and vomiting. I couldn’t handle the light, noise, well, I couldn’t handle anything. For me, a headache is the worst kind of pain. Did you ever think about how your entire consciousness is in
(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,
(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
(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,
My dryer broke awhile back, and I was without a dryer for several months. I got very good at drying my clothes even on rainy or winter days. I sometimes use my dryer, but I am very thankful for the skills and setup needed to dry my clothes without electricity.
Be grateful Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:4 We all know that we are supposed to be grateful, but sometimes it is easy to forget. We dwell on the problems and struggles, but we don’t see
Study Psalm 119 In the way of your testimonies I delight as much as in all riches. (Psa 119:14) Why study Psalm 119? Because as you learn more of Torah, you learn more of YHVH. As you delight in His righteous rules, you delight in Him. Psalm 119 hardly misses