This year I had the honor and pleasure of hosting another Passover Seder. As sometimes happens, three of the guests in attendance do not accept that Yeshua is the Messiah (though they do believe in the promised Messiah). Another of the guests sometimes takes things too far. This was her first time attending one of […]
No One Ever Just Stops
New Year’s Day I went to the store for some groceries. I first stopped by Aldi’s. I was told about his store, but never shopped there. So on New Year’s Day I gave it a shot. It was closed. I headed to my Publix instead, where the parking lot was full and the lines at […]
Strange Dream or Vital Lesson?
Early this morning I had a strange dream. I know it was early this morning and not last night because I usually wake up around five in the morning. This morning was no different, but rather than getting out of bed, I rolled over and went back to sleep. As with most strange dreams, the […]
Is Yeshua a Demigod?
What I am about to share with you will rock your world. As we approach Christmas Day, every church, in some form or fashion, will recount the nativity story. We will hear of Gabriel’s announcement to Mary, of John leaping in Elizabeth’s womb, of Joseph’s plans to divorce, of the shepherds in the field, of […]
Is Yeshua Messiah or Not?
Did you ever have something leap off the page, land on your face, toss you back and forth, screaming, “PAY ATTENTION!”? This week I was casually searching the internet for the surname, Bocchimuzzo. (I occasionally dabble in family history.) As I was scanning a document from a Catholic church looking for this surname, words–having nothing […]
No Chanukah, No Jesus
Most of us think Chanukah is merely a Jewish version of Christmas, instituted to appease Jewish children when all their friends are getting new bikes and new dolls. Right? Wrong. Chanukah predates the birth of Messiah by over 160 years. “Okay, Ro,” you ask, “but why should we should we care about Chanukah? Why should […]
Alone on Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving Day is all about gathering with family and friends, overeating, watching Santa arrive at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and maybe some football. But is it really? This Thanksgiving, as has happened in recent years, I’ve been by myself on Thanksgiving. But before you feel sorry for me, know that this year it was a conscious […]
Time is Running Out
During the 2016 elections I was in Israel. I remember sitting in the cafeteria of the Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem. The staff was putting on a parody of the elections–some dressed as Clinton, some as Trump–bantering back and forth with Trump clearly the butt of most of the jokes. To be honest, I was insulted but […]
God is Talking, Are We Listening?
I know. I’ve been gone a long time. No excuses. I don’t like being away so long, and I’m sorry I disappeared. I’m sitting in a hotel room in Franklin, Tennessee waiting for the Jerry Jenkins’ Your Novel Blueprint writer’s meet up to start. The event is still 4 hours away. I should spend that […]
Israel is God’s Firstborn
This morning I was reading Romans when it dawned on me that just as Messiah, Israel is God’s firstborn, was also sacrificed for the sake of the world, and will be raised from the dead! In Exodus 4:22, the Lord told Moses to declare to Pharaoh, “Israel is my son. My firstborn.” There’s no arguing […]