Is Gehenna Purgatory?

This morning I was reading Matthew 5, when suddenly some things Yeshua said struck me with a totally different meaning. and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be subject to fiery Gehenna – verse 22 And if your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away! It is better for you that […]

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What’s in a Name?

This morning I am sitting on my back patio, listening to the rain fall by lamplight. It’s “winter” here in south Florida, which means the sweltering heat is gone and we can enjoy some outdoor activity and not be instantly soaked in sweat. I’ve got a citronella candle going (because while the heat takes a break, mosquitos […]

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The Christmas Story – God’s Judgement

Last week I attended a bible study at the church I used to attend. The subject was ‘Finding God’s Will’. This particular discussion centered on who God is. Everyone described his attributes – love, compassion, merciful, unchanging. I raised my hand to read from Exodus, where God reveals Himself to Moses. Before I was called on, […]

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It’s Simple

I believe Yeshua is God. Not sure how that works, but I still haven’t figured out how He was in the burning bush, or the pillar of fire, or hovering over the waters at creation, yet still in heaven. But God is God. He says it and it is. I trust that when Yeshua said, “I […]

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Is It Okay to Keep Family Traditions?

Good morning from Jacksonville, Florida. It is a fine, chilly morning here – especially for me. I am surrounded by my grandchildren, which are always a delight, even if they can sometimes be a lot of work – work that an old Nona is not used to anymore. As we age, we don’t realize that […]

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High Holy Days to Hurricane to Israel to…

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s been just over three days since I’ve been home and I am still caught somewhere between Israel and the U.S. – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Is this jet lag? If it is, it’s not the kind I’ve experienced before. I did end up with an extremely high fever on Sunday, but come […]

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Jerusalem! Jerusalem!

Today is my last post from the Land of Israel for this trip. Yesterday we ventured to Bet Shean. Our itinerary called for us to be there for a few hours, but some of us wanted to get to Jerusalem early. Bet Shean is like Masada, Caesarea, Tel Dan, and Banais Springs. There is so […]

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Things Change, Things Stay the Same

This is my third trip to Israel. (I still cannot believe I am saying that!) You would think that seeing the same sites would get a little boring, wouldn’t you? After all, how many times can you look at the same set of stones with wonder and awe? That’s the catch. Here in the land […]

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God Did It

I love when God sets things up. When He makes the arrangements, everything just falls into place. Yesterday was just such a day. I like to go on Daniel Carmel’s boat on the Sea of Galilee. He is a Jewish believer in Messiah. The only challenge is when you have a small group, you need […]

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The Good With The Bad

Boker tov! Good Morning! And what a glorious morning it is! I am sitting here on the balconey of our room in Karei Desche – the hostel, hotel, or whatever you may call it. It is an inexpensive place with the feel of a luxury hotel, situated right on the Sea of Galilee (also referred […]

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