Heart to Heart With the Other Half

A Season of Joy – Sukkot 5778

Jesus kept all the Feasts during His earthly life. He did this as an observant Jew, as a model for us, and as the promised Messiah. Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles The season of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, is notable for several reasons. It is the seventh moed (appointed time) in the seventh month. It pictures fullness, […]

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Jews And Arabs Can Love Each Other

 The picture above tells a miraculous story. A Jew, an Egyptian, a Persian and an Arab in harmony and fellowship with each other. We are committed to God’s peace plan – bringing all to a knowledge of the Messiah! It IS possible in these turbulent times. With so many eyes watching our lives through social […]

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Pagans and Greeks and Hebrews, Oh My!

Myles likes to joke about different paradigms in this way: “Pagans ask, ‘What God?’ Greeks question, ‘Which God?’ But the Hebrew queries, ‘God, what do you want from me?’” Myles adds: “The sons of Abraham know God as He reveals Himself through the Bible, and they recognize that He wants them to live by His wisdom.” “But the […]

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The Power of Love

  God loves you and me at all times, not just at special times of the year. His love is abundant even when we mortals are at our lowest point. Lately, I have been reading the “minor” prophets. Myles likes to joke that Bible readers will be embarrassed when we meet these giants of Scripture in the next world and try to explain how we cavalierly […]

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Smooth Stones In His Hand

The difficulties that surround us—often apparent in news headlines—seem to imbue our lives as well, especially in tumultuous times such as these. Those of us who try to please the Lord (however imperfect our success) may struggle to meet life’s challenges. Some days, the waves of complexity threaten to crash over us, drowning us with stacked-up demands and […]

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His Banner Over You Is Love!

As we “counted the omer” to Shavuot (the Feast of Weeks), I returned from Israel after attending Jerusalem Encounter,  a conference hosted by FIRM (Fellowship of Israel Related Ministries). This trip was unique, in part, because it was the first time in many years that I was in the Land without my hubby. While traveling sans Myles felt odd, […]

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The Mighty Hand of God

This spring Myles and I documented our upcoming TV series Beauty for Ashes. Our visit to Auschwitz—the concentration camp where over a million Jews were murdered—sobered us as we contemplated its horrifying history and felt the cries of the doomed imploring, “Does anyone care what has happened to humanity?” Survivors I was reminded of the […]

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God Means All For Good

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or we can rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. —Abraham Lincoln And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. — Romans 8:28 Myles likes to joke about my penchant for […]

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Be Ye Comforted

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3–4 Many of us need comfort […]

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