I am writing to you during a time of global crisis. I am writing to you in a time of personal difficulty. I am writing to you in a time of great uncertainty. I could list all the myriad anxieties that are afflicting me. I could list all the things I think I need, and [...]
We live in a society that does not place too high of a value on children, or the women who raise them. There is a lack of respect for mothers who choose motherhood as their life's calling, rather than an outside career. Even within bible believing congregations, it is very common to condemn large families [...]
Sometimes I feel so defeated as a mother. Are we allowed to speak this truth? Child of my own flesh and blood, yet she remains a mystery to me. I try to build strong walls to keep her from turning to the right or to the left, but I am reminded of my human frailty.
This weekend is a time when families across the world gather together to celebrate Passover, Good Friday, and Easter. As a "gentile" Torah observant Christian (that's a mouthful!), I have been learning how to observe the Passover according to the Bible and teach it to my children. I relate the story in Exodus to the [...]
This is a picture my 6yr old daughter snapped of me breastfeeding my 2yr old son, while heavily pregnant. I love what this picture captures, his smile at me and my joy in him. I also love that my daughter decided to take the photo. But breastfeeding through my 5th pregnancy has been challenging in [...]
My faith has been quietly, and slowly growing in strength. I had an experience yesterday that was small yet significant for me. A few years ago I began attending a weekly group with my children called Pathways. It is from an organization that helps individuals and families improve their lives financially. It has been a [...]
This is a simple introduction based on Messianic/Hebrew Roots beliefs to Yom Teruah/Feast of Trumpets. Please enjoy and use as you wish. Shalom. Yom Teruah What is it about? Leviticus 23:24 “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of sabbath rest, a sacred [...]
I gave myself a rare treat tonight; a nice hot bath. As a mother of 4 (and counting) taking a bath is an indulgance I don't often get to enjoy. I was listening to an audio book of the gospel of John, when I noticed the marks all over my body. First, I looked at [...]