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"Rejoice in Yahuah (the Lord) always: and again I say, Rejoice." -Philippians 4:4 "Rejoice in Me !" that is what I hear in my heart this morning. Not rejoice in myself, but to rejoice in HIM! It was a very personal message from Yahuah (God) to me. He knows me so well. The past few days have been punctuated with news of the passing of a family member, the passing of another dear person and the fragile health of another loved one. All this during what can be the most melancholy season of the year...add to that the sun seems to be taking a vacation, making the days sometimes cloudy and dreary.  I know that I should not complain; as I was talking to my sister the other day and said that there are people that have it so much worst than me. I've had some intense times, but it is nothing compared to what others have suffered. So I never want to ever seem unappreciative to how faithful and wonderful that Yah (God) has been to me because I surely don't deserve it

Follow the Instructions!

Something (Pet Steps for dogs to get on the bed/couch) that should have taken minutes to put together, ended up being an hour plus long, almost getting ready to send it back or pull my hair out PROJECT. WHY? and I answer this sheepishly 🐑 baa baa...I. Didn't. Completely. Read. The. Instructions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, I kept trying to fit a couple of pieces where they shouldn't have gone, all the time calling the manufacturer stupid for making this dumb thing! All the while it was ME making the stupid and dumb mistake. I taught my son when he was a child never to say those words (dumb and stupid) but now they seem so appropriate) Anyway here's my point... you know I can't leave well enough alone, but have to find a Truth lesson in it right? RIGHT!  Proverbs Chapter 8:33-35 says... “Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways. Listen to my instruction and be wise; do not disregard it. Blessed are those who listen to me, watching dai

You are FAITHFUL!!!!!!!

GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS O YAH MY FATHER!!!!!!! That familiar and popular hymn was written by Mr.Thomas Obadiah Chisholm who had to resign after only one year from what he believed to be his life's calling...a minister of the Word. I'm sure that must have been very disappointing to Mr. Chisholm, but he went on to become an insurance agent to earn a living , continued to write poems and lyrics to songs and died at the age of 94 right here in our state of New Jersey. Little did he know that even though his physical health restricted him to do what he considered his Life's calling and desire, that Yah (God) would use his gift to write a song that has blessed and encouraged millions of people around the world. What Mr; Chisolm may have considered as failure was really success a thousands of times over. You see, it only takes one person to reach many...more than you can comprehend. When we decide to continue to remind ourselves and others of the Faithfulness of Yah (God)

Mom, I miss you...

"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name." Psalms 100:4  Today is my late Mom's birthday, and if you don't know by now writing is cathartic to me; it actually does give psychological relief when I can put down on paper what I am feeling...well that and thrifting 😊 but that's for another post. 😊  I was thinking how blessed I am having a Mom like her. Now don't get me wrong she was not what we surmise as being perfect, none of us are, ESPECIALLY me and My Mom would be the first to say that about herself...but to me she was very perfect. Now that I am older, I appreciate her even more, in fact the saying "I'm becoming my mother" is so true, particularly when I pass by a mirror and see not only the physical resemblances but the gestures too! lol  I have my regrets of course that I did not show her that I appreciated her more, that I gave her my terrible, turbulent, t

Letting go...

Looking from my back porch this morning I can see that in my neighborhood the leaves on the trees are beginning to change colors. The leaves changing colors seems a bit early for my part of the country this year, but nevertheless the process has begun and the trees are following suit in accordance with what nature is doing. The obedience to the call of nature always astounds me in the plant and animal kingdoms; you don’t see them fighting against and resisting the change of seasons…they just flow with what is and fall into Yah’s plan.  I guess that we humans are the ones that really have a hard time flowing with the seasons of change in our lives. I have had many conversations with folks that are going through challenges and most of the time the simple answer is “let go”. Letting go may very well be one of the hardest things that we have to do in our lives…at least it is for me at times. Letting go means that you lose control and that is not a comfortable feeling is it? No matter w

Encouragement to the Encourager

Rejoice in the Yahuah always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. Yah is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto Yah. And the peace of Yahuah, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Yahshua HaMaschiach. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:4-8 Cepher  I've had some emotional challenges this past week and boy did I need some encouragement! I love to encourage others, it just comes natural to me, even with strangers. I have no problem walking up to someone who is in distress, sadness or defeat and giving them words of encouragement and a hug or two. I LOVE helping to build

Lean not...

"Trust in El-Yahuah (God) with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths." Proverbs (Mishlei) 3:5-6 To my friends on FB, there are many, many things that I don't understand, and to be honest many of those things I am constantly working on...they bother me still. It is at those times this scripture is brought to mind. When the things that I do not understand; why that had to happen, why couldn't it have been different... why me...why them?...when those things begin to get to me and I am troubled, sad, brokenhearted...then it means that I am "leaning" on my own understanding and not Him; it means that I am not acknowledging Him in ALL my ways, but instead I am acknowledging my own intellect and strength. Yahuah (God) cannot lead me out of my darkness and frustration until I acknowledge in my heart and mind that He is the Great I AM, and knows ALL... Every reason, every answer, ev

Submitting to the process

This morning I looked down that long row of shrubs that needed to be trimmed and thought “How in the world am I going to get through THIS?” About 2 shrubs into the job and many more to go I considered jumping ahead , but then I would still have to come back and finish the ones left undone; I even thought about working from the end backwards, but once again in order to complete the job, I would STILL have to trim the rest. Eventually I submitted to the task of completely trimming one shrub at a time and finally looked at the finished work with satisfaction of a job well done.  In this life Mishpacha, we also have to “submit to the process”. There are many scriptures that tell us that Yah has a plan for us, like Psalms 32:8 “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” and yet instead of trusting Him in the process of our journey we sometimes choose to do it our way. When we think that Yah is not answering our prayers fast enou

Shine, Shine...

"Oh, magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together. I sought Yahuah (God), and He heard me, And delivered me from all my fears They looked to Him and were radiant, And their faces were not ashamed!" Psalms 34:3-5  Every morning when I go out to tend to my pansies and violas on the porch, I always notice that their "faces" have gravitated to the source of light...the sun. God has placed in their plant "DNA" to always turn to there source of light, which we know is the major part of their survival and growth. Just thinking of the precious people that I know that are going trough trials , some they have been going through for years...and yet...those people that I speak of, have chosen that no matter how rough it is, or how weary and tired they get in the process, they have chosen to press on and to ALWAYS turn their faces to their source of strength, peace and survival...the Light, Yahuah (God).  I was telling someone close to me how in s


It is a bad habit but sometimes when I get caught up in deep thought I have to remind myself to just...breathe...exhale. In this morning's case it was the still soft voice of Yah (God) that reminded me "Breathe" and when I exhaled, He began to pour into me so much understanding.  You see, a few days ago while waiting at a tire center for my car, a woman who was also waiting began to pour her heart out to me about her present situation; her husband being very ill and she has the sole responsibility of his care; which is wearing very heavily on her in many ways. My compassion became overwhelming for her as I recalled how I was also a caregiver for my late husband for a long period. My heart goes out to any caregivers out is truly not easy. I listened to her intently and eventually was able to encourage her as I shared some of my experiences and lessons. She in turn encouraged me by her tenacity, determination and resilience once she was able to talk it all

I Still Miss You...

"...Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea, By a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it? And though its waves toss to and fro, Yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it." Jeremiah 5:22  How could I get it wrong this year? The anniversary of your passing was not the 22nd...its today, the 29th! I guess that I was trying so hard to get through this month that I was thinking of your October birth date...but no it's today, 17 years. Has it really been that long ago that I actually saw you with my eyes, or heard your voice? Time truly flies and you know what? I still miss you. The raw pain has gone, the feelings of being lost, aimless and empty are gone too. Can't remember exactly when they went, but God (Yah) in His infinite compassion and wisdom helped me to gradually "lose" them and fill the void with HIS love. I still remember our times together, the good and the not so good, all of it making us... "US&q

The 'Lost" Pillow

“Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I lost!’ Likewise, I say to you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God (Yah) over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:8-10 Yeshua HaMachiach (Jesus the Messiah) Y'all know how I love pillows, have lots of them, so when I discovered this morning that one of them was missing from the front porch...I hollered (it was a soft holler) lol Anyway, I just came back out of the rain and wind tracking it down...that's right! You didn't think I was going to sit by and let all this rain and wind steal my precious outdoor pillow that I got off the summer-end clearance at Walmart did ya? Why no NO! That pillow probably doesn't mean a plugged nickel to anyone else but it sure does to me! I have high hop