Battling lawlessness and cold love with polygyny

In sober tones, Messiah Yeshua warned His disciples that “Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12). This warning is in the passage about the end times. We know from I John 3:4 that “everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness”. In other words, sin increases and love grows cold.

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The Shema WallWritten Vinyl in my office… (Pics)

A couple weeks ago, I shared the Shema wall vinyl that I had make for me.  Well, since then, I am guessing they have sold a few, because at least one friend and reader sent me a pic of what is now in his home.  It is posted below.

I had an idea for a blank wall in my office at work that would incorporate the Hebrew text recently placed in large font on the wall of our living room.  Here is a pic of the final product followed by several other related pics.

Shema wall vinyl
24″ wide by about 15″ high, this vinyl on a visible wall at work will be sure to start a conversation of two. The neat part of the Shema is that like the text in the Torah, this includes the ‘jots’ of the two enlarged letters that, when put together, mean ‘witness.’ Marinate.

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The missing ‘yod’ arrived…. (pics)

Hey, guys!  A couple days ago I told you about the Shema I ordered from, and some sharper eyes than mine noticed that I overlooked a missing ‘yod.’  Well, it came yesterday and I have had time this evening to finish the lettering I was using for a border on the east side of our living room.  Following are a couple pics for your enjoyment.

The second two phrases are Psalm 137:5-6,

If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
May my right hand forget.

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Shema!! Here is something SPECIAL for you!! (Updated!)

Wall Written has corrected MY oversight and the missing yod has been found….  😉  Updated pics below and on their website.  Available in various sizes and 0ver 45 colors!!

I am quite excited!!  I was going to wait to share this cool information, but the cat is out of the bag!

detail_4659_12771_-_detailWe have recently repainted our living room and I wanted a border high on the wall.  After playing with some ideas I came to the conclusion that it would be really cool if I could have several verses in the original Hebrew script….  But, the cost!

Well, the idea is still in development as it has continued through some additional twists, but the first part is finished as a wall vinyl…  and, you too can have one at a most reasonable price, in the color and size of your choice! First, look at this shot of how the Shema will look.  It even has the enlarged ayin and dalet.

It started with me reaching out to and asking if they could do Hebrew Script.  Melissa replied that if I could send the text, Continue reading “Shema!! Here is something SPECIAL for you!! (Updated!)”

Mizrah and serendipity…

38 if they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their captivity, where they have been taken captive, and pray toward their land which You have given to their fathers and the city which You have chosen, and toward the house which I have built for Your name, 39 then hear from heaven, from Your dwelling place, their prayer and supplications, and maintain their cause and forgive Your people who have sinned against You.

A dear friend recently sent us a beautiful card with detailed embellishment and the Hebrew word ‘Mizrah’ in the middle. IMG_20160711_213132669 Inside the card, she mentioned that ‘if you didn’t have a mizrah, you do now.’

Well, I didn’t know what a ‘Mizrah’ is, so this evening when I had a minute I did a quick web search to find out more.  I found that ‘mizrah’ means ‘east’ and every observant Jewish home has one hanging on an inside eastern wall to point the direction toward the Land, Jerusalem and the Temple.

Mizrah can be stylized in many ways, as evidenced by an image search of the word.  See all of these on Bing.

When I saw all of those images, the type and style along with the information contained in many struck and I jumped out of my office chair and ran Continue reading “Mizrah and serendipity…”

Finally!! Exodus Road’s first album!!

Yesterday, as I sat at my desk, my cell phone rang and Tony Boyatt’s number came up.  I answered and he jumped right in, “Its finally finished.  The album you’ve been waiting for, Exodus Roadcan I send you a copy?”

After a little chit chat and getting details he mentioned it was on the web and gave me the web address.  Before our five minute conversation was over I had purchased and downloaded the album!

I’ve said it before, I just love their sound and their focus!  Hailing from North Georgia, this talented group of musicians and vocalist have a sound that brings serious mountain influence to the Messianic/Hebraic scene.  Gospel with a hint of bluegrass, heavy on the strings, I believe they have a very unique sound to offer.

This album opens with Song of Glory, the first tune I ever heard Exodus Road play.  This is a Hebraic mountain sound that will pleasantly get stuck in your head!  Continue reading “Finally!! Exodus Road’s first album!!”

Prophesying to the Dry Bones…

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Ez. 37 The hand of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me out [a]by the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of IMG_20151205_073732866_HDRthe valley; and it was full of bones. He caused me to pass among them round about, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley; and lo, they were very dry. He said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord [b]God, You know.” Again He said to me, “Prophesy over these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, HEAR [shema; שְׁמַע ] the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones, ‘Behold, I will cause [c]breath to enter you that you may come to life. I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the Lord.’”

Last Shabbat, I posted a quick note about a global praying of the Shema asked for by a Rabbi on behalf of Judah and the need for the Mashiach to be revealed.  In that post I stated that in addition to being a prayer, Continue reading “Prophesying to the Dry Bones…”

Global Reading of Shema Prayer Announced for Monday

Yesterday, I received an email alerting me to a global initiative to pray the Shema at 9 p.m. Jerusalem time (2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time).  I encourage readers here to participate in solidarity with Brother Judah as we call on the Holy One of Israel.

IMG_20150520_090553276A personal note on the Shema:  while this is a recitation of Scripture and a declaration of our Elohim (God), this has also become a commandment that I make into the spiritual realm that surrounds me as I declare to All Israel to Shema, HEAR!!  As often as you pray/declare the Shema, remember that you are making a statement to All Israel and the spiritual realm around you as well as our King hears and presses this forward to the ears of those yet deaf!

Here is a link to the article on Breaking Israel News:

Global Reading of Shema Prayer Announced for Monday Amid Growing Crisis Around World

Christian Child Fulfills Prophecy of Isaiah 56:7 on Temple Mount… [VIDEO]

A friend sent me a link to a Breaking Israel News article titled Christian Child Fulfills Prophecy of Isaiah 56:7 on Temple Mount and You’ll Never Guess How [VIDEO]. (Link and a challenge follows my comments)

I strongly recommend reading Isaiah 56:1-12, but the particular verse that has created the excitement is verse 7, (6-8 for context),

“Also the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord,
To minister to Him, and to love the name of Yehovah,
To be His servants, every one who keeps from profaning the sabbath
And holds fast My covenant;
Even those I will bring to My holy mountain
And make them joyful in My house of prayer.
Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be acceptable on My altar;
For My house will be called a house of prayer for all the peoples.”
The Lord God, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares,
“Yet others I will gather to them, to those already gathered.”

Here is the cute video, more comments and video after:

The article, concerning the video, excitedly shares that this Continue reading “Christian Child Fulfills Prophecy of Isaiah 56:7 on Temple Mount… [VIDEO]”

Why I ignore much Christian theology….

Did God lie, or is His Word indeed everlasting and unchanging?  If obedience (shamar, shema: hear and obey) to ‘ALL the words I command you’ is ‘forever’ and ‘good and right in the sight of Yehovah,’ then why do many theologians say that we do not need to hear and obey ALL the commandments?


The Word of our God says, ‘it will be well with you FOREVER!’  When did ‘forever’ change?

Many wonder why I, a former Presbyterian minister, would leave the ‘church’ and begin to study Scripture without the filter of Christian theology.  Continue reading “Why I ignore much Christian theology….”