The Winds of Change

Friends, we have all been thrust, suddenly and unexpectedly into these winds of change.  I believe this is a kind-of dress rehearsal for what lays ahead. Therefore, we need to find refuge in God’s hand of grace and mercy.  Being assured of His faithfulness, we can walk through these winds with determination, regardless of the circumstances, to fulfill God’s purposes through our lives for such a time as this!

A New Normal

It was a David versus Goliath moment as PM Bibi announced the steps necessary to combat our unseen enemy – Covid-19.  I felt numb as I watched his grim “game face” and listened to his rapid staccato gun-fire presentation.  I heard but couldn’t process what he was saying.  Until he spoke words that took no processing….

The Parable of the Sea Shells

Remembering, rejoicing and resting are what the biblical feasts are all about. Celebrating Jesus through the biblical feasts are anchors for our souls

The Beauty of Cultures in the Kingdom (video)

All followers of Christ share the God’s culture. Yet He has given us a beauty of cultures within the Kingdom. Let us share and learn from each other as we worship together in Spirit, Truth, Humility and Love.

“Forgive? Impossible!” (Phil video)

As Gentile Believers repent for atrocities, renounce the lies and replace with the truth, Jewish Believers need to forgive. But without the Spirit of God, forgiveness is IMPOSSIBLE!

“I Didn’t Understand” (Cathy video)

I’ve been married to a Jewish man for many years and know his family, yet until now I didn’t understand how the thread of anti-semitism has effected their mind-set.

It Begins (Repairing the Breach #3 video)

Hatred of the Jews started in the Garden, but the “breach” started in 70 AD when the new Gentile church turned against all the Jews and the religious Jews turned against the Believers. We can repair the One New Man!

Confronted by the Church: Prologue #4 (video)

I experienced in a visceral way what the Jewish people have felt for thousands of years. More to the point, the pain and confusion that Jewish followers of Yeshua have felt. But we CAN make a difference.

A New Life: Prologue #3 (video)

A new home, a new city, a new family and a new culture….Church! What was I doing here? I’m a woman, a Jew from New York….

My Story: Prologue #2 (video)

I knew God existed, that He knew me and loved me. But I didn’t know anything else…except I was absolutely sure that I didn’t believe in Jesus!

It’s Personal: Prologue #1 (video)

My stories may surprise and even shock you, but you’ll understand why the division between Jews and Gentiles is personal to me and painful to God. But there is a solution!

Can Christians Celebrate? (Part 1 video)

Which holidays we celebrate need not separate Jewish and Gentile Believers when we are celebrating Yeshua! WHO we celebrate is more important than “how” we celebrate.

Can Christians Celebrate, Part 1

Celebrating the Jesus through the Feasts of the Lord would begin to repair the breach between Jewish and Gentile followers of Jesus. God gave them to His children to celebrate Him!

Faith or Works?

But for the last few days, there has been some disappointments from unexpected places.  Faith and excitement were soon overwhelmed by doubt and fear.

Judaizing the church?

Who not how we celebrate is most important. If we’re not celebrating Yeshua, we might be hurting the heart of God.

Why I celebrate the Incarnation

20 years ago the Lord melted my heart from anger and resentment toward the Gentiles, feelings I didn’t know were there.  

Rooted and Grounded

There was one particularly ugly and bothersome plant that spewed its huge leaves onto the little space of patio.  It had to go!

Law versus Grace

“We’re not under “law” but under “grace.”  How often have you heard-or even said-that? But is that true? If so, that means that God has changed over the years. 


Every other Feast of the Lord, is just that…a feast.  Yom Kippur (literally “day of covering”) is a fast. Actually God didn’t call a fast, He said, “Afflict your soul,” but over the years it’s become a day to afflict the body.

Rosh Hashanah & The Days of Awe

The ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) are traditionally designated as a time of preparation for judgment. It is believed that on the first day, God opens three books:

Rosh Hashanah and the Incarnation

The Incarnation is the most important and least understood event in history.  While Israel ignores it, the Church celebrates it on the wrong day!  

The Incarnation on Rosh Hashanah?

Yes, indeed I suggest that the second greatest miracle ever (the first being His Resurrection) is the Incarnation, God becoming a man.  But did it happen in December?

When Was the Incarnation?

My intention here is NOT to argue, debate, judge or to try to change anyone’s mind.  Personally I love the celebratory atomosphere and the fact that the name of Jesus is on so many lips. My intention here is to give you information.

Celebrate The Feasts of the Lord – Revisited

Sadly this issue continues to be a watershed issue bringing division instead of the potential joy and unity if Christians, both Jews and Gentiles, would celebrate Yeshua, Jesus, as the One New Man.

The Importance of Memories

Creating memories is important.  As we enter the final cycle of the annual feasts, let us remind ourselves why God gave us His feasts, the Feasts of the Lord.

Pressured to Celebrate the Feasts of the Lord

Friends pressure friends to celebrate or not to celebrate the feasts of the Lord.  Sadly rather than celebrating Jesus in the feasts with the freedom of the Holy Spirit, there is a growing tendency to make observance of the feasts more of a burden than a celebration.

How to Celebrate the Feasts of the Lord?

“How should we celebrate the feasts of the Lord?” is a question I am constantly asked.  Are you wondering how to Celebrate the Feasts of the Lord? The answer is simple….”BE YOURSELF!”

Points of reflection on Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur was the most somber of all God’s holy days and reminds us all of the importance of being sanctified and holy before the Lord.

Modern Religious Observances

For many years I dreaded the holidays of Rosh HaShanna and Yom Kippur, especially when the latter fell on a Shabbat.  The services were long, fasting difficult and at the end I never knew if my sins were forgiven!

Yom Kippur (Part 2) – Fulfillment in Yeshua

Atonement has been made, not just for a year but forever; not just for Israel but for all who will believe.  We have been and will always be forgiven by God’s grace through faith.

Yom Kippur 2010 (Part 1)

The most holy and solemn of all the feasts of the Lord is the Day of Atonement, (Yom Kippur in Hebrew).   “Feast” is definitely a misnomer because the Jewish people fast from sundown to sundown. 

For This Purpose

Although Purim is not a Levitcal feast of the Lord, it’s significance to the Jewish people and to the church is critical, especially in these challenging days. As with the other feasts, I suggest that Purim be considered from five perspectives:

I Hate Christmas!

“I hate this time of year!” “Me, too,” her friend replied as they walked into the synagogue. “I hate having Christmas shoved down my throat.” I

Lighting the Menorah

Hanukkah is an excellent time to remember that YOU are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Your body is His dwelling place. Hanukkah gives us a unique opportunity to “present our bodies as a living sacrifice” and “to lay aside every sin and weight.”

Jesus Claims to be God

During the celebration of Hanukkah (John 10:22-42) Jesus made His last and most clear declaration of His Deity.  Sadly there are many today, both Jews and Gentiles, and even some Christians, who say that Jesus never claimed to be God. My response, “O YES He did!” 

Remembering the Journey – Overview

Whether it was two days or a month or a year, their movements were ordained by God.  That means that they might stop, unpack, set up camp and then do the reverse within 48 hours!

Impacting a Nation

Hundreds of pastors and leaders heard the message “The Witness OF Israel” and the consequences of turning their back on the Jewish people and responded with deep repentance. To those who committed to pray for and teach about Israel we presented the Israeli flag and a bookmark with seven Biblical reasons to pray for Israel.

Occupy the Temple Mount

One said to me,

On a recent visit to the Temple Mount, a man said to me: “The Mosque belongs to us, everything else up here belongs to the Jews!”

That statement is politically correct and also explains the sudden Muslim activity in the area. Call it occupation or squatting, this is an attempt to “prove” the entire Temple Mount belongs to “Palestine.”

Traditions or Witchcraft?

The traditions of men pervert, defile and disguise who God is. They divide and not unify. They glorify men and not God. Lastly, traditions often turn into witchcraft. Witchcraft?!!


Today much of the Church doesn’t read the prophets (or they allegorize them). Thus they remain ignorant of the significance TO THEIR OWN LIVES of the decisions their countries are making in relationship to Israel. I believe that we are truly entering into the time of Ezekiel 38-39. I will not set dates, but our lives are about to change – drastically. It might not be upon the vote of the UN on the 23rd, it might take a year or two. But change it will.

Lessons from Tisha b’Av

The lesson from Tisha b’Av and the witness of Israel is that God will NOT be mocked. What we sow we will reap. As I read the fatal promise of Israel I wept. I wept for God whose love and holiness was so mocked as the people continued not only to disobey, but to worship other gods. They blatantly continued to sacrifice to the Queen of heaven even on the sacred streets of Jerusalem. How patient was God!

Eventually the Faithful and True had to respond. He cleansed the Land, He cleansed the people. And He came to save them.

What Do You Seek?

I think that Jesus is still asking that question.  What DO we seek when we turn to Him?  Sure sometimes we ask and ask and ask. We come to Him with our lists.  But I think there is so much more that He really wants to give us.

Psalm 78:9-11 – Run or Remember

Admittedly when I forget, I too run from the battle.  Yes despite all the weapons God has given me, I will choose comfort food, movies, the telephone or a good book rather than fighting the battle. 


The roar of Israeli air force fighter jets shattered the silence of the skies. My dog nobly barked at them. I thanked G-d for that sound of those Jewish knights of the sky. Soon after I heard the voice of Israeli children at school singing the Israel national anthem, Ha Tikva- the Hope.

In Memory of Kristine Luken

I can imagine in her dying breath she said, “Father forgive them, they don’t know what they’re doing.”

Israel – Rejoice, Ignore or Condemn?

Sometimes I feel like shouting that to the nations of the world regarding Israel, but realize they will not listen. They are too busy shouting condemnations at us for “occupying” the land.

I also want to shout it to the Church who should know and understand the miracle of Israel that is taking place at such a time as this. Sadly some of the Church, rather than rejoicing in the fulfillment of God’s Word, are joining the voices of condemnation.

Seeking God In New Ways

In this day and season of change, we are losing all that has been familiar and comfortable. The kind of loss we experience really doesn’t matter, the pain is universal and can devastate if not destroy our faith.

Pres. Obama’s Double Standard

But for Obama, there are some groups who must be denied the same civil rights he upholds as absolute in his defense of the plan to build a mosque at Ground Zero.

Israel’s Size or Existence?

… we cannot fully appreciate God’s loving faithfulness for the world if we don’t understand His love for Israel – the people and the land.

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