When you first enter this journey of following Torah there can be a lot of emotions. You are not alone. This video series is just for you. Jenn takes you along with her journey being new to walking and pursuing Torah.
Shalom sisters and welcome to pursuing Torah. I am so excited to have this opportunity to share my journey with you as I pursue the Torah lifestyle. This is blog one of six in this series that I hope will encourage you in some areas that you may be struggling as someone who is also new to Torah. I wanted to use this platform to share with you all that I have encountered as Jehovah has moved me towards true obedience and just grabbed my heart. I know when I started this journey, I felt so many emotions and I hope that sharing my experiences will help others to know that they're not alone on this journey. One thing I have learned that most women who have come into this have experienced very similar things. So in each of the six of logs in the pursuing...
“Av” means “father” in Hebrew. It’s a Jewish tradition when talking about this month to add the name Menachem to it, because Menachem means "consoler" or "comforter". Therefore, this month can be thought of as Menachem Av – “Comforting Father.” This is especially beautiful when you know the history of the human tragedies that are said to have taken place in this month.
Here is a list compiled by Keisha Gallagher of Grace in Torah.
I live in the Rocky Mountains and toward the end of May we had an explosion of migratory birds at our feeders. We typically have 5 pairs of returning Western Tanagers but this year, there were 10 pairs! They are a tropical bird that travels all the way to these melting snow capped mountains to raise their young. They are not the only tropical birds that travel such long distances to arrive here for this short season as we also have several hummingbird species and some other vibrant fowl. This becomes quite the entertainment as the birds are eating up all the seed and slurping sugary goodness. At the same time, as the melted snow fills the streams, the trout are also making a long trip upstream to go deposit their eggs and the life cycle begins again. The rivers near my home offer some kind of gold medal trout fishing. And supposedly some salmon also spawn near these waters.
Going out, returning, going out. A pattern established on the 5th...
I’m astounded by the idea that I am a daughter of the Most High God – that I am a full partaker of His Covenant faithfulness (and its responsibilities). Does your son or daughter-ship take your breath away, too? You and I are brought into God’s family through His choice, not as natural sons and daughters but as chosen ones.
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”
Because God is the one who chooses to adopt, the process depends solely on Him. We do not have to earn “sonship” or “daughtership”. Even in our imperfections, He chooses us.
There is much freedom in experiencing this truth.
This is truth. What makes it particularly hard for you to take hold of that truth? We all can...
For some, it is approaching the end of another school year and as I like to sometimes say..” all’s well that ends well.” While our family schools year-round, and does our celebrating at a different time; I have found that most families I know like to follow the public school system’s schedule when it comes to starting and ending their school year. I have also found that it is becoming more and more a tradition to end the year with a bang!
What about your family? Will you be ending the year with an abrupt halt to ALL THE THINGS? Or will you be putting on the party hats and embarking on a whirlwind of festivities? Not sure yet? That’s ok, take your time.
Meanwhile, I’ve put together a fun list of 10 ideas for end-of-year activities to help your family end this year in style!
Have an award ceremony.
Showcase/display any saved work or projects from the year and hold a ceremony to celebrate any achievements made or goals met....
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 1:1-5 NASB
This is the month of receiving. What do we receive? The revelation from the written Word of God, specifically the Torah but also all of the revealed written Word of God. Why? Because it is in this Hebrew month that we celebrate Shavuot – the giving of the Torah at Sinai and the giving of the Spirit in the book of Acts.
God gave. We receive. Let that sink in.
This is the month to pay special attention to the fact that the God who spoke the world into existence also spoke His will to His created beings. You might not know that...
Some of the things I hear the most from mothers who have thought about homeschooling or do think about homeschooling is; “I don’t have the patience to do that,” or “I’m not smart enough to teach,” and even, “I’m not cut out for this.” Well mamma, today I want to help change your mindset. Today I want to change your, ‘I can’t,’ to an “I can.”
A Henry Ford quote that has become quite famous in our house, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't – you're right,” emphasizes how much attitude determines our success or failure. And that goes for all areas of life, not just homeschooling. Bike riding for instance.
When a child is learning to ride a bike, we notice the frustration in the process. “I can’t,” statements falling off the tongue like leaves fall off of trees. Remember? And as long as that child continued to think...
There is something very transformative and spiritually healing about the month of Iyyar if you know what to look for. I didn’t always know what I’m sharing with you, so I’m pretty excited to see where this month takes us. I don’t know about you, but I can sure use some transformation and spiritual healing in my life, what with all the chaos swirling around like a blizzard. In Montana, we get “false spring” a lot this time of year. Just when we think the weather has stabilized into consistently warm temperatures, BOOM! A snowstorm. That’s often the way it is with the chaotic parts of life, too.
The blizzard of the world
has crossed the threshold
and it has overturned
the order of the soul.
I remember an episode of the TV show Little House on the Prairie (also the book) where Pa, at the first sign of a blizzard, ties a rope from the back door out to the barn. He knows how treacherous it can be...
“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” Roger Lewin. Can I propose that today we take some time to think about the individuality of each of our children? Is it possible that instead of cloning the mainstream education system, we begin to tailor our curriculum to the needs and interests of the one being taught?
I have been thinking about this long and hard. My children have always had an entrepreneurial mindset, and so teaching them has been somewhat of a challenge. We would be in the middle of a History lesson, and my eldest would be off in la-la-land daydreaming about opening a road-side shop! Instead of playing a nice board game, my littles are busy setting up a three-ring circus complete with signs reading, “.25 cents to see a card trick and .50 cents for a face paint drawing.”
Now, while I know kids play their games and make fun; these scenarios taught me something. They...