Friday, September 22, 2017

Sabbath Music - Worthy


May your Sabbath we sweet, dear Gail-Friends.  Rest. . . Refresh. . . Renew your spirit and your body.  Meditate on the words of this song.   Worthy by Paul Wilbur

ADONAI  is ever worthy of our praise and worship.  Every time I listen to this, I am more aware of His glory and His holiness.  He draws near when we draw near to Him.  I pray You know and feel His presence as you worship.  How can we not fall on our faces as we realize His pure and awesome holiness and cry our with the angels, "Holy, Holy, Holy!."

We are in the ten days of awe, coming up to Yom Kippur.  During this time, we seek His face, and realize anew His holiness.  We examine our hearts and pray for Him to reveal any hidden sins. We repent and return to obedience to His Torah, thanking Him for the blood of Yeshua to cleanse us. 


Have a blessed and holy week .


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Thankful Thursday - Shana Tova




Greetings, Gail-Friends!  And Shana Tovah - Happy Year.  

Today, I'm thankful for our congregation coming together on a Wednesday evening to celebrate the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah)
 
Here are a few photos from our Rosh Hashanah celebration last night.

                                                     There were 100 blasts of the shofar



It's not easy...takes lots of practice, believe me!  I rarely can make a sound.

We sang, worshipped, and remembered Hashem's commandment to observe this holy day.

Our 358 year-old Torah scroll was taken from the ark. We thanked G-d for preserving
 His Word  for our generation.




As the Torah is passing by, we keep our eyes on it.  We do not turn our backs on it.  It is a tangible lessons for how our lives are to be lived.

And then, of course, we ate apples and honey to symbolize our prayers for a blessed year ahead.


 Lots and lots of apple desserts....and always, our traditional gifelte fish!  Someone asked me what it tastes like.  I laughingly said, "Cat food."  Then added, "It's an acquired taste.  I didn't like it at first, but now I love it.  It's best (to me) with horseradish sauce.






I love this picture of Rabbi Jem, taken before the blessing of the bread and wine.


Rabbi and I wish you a blessed year ahead.  




You can learn more about Rosh Hashanah  and why we celebrate it by clicking on the subject on the right side bar of this blog.


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Friday, September 15, 2017

Sabbath Music - Psalm 91: A Prayer of Protection




Over the past seven days, Psalm 91 has been my constant meditation.  I keep reading it and thinking about the blessings of being protected by Hashem.  This song is an adaptation of the psalm, accompanied by Scripture:  Psalm 91 - A Prayer of Protection.  I feel His presence as I listen.  I hope you are blessed by it.

I keep saying over and over and over again, "Thank you, Father."  We're so grateful for His protecting hand   You can read my previous post He Covered Us to see how we fared through the storm.


Last week at this time, we were in preparation mode for the Hurricane Irma's approach.   On that Shabbat, we did not hold a service at the synagogue, but did our service at home and encouraged our congregation to do the same.
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That night, we were blessed to enjoy the company of our son-in-law, William.  He'd come by to drop something off for her, and we invited him to join our service.  It was a beautiful, blessed time together as we observed His commandment to honor the Sabbath.   We praised Hashem, prayed together,  read the Scriptures, then blessed and took the bread and wine.  The photo at the top of this post was taken by William.  I took one, too, but I'm not the photographer he is, so he gave me permission to share it.

We're looking forward to our service at the synagogue tonight.  I've been getting praise reports by text and phone, and can't wait to hear more of what Hashem has done this past week.  It's going to be a great Haleluyah time together.

Thank you all for your prayers, Gail-Friends.  I'd love to hear about your praise reports, too.  Just make a comment below.


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I sometimes share my posts with these friends: 

Spiritual Sundays     GRAND Social      Modest Mom Monday Link-up      The Art of Homemaking Mondays
   BLOGGING GRANDMOTHERS LINK PARTYTitus 2 Tuesday       TITUS TUESDAYS @CORNERSTONE CONFESSIONS    Share Your Cup Wednesday Wordless Wednesdays    Classical Homemaking Link-Up        Favorite Things Home and Garden Thursday at Delightsome Life  Paula's Weekend No Rules Blog Party Friendship Friday