Tag: Encouragement

Yom Kippur in the Days of Awe

“God, God, benevolent God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in kindness and truth; He preserves kindness for two thousand generations, forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin, and He cleanses.” (Words of the Amidah according to Exodus 34:6-7) On this Yom Kippur, May you always be reminded it is the Compassion of God which

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Have You Confessed With Your Mouth? Repent in the Days of Awe

“Light is sown for the righteous, and for the upright in heart—joy.” Yom Tov, a festive day; for although we stand prepared to be judged in the supernal courtroom for our deeds of the past year, we are confident that God is a merciful judge, and will decree a year of life, health and prosperity

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How Do You Walk with God? Hatznei’a in the Days of Awe

Hatznei’a…, “Walk discreetly with your God” One must take care not to be conspicuous or ostentatious in the slightest. It is said, “Man should always be artful in piety.” The artfulness lies in seeing that his piety not be noticed at all. We know that a number of the early Chassidim concealed their true selves,

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Homeschooling: WT# am I doing this for?

Some people make Homeschool life look glamorous, effortless and full of bliss. I’m not one of them. It’s messy. Some days there’s a lot of yelling, tears, and silent “WT# am I doing this for?” moments in my head. (And it’s just the first week of our school year!) We surround ourselves with all that

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Live Intentional

Living Intentional. I was having a conversation with a fellow mom and minister the other night and we were discussing the importance of living intentionally. With the crazy distractions of this culture, notifications and alerts screaming at us with our pocket sized computers that we carry with us everywhere, we could truly miss so much

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