Monthly Archives: September 2014

Day Six, Lovingkindness

This is an odd word. Microsoft Word underlines it with irritated red squiggles. It comes from the Hebrew chesed (which Word also doesn’t like) and there are other English attempts at it, but this seems to be the most complete. … Continue reading

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Day Five, Strength

There are many people who believe they are completely in charge of their own lives and God has nothing to do with it. I don’t believe that. There are many others who believe God makes all the choices, is in … Continue reading

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Day Four, Beauty

Today, where I am, the temperature is balmy, the breezes are gentle, and the trees are beginning to be edged in red or gold. Birds are still singing, but geese are also honking their way to winter quarters. Clouds are … Continue reading

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Day Three, Victory

When we humans think of building a kingdom with victory, we tend to think in terms of conquest, force, and bloodshed. This is not the way God creates a dominion. The whole point of these ten words for the Ten … Continue reading

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Day Two: Thanksgiving

According to the reading from which I got these ten words for the Ten Days, [see post 1, below] the words represent “the ten Divine spheres or channels with which God created the world and which continue to permeate all … Continue reading

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Day One: Foundation

A few years ago, in researching the Ten Days of Awe that stand between Rosh Hashanah, (the Feast of Trumpets) and Yom Kippur, (the Day of Atonement), I found this website: www.iyyun.com/holidays/yomkippur On it, I found the following:  “In the … Continue reading

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Ten Days of Awe: Preparation Day

Seventh-day Adventists are perhaps more aware of being not only Christians, but Judeo-Christians than are members of many denominations. We still believe all ten of God’s commandments are meant for our blessing, including the incredible gift of a weekly Sabbath … Continue reading

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The Day Laborer

Based on Matthew 20:1-16 The trucks know where the hopeful day laborers gather. And the hopeful day laborers know where the trucks will come by. Word passes quickly down the streets of a big city when some new construction company … Continue reading

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The Red Sea Place

Once upon a time, (seems like a million years ago), I sat on my bed on a June morning, dreading the day as I rarely had dreaded any day. Later that morning, I would go before a judge and agree … Continue reading

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Pondering Psalm 149:1-6

One of the most important functions of God’s Word is to “reset” our souls, so to speak. We get a little (or a lot!) sideways in the hustle of daily life, but God says to “ask for the ancient paths, where the … Continue reading

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