Psalm 23:4: The Valley of the Shadow of Death

We have been working our way through Psalm 23 and this is part two of that series. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil. For you are with me; your rod and your staff comfort me. Psalm 23:4 This verse implies much love, care and provision…

Shepherds, Sheep and Psalm 23

Part One in the Series Let’s take a brief look at shepherds and sheep and what life in the flock might be like. This is the first post in a series about Shepherds and Sheep and Psalm 23. The word “shepherd” in Hebrew is  Raw-aw and it means keeper, shepherd, to tend a flock, to…

What is Shepherds Pie?

What is Shepherds Pie? This delightful main dish comes to us mainly from England, Scotland and Ireland and in its simplest form is a meat pie topped with mashed potatoes. But that barely scratches the surface when describing this delicious comfort food. It is amazing how people spell or misspell the name of this hearty…

Beef Shepherds Pie Recipe

My son recently asked for my Beef Shepherds Pie Recipe so I thought that I would share it with you, my dear readers. Both of our children love this recipe because it is warm, tasty and typical of the foods they list as “comfort food”meat, vegetables, mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese. Yummmm! Now that they are adults,…

Health Boosting Citrus Trees to Grow In Containers

Citrus fruits are loaded with antioxidants and health boosting properties. Have you wondered which varieties grow best in containers and provide healthful benefits too? Well look no farther, we have listed some of the health benefits you can receive and which varieties to grow year round in containers. Read on to learn more about the…

Ground Beef Seasoning Mix Recipe

When you cook, do you like to use commercially prepared seasoning salt or ground beef or hamburger seasoning mix? What about national brands such as Lawry’s seasoned salt? Are you worried about MSG and other unnamed ingredients that are typically found in commercial seasoning preparations? I was too. So I stopped buying them but our…

How to Grow Citrus Trees Indoors

Have you ever smelled the open blossoms from a citrus tree? This is one reason why I decided to learn how to grow citrus trees indoors. The fragrance of the blossoms is sweet, intense and powerfully infuses the air in the vicinity of the tree. Never having the opportunity to see a citrus grove in…

Understand and Celebrate Purim

Purim is just around the corner and I’ve put together a variety of resources to help you understand and celebrate Purim.  What is Purim? It is a Hebrew word that is pronounced “pur-eem” and it comes from a Persian word for lots, as in casting lots. This is the Jewish holiday that remembers (zachar) and…

Yom Teruah Thoughts

We came across this article and found it to be very interesting. Avram shares many interesting thoughts about what scripture has to say concerning Yom Teruah. He also shares some ideas contrary to many popular Messianic and Torah opinions. We don’t necessarily agree or endorse everything that he has written but we believe it is…

Tzedakah Giving to Others

Tzedakah Giving to Others: Doing What is Right Tzedakah is a Hebrew word that comes from the word tzedek, which means justice or what is right. Throughout Torah it is used to mean righteousness. Within the scriptures both the TaNaK and the Renewed Covenant we clearly see the principle of charity or caring for and…

Torah the Word of God

A few thoughts about Torah (the Word of God) and who I acknowledge as God — Ha Shem. The word TORAH can mean: the 1st five books of Moshe the whole Hebrew Bible (similar to Christian’s Old Testament with the books arranged in a different order and verses numbered slightly different). instructions and teachings – Torah is…

Personal Prayer for Shalom

Do you need peace today? Have you struggled with fear and feelings of anxiety? Do the things that you see ahead of you cause you to tremble and be faint-hearted? You are in good company because many of our Heroes in Scripture felt the very same way at times. Here is a personal prayer for…