Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Fall Festival of Sukkot

Celebrating Sukkot is supposed to be a joyous time of gathering with your friends and family to celebrate the harvest.  This is the final "commanded feast" of the Biblical year given to us in Leviticus Ch. 23:34.  

During this feast we are commanded to live in "booths" or "tents".  Many people travel great distances in order to celebrate this feast.  There are even some that make the trip to Israel to be able to join the festivities in Jerusalem.  The overwhelming crowds would be my biggest deterrent to making such a journey. 

Our Sukkot celebration this year was very small and quiet.  Since we already live in what is considered by many to be a kind of "temporary dwelling" (an RV), we focused on spending our time outside next to our little campfire as often as we could.  DannyLee kept us entertained with rousing renditions of his new songs and I rose to the challenge of preparing different versions of our favorite breads.  As always, we were left with a deep longing for that day when we will join with our Holy King in HIS Holy City of Yerushalyem. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

And "the Man" Sang On!

Announcing our newest CD recording ** Yeshua my Vision**!  For more information on the songs and stories go to Your Texas Cashmaster's blog.  The link is at the bottom/left side of this page.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Celebrating Yom Teruah or Feast of Trumpets!

Today we celebrated the Biblical feast of Yom Teruah or in English, Feast of Trumpets.  This feast in mandated for YHVH's people in the Book of Leviticus in the following Scripture:

"YHVH spoke to Moses, saying, "Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest, a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. ‘You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to YHVH.’"    Leviticus 23:23-25

This is a fun feast as it's a day for making a joyful noise unto the Lord.  However, it also marks the beginning of the "10 days of Awe" which isn't about fun at all.  

During the next ten days we will spend our time contemplating our sinfulness and how we have fallen short of HIS standard of holiness, HIS Torah.  This time is meant to prepare us for the solemn fast of Yom Kippur or the Day of Atonement.  It is a time to be very serious as we prepare our hearts to be "at one" with HIM.  

The best part of Yom Teruah, however, is in our blessed hope that one of these days we will hear the Shofar blast that signals HIS return as our Holy King.  On that day, there will no longer be a question in anyone's mind as to Who rules and reigns over this earth!  

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The "Missing Months"

Where? Oh, Where?  Is Anyone there?
Since we never actually get any comments on our blogs, we have to simply hope the people that read our blogs are receiving some sort of value for spending their time perusing our thoughts.  We know that "you" are out there reading our blogs because we have counters that record the locations of our world-wide readers.  

Sadly, I confess my "hope" did finally wear out to the point that I lost all enthusiasm for posting here.  Thus, we have this gap that I will call the "Missing Months".  Many things happened during the months since my last post.  Some things were good and others, not so good. 

During this time I will refer to as "MM", we have continued our travels and adventures in our "Nest".  Our enthusiasm for travel and adventure has in no way abated and each time we prepare to hook up and hit the road again, we always find ourselves in high spirits no matter the cause for moving.  I will be interjecting some posts back into this blog in the hopes of sharings a few of our highs and maybe a couple of lows if I can bring myself to write of such things.  

For now, all I can say is that it's good to be back at the keyboard again!