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Thursday, 21 October 2010 12:54

doubt or decide?

art-doubtIt happened on the seventh day that some of the people went to gather, and they did not find.  Hashem said to Moshe, “How long will you refuse to observe My commandments and My teachings?  See that Hashem has given you the Sabbath; that is why He gives you on the sixth day a two-day portion of bread." -- Exodus 16:27-29

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Thursday, 21 October 2010 11:29

decide to move mountains

art-mountaintopsWhen the Baal Shem Tov was young, he lived in the mountains of southern Russia. From time to time he would walk to the top of a mountain, and lose himself in thought. Lost to the world, lost to himself, but found to God. Deep in this lostness and this foundness, he once began to walk where there was no ground to walk on. As he put his foot down, he was stepping into an abyss. But before he could hurtle downward, a nearby mountain moved, and closed the gap. The Baal Shem, all unknowing, continued on firm ground:  lost to the world, lost to himself, but found to God.  – Chassidic tale

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Thursday, 16 September 2010 20:37

as the sparrow is remembered

art-sparrowsAre not five birds sold for two issarim? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. And as for you, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more precious than many birds.  -- Mashiach Yeshua, Luke 12:6,7, DHE

When the sun is shining and life is swell, these words seem like handy advice for a rainy day.  But these words take on a whole new meaning when the sun isn't shining in our lives.  They become a lifeline.  This I vividly recall from personal experience last year.

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