Happy Hanukkah the Festival of Lights — May your Oil be Pure and your Lamp Burn Brightly!

 

 

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December 6-14, 2015  I don’t even have a menorah at my house so lighting the candles properly didn’t happen.  However, I have lit candles in the evening and paused to ponder being full of the Spirit, keeping our vessels pure and being attentive to Him.  It seems odd that our heritage is so rich with traditions that we know so little about.

How did we get so far away from walking in the way the Jewish carpenter named Jesus (Yeshua) did?

In my little attempt to learn more about my biblical roots I am studying the Hebrew alphabet this year.  Here is what Joanna Francisco shared with me recently to help in that attempt.  They are Aleph Bet Cards set against the background of Psalm 119.

Here’s a little memory aid to help you learn your Hebrew Alphabet and get the proper pronunciation too:

Enjoy and share.

Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth!              II Timothy 2: 15

Blessings from my house to yours,

Sandie

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More information about the biblical calendar:

Photo credit for Happy Hanukkah Card: http://www.ffyr.org/2013/11/happy-hanukkah/

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Feast of Tabernacles or Sukkot – Season of Rejoicing

Thanksgiving Card version2 2015

Ok technically Sukkot was September 27th to October 4th in 2015, but sounds a bit like our Thanksgiving to me.  So I have extended my season of rejoicing!  And it is always a good day to be thankful!  Here is more information about the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) if you are interested.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

More scriptures about giving thanks and my card from 2014

My personal update card from 2013

Thanksgiving prayer and a blessing card from 2012

Thanksgiving praise and proclamation card from 2011

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More information about the biblical calendar:

Hello Kitty Caper: Community Activism and Voluntaryism

Beautifully said and a story worthy of sharing and spreading —

Pay it forward folks and you will change the world!

See story via Liberty on Tap – Tulsa here >>>

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Photo credit: via TC Ryan on Facebook

Liberty on Tap

 

The Tulsa State Fair is in town. The midway is bustling with the sights and sounds of rides and games….and the Tulsa County Sheriff Department, in place to protect and serve. One undercover deputy saved many fair goers from a menace to society, from a dangerous threat for all those attracted to the balloon/dart game…..he saved them from the Hello Kitty carney.

The deputy negotiated a price for the Hello Kitty doll rather than play the game. The Hello Kitty was soon in his possession as was Frank, the carney. He was thrown in a cage and charged with violating the Carnival Fraud Act and slapped with a $500 bond. Frank is apparently an indigent worker from Texas.

As the story hit the media, more and more people expressed negative comments against law enforcement. One group of individuals found this injustice outrageous and worked together to raise money to…

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Charity or Love? Happy Valentines Day!

May the Lord fill your heart with His love and meet your every need in the special way that only He can!

May I bring a smile to your face as you remember times we have shared together.

May you always know that you are special to the One who made you and the friends who know you!

May you serve Him all the days of your life and enter into His presence with great rejoicing~

I Corinthinans 13 is sometimes known as the Love Chapter.  May I suggest you read it with the word charity and then read it with the word love.  Ponder which word is more powerful and why.  It is worth a conversation with your loved ones and might even change the way we treat one another if we begin to understand what is contained in the concept of sacrificial love — the kind of love that caused our Creator to offer Himself on our behalf to restore us and make us ‘whole’.  That my friends is true love!

1 Corinthians 13 (KJV)

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.  Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.  But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.  When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.  For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.  And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Image credit: Special thanks to Crazy-frankenstein.com for the great valentine graphics (upper left)

Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them

Cross-posted with OKGrassroots

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