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Here’s something I can really talk about, but not necessarily relate to: humility. I can talk about it because of the old adage, “Those who can’t do, teach.” As a Marine (once a Marine, always a Marine) I used to say, “It’s hard to be humble when you’re the best”,
Anyone who has ever built anything knows that a strong, stable foundation is essential if you want your project to stand on it’s own. Our spiritual strength, the roots of our beliefs, must be firm and sound, too. When enough people who feel the same way get together, they form
Which came first? Hate or love? Good or bad? Chicken or egg? The Talmud tells us that we are born with the Yetzer Hara, or Evil inclination, and that the Yetzer Tov (Good inclination) doesn’t come until we are older (around the time we start to learn Torah, as I
This parashah has so much, as does everything in the D’Var Adonai (Word of the Lord). For instance, it is only 4 1/2 chapters (or so) but within it Moshe orders the people to obey the Lord’s mitzvot and other commandments no less than 9 times. That seems to be
God already owns everything. David said it, the Prophets said it, we are told this throughout the Tanakh. God is the Creator of everything. When we tithe, we only give Him back what He already owns. When we give to the poor, the orphaned and the widow, we give them
I am going to “cheat” a little this morning and insert an excerpt from my book, “Back to Basics: God’s Word vs. Religion.”  If you like this short sample, please don’t hesitate to use the links on the Home page and get the whole book. It’s an easy read, and
I just read this morning that Robin Williams, that comic genius, is dead. A possible suicide. How can someone who was so intelligent, so funny, so able and gifted by God to make people laugh have been so depressed to take his own life?  It’s almost as if he gave
That’s right. I know that whatever we pray for, when we pray in Yeshua’s Name, we will receive.  That’s Yeshua’s promise to us and His Father will honor it. That doesn’t mean we will get what we expect, or even what we want. In my life, I have found that
Today’s Parashah is D’Varim (Deuteronomy) 3:23 to 7:11. Within this part is the repetition of the Ten Commandments. I could do a whole book just on those. I mean, really? Who couldn’t? But don’t worry, I’m not doing that now. Actually, what I feel I should talk about is just
You will notice as you follow my rantings (please follow this blog if you like what you are reading, and buy my book, too!) that I do not use the terms Old Testament and New Testament. I call them covenants, and there is just the one book, to me, and