Humor Me with a Honey Cake

Perhaps you will humor me today; or perhaps by post’s end you will have adopted an appreciation for an uncommon to us Observance.

Yom Kippur, also referred to as The Day of Atonement, begins at 6:00 pm tonight.  I can think of nothing we need more than to be reminded of our need for Atonement.  As I said, humor me.

[source] (I encourage you to read the article in its entirety from which I took this paragraph.):

Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) is one of two Jewish High Holy Days. The first High Holy Day is Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year). Yom Kippur falls ten days after Rosh Hashanah on the 10th of Tishrei, which is a Hebrew month that correlates with September-October on the secular calendar. The purpose of Yom Kippur is to bring about reconciliation between people and between individuals and God.

Reconciliation between people to people and individuals to GOD. Can you think of anything needed more? Neither can I!

And if you want a more ‘religious’ view of Yom Kipper, I invite you to the Bible Gateway Blog. There you will read in part:

While most Christians today don’t observe the Day of Atonement, it remains significant because, like many events and ordinances in the Old Testament, it foreshadows the redeeming work of Jesus Christ.

The Day of Atonement was an annual reminder of God’s grace and of man’s need for forgiveness. Reading it in the light of the New Testament, seeing it also as a signpost pointing ahead to Christ, lends it even more significance. With the sacrifice of Easter well behind us and the promise of Christmas still months away, Yom Kippur is a good opportunity for Christians to reflect on the atonement God offers to us through Jesus Christ.

Am I advocating a 25 hour fast beginning this early evening? Not necessarily. But I am advocating that we who are Christians would be blessed to commemorate Yom Kippur with reverence, with something out of the ordinary to call attention to JESUS our Savior, our ATONEMENT; to carefully, lovingly and with cheerfulness bring JESUS to the minds of our family and friends; to pray aloud together as a family; to read the Scripture together detailing this most Holy Observance. Something to honor JESUS and represent to our families that HE is our Atonement and we are indeed grateful!!

Another tradition I just learned about today that I wish I had known earlier – I would so like to do a modified rendition of this Observance. I’d have to get it prepared and delivered before 6:00 pm tonight. It is the baking of Lekach (Honey Cake) and giving it to your family as a symbol and a reminder of God’s SWEET provisions for His people in the coming year.  Read more HERE.

I even have some links for recipes. I hope you will read and enjoy. Perhaps even bake a honey cake for your family today.

Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Honey Cake for Rosh Hashanah

Easy to make Honey Cake

 11 And not only that, but we shall also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. [source]

ABBA, thank You. Thank You LORD YESHUA for becoming our Atonement. Thank You HOLY SPIRIT for quickening this Revelation of Salvation to us and thank You for allowing me to hear and learn of this rich and blessed and wonderful Observance and not just this one but all of them. Thank You for blessed and holy traditions. And help me as a Christian, non-Jewish by birth, but at my re-birth coming into the family of Abraham to give You and Your Feasts reverence and honor.  I suspect I am not saying that just right but You know what I mean; I have said it so many times, I mean to me being a Messiah Jew would be the best of both. So thank You for allowing me to learn and thank You for increasing my AWE of You; for You are indeed AWESOME; smarter, wiser, more wonderful and glorious than I have yet to see and experience. But I am learning and I am so grateful. Thank You LORD.


2013 National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer!

I cannot think of anything that America needs more than prayer – the prayer of repentance.

14 if My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

via 2 Chronicles 7 KJ21;CJB – Now when Solomon had made an end of – Bible Gateway.

I have many concerns for America. She has many sins. These are grievous and dark days. BUT JESUS is STILL the LIGHT of the WORLD.

5 And this is the message which we have heard from him and proclaim to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him — none!
6 If we claim to have fellowship with him while we are walking in the darkness, we are lying and not living out the truth.
7 But if we are walking in the light, as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of his Son Yeshua purifies us from all sin.
8 If we claim not to have sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we acknowledge our sins, then, since he is trustworthy and just, he will forgive them and purify us from all wrongdoing.
10 If we claim we have not been sinning, we are making him out to be a liar, and his Word is not in us.

via I john 1 KJ21;CJB – That which was from the beginning, – Bible Gateway.

19 We know that we are from God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the Evil One.
20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us discernment, so that we may know who is genuine; moreover, we are united with the One who is genuine, united with his Son Yeshua the Messiah. He is the genuine God and eternal life.
21 Children, guard yourselves against false gods!

via 1 John 5:19-21 KJV;CJB – And we know that we are of God, and the – Bible Gateway. 1 John 5:19-21 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

7 Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.

via Revelation 1:7 NASB;CJB – BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, – Bible Gateway.  Revelation 1:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.

via Revelation 22:19-21 NASB;CJB – and if anyone takes away from the words – Bible Gateway.

Be Hidden in CHRIST,

ABBA, forgive America for She does not know; her eyes have been blinded; the scales upon her eyes are thick and heavy;  I pray, HOLY SPIRIT, that You will help all of us to be willing to take off the blinders and see the TRUTH.  I pray for mercy. I pray for grace and space to repent. I know it is not Your will that any person die lost. Thank You that You are willing to save. Forgive us, ABBA, and please save America. HOLY SPIRIT, please convince we the people of sin, righteousness and judgment to come in the Mighty name of JESUS. I know You are have enough mercy to go around; I know You have enough love and forgiveness for even those we deem the worst of us; I pray You will send revival to the CHURCH and repentance to the Nation. Amen and amen.


1 John 1:21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

via 1 John 1:8-10 KJ21;CJB – If we say that we have no sin, we – Bible Gateway.

Anybody just want to say thank You for this truth?!

and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness?

Anybody getting this with me? Repentance and confession = CLEAN!

And those mercies for cleansing are new this morning (Lamentations 3:21-23) and late at night too! 🙂

Be Hidden in CHRIST,

ABBA, thank You for Your mercy that cleanses us from ALL unrighteousness. Thank You that Your Blood, LORD JESUS, is enough to cleanse the chief of sinners. Thank You that You answer our prayers; and thank You that sometimes Your answer is No.
Thank You that Jamie is home eating and enjoying her family. Still we ask that You heal her; that chemo be successful with minimal side effects. And I ask this for Terri too. Lift up the families of these I pray. Thank You that Dylan is doing so much better. I pray for continued healing and a full recovery soon. Heal Leon too I pray. And I am continuing to ask for miracles of needed kinds for Others and Kerri. Dori. Lance, Adalynn, Alyssa. Anna. And for Debbie – textbook perfect surgery on Wednesday and a full recovery I pray. And just general stuff for families – life seems really hard, ABBA, help us to be not despondent and discouraged but rather believe You for victory for our children and grandchildren. And, ABBA, I pray for kindness in the CHURCH and help for grieving parents – The Warrens particularly come to mind. And, ABBA, Another comes to mind and I ask You to comfort her. Many troubles, all around; we just ask for help to live victoriously – cleansed of all our unrighteousness for JESUS sake. And I would not forget Israel: peace, protection and the subduing of her enemies I pray. And for America, my first request is that You pour out HOLY SPIRIT conviction and that a wave of repentance would sweep this land from shore to shore.


Yours, Mine, Theirs and Ours

There is no really deep secret to having a happy home. It simply is letting Jesus have first place in our hearts.

via Draw Near – 365 Guides to Greater Intimacy with God |
Please use this link to read the entire devotion at You Version

May I shout that out? Shout it out because there are multitudes of unhappy homes all around us; perhaps some of us are living in one. There is a remedy.

And yes I have heard the arguments.

It’s him.

If he will put JESUS first I will.

Why should I be the one when he won’t?

The answer is simple.

Do you want peace or not?

One thing stands between turmoil and peace: pride — yours, mine, theirs and ours

James 4:6 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

6 But He giveth more grace; therefore He saith, “God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”

via James 4:6 KJ21 – But He giveth more grace; therefore He – Bible Gateway.

When we feel GOD is resisting us or at least not doing what we want? There could be many reasons for His delay; even so have we carefully examined ourselves for pride in ourselves?

1 Peter 5:5 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility; for “God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.”

via 1 Peter 5:5 KJ21 – Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves – Bible Gateway.

Got some heavy trials? Got some miserable situations?

Seek an elder – a wise woman with some godly age on her who will share the WORD with you and then practice what the WORD says.

And not to leave the men out here. Seek out a wise man with some godly age on him who will share the WORD with you and then practice what the WORD says.

Is this remedy easy? No it’s not – that’s no secret either. If it were easy everybody would jump on it. Only the humble and the brave will take on this remedy. But you know, the end results of this remedy is a whole lot easier to handle than the results of refusing this remedy.

It’s really a no-brainer – don’t you think?   🙂

Even so let compassion move us and let us pray for one another. As my dear friend Janet says: “Life’s hard but GOD is good!”

Blessings for a holy weekend,

Please pray for Janet and family – visitation is tonight and memorial service tomorrow. Dawn’s (S) surgery is this morning. Kerri, Leon, Dori, Terri, Carolyn, Penni, Sheila, Melinda, Patricia/Todd – just to name a few dear Ones who need prayer warriors to intercede.

Rx, Anybody?

Realizing the need to be directed by the LORD, I prayed for Him to set out a path for me and He quickly and most compassionately reminded me He has already given me the promise that He will direct my way.  Not only has He promised to direct my way but He said it would be His absolute delight to do so.  See! says so right here!

Psalm 37: 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delighteth in his way.

via Psalm 37:22-24 KJ21 – for such as are blessed by Him shall – Bible Gateway.

So what’s the problem?


I was going to say I have the hard part – following. But actually that is not the truth. The truth is the hard part is DECIDING to follow. And it is not just a one time decision – pity! Because I like once and for all decisions that need no maintenance. However, I only know of ONE such decision: Salvation.  And you know the reason it’s a once and for all decision? Because I am not the one responsible for maintaining it — HE is! And HE has already promised HE will – no worry there!

But for all the steps from the Cross to Heaven? Well, that’s my DECISION and the ONLY safe and sane one to make is to FOLLOW. And you know what? Once I decide to follow a particular ordered step, following is a far, far, far easier path than not following.

Anybody know what I mean?

Anybody encouraged by this besides me?

Anybody out there need to take heart and make some decisions today to follow a prescribed order?

Ephesians 2:7-9

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

7 in order to exhibit in the ages to come how infinitely rich is his grace, how great is his kindness toward us who are united with the Messiah Yeshua.

8 For you have been delivered by grace through trusting, and even this is not your accomplishment but God’s gift.

9 You were not delivered by your own actions; therefore no one should boast.

via Ephesians 2:7-9 CJB – in order to exhibit in the ages to come – Bible Gateway.

John 3:16

Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed.

via John 3:16 CJB – “For God so loved the world that he – Bible Gateway.

John 3:16

King James Version (KJV)

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

via John 3:16 KJV – For God so loved the world, that he – Bible Gateway.