That’s Blunt!

The home of the righteous is a storehouse of treasure, but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble.

via Proverbs 15 KJV;CJB – A soft answer turneth away wrath: but – Bible Gateway.

The home of the righteous.

Is a home the same as a house?
I suppose for the context of the Text it is but the word is home and home does paint a different color on the walls of our mind, doesn’t it? The home is painted in shades of warmth, a glow that invites. And house could be shades of warmth but it might just as easily be cold and unfamiliar, but then the Text does say the home of the righteous. And that for sure would be colors of warmth, acceptance, love, comfort, peace, joy, and refuge, … . And such a home is what? A storehouse of treasure.

A storehouse.
1. a building in which things are stored; warehouse. 2. a repository or source of abundant supplies, as of facts or knowledge.  via storehouse – definition of storehouse by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia..

A source of abundant supplies.

The home of the righteous is a source of abundant supplies.

What is supplied abundantly in the home of the righteous?
Well, whatever it is it is a treasure; the LORD says so!

Treasure: 2. a thing or person that is highly prized or valued via treasure – definition of treasure by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia..

How much highly prizing and valuing is going on in our domiciles?
What are our treasures? Perhaps identifying our treasures will confirm to us whether our residences are homes or houses and whether they are righteous or wicked.

Righteous or wicked? That’s blunt!

This I know. Positionally, this home is righteous based solely on the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS CHRIST imparted here by faith. In practice, this home needs some improvement and Proverbs 15:6 is helping!

Blessings my Friends on this 7th day of 2014.



Is there anything harder in this Christian Life than giving up your right to want to hurt someone who has hurt you especially when they did it knowing it was hurting you but did it anyway?

I am in the process and it is wildly hard.

The mind plays and plays the evil they did; moreover, you told them to stop, even explained the pain and they kept on and finally, you are stuck paying the consequences for their sins.

As I said is there anything harder?

And so you pray and you work remembering Scripture and you pray more and at some point, you surrender your right to want to hurt them because you know that is what is best for you and that is what JESUS desires for you.

Does it make what they did right? Does it cancel their sin? Absolutely not!

Does it make what they did any less malicious? Absolutely not!

Does it mean they will not reap what they have sown? Absolutely not!

Does it mean I will not rejoice when what goes around comes around? Actually yes it does! That is how I know forgiveness has come.

Does it mean when I think of what they have done to me, I will hurt less? Yeah, actually it does.  ONLY JESUS can work a miracle like this!  And I’m looking for a miracle. James 5:16 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

16 Therefore, openly acknowledge your sins to one another, and pray for each other, so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

via James 5:16 KJV;CJB – Confess your faults one to another, and – Bible Gateway.

Ephesians 4:32 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted; and forgive each other, just as in the Messiah God has also forgiven you.

via Eph 4:32 KJV;CJB – And be ye kind one to another, – Bible Gateway.


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.


Ways and Means

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

via Phil 4 KJV;CJB – Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved – Bible Gateway.


It’s a Momma’s  job to keep the home relaxed.

That statement my Friends was my first thought this morning even before the opening of my eyes. I am leaning toward this being a word from above. And if that be so I am certain this directive is to be done and can only be done in CHRIST JESUS.

My question to you dear Friends is what are your tried and tested Ways and Means of doing it? 

Yes, I am serious.

Happy Wednesday,


Process and Proceed or

26 Be angry, but don’t sin — don’t let the sun go down before you have dealt with the cause of your anger;

via Ephesians 4:26 KJV;CJB – Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the – Bible Gateway. Ephesians 4:26 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)


That’s a strange command from GOD, wouldn’t you say?

Be angry.

I have to tell you I have no problem with being angry! I have an endless supply of things about which to be angry. The troubling part is my anger is most often connected to people. People I can’t get to. People with whom I cannot obtain an audience. Do you know what that puts my beloved through?! 🙂 So I SO need what I’m about to share with you.

Obviously ABBA is intimately acquainted with anger. I am going so far to say that it would be sin if we were not angry about certain matters. Strange as it sounds: Times arise when we NEED to be angry. So we got that part. But then what?

Be angry BUT

Don’t sin in your anger.

Let me get this straight. It can be a sin to NOT get angry and it can be sin to be angry.

Let’s read the rest of the verse.

Don’t let the sun go down before you have dealt with the cause of your anger.

Deal quickly with the root of anger. 

When we are angry we must immediately ask why am I angry?
Do I have a natural right to be angry?
Do I have a supernatural need to be angry?

The answer is crucial.
It dictates how we proceed.
It dictates how we process the anger and WHEN we process the anger.

For you see improperly processed OR unprocessed anger turns to a noose around our own heart and will choke the life out of us.

So. Are you angry today? Were you angry yesterday? And was it about the same matter? When will you deal with it? The command is plain. And the MASTER is ready, willing and able to help us process it.

Process and Proceed or
Stew and Die –
it’s our choice.

26 Be angry, but don’t sin — don’t let the sun go down before you have dealt with the cause of your anger;

via Ephesians 4:26 KJV;CJB – Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the – Bible Gateway. Ephesians 4:26 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

Be Hidden in CHRIST,

ABBA,as I said matters about which to be angry seem endless and I don’t want to sin either way; by refusing to care enough to be angry about sin and injustices abounding around me or to respond in an unholy way or to simmer and stew about it but do nothing to help right wrongs or help rescue others caught by sin and maltreatment from others. I pray You will call; and an army of praying, holy living Christians will arise to do good in this world. Thank You for reminding me. Thank You for turning the light on, ABBA. And I pray for grace to walk in that very light. (Isaiah 61).
Thank You too now for the privilege of praying for Jamie, Terri, Lance, Carol, Rick, and some Others whose names I don’t recall but I remember their families asked. And always remembering Kerri, Dori and every person in the hearts of all who come to this page to pray. Thank You for this screen, thank You for these people, thank You for loving us. Thank You for watching over us and taking care of us. Thank You for making love, wisdom, truth, faith, forgiveness, strength, peace, comfort, joy, and all the helps we need available to us; all that is left is for us to choose and receive; HOLY SPIRIT, help us let You help us. Thank You LORD JESUS for living, dying and coming to life again forevermore. Increase our desire for You, to love You, co-labor with You and when it’s time see Your holy face, face to face. Thank You, LORD.