10 Days of a Twelfth Night

When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven. Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And they stayed continually at the temple, praising God (1). I last... Continue Reading →

חסד — Sacrificial Celebration

Every year during the first half of May, on a certain Sunday, my pastor cries for a good portion of his sermon. It is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen in church. Many couples seem to somewhat fear anniversaries, fear the pressure they bring, and fear their relationship falling into living up... Continue Reading →

Helplessness

There is only one thing a blind man can be beside a weeping angel. I fear helplessness, doing and being able to do nothing. For me, this often means not being able to speak, unable to move or open my mouth, trapped in a silent frost like Han Solo. Screaming and pushing with all my... Continue Reading →

Once Upon a Time, We Assumed

If our first words illuminate our future, then once upon a time has to stand as my favorite; for, it does not give the hour, the day, the year, whether the sun shone, the clouds darkened, or the rain did not cease, it merely tells that a time once occurred. Once upon a time does... Continue Reading →

Our Faithful King

"Will you have this woman to be your wife; to live together in the covenant of marriage? Will you love her, comfort her, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health; and, forsaking all others, be faithful to her as long as you both shall live?” and, in reply, he answers with a simple,... Continue Reading →

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