So I’m sitting here with a box of very yummy chocolatey things beside me, and revelling in freedom. No, not the freedom to nosh these yummy things, though that’s nice too :) No, while I do love eating yummy chocolatey … Continue reading
I need your help, God again and again I need to be more… loving, gracious patient, kind you know the sort of stuff… Yes, I know. And you know the answer. The answer doesn’t change. The answer is always the … Continue reading
This is what I tweeted straight after church today – and now for the full story! Because it was really wonderful! So, where to start… Ok, maybe I’ll start with what today is… It’s a few different things: it’s 9 … Continue reading
This is a poem I wrote back in 2002 – I wrote it in Hebrew, and recently translated it into English. I was going through deep stuff at the time – very deep healing of emotional wounds. Jesus is amazing! … Continue reading
I was in church on mothers’ day, and these plant pots were handed out to all the women – not just mothers. And I very nearly left mine behind… Because I know how undeserving I am to receive a mothers’ … Continue reading
I stand before the cross of Christ
Or… no, I can’t. I have no right.
I have no right to stand here, free
When he, the holy one, has died – for me!
I bow before the cross of Christ
And weep my thanks
His blood poured out in love for me
His body hanging on that tree
It leaves me with nothing
Nothing to say except
And I’m sorry
And thank you.
What else can I say
Beware those Bible verses that start with Beware of the Scribes/the Pharisees – when Jesus is pointing out those other people’s faults, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll find he’s also pointing a finger at you. Because, guess what, … Continue reading
I’ve just realised something about why today was so very profoundly wonderful for me. It’s about belonging, being loved and accepted just as I am – you see, I’m an Israeli living in England, a Jewish woman living among Gentiles, … Continue reading
How can she do this? How can this woman be telling people about Jesus and at the same time react so rudely to that poor salesman who knocked on her door? Well, actually… Actually that’s the whole point. The Bible … Continue reading
Do you keep kosher? Now there’s a question Jewish people can get into long and detailed discussions about – how far do you go? How long do you wait after a meat meal before allowing yourself to enjoy a latte? Do you have separate sinks in your kitchen, or are you laid back like my mother was, and wash meat and dairy dishes in the same one?
And then there’s all the myriad rules about what you can’t do on Shabbat. My mother kept some of those – not writing, for example – but had no qualms about cooking, or doing the washing up.
Me? I rebelled against the whole thing in my teens – didn’t see the point in any of it. And now? Now I do see the point, and that’s what I want to talk about today. Because the point of it all is not what most Jewish people think it is… Continue reading