And whatever you may ask in My name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. (Eph 5:20) If you love Me, keep My commandments, And I will petition the Father, and He will give you another one which will end the curse, that He may remain with you forever, the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot receive because it does not see it nor know it. But you know it, for it dwells with you and shall be in you.
I always used to insist that there’s no reason to make your own challah in Israel when there are so many delicious challahs available to buy. My mind was quickly changed when a good friend who I had invited to Shabbat dinner, delivered two fresh out of the oven challahs to my house one Friday afternoon. They were melt in the mouth, sweet, soft and everything you’d want out of a home-baked challah. She happily gave me the recipe and every since I make them as often as I can. There’s is no bought substitute anywhere. I get dirty looks from my family when Shabbat dinner comes around and I haven’t baked them.
What I love about this recipe is that the proofing is very forgiving – I have left the dough to rise for an hour or so longer than the recipe requires, and all was well with the…
“My heart is steadfast O God. I will sing and make music with all my soul. Awake, harp and lyre; I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples.” -Psalm 108:1-2
There are differences of opinion about how to determine the dates of the beginning of the year and the dates of the Lord’s commanded to keep holy days (for His set apart people). I’ve studied and, for now at least, this way of Scriptural understanding is what i believe. However, the dates (not the holy days) should not be a divisive issue.
How to calculate the calendar.
1) A year begins at the first new moon after the vernal equinox.
2) A month starts at the sundown after the lunar conjunction.
See our teachings “Calendar Confusion” and “The Calendar” to learn more.
Bitterly cold, icy, and windy today, so it feels like a great time to sit down at the piano. The only song i still have at least passably memorized is “How Great Thou Art” so once that repertoire was complete, i was digging through the piano bench for more sheet music and found my tattered copy of “I Should Have Been Crucified” words and music by Gordon Jensen. My copy is published in 1972 by John T. Benson Publishing Company in Nashville, TN.