Living Through the Painful Moments

So much of my past hurt me, I hid so much for so long and used food as a protection from more pain. Now, I’m addicted to food or at least carbohydrates. I used to love myself or at least I convinced myself I did. No one could hate me more than I do myselfContinue reading “Living Through the Painful Moments”

Negative Elements of the 10 Commandments

I wrote this a few days ago. For some time now I’ve been writing the Torah and the 613 commandments to help me better understand what the Commandments or Mitzvot are all about. As I was writing these 10 (CJB version) I began thinking about how so many of these are unknown to others, someContinue reading “Negative Elements of the 10 Commandments”

The Fabric of Creativity

We work. We worship. We serve. But there’s another element to our identity as human beings, the part that we’ve inherited from our Father who can’t stop creating, producing designs, dreaming beauty. 1 Chronicles  28:21 – refers to these innovative, imaginative efforts: “The divisions of the priests and Levites are ready for all the workContinue reading “The Fabric of Creativity”

Ordering Your Life

The value of orderliness is not about housekeeping or paper filings, but about the order to our lives. When the Holy Scriptures teach us to have our lives in order, they are not talking about a neat desk or living room, but a neat life.  It’s so very easy to let our lives be clutteredContinue reading “Ordering Your Life”