Kanaph: WINGS of Refuge and Healing

WING, EDGE, CORNER: kanaph. Feminine noun. (Strong’s 3671). Root: כָּנָף Sounds like: kaw-nawf One of the great pleasures of living in Prince Edward Island is the stunning wild life. Yesterday I saw two gold finches flutter playfully in the tree branches; on Friday I watched a Northern Flicker take a dust bath in the road… Continue reading Kanaph: WINGS of Refuge and Healing

Qavah: What are you WAITING for?

WAIT: qavah. Verb. (Strong’s 6960). Root: קָוָה Sounds like: kaw-vah Today is the birthday of my incredibly bright, introverted, creative and valiant daughter, Bridget. Her birth was painful (as all drug-free births are), but I was fortunate in regards to how abruptly it started and how quickly it ended. I was particularly blessed, as she… Continue reading Qavah: What are you WAITING for?

Yalad: Our BIRTH Story

BIRTH (brought forth): yalad. Verb. (Strong’s 3205). Root: יָלַד Sounds like: yah-lahd. Today we celebrate mothers… those who raised children, and those who were unable to. We celebrate all women who were mothering in some way… women who have guided children, listened to them, loved them and supported them. Although we might not all be… Continue reading Yalad: Our BIRTH Story

Hekal: The Living TEMPLE

TEMPLE: hekal. Masculine noun. (Strong’s 1964). Root: הֵיכָל Sounds like: hey-kawl. On April 15th a large part of Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris, was burned in a fire. As a medievalist I felt a sense of great historic and artistic loss, but where I felt it most was in my deep love for the Victor Hugo… Continue reading Hekal: The Living TEMPLE