Sha’an: LEAN on Me

LEAN/RELY: Sha’an. Verb. (Strong's 8172) Root: שען  Sounds like: shaw’an Today my parents celebrate their 51st wedding Anniversary. They are excellent examples of two people who lean and rely on each other to navigate this gift called life. It helps to have someone we can truly rely on, someone we can trust to always have… Continue reading Sha’an: LEAN on Me


TROUBLE: akar.  Verb. (Strong’s 5916). Root: עכר Sounds like: aw-kar There's a remarkable, free, multi-season series on the life of Jesus called The Chosen (in case you're living in seclusion and haven't heard). At the very end of the first season Yeshua (Jesus) and his followers march like a confident gang, slow-motion, towards Samaria with… Continue reading Akar: Bad TROUBLE, Good TROUBLE.

Yeled: Whose CHILD is This?

CHILD: yeled, masculine noun (Strong’s 3206); yaldah, feminine noun, (Strong’s 3207). Root: ילד Sounds like: yeh'led, yal'daw On November 20th Canada recognizes National Child Day. The date was chosen based on the adoption of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the U.N.’s Convention on the Rights… Continue reading Yeled: Whose CHILD is This?

Mil’khamah: Remembering WAR

WAR: mil’khamah.  Feminine noun. (Strong's 4421).  Original word: מִלְחָמָה (from root: לחם) Sounds like: meel-kha-mah This week we set aside time to remember those who sacrificed their lives in war. Remembrance Day is important in our house. My husband’s grandfather (Robert A. Langille) served in the military and took part in the United Nations Peace… Continue reading Mil’khamah: Remembering WAR

Sheqer: The Prison of Falsehood, LIES and Deceit

LIES, FALSEHOOD, DECEPTION: Shaqar, verb. (Strong's 8266); Sheqer, masculine noun, (Strong's 8267). Root: שקר Sounds like: shaw'kar/sheh'ker Lying is one of the very first sins we accomplish as a child. We can all picture a mother asking the toddler, whose face is covered chocolate chip cookie smears, if he ate the cookie. Of course the… Continue reading Sheqer: The Prison of Falsehood, LIES and Deceit