Shuv: Return, Restore, TURN BACK…

TURN BACK/RETURN/RESTORE/REPENT: Shuv. Verb. (Strong’s 7725). Root: שוב Sounds like: shewv YHWH made a lot of strong statements in the Tanakh, but arguably none so powerful as this one: Isaiah 43:10b-13 “Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me. I, only I, am YHWH, and there is no Saviour… Continue reading Shuv: Return, Restore, TURN BACK…

Revisiting RUAKH (Spirit, Breath, Wind)

Today marks the celebration of Pentecost according to Christian calendars. It is a day that memorializes the ushering of the Holy Spirit to all followers of YHWH (Acts 2:1-4). The New Testament Greek word Pentecost matches up with the Old Testament Hebrew Feast of Shavuot (which we discussed last week), but due to the differences… Continue reading Revisiting RUAKH (Spirit, Breath, Wind)

Shavuot: A Time of Seven (WEEKS)

WEEKS: Shavuot. Masculine Noun. (Strong's 7620). Root: שבע Sounds like: Sha-voo-owt Shavuot begins tonight at sundown. It is a Jewish/Messianic festival that commemorates the first fruits of the harvest and it is traditionally celebrated by eating cheesecake… among other dairy and sweet treats. I love cheesecake!... and any chance to celebrate with a slice sounds… Continue reading Shavuot: A Time of Seven (WEEKS)

Revisiting COMPASSION: Rakham

First, may I say: A very happy Mother's Day to all who have mothered anyone! Many of us, myself included, have reaped the benefits of a compassionate Mum. Although compassion is a strong quality in all good mothers, as many unfortunately know, not all mothers are good mothers. Isaiah 49:15 [YHWH:] “Can a woman forget… Continue reading Revisiting COMPASSION: Rakham

S’khaq/Ts’khaq: The Joy of LAUGHTER & PLAY

LAUGH/PLAY: Sakhaq- verb (Strong’s 7832) and sekhoq- Masculine noun  (Strong’s 7814); ts’khaq- Verb (Strong’s 3327); ts’khoq- Masculine Noun (Strong’s 6711). Root: צחק & שחק Sounds like: sa’khawk & tza’khawk (verb) and sa’khohk & tza’khohk (noun) Laughter and play are very important parts of our lives. Being joyful often comes with laughter and in these days,… Continue reading S’khaq/Ts’khaq: The Joy of LAUGHTER & PLAY