Padah/Kopher: Paying the RANSOM

RANSOMED- padah (Strong's 6299, 6302, 6304, 6306); kopher (Strong's 3724). Root: פדה (padah) Root: כפר (kopher) Sounds like: paw'dah and koh'fehr Today is my oldest daughter's 18th birthday. Grace Anwen has been an incredible gift in my life. I love her beyond description, and I would lay down my life for her and her sister.… Continue reading Padah/Kopher: Paying the RANSOM

Revisiting LAMB

We are in the midst of Passover week, a time when we are called to remember how YHWH rescued the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt. After nine horrific plagues attacked Egypt, the final plague was the nail in the coffin. The first born of every human and animal would die. But YHWH sent instructions… Continue reading Revisiting LAMB

Ma’as: The REJECTED Ones

To REJECT: ma’as. Verb. (Strong’s 3988). Root: מאס Sounds like: mah'as Rejecting YHWH The rejection that stands out most in the Bible is people rejecting God, not the other way around. God created everything, but only humans rejected God and that that rejection came at a cost.   YHWH offered up this beautiful world and placed it… Continue reading Ma’as: The REJECTED Ones

Revisiting WISDOM

WISDOM is an attribute of God, and "wise" is one of those essential Biblical descriptor words that defines good living. Wisdom literature in the Bible, primarily found in Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job, brought to light the full meaning of YHWH's wisdom. Wisdom, often personified in female form, was a beautiful thing to possess: Proverbs 4:4b-9… Continue reading Revisiting WISDOM

NAKHASH, SERAPH, TANNIN: Snakes, Seraphim, and Sea Serpents

SNAKE/SERPENT: Nakhash- (Strong’s 5175). נחש FIERY SERPENT: Seraph- (Strong’s 8314). שרף SEA SERPENT/SEA MONSTER/DRAGON: Tannin- (Strong’s 8577). תנין Sounds like: nah'kawsh, s'rawf, tah'neen. When we hear the word snake in the Bible most people’s minds go right to Genesis 3 and the crafty talking serpent in the Garden of Eden. But there is so much… Continue reading NAKHASH, SERAPH, TANNIN: Snakes, Seraphim, and Sea Serpents

Revisiting HEALER

When I fist wrote the posting on healing I had no idea that in less than 2 years later we'd be in lockdown under a worldwide pandemic. Now we're living in a time when everything has changed. Our daily living is significantly different than it was 2 years ago. We listen to daily health care… Continue reading Revisiting HEALER


TREASURED POSSESSION: segullah. Feminine noun. (Strong’s 5459). Original word: סגלה Sounds like: s'gool-lah In my birthday card from my parents this year, my Mum wrote that I was their segullah. She loves that I'm passionate about Biblical Hebrew and the gesture meant a lot to me. I promised her that I would do a posting… Continue reading Segullah: You are a TREASURED POSSESSION.

Rethinking LOVE

Today is Saint Valentine's Day... a day to honour a 3rd century Jesus follower who was beheaded for his faith. There's nothing particularly romantic or lovey dovey about Valentinus but our culture has adopted his name and attached it to a day to celebrate everything romantic. Oddly enough, in most liturgical calendars February 14th is… Continue reading Rethinking LOVE

Kharash: CRAFTSMAN, Building the Kingdom

CRAFTSMAN/CARPENTER: Kharash. Masculine noun. (Strongs: 2796). Root: חרש Sounds like: khaw’rawsh I have the greatest respect for artisans and crafters. I am, possibly, the least crafty person on the planet. I have friends who knit, cross-stitch, sew, work with resin, build houses and furniture, do rug-hooking, make jewelry, sculpt, and paint… but I’ve never been… Continue reading Kharash: CRAFTSMAN, Building the Kingdom

Emun/Emunah: Revisiting FAITHFULNESS

I find that FAITH is one of those words that everyone loves, but no one really thinks about. When someone says, “Have faith,”  what they're really saying is, “Don't worry about it.” Having faith is like trusting that everything will be all right. But everything is not alright. And people are losing faith simply because… Continue reading Emun/Emunah: Revisiting FAITHFULNESS