This week is Passover. It started with the first seder last Friday evening and ends this Saturday after sundown. In the meantime, we, as Jews, are prohibited from eating any kind of leavened bread, along with other restrictions, which is both more complicated and simpler than it sounds.
It does mean a huge disruption to our routine, a change in the way we handle and plan meals, and me saying "no" to many requests for various snacks and favorite dinners.
We hear a lot about how “white men are the face of atheism” and “why women don’t subscribe to atheism” and shit. Truth is, there are plenty of women who are atheists, even ones in the spotlight....more
Forget polar bears, high adventure, and extreme weather -- in Alaska you can watch ice! Or at least watch it crack. Or at least wait around, to watch it, get ready to crack. Every year hoards of folk pay to guess the exact time and date the frozen Tanana River in Nenana, Alaska, will crack. There is a clock connected by a cable to a tripod that is anchored in the ice. When the river ice cracks, the tripod tips, pulls the cable, and stops the clock. Wa-la! We have a winner!...more
Sometimes, to find your own peace, you have to make the decision to remove yourself from the equation and let God do what he knows best. You have to decide what to add or subtract from your life that serves no purpose....more
Since my husband’s pornography addiction has reared its’ ugly head again, I have reached out to others for encouragement because this is something you do not want to face alone. Well, not all the encouragement has been positive or even nice. Some people, even Christians, just don’t know how to comfort someone who is facing this problem. Well, to start here are some things not to say. Yes, these things have been said to me by Christians and non-Christians alike....more
I've never dealt with death well...for as long as I can remember and as long as someone I love leaves this place. Just recently, I've been thinking about it often...especially when I think about special people dear to my heart that I've lost. I've been thinking about death as I've been reading the many beautiful people that have done it beautifully....more
A friend of mine just returned from a "bucket list" trip to Israel. I had asked her if while she was there, she would light a candle for me as I will forever be thankful for a plea I made some ears ago, standing in front of a mock Wailing Wall at a local fitness centre....more
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