JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Get Dressed, Even If You Have Nowhere to Go | Day 6

May 23, 2020

Working from home is one of the biggest changes to my life over the last few months. I’ve found that little things like stopping for my morning coffee, complaining about traffic, and listening to my favorite morning talk show bring me joy. One thing I don’t miss is picking out what I’m going to wear every day. I’m challenged when it comes to fashion ☹. Despite my struggle and even though I’m working from home; I still get dressed every day. The action helps me prepare my mind to work and I’m rea...

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New Day | Day 5

May 22, 2020

My home is a little bit busier now. It has become an event center, an office and conference room, a school (high school and college), a playground, movie theatre and so much more. Not that long ago, most of these activities happened somewhere else. Almost every day is starting to look the same and all the activities are beginning to mix together into a symphony of busyness. Make the most of your time because the days are evil. For this reason, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord...

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The War that Won Jerusalem

May 21, 2020

At the outset of a war, no one knows how long the fighting will last. The longest war in history persisted 781 years, between the Spanish Empire and the Moors. The shortest battle, the Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896, lasted a mere 38 minutes. Jerusalem Day commemorates the second shortest war in history, which arose between the enemies of Israel and the young Jewish country. It occurred from June 5 to June 11, 1967, and is aptly named the Six-Day War. Jerusalem Day, or Yom Yerushalayim, 2020 b...

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Israel finally has a new government. Now what?

May 21, 2020

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV) It’s been more than two months in isolation for most of us across America and in other countries as well. Let me encourage you with the words of Jesus from John 16:33 above. We live in a fallen world which means we will have trouble. But we can take heart because our Messiah has overcome the world. That means we are overcome...

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My Words Matter | Day 4

May 21, 2020

We all have a comfort zone. When it comes to interacting with people, I think I’ve been practicing physical distancing my entire life. I prefer a few feet of separation. We are living in a time where six feet separation is the standard. Good thing our love for God is not measured by how close we get to each other but rather on how we communicate with one another. A famous quote from Francis of Assisi says, “Preach the Gospel at all times. When necessary, use words.” Whether spoken, texted or po...

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Fill Me Up Please | Day 3

May 20, 2020

Ephesians chapter 3 has one of the most beautiful illustrations of the love of God in the entire Bible. First, I have to preface that statement with the fact that I’m a former supply chain manager who was tasked with scheduling truckloads of food for delivery to restaurants. Space was always at a premium and I was always finding new ways to maximize the space I was given. In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul gives an invitation to pray for the strength to understand the size and depth of the lov...

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We are His Workmanship | Day 2

May 19, 2020

My wife and I have three children. While we have been blessed to watch all three grow and mature, our middle child has been an interesting case study for me. Over the last two years she has gone from a very talkative child who depended on us to help her to do the smallest tasks to a strong minded, independent young woman who loves Yeshua and is still very talkative. While her outward appearance is the same, inwardly she has become something new. The Apostle Paul outlines in Ephesians chapter 2 t...

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Night of Promise

May 18, 2020

We have an exciting lineup of musical artists, pastors, and ministry leaders – coming together to encourage you with messages of God’s faithfulness, hope and vision. Be a part of it all and join us for this extraordinary Night of Promise!

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Hope in His Calling | Day 1

May 18, 2020

If you’re like me, you love reminders. I have reminders everywhere; my workspace is full of sticky notes reminding me of tasks. My phone is set to remind me of birthdays, anniversaries and when to pay bills. I even have a reminder to check my reminders. Chapter 1 of Ephesians serves as our reminder of who we are in Messiah and how Mighty our God is! The Apostle Paul reminds followers of Yeshua of two foundational truths. First, our value is grounded in Messiah: Blessed be the God and F...

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Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in Shavuot!

May 18, 2020

Something was wrong. Bethlehem* had walked 8 miles from her home in a village in Ethiopia to our Medical Outreach. She stood in line with her baby, in the heat, waiting to be seen. Then, right as she walked into our medical tent, the attack began. Her eyes started to roll back in her head. The baby in her arms was screaming. Thankfully, one of our Outreach Partners was right there to hold her baby because Bethlehem was having a severe asthma attack. She was gasping for breath. God...

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