Saturday, January 29, 2011

Happy 66th Anniversary, Nana and Gaga!

This past Thursday was my grandparents 66th anniversary. Wow! 66 years. I hope that my future husband and I can say the same thing...that we enjoyed a long and healthy marriage. Not that my grandparents haven't been without their spats, but they have stuck it out together. We took them out to lunch at Cracker Barrel for their anniversary which we all enjoyed. Then that evening I ran some errands and taught cake decorating class.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Walking by Faith

Means hanging onto the Father! And that's where I am even when life's storms come down, I know that He has a plan, and I WILL trust Him fully. Walking by Faith!

This week has been busy busy with meetings...non-stop going and being productive for the kingdom. Serving those in need makes my heart full of overflowing joy...and I know that is why He has me here. So I'm walking by faith right where He has me. :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ever Wonder What the Father is Up to?

This has been one of "those weeks" for me! I really wonder how far the Father wants to stretch me. The doctor took my grandmother off a crucial stomach medication for her causing her quite a bit of stomach issues to the point that she could not eat. Thankfully, she is now back on it. Now, on top of it, she has a UTI, but she's on antibiotics for it...and it was caught early. That only with a few other things has put the stress level at our house up this week...I guess the Father wants to teach me to learn to fully rely on Him, follow His Torah completely, and trust Him for the results. That's easier said than done at times...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Please pray for Lee Houchins (Jocelin’s grandmother) as the doctor took her off a stomach anti-acid medication. A week after that, her hiatal hernia and stomach began hurting to the point that she is barely eating. While this may seem like something that can be taken care of with medication, this a big deal for Lee as she had a ruptured ulcer of the stomach back in 2003. If left unchecked, it will cause irreversible damage that could be crippling or killing. So please pray that we are able to get her back on the needed medication right away. There is a meeting with the doctor today.

Update: Thankfully, the doctor put her back on the medication today. It will take about 48 hours for it fully kick in. Please pray for her full healing!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

ResTORAHtion Cooking - A Messianic Hebrew Roots Cookbook

ResTORAHtion Ministries is pleased to present ResTORAHtion Cooking which is a compilation cookbook featuring recipes from Messianic Hebrew Roots families all across the world.

We are very excited about this project and ask you to join us by submitting YOUR favorite recipes! We need recipes for the traditional categories as well as the special categories of Days of Unleavened Bread (recipes containing no leaven for use during the Days of Unleavened Bread), Feast Days Food (recipes that you use during the Feast Days), and Easy Shabbat Meals (meals with little prep or "fix ahead" meals).

We are even working on a special Torah Teacher's Favorites Section, so you won't want to miss being part of this special project for the entire Hebrew Roots Community! When submitting your recipe, please include a story about why this recipe is particularly special or unique, a favorite memory of fixing it, or how you received the recipe. Each of us loves understanding what makes a recipe more than a recipe but a piece of each person sharing it.

Recipes only need to be Biblically clean according to Leviticus 11 not necessarily "kosher."

Recipe Submittal Deadline: June 1, 2011

Trying to Stay Warm

I'm truly ready for Spring! It has been in the 20s straight here in Ohio with 6" of snow on the ground. It's beautiful and makes everything look clean, but I'm truly ready for Spring. :)

This week has been a good week. Got a lot done at work, now I'm heading off to teach a Cake Decorating Class tonight. I think I'm going to splurge and get a Starbucks tonight. Just don't tell my friend Paul who eats raw!

I've also been working on our family's cookbook project. We're compiling a Messianic cookbook of which I'll post about separately. That's going to be very exciting! We've gotten all the main Torah Teachers to agree to be part of it too! The recipes as they come in are looking delicious. :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Exciting News

Well, I've got 3 exciting events coming up!

Our family has been hosting a monthly Shabbat Gathering. For our February gathering, Eddie Chumney will be joining us. He'll be doing his 5 Minute Update live from here as well as a new teaching "Let Us Go Up To Zion" and a Q&A Session.

Then we are hosting Passover in April. Eddie will also be joining us for that! :)

And finally, we are hosting Shavuot in June (10-12) and will have Paul Nison as our speaker.

I can't wait for each of those...but I'm going to savor each one too. :)

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Great Shabbat

Today, we had our monthly gathering of Messianic/Hebrew Roots believers at our home. It was a wonderful time. We began gathering around 11am, had lunch at 12:30pm, then midrashed on the topic of "Spying out the Land." After the midrash, we broke up into smaller groups and talked. We younger folks enjoyed a good game of Phase 10, and of course David won! ;) It was a refreshing time of fellowship of believers.

Then tonight, I got some more work in on my book in progress as well as caught up on some e-mails and other work. A great start to a new week.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

One of my Favorite Bibles

As we get begin a new gregorian year, many of us still seek to read through the Bible in a year. How about reading one that restores the true name of the Messiah and YHVH? Check out the Restoration Scriptures we carry at