Bereshit, Hebrew for "in [the] beginning," is the first weekly Torah portion (פָּרָשָׁה‎, parashah) in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading. Weekly Torah Portion reading references, audio narration, and more.

Where's the love? 1 Cor 16:13-14

Where's the Love?

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (CJB), "Stay alert, stand firm in the faith, behave like a [man]1, grow strong. Let everything you do be done in love."2

Growing strong, being a man (of integrity, honor), being firm in your faith, staying alert -- these are all good things, but if you do not do it in love, it's all for naught.

1 Corinthians chapter 13 explains it well:

Rosh Chodesh Elul

General Information

Elul (Hebrew: אֱלוּל‎) is the twelfth month of the Jewish civil year and the sixth month of the ecclesiastical year on the Hebrew calendar. It is a summer month of 29 days. Elul usually occurs in August–September on the Gregorian calendar.

The name of the month Elul, like the names of the rest of the Hebrew calendar months, was brought from the Babylonian captivity, and originated from the Akkadian word for "harvest".

ER, Pain, and Pushing On

ER, Pain, and Pushing On

I ended up in the ER this week. The pain from my condition was more than I could treat at home with the medication my doctor prescribed. When this happens, my choice is to be in agony or go to the ER. So, I chose to go to the ER after the pain didn't resolve for around 24 hours. I try to wait at least 12 hours before I go in.

Power to the faint and weary

man sitting on bench

On this day, when I am so exhausted and weary, I find it serendipitous to stumble upon a couple of scriptures that speak directly to me in my current circumstances. I am working so hard on this web site so that I will have a useful and professional platform for communicating what the Father has shown me in the last few years.