Today marks the beginning of Advent. Like other Jews, Mary (mother of Jesus) longed for the fulfillment of the prophecies promising a Savior to Israel. (Never could she have imagined, even in her wildest dreams, that she would be the one to bring Him into the world!) In my life, I'm (still) waiting for the fulfillment… Continue reading Advent & Looking to Mary.
The people of the Bible fasted at pivotal points. Fasting is a practice in Jewish tradition, and fasting was also often practiced in moments of desperation and crying out to God. In 2 Samuel, David repented of his sin and fasted in hopes that his child (conceived out of wedlock) might be healed and live.… Continue reading Fasting and Intimacy.