Many of you have been asking about progress on my manuscript. I’m happy to report that I’m back working directly on the project. It feels good to be among my precious characters again.
One of the ways ADONAI motivated me to get my fingers on the keyboard was to send Na’omi to the Christian Communicators Conference in Asheville earlier this month. She brought an inspiring message to those of us in attendance. I pray her well-earned insights will bless you.
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Research continues. This week I celebrated Rosh Hashanah with the Kehilah synagogue in Portland. It would be difficult to choose my favorite part of the evening. Everything was delicious from the worship to the fellowship around a table full of apple and honey treats. I’m pleased to report that I ate apples dipped in honey which confirms the coming year will be a good one for me.
It’s possible that the blasts on the shofar had the greatest impact. The first notes are to awaken the people and alert them of the coming judgment. A collection of broken notes comes next as if crying out for relief. Following short, staccato notes rise to call everyone to battle. The final great blast hails the coming Messiah as trumpets would resound for a king’s coronation.
The 10 days of Rosh Hashanah occur after a month of somber preparation and before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Jews spend this holiest day of the year coming before ADONAI in confession, pledging repentance, and asking forgiveness. The expected result is to receive the seal of life.
L’Shanah tovah, a sweet new year, to each of you.
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