Friday, December 16, 2022

Jesus Celebrated Hanukkah

Then came Hanukkah; it was winter in Jerusalem. Yeshua was walking in the Temple around Solomon’s Colonnade. Then the Judean leaders surrounded Him, saying, “How long will You hold us in suspense? If You are the Messiah, tell us outright!” Yeshua answered them, “I told you, but you don’t believe! The works I do in My Father’s name testify concerning Me. 

John 10:22-25 TLV

Yeshua is the Hebrew form of the name of Jesus.

The TLV is the Tree of Life Version popular with Jewish believers in Jesus.

Here it is in the King James Version:

And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.

Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, 

How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: 

the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. 

John 10:22-25 KJV

Do you know who He is,

and why He came to you?

He is the Messiah, the Savior of the world.

Happy Hanukkah if you celebrate it too.

And if you don't, Happy Hanukkah anyway!

Monday, December 5, 2022


I read this on Gretchen's Blog and was shocked.

I thought the quote was going one way, then it went another.

“Religion used to be the opium of the people. To those suffering humiliation, pain, illness, and serfdom, religion promised the reward of an afterlife. But now, we are witnessing a transformation, a true opium of the people is the belief in nothingness after death, the huge solace, the huge comfort of thinking that for our betrayals, our greed, our cowardice, our murders, we are not going to be judged.”

-Czesław Miłosz,

(1911-2004), a Polish-American poet, prose writer, translator, and diplomat. 

He is regarded as one of the great poets of the 20th century.

Sunday, December 4, 2022



For by grace you have been saved through faith. 

And this is not from yourselves—it is the gift of God.

Ephesians 2:8

Friday, December 2, 2022



On this chilly December day

may all your troubles disappear

(like this bread!)

And may you know the peace

of the King of Kings

and Lord of Lords,

Jesus the Messiah.