By Ethel Chadwick
At the end of the year things get really busy with Thanksgiving, followed by Chanukah and Christmas, then New Year’s Eve.
Some of us run around like chickens without heads. We must shop till we drop, we must buy more decorations, we must spend, spend, and SPEND, and eat, eat, EAT!
But wait! What about self-control and moderation? I mean we eat too much, we spend too much and we DO too much!
So Mama Ethel says – STOP! Take a deep breath! Slow down! God was very busy making the world but He too knew the value of resting, so He instructed us to take a rest, too!
Take a Shabbat! Just relax, listen to praise music, praise Him, pray, and do nothing for a while. Breathe deeply, slowly, and focus on God, who loves you abundantly and at all times.
And by the way, take time to enjoy your friends and family. Love more, listen more, talk less. Spend less and eat less too!
Genesis 2:2-3 (TLV): 2 God completed—on the seventh day—His work that He made, and He ceased—on the seventh day—from all His work that He made. 3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, for on it He ceased from all His work that God created for the purpose of preparing.
By: Ethel Chadwick
I was born a Jew and will die a Jew. I am certain that Yeshua is the Messiah. I have not converted to another religion, I am more Jewish than ever. Yes, Jesus made me kosher!
I am deeply disturbed that a member of my congregation (I will call her “Ginger”) has decided to sever her relationship with our Messianic Congregation. Ginger no longer believes that Yeshua is the Messiah.
How can this be? Once you have tasted the sweetness of Yeshua, felt His atoning grace, received His forgiveness, how can you throw it all away?
When I look at Isaiah 53, I know it’s talking about Yeshua. I have no doubts! When I read about the New Covenant in Jeremiah 31:31, I know that I know.
I have decided to follow Yeshua. No turning back, no turning back.
Please pray for Ginger and all those who are deceived.
Holding on to the truth,
By: Ethel Chadwick
Shalom friends! Just a quick reminder to be polite! I think we sometimes forget our manners. Whether you are speaking to your spouse or to the barista at your favorite café, you should always remember those precious three words: please and thank you!
It’s sad that we sometimes take each other for granted. When the family is together for a meal, don’t just shout across the table “send me over the salt!” Remember to say “please.”
Pretty soon we’ll all be together for Thanksgiving. Let’s remember our manners. Of course as believers, we want to demonstrate the gifts of the spirit. Being polite is the right thing to do. Younger folks are watching us. We can lead by example!
Please remember to be polite, not only with each other, but with strangers that you encounter every day. Thank you!