Shalom

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Shalom is a Hebrew word, that means much more than the ceasing of activity.

The essence of the word contains a sense of wholeness, of well being, of internal calmness.

So when someone uses the word Shalom is it a powerful blessing!

And it shows us much more of the peace, God has always intended for us.

Shalom!

   

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An Offering

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This blog and these posts are an offering. Before I ever began, I gave it all to the Lord, and it was really a step of faith. Faith blogs are never the most popular, and that’s because of our world becoming increasingly secular.

But having said all that, it does appear that someone is manipulating this site and perhaps even scaring people away. Are there trolls? Probably. Are they Russian hackers?? I doubt it! Lol.

Think it couldn’t happen here? Simply look up Psalm 29:11, on my site. The difference of people being involved in March of this year, and now is remarkable.

One thing trolls do not understand though, is the concept of offering. If God blesses these posts – great. And if not that’s OK. It is in His hands. I will keep posting.

Heavenly Father I trust in You, and I ask that you would continue to guide me with this site. Show me how it should be done. I give this all to you, once again. In Christ’s name, amen.

   

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Jews and Christians – The Hope for Healing

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There are so many tragedies that have taken place over the centuries, that it is sometimes strange to hear about the Judeo-Christian heritage, we once had here, in the United States. After so many centuries of persecution of the Jewish people, one can easily ask, “Can the wounds be healed?”

During the Middle Ages, Christians often kept Jewish people from many occupations, forced them to live in certain areas, and unfortunately murdered them. There are well documented cases, that on a certain date, at a certain place, Crusading armies, on the way to the Holy land, burned and wiped out entire villages of Jewish people.

One of the atrocities that was not uncommon, was for the Crusaders to pile everyone from the Jewish village into the synagogue, and then burn it to the ground, men, women, and children. Often, they would sing Christian hymns, to drown out the screams of the dying. You see, they thought they were doing God a favor.

Now you might say the people doing these horrible things, were not really Christians, and I would agree with you, but they thought they were. And more importantly, the Jews of that time thought they were.

So why write about something so horrible? Because I have found that most Christians have no idea of the extent of damage that has been done in the name of Christ. And unless we know, we cannot work towards bringing the healing that people so desperately need.

And we often talk with Jewish people, in fact, maybe some of you reading this are Jewish. Welcome to my blog. And when we do talk to people, we can be better prepared, to offer hope and healing. We can better understand the barriers.

Jewish people, whether they be secular or religious, know this history. My hope is that more Christians would understand it. May God help us all to bring healing. Amen.

   

Note: The Encyclopedia Judaica is an excellent source of information, or you can google the word “Pogrom”. Be careful though, many far right extremists are busy on the internet.

      

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