Do the Right Thing! – Day 8

The story of Hanukkah reminds us that when we do the right thing and refuse to compromise with the ungodly culture of this world, God will bless us and provide for us. After Alexander and the Greeks conquered the world in 333 BC, their goal was to ‘Hellenize” the...

Great Miracles Still Happen Today – Day 7

The miracles of Hanukkah remind me and give me hope that nothing is impossible with God (Gen. 18:14; Jer. 32:17; 27), and that miracles still happen today. In addition to the humanly impossible victory of the small band of Maccabees over the mighty Greek-Syrian army,...

The Lord Will Fight For You! – Day 6

When I visited Israel for the first time three years ago, we were not able to go up to the Temple Mount area because there was rioting taking place there. As I looked out at the Temple Mount the next day from my hotel balcony, I thought of all the battles that had...

The Temple: God Redefined – Day 5

I love studying the Jerusalem Temple. There is so much that we can learn from it about who God is, who we are in Him, and how He sees us;  and so much that we can apply to our everyday lives. When I was in Israel three years ago praying at the Wall, God spoke these...

Be a Light in the Darkness – Day 4

After our Hanukkah celebration each night, I love to sit and just gaze at the lights of the burning candles of the menorah. There is such a quiet strength in the way that they break through into the night atmosphere.There is also a strength and reassurance I feel from...

Hanukkah’s Hope for Israel -Day 3

The Feast of Hanukkah reminds me that the Jewish people will NEVER cease to exist. As I celebrate Hanukkah this year, there is a heaviness in my heart that is residing alongside the joy and hope. The realities of the story of Hanukkah are a little too real this year,...

The Hope of Hanukkah – Day 2

The message of HOPE is a central theme of the Feast of Hanukkah. Hanukkah reminds us that we can have confident hope in God’s plans, purposes and promises. They will not be thwarted (Ps 33:11), no matter what scheme the enemy tries to use, or how out of control our...

Why Celebrate Hanukkah?

Happy Hanukkah! This is the first of eight blogs celebrating the 8 days of Hanukkah!  After praying through my usual “writer’s block” that I experience when I first sit down to write a blog, I just “coincidentally” happened to receive an email, out of the blue, from...

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