Friday, December 3, 2010

~ Day 13 ~ Shabbat Shalom

A day full of worry and phone calls to friends to check on their safety. A time of prayer and reflection and listening to the 'still small voice'. Preparation for Shabbat with the potential of guests from the coast.

The view across the valley
As we are finishing our preparations, we can hear a child across the valley from our house getting in one last saxophone practice before Shabbat begins. He is playing all the familiar Hanukkah melodies. The young musician is used to remind us:

"Maoz Tzur Y’shuati Lecha Naeh L’sha-beiach" 
O Mighty Stronghold of my Salvation, to praise You is a delight....
Keeping all in perspective, G-d is the Stronghold of our Salvation and, in spite of all that has and is happening, we will praise Him this Shabbat~ which is our delight.
Shabbat Shalom to all.  We will be back Yom Rishon. (Sunday)


  1. Shabbat Shalom! Baruch HaShem!

    PK (US)

  2. I just found your blog after sending out a post about the fire. As another of the 'two spies',another voice, I can only say THANK YOU for sharing as you do. It is sharp, accurate, gentle and wonderful! We are here 16 years. תודה לאל!

  3. December 3rd 2010 (13)

    A Psalm of David re Fearless Trust in God.

    1 The LORD is my light and my salvation;
    Whom shall I fear?
    The LORD is the defense of my life;
    Whom shall I dread?

    2 When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,
    My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.

    3 Though a host encamp against me,
    My heart will not fear;
    Though war arise against me,
    In spite of this I shall be confident.

    4 One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek:
    That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life,
    To behold the beauty of the LORD
    And to meditate in His temple.

    5 For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle;
    In the secret place of His tent He will hide me;
    He will lift me up on a rock.

    6 And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me,
    And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy;
    I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD.

    7 Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice,
    And be gracious to me and answer me.

    8 When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You,
    “Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.”

    9 Do not hide Your face from me,
    Do not turn Your servant away in anger;
    You have been my help;
    Do not abandon me nor forsake me,
    O God of my salvation!

    10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
    But the LORD will take me up.

    11 Teach me Your way, O LORD,
    And lead me in a level path
    Because of my foes.

    12 Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries,
    For false witnesses have risen against me,
    And such as breathe out violence.

    13 I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD
    In the land of the living.

    14 Wait for the LORD;
    Be strong and let your heart take courage;
    Yes, wait for the LORD.

    Amen! Hallelu Yah!
    Steve Oerry (UK) <><


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