Shofar, So Good!

Last Friday, Jews in Israel and around the world celebrated Rosh Hashanah, the start of a New Year on the Jewish calendar. The festival marks the beginning of a very special and holy time known as the High Holy Days: Rosh HaShanah (also called Yom Teruah – Feast of Trumpets), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar) and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles or Booths).  These feasts and fasts are called ‘moadim’ in Hebrew, meaning appointed times. The Book of Leviticus in the Torah specifies the reason for […]

What A Year 2022 Has Been!

I’ve been in full-time ministry for 33 years and, in all those years, three clearly stood out as being earth-shaking. The first was 2001. What happened? 9/11. When those planes struck the World Trade Center in New York City, the world we knew changed forever. And I remember the exact moment I heard the news. Time stopped for me as I watched the horror of those twin towers collapsing.  Life was never going to be the same again. A war followed […]

Discerning The Time

‘To everything there is a season; a time for every purpose under heaven.‘  Ecclesiastes 3:1 Whether in sports or stocks, or in nearly anything we do, the adage ‘timing is everything’ is immutably true. So, when the Word equates living by the Spirit and keeping in step with the Spirit (Galatians 5:25 NIV), the implication is clear: it’s not enough to know what God wants us to do; we must also discern when.  Soon after David’s rule over all Israel […]