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Still Small Voice – October 2017

  Dear Friends, Shalom and Hag Samach, Happy Holidays ring out all over the Land of the Bible – Israel during this season of the New Year, 5778; which arrived on Sept. 21st – 23rd with the blast of shofars and trumpets and don’t forget, prayers of repentance. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, was very different for us this year. We were called up to Galilee to nurse my dear friend, Irene Bredlow. She fell and broke her hip, so we cared for her post-op until other arrangements could be made. Irene and I have been friends since nursing school back in Canada 1960-1963. We are here to be a blessing, What ever your hand finds to do, do it with all of your might…” yes LORD! Years ago the LORD spoke to Jay and I and said, “When others are fasting you will be feasting, and when others are feasting you will be fasting. When they are weeping you will be laughing, and when they are laughing you will be weeping.”  That is …

Still Small Voice thanks you… August 2017

Thus ever on through life we find To trust, O Lord, is best. Who serve You with a quiet mind Find in Your service rest. Our outward trouble may not cease, But this our joy will be – Your Word to keep in perfect peace The mind stayed fast on Thee. Author Unknown Photo: Meridel, Josh, Yeshai a friend and Jay. We read this short verse during our devotions with our team out in the garden this morning. I found it so perfect. This Sabbath, we had all of the children and grands except our second son Chris and his wife and three sons who live in Helsinki. It was a perfect Sabbath. We had excellent food. I was inspired to bake two rather scrumptious cakes and they both disappeared over the course of two days… fellowship in the quiet assurance of acceptance is what its all about. We are indeed refreshed for the new week, which for us begins on Sunday. Thank you for your letter. I love your letters. I treasure good news …

Still Small Voice thanks you… Sept. 2017

Dear Friends: “Behold how good and blessed it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  For there the LORD commanded a blessing – Life forevermore.”  Ps. 133: 1,3b. Before summer completely slips away, here is an update on Jay. We enjoyed our first date since his surgery three months ago. Shlomi Arad, one of Daniel’s friends at age 3 made our garden his second home. He found his soulmate and we all shared in the joy of his wedding day.  After the ceremony when we joined them under the huppa. Suddenly, Shlomi laid his hands on Jay and commanded a blessing!   “Blessed is he who blesses you…” Numbers 24:9b “This is how I feel right now” Jay said, looking into the face of a delicately perfumed peach rose. Photo left. “Its going on three months now since the doctors repaired my mitral valve and regulated my heart beat. I am feeling so much better and grow stronger every day. I thank you for your prayers.  Thank God. Thank you Yeshua.”   Last week …

Still Small Voice thanks you…

July 2017 We were counting yesterday, and I came to Israel first when she was just a teen at 17 years. Jay, David 9 months and I came together when she was 21, just a young maiden! Today Israel is a matron at 70, with experience and wisdom, standing among the nations in full strength. Over the years, you have looked into our lives and examined us pretty closely. It has been our privilege to make documentaries which have shown Israel’s history, many of the ongoing battles and the promises of glory. Do you consider Israel as your spiritual homeland? You have no other, but heaven itself. The more Christians identify with Israel, the more they will choose to become involved with Israelis! YES!  We are thankful that you are in that number. I have personalized this scripture to drive home just how meaningful you are to our family. We know that this will turn out for our deliverance through your prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Messiah. Philippians 1:19 What we want you …

Photo by Rob Bye 2016

Everyday tension is growing here, especially in Jerusalem

Brothers and sisters pray for us… 1 Thessalonians 5:25 Everyday tension is growing here, especially in Jerusalem. Security is a way of life in Israel. To go in to our local mall we pass through two security checks. We have been doing this for 20 years now. It is just a part of our daily routine, but we can sense the growing unrest and foment, and the ‘need’ the Palestinians have for conflict.  These are hard words, but sadly true! Facts on the Ground: In the last week, 10 people have died. One week ago armed terrorists exited the Temple Mount with weapons, murdering 2 young Druze police IDF officers and wounded a 3rd guarding the area, 3 Palestinians were killed. Israeli security installed metal detectors at each entrance to the Al Aska Mosque, the Temple Mount area, to insure that no more arms are smuggled inside. The Mufti said all should refuse to enter and protest until the security was removed. Tens of thousands gather in the streets to make a show of prayer, …

Message from Jay

Shalom dear prayer warriors. Love from Share Tzdek Hospital in Jerusalem. Thanks for your prayers. One week ago I had open heart surgery to achieve mitral valve reconstruction, an ablation and tweaking the inside of the atrial fibrillation area. I did not need external bypass surgery in any of my coronary arteries thank God. Hopefully, I will go home soon. I will return to the hospital 3 times a week for physio and am looking at from three to six months of rehabilitaion. I will have to learn to take things much slower. Thanks again for answered prayer. Blessings and prayers for you all. Love in The Holy One of Israel.

Still Small Voice May 2017 – Lest We Forget

This May in Israel is a time for look back and remembering our history, for pausing today to consider the price in blood paid over the land of Israel, and then to look forward and rejoice in the good promises of the Eternal Book concerning this Land of Israel and her peoples. “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again  be two or be divided into two kingdoms.”  Ezekiel 37:21-22 Hebrew Bible. This eternal word is for the Jewish people, represented by the olive tree to the left. 20 years ago we transplanted this olive tree in our garden, an ever present reminder of this verse. What promise in the Bible are you making your very own today? This spring, I found a …