11
Jan

Neighborhood Needs

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Our Neighborhood homeowners association started out as a action group to stop over development in our area. Recently it has become a network of care and concern for neighbors in need.

We started out fighting a condo development that was going to make a horrible parking situation even worse. We showed up in force at the city planning commission and got the project turned down.

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2
Jan

150,000 Dead!

I am hearing news that the death toll from the recent Tsunami will reach over 50,000. My heart is heavy. I feel for all the people who are suffering and have lost loved ones. I can't imagine the pain and suffering that so many are going thru.

But I am also noticing how the sudden loss of large numbers of people becomes a media event. Our culture seems to view death as an unatural freak occurance. 150,000 people die each day thruout the world. Yet that does not make the news. I realise that many of those 150,000 deaths each day are due to natural causes - and the end of a long life. In contrast, certainly the sudden unexpected death of so many from the Tsunami, is a tragic occurance.

God has placed within us the desire to live forever. That is why we view death as an unnatural occurance. However only thru Christ can we overcome death. Since we live in a fallen world, death is a natural part of that world. Hundreds of thousands die every day. We cannot overcome death by hiding from it, or by pretending it is a freak occurance. We can only overcome death by realizing that Jesus died for us, so that we might live forever.

Our prayers are for the multitudes that are still suffering the after effects of the tsunami.
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8
Oct

Last Great Day of the Feast

Temple Mount
The pouring of water:
On the last Great Day of the Feast.
Yesterday was the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles.
Here is a description of how that day used to be celebrated.

While the morning sacrifice was being prepared, a priest, accompanied by a joyous procession with music, went down to the Pool of Siloam, whence he drew water into a golden pitcher.

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5
Oct

When was Jesus Born? Tabernacles?

Jewish Calendar When was Jesus Born? Was it during the Feast of Tabernacles? This post is pretty involved - but if you are interested, it is provocative.
A lot of this information is from Messiah Understanding His Life and Teachings in Hebraic Context Volume 2 by Avi Ben Mordechai

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3
Oct

Feast of Illumination

NIGHT SCENE OF HEROD'S TEMPLE AT THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES
At the close of the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, the worshippers descended to the Court of the Women, where great preparations had been made. Four golden candelabras were there, each with four golden bowls, and against them rested four ladders; and four youths of priestly descent held, each a pitcher of oil, capable of holding one hundred and twenty log, from which they filled each bowl.

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