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As I was reading John chapter 10 this morning, I ran across something I don’t remember noticing before. John 10:22-24 Then came the Feast of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter and Jesus was in the temple area walking in Solomon’s Colonade. The Jews gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” The Feast of Dedication, is Hanukkah! Hanukkah is an 8 day Jewish celebration commemorating the Macabbeans’ victory over the Syrio-Greek army, the taking back of the Temple, and the miracle of one day’s worth of oil for the menorah (Ner Tamid) burning for 8 days while they pressed more oil. This is thought to have taken place around 25th day of Kislev in the Hebrew Calendar. It’s a rededication of the Temple that symbolized God’s presence. As we are about to celebrate Christmas I can’t help…

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I sure did! I spent it in Napa, CA with our family there which includes 3 little nieces who have me wrapped around their adorable little fingers. Our trip was delightful, with the exception of me contracting the BUBONIC PLAGUE: a historically significant disease. The day after Thanksgiving, I had an ear ache, and I knew I was in maj troubs. 2 days later, the pressure now unbearable from the ear infection, that the ear drum relieved itself. By bursting. That sounds awful but actually after that, there isn’t much pain. Your ear just oozes stuff. The medical term for this stuff is Hot Garbage. I began a mentoring program with Toni Suttie of Integrity Casting back in July. Well, last week this program took me to LA. I learned so much that I am STILL digesting it all. I have been home for 3 days and my…

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I sure did! I spent it in Napa, CA with our family there which includes 3 little nieces who have me wrapped around their adorable little fingers. Our trip was delightful, with the exception of me contracting the BUBONIC PLAGUE: a historically significant disease. The day after Thanksgiving, I had an ear ache, and I knew I was in maj troubs. 2 days later, the pressure now unbearable from the ear infection, that the ear drum relieved itself. By bursting. That sounds awful but actually after that, there isn’t much pain. Your ear just oozes stuff. The medical term for this stuff is Hot Garbage. I began a mentoring program with Toni Suttie of Integrity Casting back in July. Well, last week this program took me to LA. I learned so much that I am STILL digesting it all. I have been home for 3 days and my…