Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Kids are Almost Here!

Just got a call from Nana and they are almost here with our kids in tow! I'm so excited. 10 days of having a no-kid zone does the body good, but I sure will be glad to get the Fricklets back in my arms.

And, since my wonderful in-laws (seriously, I really do love them) will be staying over, I'm making it an extra special Shabbat tomorrow.

Come 5:00 p.m., the sound of Erev Shabbat will be heard as the computer and Blackberry shut down and all attention turns towards the family and the Father.

On the menu:

Honey raisin Challah

Kosher Grape Juice (instead of wine)

Grilled Chicken and Steak

Israeli Cucumber Salad

Spinach Squares

Sweet Potato Pudding

Garlic Green Beans

Ice Cream for Dessert (yeah, dropped the ball on this one. )

(Note: We're Messianic - no kosher rules here. )

Followed by singing, laughing and family games. I can't wait. If I can remember to put the camera by the table, I'll be sure and post pictures this weekend.

On another note: We are nine days (at sundown) into the Teshuvah season. Teshuvah is a 40 day period in which we reflect upon the past year, atone for our mistakes, seek the face of the Father for forgiveness and gaze into the future of the year to come.

It is also traditional (and Biblical) to make amends with anyone that you've wronged....a time to make things right.

It's thought that during this time the Father, Adonai Elyon, is watching just a bit more closely and our actions will set the pace for the coming year. Hmmm....I think I'll let that linger and post on that next week.

Shalom, Spring M Fricks


  1. Does this coincide at all in the calendar with the choice of the Muslims' 40 days of Ramadan? I know this is there fast from one hour to another, but the feast and fill up each night until the next morning of fast. At least this is what I have heard. I was surprised it was not a full fast.

    For the jews, is this the time before atonement, yon kipper? now don't laugh if I haven't got these holiday right... we are all learning, huh?

  2. i facilitate a Disciple Class @ our methodist church...i'd so love to be there to celebrate w/ you b/c I love learning about our Lord's Judaism. Thank you for sharing your walk on the web ;)

  3. Hi Lindy,

    Yes ma'am, we are all learning. I want to NEVER stop learning.

    You know, I'm floored at the similarities between Muslim holidays and Jewish ones. Very interesting. Yes, there 40 days does coincide although I don't think the dates are exactly the same. They fast all day and then break it at sundown. I love researching Muslim history so I'll have to look into that some more.

    I had to amend my comment cause I somehow got myself confused. Rosh Ha-Shanah, Hebrew New Year. Followed by the days of Awe which ends on Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement) and is a 24 hour fast. This is followed by Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacles.

    Oh my, so much to post on!

  4. I hope you're enjoying your special Shabbat. It sounds wonderful! And so does that meal. The Fricklets are adorable too! :D