Reunion Roadmap 11/28/2020 – with Special Guest MelanEE Lisa Davidson

We probably won’t arrive at the place where God has finished working on us while we’re still in this life. His finished work is something we can anticipate when all is restored in the Kingdom. The real question, though, is whether we’ll finish this race better than we started!

MelanEE Lisa Davidson would tell you she’s not even close to where her Heavenly Papa want her, but she has made tremendous progress thanks to His love and grace – and a large measure of patience. The fact that she can tell her story and use her life’s experience to help others indicates just how much progress she has made. That’s what we hear about in this conclusion of our visit with her, along with the music of Mason Clover and Kelly Ferrari Mills.

Check out MelanEE’s memoir, Loved. I. Am! One Woman’s Journey of Shattering Shame Through Experiencing PAPA’S Great Love!, available at Amazon. Also check out her website at www.hisgreatlove1.org.

Click here to listen to the podcast: Reunion Roadmap 11/28/2020 – B’ney Yosef North America

Mark Webb is back in this show to continue his midrash discussion with Barry Phillips about signs in the stars. You can hear and see both parts of their discussion, “The Heavens Declare,” on Barry’s YouTube channel, Remnant of Yisrael:

In this midrash, Mark refers to the following star charts depicting the constellations on December 14, 2020, and January 20 and February 10, 2021:

 

 

Courage, or Obedience?

The First Minnesota, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1863, Don Troiani, via National Guard Bureau.

Courage is always desirable, but it can be dangerous if recklessly pursued. If our God exhorts us to be strong and of good courage, then maybe we should learn how to cultivate the kind of courage He would find admirable.

1 Samuel 15:22; Proverbs 14:12, 16:25; Matthew 8:5-13; Mark 12:28-34

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Music: “The Battle Cry of Freedom,” Gettysburg College Singers, Songs of the Civil War, Vintage Music, 2015.

Weekly Bible Reading for November 29-December 5 2020: Vayishlach (And He Sent)

This coming week, November 29-December 5 (13-19 Kislev), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Vayishlach (And He Sent)

29 Nov Genesis 32:3-12 1 Samuel 21:1-22:23 Matthew 27:45-66 Psalm 29:1-11
30 Nov Genesis 32:13-29 1 Samuel 23:1-24:22 Matthew 28:1-20 Psalm 30:1-12
01 Dec Genesis 32:30-33:5 1 Samuel 25:1-43 Matthew 27:45-66 Proverbs 6:1-11
02 Dec Genesis 33:6-20 1 Samuel 26:1-27:12 Matthew 28:1-20 Proverbs 6:12-19
03 Dec Genesis 34:1-35:13 1 Samuel 28:1-29:11 Mark 1:1-22 Proverbs 6:20-26
04 Dec Genesis 35:14-36:19 1 Samuel 30:1-31:13 Mark 1:23-45 Proverbs 6:27-35
05 Dec Genesis 36:20-43 Obadiah 1:1-21 Mark 2:1-17 Psalm 31:1-14

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Thankful for Life

Do you need a reason to be thankful? How about be thankful for the simple things we all have in common – such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, according to Thomas Jefferson. That first item on the list is on my mind a lot right now as I consider the trials 2020 has brought to us all.

This year I discovered Saveafox Rescue, an organization based in Minnesota that exists to rescue foxes and other animals from fur farms and other endangering situations. Thanks to these wonderful people, these creatures have a chance at happy lives with a greater measure of freedom than they would otherwise have known. Mikayla at Saveafox posts videos frequently, and these have become little joys in my week. Finnegan Fox, in particular, has become my favorite YouTube star!

Why am I sharing this? Because we all desperately need some good things to be thankful for right now. I don’t know much about the people at Saveafox. We probably disagree on many things, but from what I’ve seen we share this: love of life, and compassion for others (people and critters) who share this planet with us. With that in mind, here are some of the Saveafox videos that made me smile a lot, cry a bit, and keep things in perspective.

Reunion Roadmap 11/21/2020 – with Special Guest MelanEE Lisa Davidson

Every testimony of redemption is improbable to some extent. Think about it: a person is heading down a certain path with no desire or ability to change – and sometimes even without knowledge that there is an alternative to the life they are leading – and then the Creator intervenes!

That is the reason Messiah Yeshua had to come to earth to take care of the deadly effects caused by our willful rebellion against the God Who made us. And then there’s MelanEE Lisa Davidson, whose testimony of redemption reaches to the high end of the improbability scale. Not only did she have no desire to depart from her “radical feminist lesbian dyke” lifestyle, she had told God in no uncertain terms that she wanted nothing to do with Him. Yet He stepped in anyway – and continued to step in even when MelanEE pushed Him away.

We hear more of this in our interview segment, the second of three parts of our visit with MelanEE. It’s a story not only of redemption, but of cleaning out the nasty things that had blocked the flow of living water in her redeemed life! Which, by the way, is something Will Spires and Solomon Lopez sing about in their musical offerings, and that Barry Phillips and David Jones discuss in a midrash they call, “Digging Wells.”

Check out MelanEE’s memoir, Loved. I. Am! One Woman’s Journey of Shattering Shame Through Experiencing PAPA’S Great Love!, available at Amazon. Also check out her website at www.hisgreatlove1.org/.

Click here to listen to the podcast: Reunion Roadmap 11/21/2020 – B’ney Yosef North America