I'm a retired school music teacher who still spends most of her time making music with and for others. I teach piano lessons and am the bell choir director at a church here in town.
I've been growing in my faith by leaps and bounds and have had some new challenges presented to me by The Father. I'm trying to be obedient, but He sure has high expectations of me. Trying to show my true love for HIM and following through with His requests of me.
I'm an avid reader and am constantly searching for the next book that will grow me.
Married to a wonderful man of God and have three grown children and three wonderful granddaughters, plus 8 other "grandchildren" whom the Father brought into our lives through truly amazing circumstances. Truly blessed!
Would appreciate a few prayers lifted on my behalf tomorrow as I undergo an angiogram to see what's causing my chest pains and fatigue. Might keep David in those prayers, too, as he will have a lot of time to wait for answers. Thanks to my family and friends on A-T for your continued support.
Preparation time for Shabbat again. I've spent some time today doing a "homework" assignment give to us by Clear for the King and Prophets class. If there are others of you out there who would like to learn along with us, the class meets on Tuesdays at 5:30pm CDT. We're studying chronologically which really helps "connect the dots" along the way. It's a great class. How about giving it a try
I was curious about the earliest records of musical instruments. Went searching and found out about some flutes made from ivory tusks that were said to be 30,000+ years old. I guess what I had in mind was something similar to what I played (trumpet and French horn). In our Torah Portion this week, we read in B'Midbar 10: 1 that Hashem to Moshe to make two trumpets out of hammered silver. I can picture them in my mind. I think they would look like a French horn "unwound". A long slender tubing of silver that started very narrow and expanded in diameter the longer it got and ended in a flared rim. It's beautiful in my mind.
Just thought I'd share my mind-wanderings today. Have a great day!
The 214th prohibition is that we are forbidden from taking the sheaves which were forgotten (shik'cha) during the harvest process.
The source of this commandment is G‑d's statement,1 "[When you reap your harvest] and forget a sheaf in the field, you may not go back for it."
This law applies to all produce, whether it grows on the ground or on a tree.
This mitzvah is also in the category of lav shenitak l'aseh (a prohibition with a remedial positive commandment). Therefore, if one transgressed and took it, one is required to return it to the poor. [This positive requirement] is derived from the verse,2 "It must be left for the stranger, the orphan, and the widow."
The details of this mitzvah are explained in tractate Pe'ah.
The 212th prohibition is that we are forbidden from completely harvesting a vineyard.
The source of this commandment is G‑d's statement,1 "Do not pick the olelot (oddly shaped clusters) in your vineyard." You must instead leave them for the poor.2
This law does not apply to other trees, even though they are similar to grapevines. The prohibition,3 "When you beat the fruit from your olive tree, do not go back over it" [is not related to this mitzvah of olelot but is] part of the prohibition against taking shik'chah (forgotten produce).4 From this verse which prohibits taking shik'chah from olive trees we learn that shik'chah applies to all trees. [The law of olelot, however, only applies to grapes.]
This mitzvah is also in the category of lav shenitak l'aseh (a prohibition with a remedial positive commandment).
The details of this mitzvah are explained in tractate Pe'ah.5
I wanted to get a quick "hello" to everyone before Shabbat begins. Thank you to my A-T family and friends for all the prayers and well-wishes. I will be seeing the cardiologist on Tuesday to find out what the next steps will be. Have chosen no to worry about this whole thing. I know that I'm in Hashem's perfect care. Have a blessed and restful Shabbat everyone!