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Moses Searches for the Sin Offering


By Pastor Mark Brocato

In last week’s portion we find this following quote during the first day of regular sacrifices in the Mishkan (the Tabernacle).

Lev 10:16 Now Moses diligently inquired about the goat of the sin offering, and behold, it was burned up!

 Here are some of my personal musings on Moses search. Read More »

Open Hearts and Relationships


It is in the everyday actions of our lives where the true meaning of who we are comes through.

Do we have the same response of gratitude when something goes wrong, as when it goes well? Read More »

Gracious Relationships

lily pad photo

Have you ever felt as though you were one step away from the lily pad?

The ability to walk in relationship with yourself, others, and with God takes a measure of grace. Why grace? It is in the grace of relationship where the reality of our own heart and what we have come to believe about life can bring us strength and help to direct our journey. Read More »

“Mikshowl” – Forgiveness


Is there a “free course” of love and peace flowing through your life? Are you saturated with a continuous sense of God’s love and presence permeating every relationship and experience? Or are you, like me finding areas of the heart where there yet remains a  mikshowl   מכשול  meaning, “stumbling block”? Read More »

Teshuvah: Return


George Barna has been researching the spiritual lives of Americans for over 30 years. In an article about spiritual transformation, Barna’s research leads him to the following conclusion.

In other words, most Christians have a relationship with God that could be described as “active but stalled” – a connection that has plateaued in its passion and influence, despite the continued commitment of time and energy to religious activity. To use an automotive metaphor, the engine is running but the gears are not engaged; we’re burning lots of fuel but not getting anywhere.1 Read More »

Repentance and Forgiveness


“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:8-9 Read More »

Maturing my child to adulthood?


Develop a culture of honor and respect
TIP: Needs and feelings are the driving force behind a child’s behavior. Recognizing the need or feeling by the parent is the first step to building a culture of honor and respect with the child. -
Getting Kids to Help By Mirish Kiszner*

My 16 month old granddaughter began biting other children at daycare. My daughter in law was advised by well meaning people on how to deal with the problem. Read More »

The Purpose Behind Pain


Many people try, and fail I might add, to explain the great mystery of why our loving, Heavenly Father allows pain in this world.  Many times, people will ask deep, stirring questions like, “why is God allowing me to be in debt?” “Why is God letting me slip up with such-and-such sin?” “God, why do You allow suffering and death in the world?”  All these questions are extremely important, and can be answered in-depth on an individual basis. Read More »