The Shalom of God

About a month ago, I started meeting with a random mix of people who had been studying Hebrew, the Torah, and Jewish culture. I have always been interested in Jewish traditions and have learned about it at a very surface level. I was so grateful that a few of my friends shared with me about this group. It couldn’t have come at a better time.

This year has been a little hard. It hasn’t been my normal hard where I have crazy natural, tangible circumstances to deal with. This year has been more of a spiritual fight. I tell people that I don’t normally attribute much to the enemy, but he for sure has come for me this year. Much of the time I feel as though he is winning.

This battle has been playing out in my thought life like never before. As my birthday approaches, I am feeling a shift coming. It’s interesting because it falls right before the beginning of the Jewish new year. This gathering together with believers who are digging into the depths of the Torah and how Jesus actually lived has definitely helped to usher in this shift I’ve been sensing.

Honestly, I have been wading in a lack of peace. I have felt such unrest and discontent and a bit doubtful in several areas of my life. It’s not a super fun space to be in.

At our basic definition of the word, peace is quiet or a lack of disturbance. In Hebrew, words have such deeper meanings than we have translated them to mean. Peace is the word Shalom, but it goes far beyond our idea of peace. Peace is actually only a small part of true Shalom.

 

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Favorite Finds Friday!

 

I don’t know if you’re anything like me. I LOVE to discover new stuff! It honestly doesn’t matter what it is. It could be food, drinks, skincare, clothes, restaurants, places to visit, hacks, activities, books, music, services, Bible Studies, podcasts, etc… Literally, ANYTHING!!!! So, I thought I would turn my little corner of the internet into a place where I can share these favorite finds with all of you and you can feel free to share your favorite finds with me!

 

INTRODUCING….IN HIS STEPS Christian Footwear

 

In His Steps is a new Christian Footwear Company. I was contacted by the company’s owner, Beth Greenman a few months ago to see if I wanted to share about the vision God had given her. I jumped on the opportunity!

 

From the website…

“A DAILY REMINDER TO WALK WITH PURPOSE

CHRISTIAN FOOTWEAR ACTS AS A DAILY REMINDER

to step forward, do good, and inspire others to do the same, unleashing a collective movement to make the world a better place.”

 

This is everything! What better way to daily remind ourselves of the high calling we, as believers, have to live as Christ and build His Kingdom. And the shoes are super cute, super comfy, high quality and super affordable! I can’t wait for more styles and colors to hit the market!

 

Feel free to visit the website…In His Steps  to check out their flagship shoe line Genesis! Let’s support and join our dear sister Beth to fulfill God’s call to encourage the Body of Christ and to be a light in dark places.

 

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