"It`s a nice sight to see a woman holding flowers."
--quote from a neighbor
Wishing you a wonderful day, from Challah and Cherry Blossoms!
|The Castle is made of light!! So when it appears bright and
illuminated as the sky turns to night, I read a blessing and count the
day of the omer!!|
And from the day on which you bring the sheaf of elevation offering---the day after the sabbath--you shall count off seven weeks. They must be complete: you must count until the day after the seventh week--fifty days; then you shall bring an offering of new grain to the Lord. You shall bring from your settlements two loaves of bread as an elevation offering; --Leviticus 23:15~17a
Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer.
May the LORD be gracious to us and and bless us. May He make His countenance shine upon us forever, that Your way be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. The nations will extol You, O God; all the nations will extol You. The nations will rejoice and sing for joy, for You will judge the peoples justly and guide the nations on earth forever. The peoples will extol You, O God; all the peoples will extol you, for the earth will have yielded its produce and God, our God, will bless us. God will bless us; and all , from the farthest corners of the earth, shall fear Him.
Accept our supplication and hear our cry. You who knows secret thoughts.
Blessed be the name of the glory of His kingdom forever and ever.
Blessings and Shabbat Shalom!! Love, Shayndel
David whirled with all his might before the LORD; David was girt with a linen ephod. Thus David and all the House of Israel brought up the Ark of the LORD with blasts and shouts of the horn. ---2Samuel 6:15
They brought in the Ark of the LORD and set it up in its place inside the tent which David had pitched for it, and David sacrificed burnt offerings and offerings of well-being, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of Hosts. And he distributed among all the people---the entire multitude of Israel, man and woman alike --- to each a loaf of bread, a cake made in a pan, and a raisin cake. Then all the people left for their homes. ---2Samuel 6:17~19
|Always cut （trim))|
the branches of an Ume tree, but do not cut the branches of a Sakura tree.
|--wisdom from Japanese gardening|
|standing under the fruit and leaves of an ume tree in God`s gorgeous sunshine is a great happiness!!!|
|First Fruit of the Ume tree!!! (plums!!)|
But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God,
I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever."
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in me. ---John 15:4~5
|Grape vine thickens so quickly, and the blossoms are shooting forth in tiny buds from between the leaves (too small now for my camera lens to find in this picture, but they are there!)|
Blessings and AHAVA (Love)Now showing on this post:
So I may always keep your Torah,
---Psalm 119: 44~48
|Matzah in front of the Imperial Palace Tokyo! from my Passover series in Tokyo!!|
|In the center of Tokyo, The Imperial Palace at sunset, with hanging cherry blossoms. To me it looks like a Castle!!|
May we bring what we learned from the Passover weeks and be set free into the new season..
Blesssings and Shalom!
|special order, for Passover, no cookie, substitute with matzah|
|Yes, really ! Cherry Blossoms Balloons, in the street leading to the Castle|
|matzah and Odawara Castle, Tokyo Japan|
|I loved seeing that this Castle has triangular shaped windows!! Did you know what these small windows are for in a castle? Something would be pointed out towards the outer area as a defense from the enemy.|
|The cherry blossoms at Odawara castle were exquisite. Below is where the "moat" was at one time. Most of this castle is re-constructed, but it was a beautiful site to see how it was and the the cherry trees blossoms always a new.|