TikvahBOGPOST Sept 17, 2021

The last few weeks have been a bit of a “trip”!! Falls tend to be some of my busiest times of the year. We also observed Yom Kippur yesterday and I was reminded of the gratitude I feel for each one of you, for your support of the work we are doing, and your excitement for projects like The Last Colony.

While the past few years have been amazingly difficult and the future is showing no sign of letting up, my hope with each one of you is you never let your circumstance define you but that you define your own circumstances.

Psalm 56:4-14

4 When I am afraid, I trust in You, 5 in God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I am not afraid; what can mortals do to me? 6 All day long they cause me grief in my affairs, they plan only evil against me. 7 They plot, they lie in ambush; they watch my every move, hoping for my death. 8 Cast them out for their evil; subdue peoples in Your anger, O God. 9 You keep count of my wanderings; put my tears into Your flask, into Your record. 10 Then my enemies will retreat when I call on You; this I know, that God is for me. 11 In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise, 12 in God I trust; I am not afraid; what can man do to me? 13 I must pay my vows to You, O God; I will render thank offerings to You. 14 For You have saved me from death, my foot from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.

י֥וֹם אִירָ֑א אֲ֝נִ֗י אֵלֶ֥יךָ אֶבְטָֽח׃ בֵּאלֹהִים֮ אֲהַלֵּ֢ל דְּבָ֫ר֥וֹ בֵּאלֹהִ֣ים בָּ֭טַחְתִּי לֹ֣א אִירָ֑א מַה־יַּעֲשֶׂ֖ה בָשָׂ֣ר לִֽי׃ כׇּל־הַ֭יּוֹם דְּבָרַ֣י יְעַצֵּ֑בוּ עָלַ֖י כׇּל־מַחְשְׁבֹתָ֣ם לָרָֽע׃ יָג֤וּרוּ ׀ (יצפינו) [יִצְפּ֗וֹנוּ] הֵ֭מָּה עֲקֵבַ֣י יִשְׁמֹ֑רוּ כַּ֝אֲשֶׁ֗ר קִוּ֥וּ נַפְשִֽׁי׃ עַל־אָ֥וֶן פַּלֶּט־לָ֑מוֹ בְּ֝אַ֗ף עַמִּ֤ים ׀ הוֹרֵ֬ד אֱלֹהִֽים׃ נֹדִי֮ סָפַ֢רְתָּ֫ה־אָ֥תָּה שִׂ֣ימָה דִמְעָתִ֣י בְנֹאדֶ֑ךָ  בֵּ֭אלֹהִים אֲהַלֵּ֣ל דָּבָ֑ר בַּ֝יהֹוָ֗ה אֲהַלֵּ֥ל דָּבָֽר׃ הֲ֝לֹ֗א בְּסִפְרָתֶֽךָ׃אָ֨ז יָ֘שׁ֤וּבוּ אוֹיְבַ֣י אָ֭חוֹר בְּי֣וֹם אֶקְרָ֑א זֶה־יָ֝דַ֗עְתִּי כִּֽי־אֱלֹהִ֥ים לִֽי׃ בֵּאלֹהִ֣ים בָּ֭טַחְתִּי לֹּ֣א אִירָ֑א מַה־יַּעֲשֶׂ֖ה אָדָ֣ם לִֽי׃ עָלַ֣י אֱלֹהִ֣ים נְדָרֶ֑יךָ אֲשַׁלֵּ֖ם תּוֹדֹ֣ת לָֽךְ׃ כִּ֤י הִצַּ֢לְתָּ נַפְשִׁ֡י מִמָּוֶת֮ הֲלֹ֥א רַגְלַ֗י מִ֫דֶּ֥חִי לְ֭הִֽתְהַלֵּךְ לִפְנֵ֣י אֱלֹהִ֑ים בְּ֝א֗וֹר הַחַיִּֽים׃

This week’s daily sketches Sept 17, 2021. Didn’t get as much done as I had hoped but happy with the progress!

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