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We are told in Matthew 11:12, “From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.” To understand the meaning, we must look at the original context. The Hebrew verb paratz means “to break forth as a chil...

Anna Friendt is the cover-artist of The Garden Keys

She is also is an entrepreneur and artist at Anna Friendt Art & Illustration, founder and executive director at Anchor 13 Studio, a writer and speaker. She is a wife and new mother to her beautiful daughter.

Anna...

Royal gardens of the past had brick walls as borders. While the brick walls kept the intruders out, the walls also contained life and beauty within that was well-watered, and well-taken care of. The walls were for safety. Similarly, the cities in which the Israelites o...

                                              Photo by Anna Friendt Artwork & Illustration

Her worth and value are far beyond pearls. The “Eishet Chayil” or “Wo...

It was on Monday, Nisan 10 that Jesus returned to Jerusalem from Bethany, a village at the foot of Mount of Olives (Matthew 21:7). The day before on Palm Sunday, He had entered into Jerusalem on a donkey. The people spread their cloaks out on the road, and cut branches...

Recently, my husband and I visited Aruba for the white sand beaches, ocean water and time together to embrace and celebrate our marriage of ten years. While many visitors, like ourselves, come to Aruba for the white sand beaches, turquoise water, and day spas, sadly, o...

                        Photo by Alexandra Ellingson 

Immediately I was reminded of Isaiah 53. 53 is how many registered Freedom Fighters took part in the 4th annual Action169 Freedom Race 5k 10k. There were 53 regi...

Recently, I had a moment of choosing whether or not I'd react in anger or take the high road. We've all been there. Instead of shooting back an e-mail filled with emotion, Holy Spirit drew me out of the emotion as I began praying. After all, I had been playing my harp...

MELACH SALT מֶ֫לַח

Throughout the ages, wars have actually been fought over salt. It was once a valuable commodity, and it has been used as a currency for trading. In fact, soldiers in the Roman army were sometimes paid with salt instead of money. The English word "sala...

He was in the center of what looked like a small courtyard. There were no colors other than sand, dust, and the red stains of His blood. Hostility loomed in the air. The soldiers and priests circled around him like vultures closing in on their prey. The crowds, just a...

52 Weeks of Prayer 

The follow up work after Justice Awakening is just as important, if not more important, than the three-days that many of us spent together Feb. 1-3, 2018.  

For the abolitionists and watchmen who attended, a fire of awakening was lit that brought...

Thu, 30 November 2017 = 12th of Kislev, 5778
י״ב בְּכִסְלֵו תשע״ח

A path shows you where to walk. Bricks laid out before you bring guidance as to the way you go. A path means direction to the actions that you might take.  There is a path taken, which aligns with destiny...

Mon, 13 November 2017 = 24th of Cheshvan, 5778
כ״ד בְּחֶשְׁוָן תשע״ח

                   

 “The Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.” Deuteronomy 4:24

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