9/11…Choosing To See A Day of Hope As I Watch G-d Cover Isra’el

Today is 9/11.  A day we should remember the impact of terrorism on US soil.  My heart is grieved.  Instead, on this day, Iran wins. Islam Wins.  Terrorism advances.  It’s as if Iran winning is the same thing as the “president” winning as the White House issues this from the gloating “president”, “This vote is a victory for diplomacy, for American national security, and for the safety and security of the world. For nearly two years, we negotiated from a position of strength to reach an agreement that meets our core objectives…Today, I am heartened that so many Senators judged this deal on the merits, and am gratified by the strong support of lawmakers and citizens alike.”   Today’s headlines quote the Ayatollah in Iran still calling us “the Great Satan” and vowing that Israel will be a memory within the next 25 years.     I’m sad that Republicans could…

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Jewish Year 5775 Coming To A Close: Rosh HaShanah Introspection & Shemittah Year 2015, Just A Piece Of A Larger Pie!

Harvest is Ripe

Being a Messianic Jew I’m asked a lot about the upcoming Shemittah year on God’s calendar & my thoughts.  Especially with all the talk on Rabbi Jonathon Cahn’s books.  My heart trembles a bit in holy fear as I hear people talk.  But even more, my heart is somewhat astounded because nobody asks about the Jubilee year.  And of course people quickly chime in “the Old Testament is irrelevant and doesn’t matter”.  It pains me to hear people speak this when “they don’t know what they don’t know”.   But what about what goes inside the years the create God’s calendar?  Days?  Holy days? Sabbaths? It’s the most overlooked thing that people miss.   It’s like making a pie with only the crust, the years being likened to the pie crust.  What about the cherries or the apples that go in the crust to make it the pie?  No one settles for…

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Free Sexual Addiction Resources

The following resources  are fantastic and most are free.   The 3 messages from the Mayo’s are pdf’s for download. ** Please note that while I have posted other sites or resources it’s not an automatic endorsement of all of their content.  Many of these have valuable tools to use, but PLEASE use discretion when disclosing personal matters to others. Especially when seeking assistance through online or self help services. NOTES ON THE TABOO TOPIC SERIES FROM PASTOR SAM & JEANNE MAYO The Dragon of Imagination When It Seems God Has Failed  A SCRIPTURAL RESPONSE TO HOMOSEXUALITY ACCOUNTABILITY SOFTWARE I am lucky to be surrounded by people who emphasize the importance of  TRUE accountability.   It doesn’t matter how many people you surround yourself with if YOU yourself aren’t real, open and transparent with the people God has placed in your life who truly care about you no matter what…good or the…

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Spiritual Abuse Resources

These are a few of the websites that have helped myself and others over the years through the spiritual abuse valley.    I hope you find it useful.  If you have questions or just need someone to listen please feel free to email me at  jennifercotti@gmail.com. Blessings, Jennifer Spiritual Abuse Resources Video series Spiritual Abuse: An Introduction Presenter: Jeff VanVonderen These presentations are part of a 10-part course entitled “Breaking the Silence on Spiritual Abuse”. In addition to Jeff VanVonderen, this series includes presentations by Dave Johnson and Lynn Heitritter. The entire class can be purchased here. For additional information about Jeff Vanvonderen visit his web site at www.innervention.com. For additional information and resources related to spiritual abuse we encourage you to visit www.spiritualabuse.com. Healthy and Abusive Spiritual Dynamics [55 min] The Abusive Religious System [59 min] How We Get Hooked [60 min]   This is an awesome message from Dr. Charles Stanley that I REALLY…

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Parashat Pinchas

Pinchas Torah Reading

I had been praying for years that if it was G-d’s will for me to make aliyah, I would gladly say yes and amen!  To explain aliyah,  in Hebrew (ivrit) the word “aliyah” translates as “going up” or “elevate”.   Many words in Hebrew have dual meaning.  When a person says they are going to make aliyah this typically means moving to Israel.  Which is what I was thinking of at the time I had been praying if it was G-d’s will for me to make aliyah, I say yes and amen!   A few months back I got an email from my messianic congregation asking if I would make aliyah.   I got the biggest giggle out of it and thought, only you G-d!!! Only you!!    You see, in the synagogue, the person who is called up to read  Torah and give the Torah portion is  also making…

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Preparing for Passover…What Is That Smell?

Passover Lamb

Oh gosh it was horrific! Just 4 short weeks ago a horrible stench filled our house.   We would walk into the kitchen from the garage and it was like walking into a wall of stink.  For weeks this smell haunted all of us in the house.  It started out small, not that big, but enough for everyone to sniff the air and say “what is that smell and where is it coming from?” We even named it “the smell of death”.    We thought maybe it’s coming from the sink? We had a broken pipe in the past so we tore apart underneath the sink.  Nothing!  I poured pots of boiling water down the sink drain.  No relief.    We cleaned out the pantry and never found it. The smell was growing worse!  Both of my kids had already gone through the fridge and still no answer!  By now, The Smell of…

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Running Through Life and Keeping Your Eyes On The Prize

Easter 194

Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us…Hebrews 12:1 AMP Have you ever taken up running?  I am a runner and I LOVE it!  It wasn’t always this way.  I used to just tolerate it, sometimes hated it.  But over time it became my “thing” where I could lose the world.   I swear there is nothing better than the sound of my feet hitting the pavement.   Rounding that one corner with the wind on my face is like a natural high.  It’s the one chance I get to leave life behind and run away from it…

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10 Hardcore Godly Questions to Ask Yourself In A Decision Making Process

Decisions

The wise person knows the will of God; the successful person lives it.  So how do you know the will of God?  And how do you know the direction to go? I am a huge fan of Freedom In Christ Ministries with Neil Anderson because his ministry is steeped in knowing your value and identity through Abba, God the Father.   I’m in a place of making some decisions in my own life and decided this is worth sharing with all of you.   If you are trying to discern God’s will and make wise decisions here is a list of 10 hardcore questions to ask yourself: Have I prayed about it? The first thing a Christian does about anything is pray and seek His Kingdom. Recall that the Lord’s Prayer begins with a petition to establish His kingdom and do His will. Is it consistent with the word of God? The…

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3 Godly Relationship Lessons from Joseph: Vayigash

Lessons from Joseph

The lesson to be learned here is that relationships are painful. Love is not free; it is very costly.  Heartbreak and sorrow is the price that must be paid for love.  Unless we are willing to weep along with Joseph, we will not be able to properly love our spouses, our family members, or our brothers and sisters in the LORD. ~ First Fruits of Zion One thing I have loved most about learning the most from Hebrew roots and weekly Torah portions is how true lovers of God consistently put priority on God’s reputation and His name.   This week I wanted to share some insights I learned as we studied on the exchange between Joseph and Pharaoh. The interpreting of Pharaoh’s dream and the favor Joseph had from Pharaoh.   We find that Pharaoh gave Joseph’s family a warm welcome upon hearing that his family had come to…

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A Word from the Lord: Lacking Love

Rooted in Love Eph 3

Today the Lord is speaking so clearly on the power TO love. To love others. The element of loving others. This is not a romantic love or loving yourself but the subject itself is of love. The lacking from within.  I don’t know who this is for, so I’m sharing with all…1 Cor. 13 is what  God has on repeat today: I may speak in the tongues of men, even angels; but if I lack love, I have become merely blaring brass or a cymbal clanging. I may have the gift of prophecy, I may fathom all mysteries, know all things, have all faith — enough to move mountains; but if I lack love, I am nothing. I may give away everything that I own, I may even hand over my body to be burned; but if I lack love, I gain nothing. Notice how this speaks of every wonderful gift…

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