Non so se visitare il quartiere ebraico nel giorno del #sabbath sia stata una buona idea o no. Da una parte tutti i negozi erano chiusi perché il #sabato è la giornata di #riposo dedicata alla #preghiera, dall’altra però c’era una bella aria di festa e un sacco di famiglie vestite secondo la tradizione per andare in #sinagoga. Un sacco di bambini in giro che correvano, vestiti nei loro abiti migliori hanno giocato a nascondino con me, Greg e un gattino. Oggi il quartiere è abitato in gran parte da #ebrei ortodossi, disposti a pagare le elevate cifre delle abitazioni pur di essere vicini al #kotel ( il muro del pianto). Tutte le case di questo quartiere hanno sulle porte di ingresso (ma anche su quelle delle stanze interne) la #mezuzah, il piccolo astuccio rettangolare in cui viene custodita una pergamena con un brano della #torah. Nel quartiere ebraico si trovano anche i resti dell’antico #cardo Romano che attraversava #gerusalemme. Lungo le colonne del cardo si svolge il mercato più bello del quartiere ebraico, ma essendo sabato nessun mercato 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
#climbing each week with these ladies is a huge part of my #sabbath — unplugging my laptop, smartphone, and mind from work and all the other parts of life that clamor for my attention so I can renew physically, mentally, and emotionally. So psyched that today I continuously pushed my focus and my edge, climbing my first 5.10c routes in five years! I warmed up on the white route with the huge, daunting overhang (left photo), refused to give up on the muscular yellow route (middle), and thought out of the box with lots of stretching, leaning, and matching on the sparse white route (right). This is what I call a “perfect day of climbing,” where each route I send leaves me thinking all along the way that I might not be able to finish it — even when I’m several feet from the top — and yet I get it done! 🧗🏻♀️ . Thanks to @dcsharratt for setting the pace by climbing the white 10.c first. And to hubs for selecting for our date nights last week the inspirational movies “Free Solo,” “The Dawn Wall,” and “Valley Uprising.” And to the #climbinglife, which I discovered last week and which has instantly made my IG feed exponentially more fascinating! . . . #climbingcrew#rockclimbing#climbon#onbelay @planetgranitesunnyvale #bewellworkwell#mindfulnessmotivators#habitchallenge#habitrefresh#renew#nolimits#pushboundaries#surpriseyourself#infinitelearner#focus#mentalfocus#agility#learningagility#timetoclimb#ilovetoclimb
It’ll be 2 years this July that I’ll have been endowed. I’m grateful for a God who knows his children. When I first did Initiatory there was a phrase that bothered me. I understood the meaning. I understood why it was there. But now the phrase is gone. I’m grateful to feel equal in the Lords house. I make covenants with my Heavenly Father and have a chance to renew them. I’m grateful for the tender mercy I had as I left the temple. I’m happy to be his daughter and most of all grateful for the atonement. I love my Savior who loves me and gave his life for me. #ldschurch#jesuschrist#temple#rexburg#idaho#saturation#hujicam#endowment#initatory#sabbath#becauseofhim
Thank you God for bringing light into this world so that we may not walk in darkness anymore. Thank you, Abba, for purifying my soul & allowing me to be one with you once again. Thank you for teaching me the ways of righteousness, while opening the door to a new life. As we out the lights & prepare for a new week, we pray that you continue to kindle the fire within our souls, as it is written: "the fire in the temple shall never go out." Thank you father for the gifts you have given us through your spirit & through your mercy. #blessing#candle#sabbath#shabbat#light#love#hope#yeshua#messiah#world#kingdom
#peace This is referenced over 1,100 times in #oldtestament, #newtestament, #bookofmormon, #doctrineandcovenants, #pearlofgreatprice and more. I realized I started getting in the habit of making religious posts on #sunday and as #sabbath ends I wanted to #share something with you. A #song. In the song itself it shares the message that there is peace in #christ. The chorus in the song stood out to me - “He gives us #hope when hope is gone. He gives us #strength when we can’t go on. He gives us #shelter in the #storms of life. When there is no peace on Earth, there is peace in Christ.” We have all gone through many trials in our life and we may be #angry, #resentful and #lost. Our personal demons will tell us to shut the #world away and keep to yourself because it is #safe there. But our #savior did not want that for us. He gave his life so we could feel #love and peace. The world is a hard place to be for soft #souls, but when we give him everything we have and #trust our #faith in him that we will be looked after then we will know true peace. https://youtu.be/w56QNV---10 #mormon #churchofjesuschristoflatterdaysaints #comefollowme
Happy Sabbath y’all! I know it’s super late, buuuut I saw this on my facebook feed a lil ways back (shoutout to Kesley) and it really rang true to me. The way we make any and all of our relationships work is through Him for he strengthens us, and validates us in everything that we do. I testify that we can do any and all things through Christ and that His atoning sacrifice is what allows us to thrive and become better than we are. I testify that The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints is true, as well as the Book of Mormon, and I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. #latterdaysaints#sabbath#happysabbath#blessings#relationships
My dear friend @cypress_and_fern reminds us weekly of the richness of Sabbath. Sunday mornings are busy mornings for us. Tonight, we gathered around our table and had pancakes for dinner. Such a sweet reminder that Sabbath is much more than a day of the week and grace-filled moments can be seized anytime. (Photo 1 - IG approved. Photo 2 - reality. 😂) @cypress_and_fern #lent2019#sabbath
Needed this today 🙏🏽❤️ It’s far too easy to focus on the flaws and imperfections of others, especially when we’ve been hurt or offended. Today I commit to try to look beyond the dirt and see more of the GOLD in others, just as the Savior would do. . . Thank you @norma.esp1221 for the inspiration! . . #sunday#sabbath#inspiration#seethegood#love#regram
Because it’s exciting 🙄 Sounds like we need to re-teach why it is you get baptized😂 Another Sunday gone (thank heavens) and we survived it. We have yet to have a non-fighting Sunday🤦🏻♀️ I chased Kenia around all morning, taught India how to tie, admired Adanna’s hair and Ari’s smile, and starved my kids all afternoon so they’d be good and hungry for dinner. We have one more week of March and one more week until Spring Break. Noooooo!!🙅🏻♀️🙅🏻♀️🙅🏻♀️ #theboyefamilyjewels#sunday#afro#hair#church#sabbath#dinner#family#baptism
How I spent my Sunday afternoon. I fight myself to rest. I tend to feel I'm wasting my time. I've a lot I should be doing. But I chose to care for myself today and let that be my productivity. I didn't check off the to-do list items. But I'm ready for the week ahead. #recharge#restday#sabbath#imworkingonselfcare #selfreminderthisisnotawastedday
I’m not a napper. I’m just not. I think I’ve only napped twice in the past 5 years and it was because I had jet lag coming from Hawaii. 😉 This mornings sermon at our church was perfect. It was on rest. The fact that our community and society doesn’t just rest enough. We are always trying to rush from this place to the next, start our kids in sports as soon as they get out of the crib, 🤷♀️ and fill our lives with so much. When talking to friends often, everyone (including myself) says ‘I’m just so busy. I’m tired. I’m exhausted.’ Sometimes I ask myself, ‘what am I busy with?’ WHY am I so busy? What am I trying to prove? Should we really always have to live that way? Is it necessary? Is it what God has called us to? I received this ring from a dear friend recently and it’s probably my favorite ring to date and a sweet daily reminder to ‘be still’ and rest. I’m not good at that since I always feel like I need to be ‘✅checking off all the things’, but trying hard to remember these simple words and take time each week (perhaps on the Sabbath) and rest, reflect, and ‘be still.’ I challenge you to find a day or even a couple of hours and work on resting this week. I’m challenging myself as well. ❤️ #bestill#rest#sabbath#personalgrowth#challengeyourself
The annual Orchid Show is well underway at the New York Botanical Garden. This year’s highlight is on Singapore and simply a feast for the senses — the colors, the patterns, the fragrances...On any given day, the NYBG is a retreat for the soul but special events like the Orchid Show just makes the place a bit more enchanting. If you’re looking for a place to quiet down or an activity to do as a family or with a friend, I highly recommend it.
Let us remember that the church is not a museum for the saints, it is a hospital for the broken. Are we not all broken and in need of repair ? There are many in need of our hospitals, but they will not come if they feel that only “perfect” people are there. We should not go to church to hide our problems, but to heal them. I go to church because I desire with all my heart to follow my Savior, Jesus Christ. I echo the words of Dieter Uchtdorf “I yearn to do all that He asks of me in this great cause. I hunger to be edified by the Holy Spirit and hear the voice of God as He speaks through His ordained servants. I am here to become a better person, to be lifted by the inspiring examples of my brothers and sisters in Christ, and to learn how to more effectively minister to those in need. In short, I am here because I love my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.” Let us leave the image of perfection and our perfect lives at the door. So that all will feel welcome to come and lay down their problems. To cry their tears and feel the love and embrace from their brothers and sisters. Come and sit with me my friends .... Come As You Are and HE will give you rest and healing. I love the sabbath, I love the Savior and I love my church family ♥️ we are blessed. . . . #mamapaolacci#comeasyouare#hospitalforthebroken#bethegood#savior#weallneedasavior#sabbath#renewed#churchfamily#becauseofhim#hisday
Went on vacation last weekend and did a couple #vacationbakes, plus my first attempt at whole wheat bread for today’s #sabbathbake. I definitely need to re-try a couple of these recipes, but baking sure does make me happy regardless of the results. :)
One night a week, we slow down, set the dinner table, celebrate and thank God together. Lennon leads us in a dinner prayer and we hear stories from our family. This week, we had visitors all the way from Sweden to grace us with stories of how they fell in love and about @bob.zacker as a young boy. It’s the new highlight of my week. Thank you @jeffersonbethke #peakdinner#sabbath
Raise your hand if you need a break, especially if you’re as busy as me. On days when I need to take a break, I turn to my friends for some good food & conversations. They inspire me to take a timeout, appreciate what I do, and then refuel me to chase my dreams again. Who do you turn to when you need to take a break and be inspired?
“What you say is your religion. How you say it’s your religion...” Sunday morning battles. Still not sure how I feel about the cultural custom for decades. But I sure as hell better respect the refs judgement, and even the big mouth parents from Boston. Better enjoy a fun and productive adventure with my kids and their teammates. Be patient with the neighbors when I get home. Literally #lovethyneighbor . How do you feel about Sunday morning games? #freedom#legalism#sportsperformance#sabbath day #switchfoot#soccerislife
New milestone that some may not think of as a new mile stone but these two sang in sacrament meeting with the primary for the first time. We practiced and practiced the song at home but they were too busy looking at everyone watching to sing the words. @bobbielars and I still both cried a little as they held hands and walked up to the stage 😭 PS I may or may not have bribed them with Cadbury eggs to take this picture.