Shabbat shalom! I started making my own challah years ago in an attempt to make Shabbat feel more real for my husband + I. We live in a city where it feels like the closest Jew is atleast 50 miles away. So for us, there’s no “going to the Jewish bakery on Shabbat” to get good Jew food for the week. Instead, my kitchen became the Jewish bakery. 🥖
My challah recipe became so popular, I started taking orders in my community. People started referring to it as #BrittniBread ! So I went with it. But now with a 7 week old daughter, I no longer have the time to be baking 10+ challot in my kitchen every Friday.
Baking challah turned back into something special I do for my family instead of a side hustle for my community. And I’m grateful for that. Since my recipe bakes four loaves, I always have two extra loaves for our guests to go home with as a Shabbat gift. 🎁
Moral of the story: sometimes you have to let things go in order to make room for greater things to take place. In my case... a baby.
What are some of the ways you make Shabbat special in your home? Is there something in your life God is asking you to let go of? Shabbat shalom, dear friends. May your rest in Messiah be plentiful ♥️
A message to all of my messianic/christian/jewish/... friends 💕
I want to give you some advise. I had to learn this the hard way, and maybe some of you can learn from my mistakes... 🙈
The thing is:
EVERYTHING YOU DO IS SOMETHING ONLY BETWEEN YOU AND GOD IN FIRST LINE.
No one else has a say in this.
No one has to tell you how to dress, how to pray or what to eat for example...
(Unless it’s clear in the Bible of course.) Others around us are there to help us and to give us advise, but in the end it’s up to you.
You should talk with God about everything, ask him and listen to him and his word. 😊
For years, I followed rules and did things I was never really convinced of. I only did them because other brothers and sisters told me to.
Maybe it was the right way for them, but I discovered that I was not happy. 🤦♀️
I did things for God he never told me to do. And if I’m being honest, my motivation wasn’t even to do it for God, but to please other people...
So listen to others, BUT check everything with your bible and through prayer!
Don’t do anything just in order to please others.
Your first priority should be pleasing the Lord! ✨
• We talk a lot about the will of God. What is his will for us? There are verses in the scripture that actually detail what exactly is God’s will for his people. This is one of my favorites // I’ll be discussing gratitude on my blog and on YouTube this coming week. Stay tuned! •
1 Corinthians 13:13 ❤️ “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
I haven’t posted in a while. Praying everyone is having a peaceful night 🌃 and is reminded of the power of love (which is from the Lord Adonai because He Himself IS love). It’s Shabbat ✡️ so I’ll keep it short and get off social media, grateful this photo matches my theme. 😏📸
Lies come in all shapes and forms. Generally, when we lie to ourselves, there’s no one to correct us. But it effects the way we live life. Don’t live in a lie • The truth will set you free • from personal experience, it’s incredibly liberating once you realize you, too, are worthy of respect, love, and care ❤️
Shabbat Shuva is the “Sabbath of Repentance” which falls between the Feast of Trumpets and Yom Kippur every fall. During this time of reflection and repentance, God reminds us to return to Him in sincerity so that our sins will be washed away by the blood of the Yom Kippur sacrifice. Even though we know we have ultimate forgiveness and cleansing through Jesus, the fall High Holy Days help us to renew our commitment and devotion to Him on an annual basis. It’s also a special time for me bc 5 years ago, this is the time of year I first started dating my beautiful wife! Shabbat Shuva Shalom! May you have a blessed Sabbath of Repentance, and find your relationship with the Lord renewed.