I have had trouble with this section, because I don’t really want this blog to be focused on me and who I am, but rather Yeshua and who He is. At the same time, I always go check out the about section on other blogs for red flags, so I think I need to write at least a bit of something about myself for others who are trying to be discerning about what they read…

So  I believe

  • The Bible is 100% true. It’s my compass for navigating life.
  • I believe that Bereshit (Genesis) to Revelation is for today, and that no part of the Bible is a passed away or over
  • I can trust YHVH) to keep His Word
  • He doesn’t change, and neither does His Word.
  • I believe that Yeshua is the ONLY way to YHVH (God)
  •  I believe in holiness – not compromising no matter what, just counting the cost

…I don’t know what else to say right now….I just believe in Yeshua….. He is my advocate, my Messiah, my King.  He will never leave me or forsake me.  I will never deny Him.  He is real.  He loves me.


  1. Hello

    Wanted to get your input on an article I am going to post… let me know your thoughts on it..
    PSALM 25


    “Unto thee, O Lord,
    do I lift up my soul”
    Psalm 25:1

    ALEPH.* In this Acrostic Psalm (see David is setting forth the posture of one who through the experiences of life has come to a place of total reliance upon his God for the keeping of his soul. Gone are the self-reliance and the zeal of his youth. The aged man has now learned the value and the truth of the Lord as his shepherd. The fickle soul of man must ever be lifted up unto God for safe-keeping. The purpose of all our experiences in life brings us to the ALEPH of God; He is the Saviour and the Keeper of our very lives. These are more than mere words and must be accompanied by brokenness of spirit and gratitude of heart. This is not something uttered in a special moment of prayer but the very position from which His elect face the reality of life. It is here that the truth of Him makes the deep and lasting impressions of grace; a grace which has wrought upon an individual the need to abide and trust in God alone.

    “Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul” is the cry of the human heart reaching out unto Him who alone is worthy and able to satisfy the desire of every man. It may be the faint whisper of one weighed down with the afflictions and circumstances of life or the sigh of the weary seeking rest. His throne is one of grace for us to find the succor of God in time of need. Grace and power flow from the heart of the One who so loved us that He offered Himself in our stead to be our answer for the sin, the rebellion and the ignorance of our utter hopelessness. The lifting up of our soul unto Him is the revelation of a faith rooted and grounded in the knowledge that He hears us and cares for us. As children we have placed our well-being in the hands of men, our beliefs or our own strengths but with the passing of time we are brought to the power of this one truth: “Unto Thee, O Lord”. The journey into Him has brought us through the disappointment of trusting in other things and especially trusting in ourselves. As a child “weaned from his mother” (Ps. 131:2) so are we weaned from our dependency upon other things.

    This is the ALEPH of our deportment of life in God. Through the mountain top experiences and down to the dark and dreary days of discouragement the pilgrim of faith has been brought to this abiding temperament of heart…

    “Unto thee, O Lord,
    do I lift up my soul”
    Psalm 25:1


    PSALM 25 is an Acrostic Psalm where each verse begins with an orderly sequence of the Hebrew Alphabet (Verse One Starts with the letter ALEPH

    *ALEPH: Historically Aleph means oxen; thousand; teaching; master…Divinity ‘Master of the universe.’ The Divine ‘One’ revealing Himself throughout the plurality of Creation. It is the first of all the Hebrew letters and is the representation of God’s Oneness and Power. **Aleph is a unified graphic depiction of Him in relation to His Work, His Power and His Relationship to creation. Its upper right section consists of the Hebrew letter yod, the first letter in the Name of God (YHWH). A second yod in the Aleph’s lower left segment implies the Creator with and in His creation. The central diagonal connecting column is the vau, a Hebrew letter signifying transformation and change. Aleph thus reveals God’s primary intention of bringing forth man in His image and likeness (Genesis 1:26) whereas creation is merely the beginning of His work and purpose. The design of this letter communicates Him as the Father/Creator of all things with the intent to bring about the wonder of transformation and change via relationship in and through the Living Word, Jesus Christ.

    ALEPH is revealed in Ezekiel’s vision of the four living creatures as the Ox which imparts to us the sacrificial nature of the heart of Jesus our Saviour. These four faces as seen by Ezekiel reveal His Character in the beauty and wonder of the Son. Ezekiel’s setting forth of these four living creatures is one as having the appearance of a man. There is only One in heaven whom God is interested in revealing and honoring: The Man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5).

    “Also out of the midst thereof
    came the likeness of four living creatures.
    And this was their appearance;
    they had the likeness of a man”
    Ezekiel 1:5

    Jesus in His discourse with the religious men of His day declared,

    “Search the scriptures;
    for in them ye think ye have eternal life:
    and they are they which testify of me”
    John 5:39

    The four-fold Gospel of Jesus bears witness to these faces.

    Matthew —————- Lion
    Mark ———————- Ox
    Luke ———————– Man
    John ———————– Eagle
    (To be addressed in a later writing.)

    **“The original pictograph for this letter is a picture of an ox head () representing strength and power from the work performed by the animal. This pictograph also represents a chief or other leader. When two oxen are yoked together for pulling a wagon or plow, the older and more experienced one leads the other. Within the clan, tribe or family the chief or father is seen as the elder who is yoked *** to the others as the leader and teacher.

    The Modern name for this letter is aleph and corresponds to the Greek name alpha and the Arabic name aleph. The various meanings of this root are oxen, yoke and learn. Each of these meanings is related to the meanings of the pictograph . The root (אלף) is an adopted root from the parent root אל (el), written as in the original script, meaning, strength, power and chief and is the probable original name of the pictograph .” (The Hebrew Alphabet by Jeff A. Benner) http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/alphabet_letters_aleph.html

    *** It is in this understanding of the yoke represented by this letter where we are afforded the beauty of Jesus’ invitation to us “to take His yoke” upon us (Matthew 11:29). It is in our being “yoked” with Him that we come to know His Ways and His Heart. Change can only be wrought in us via relationship with Him. While the religious desire intellectual knowledge (as revealed in Eve reaching for the “tree of knowledge”) the true in heart know that it is only in us partaking of the “Tree of Life” that His Life becomes ours.

    We would also like to acknowledge the contributions from the following sources:

    Alfred Jones, “Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names”
    Jeff A. Benner “The Hebrew Alphabet”
    Hebrew Today website
    Aleph – Wikpedia website
    Andrew Jukes – “Types in Genesis” and “The Names of God”
    B. E. Crowley
    C.R. Oliver
    Rabbi Michael L. Munk — “The Wisdom in the Hebrew Alphabet” (Mesorah Publications)
    Abiram Publication – http://www.abiram-publications.com
    Jeremy Aranoff – “Torah, The Quintessential Blueprint”

    Brian Troxel

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    1. Oh I love this post! I am shouting HalleluYah, and at the same time crying Yes, Lord, amen 😔 so good brother, thank you for sending to me. A timely encouragement for me personally 🙏🏼


  2. Thank you for the kind words… I am sure you know the Hebrew much more than I do, I hope to write a bit on each verse of this Psalm with the note on the corresponding letter please feel free to add any critique or further thoughts on them, appreciate your input


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    1. ‘He is our Aleph’ The way you described Him as our Aleph in your writing really spoke to me. I look forward to your next post. You’re right, I love learning about the Hebrew, but I’m still in ‘kindergarten’ 🙂 I’m glad you posted the Benner info bc I hadn’t read it in awhile and it was good to read it again!


  3. I was having a quiet time this morning and thoughts of you came up. I just wanted to send a note to encourage you to keep sharing, learning and growing in God. His love is deep, eternal and steadfast.


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    1. Thank you so much, brother, for your words of encouragement. Always needed for sure. I found a study regarding the Resh portion of Psalm 119 the other day and wondered how your studies were going concerning that Psalm. If I can find it again 😬 I will send it to you. I have two major studies going on right now that I hope to post on soon. My uncle next door died two weeks ago and things have been a little off kilter, but hoping to get back in a good routine. This week was good. Lots of studying and understanding, which is a blessed combo to be sure!
      Shalom, brother!
      May You be blessed in your studies with understanding and exhortation from the Holy Ghost!


    1. Hi! I am still studying even though I haven’t posted lately here, but I posted a few things on instagram from my studies in Romans and also from my Torah studies. How are you? How is your studying going?


  4. Shalom Amanda.
    I saw your review on Amazon of Martha Zimmermans’s “Celebrating Biblical Feasts: In Your Home or Church”. I appreciated what you had to say about sticking to what scriptures say, and not rabbinics. I also agree that including a bunch of man made rules IS confusing to Christians, especially those new to the Hebraic Roots movement.

    I have written a book where I strived to focus on “What did Yeshua do?” (and it wasn’t rabbincs!) when it comes to celebrating the Festivals in the home. It is entitled: “Following Our Master Yeshua….Celebrating the Festivals of Yehovah: Dinner Table Guide Book to Celebrating the Biblical Feasts”. It should be up on Amazon by the end of this week. There will also be a Kindle version but I don’t know how well it will transfer to that medium.

    I’m writing to ask: Would be interested in reviewing it? I haven’t reached out and asked anyone to do this before so I don’t know exactly how its done.


    I am in the process of updating my web site to have the same focus, where applicable: What did Yeshua do?

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    1. Mazel tov on your new book! How exciting! Yes, I would definitely be interested in reading your book. Let me know when your book is available and I will check it out. Thanks so much for letting be know.


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