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Purim 2014 March 29, 2014

Hello dear ones! Last year we had a big Purim celebration. This year we were able to use crafts from last year. So we had a very laid back Purim. If you don’t know, Purim is a Biblical feast that celebrates how God used Queen Esther to deliver the Jews from genocide in Persia. It is an amazing story of faith and bravery. If it wasn’t for Purim then Jesus would not have been born on this Earth.

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Our favorite tradition is making hamentaschen (Haman ears or hats). Haman is the man who tried to have all the Jews murdered. In the end, Haman was hung on the gallows he had made for Mordecai, Queen Esther’s cousin.  Hamentaschen are very good cookies with various fillings. We used raspberry jam.  We usually watch “One Night with the King” for fun but this year we watched the Veggie Tale’s version of Esther.  We got this great Purim board game at the Holocaust museum last year. We finally got to play it and it was really fun. It’s called : Queen Esther: Dancing Dreidels.

http://www.amazon.com/FVQE-0810-Queen-Esther-Dancing-Dreidels/dp/B006ISXK8C

We didn’t use the noise makers this year but usually we read the story of Esther in the Bible and we cheer for Mordecai and boo for Haman. You can see that we have paper haman ears for decor. I also like decorating with peacocks and bright colors to feel like we’re in Persia.

Here’s last years post: https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/my-family-rocks-sunday-purim-princess-bride-date-night/

God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

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My Family Rocks! Sunday: The Feast of Trumpets September 16, 2012

Hello friends and may God bless you. There have been perilous times lately but we know that God holds us in His hands. Friday night we celebrated the Feast of Trumpets early with our best friends Hannah & James. The real time starts tonight (Sept 16th) at sun down in Israel and goes through Sept 18th. I believe an extra day was added because no one is sure when the actual day of the feast is. As I explain the feast, enjoy the pics from our celebration.

The kids blowing toy Shofars as we look forward to Christ’ return 

Here’s more info on the Feast of Trumpets (a.k.a. Rosh Hashanah/ Yom Teruah):

http://heartofwisdom.com/biblicalholidays/2012/09/16/messiah-in-rosh-hashannah/

We enjoyed our own feast at Ruby Tuesdays before heading to our house. Pic of Olivia and Michael

Jesus Christ fulfilled the Spring Feasts. He was/is the Passover Lamb, he was buried during the feast of Unleavened Bread, and He rose on First Fruits. The Holy Spirit was sent on Pentecost. Many (including me) believe Jesus was born in the fall during Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles).

http://heartofwisdom.com/biblicalholidays/2011/10/10/birth-of-christ-feast-of-tabernacles/

Pic: Lighting Hannah’s Menorah. We sang Happy Birthday to the world because it is believed Trumpets is the birthday of creation.

Hannah, Olivia, Liam, and my Michael

So the two feasts left on God’s timeline are Trumpets and Yom Kippur (day of atonement). Many believe the rapture will happen during Trumpets since it is often called the unknown day and hour. People did not know the time of the feast until the rabbi blew the Shofar (Ram’s horn). Also it is said that the last trump in 1 Corinthians 15:52 is the last trumpet (shofar) sounded at the end of Trumpets. Also as you read in the article, Trumpets draws a picture of the Groom coming for his Bride which lines up with the Marriage supper of the Lamb. People believe that Yom Kippur will be fulfilled on Judgement Day. Decide for yourself what you believe.

Our Besties James, Hannah, and Liam (Olivia is their little girl & Michael’s future wife lol)

Like Chris’ new look? He has a pony tail now 🙂

We celebrate the feasts to remember what God has done and to look forward to what He is going to do. The fall season is my favorite time and I LOVE Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles).  Of course, the feasts have nothing to do with salvation. Salvation only comes by Jesus Christ. The feasts were/are shadows and pictures of God’s plan for humanity shown through Jesus Christ.

Mmmmmm dessert 🙂

Will Jesus return on Trumpets some day? We will just have to find out. As you can see, it’s hard to know the actual time of the feast. Also the calendars have changed so much.  We do know that Christ WILL return one day for His church. So we must always be watching and waiting. We must shine the light in this world while we remain.

Liam enjoying his cupcake 🙂

Hannah and James enjoying dessert

End times?

Liam “selling” Krispy Kremes to Olivia and Michael

Me and my buddy and her kiddos

The most important thing is do YOU know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? Please don’t put it off. This decision will change your life. Links below with more info. My prayers are with you all! God bless & remember the High King lives & He will return!

~Amber Dover

https://amberdover.wordpress.com/category/inspirational-wednesdays/passover/

https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/inspirational-wednesday-justice-mercy-finding-the-balance/