All over the world, Santa Claus is God to the children of the world (move the n to the end of Santa). Others say ‘Father Christmas’.

Parents purposely and deliberately lie to their children and tell them that they should fear Santa Claus because “he knows if you’ve been bad or good”. These same parents also lie to their children about the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy. Then they wonder why their children become liars and don’t believe the Messiah is real later on in life. 

This is clearly a total abomination to Yahweh. You don’t have to look very far in the word of Yahweh to find out how much he loathes idolatry and lies. Yahweh is the only true Mighty One!

Our children look to us and believe every word we say. Don’t they deserve the truth? How abominable it is for a believer to teach their children to fear Santa Claus and in so doing creep an idol into the conscience of a child! 

Lies, lies everything is lies

The very foundation of the Christmas holiday is a lie. The Messiah was not born December 25th. He did not ask us to celebrate his birthday. He did not say to set up a tree in our house and decorate it and our houses with anything. Santa Claus does not exist. He doesn’t have reindeer that fly and he isn’t going to come down anyone’s chimney on December 25th and leave any gifts. Everything is a lie. Is Yahweh the originator of this holiday? Or is it the father of lies? Yahushua condemned the leaders of that generation for teaching lies:

John 8:44 – “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

If satan is the father of lies, and this observance of Christmas is marked with all kinds of lies, who is the author of this ‘holiday?’ It seems to me that with all the lies and the pagan roots, satan’s fingerprints are all over this observance.

It’s high time that we forsake these lies and abide in the truth! Let’s forsake this foolish practice of yoking the Messiah (who said “I am the TRUTH“) together with lies, for He has nothing to do with lies.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. 5 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.

If we want to practice a lie, we need only celebrate Christmas and we will be doing just that. But if we want to abide in the truth, we will avoid all lies.

The book of Revelation also predicts a future time when those who hate Yahweh rejoice at the death of His two witnesses, for they will make merry and have a gift exchange:

Revelation 11:9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.10 And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, make merry, and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.

Sound familiar? I don’t know for sure, but it sounds a lot like one day the two witnesses will die and the whole world will rejoice that they can keep Christmas again. I think it’s time we make sure we are on the side of truth and righteousness.

BFAY = Blog for a year! Day 1


I love to blog. There I said it. I really enjoying letting go of some of my frustrations, joys and just plain silliness. Note I said “some” because if I let it all go, well, ya’ll would go too.

This new year starts a new journey for me. I am starting my degree classes, which I am stoked about! I will be at the computer, basically, all day. Why not throw in a blog post?! I like to write. See, I said it again. I plan on becoming obsessively obsessed with it actually. (Too bad I’m not kidding)

Here’s a list of stuff that I plan on doing this new year as well:

1. Buying a DSLR and becoming addicted to snapping AWESOME pictures.

2. Blogging everyday (Like I haven’t made that clear)

3. Knocking out some stuff on my Life List

4. Becoming Martha Stewart (I <3 Making stuff)

5. Wearing a bikini this summer! (or not feeling like a whale at the beach…that sounds better)

6. Starting a website and completely designing it myself

7. Read more books

8. Get my nails done once a month (A girl likes a little pampering)

9. When it warms up, run daily. (Sure, I like to run, but breathing ice, is not on my agenda)

10. Go out with the girls! (Once I find more than one girl to go out with, I’ll start this. <3 Jenna)

11. Dye my hair blonde! Just once this year!

12. Learn all I can consume about the Bible in one year

13. Live life….happily.

14. Laugh everyday.



I just had a thought… I am 20 some even years old and I act like I’m 40! Not saying 40 is bad or anything but I feel old! That is about to change! “You are as happy as you make yourself!”





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Gift Card Holder Craft Idea

Materials –

One Mason Jar/lid


Gift card

hot glue


distilled water

1/2 tsp dish-washing liquid


1. Take the lid and hot glue the card to it making sure you do not get glue on the magnetic strip. Allow it to dry

2. Hot glue any type of embellishment that is water soluble. Allow it to dry at least 15 minutes. I added ribbon to this one so it can float up, but the ribbon I bought was a little heavier and it wouldn’t float really well.

3. Add glitter and float-able embellishments.

4. Fill with water completely.

5. Add 1/2 teaspoon of dish washing liquid to keep the glitter from clumping together. (can also use glycerin)

6. Place the lid on the jar. It is okay if some water spills over. You do not want air bubbles.

7. Screw lid on tightly.

8. Turn jar over a few times to get the glitter and dish washing liquid mixed up. (the soap bubbles will go away)

9. Add your ribbon and decoration.

10. All done! Perfect and unique gift card giver!

(Do not leave the card in the water for longer than a week. This project is best done the night before the party)

(The original idea came from )

Jesus was born in September not December.

We have been studying this at Church and I think everyone should know the truth. Go ahead and check out everything for yourself. It’s the truth.

I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

When was John the Baptist born?

In order to determine when Jesus was born, it is first necessary to look at when John (Yochanan in Hebrew) the Baptist was born. John’s father, Zechariah (Z’chariyahu in Hebrew), was of the priestly division of Abiah (or Abijah) (Lk. 1:5). There were 24 such divisions (1 Chr. 24:7-18) taking their turn over the course of the year. Abiah was the 8th division (1 Chr. 24:10).

According to the Mishnah (the Jewish commentary on the Torah), the priestly cycle began on the first Sabbath (Saturday) of Nisan, and each division ministered for one week. The cycle got delayed because all priests were required to attend the Holy Temple (Beit Hamikdash in Hebrew) at Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. Thus, for the year 3754 AM (7 BC), the first few weeks of the duty roster would have been as follows:

Division No. Family Name Start of service Equivalent date
1 Jehoiarib Nisan 5 Apr. 2
2 Jedaiah Nisan 12 Apr. 9
(Passover) All priests Nisan 14 Apr. 11
2 (cont.) Jedaiah Nisan 21 Apr. 18
3 Harim Nisan 26 Apr. 23
4 Seorim Iyyar 3 Apr. 30
5 Malchiah Iyyar 10 May 7
6 Mijamin Iyyar 17 May 14
7 Hakkoz Iyyar 24 May 21
(Pentecost) All priests Sivan 2 May 28
8 Abiah Sivan 9 Jun. 4
9 Jeshua Sivan 16 Jun. 11

Zechariah’s division (Abiah) served between Sivan 9 and Sivan 16 (Jun. 11th). Zechariah thus returned home on June 11th, 7 BC (Lk. 1:23).

From now on, we can no longer be exact, but Zechariah’s wife Elizabeth (Eli-Sheva in Hebrew) would probably have become pregnant some time over the course of the next month – let’s guess at June 25th (Sivan 30, 3754 AM) (Lk. 1:24).

The Passover was a sign that God would spare/save His people (Ex. 12:13). The sending of Elijah was also prophesied to be a sign that God would spare/save His people (Mal. 4:5-6). For this reason, the Jews expected that Elijah would come at Passover – it is their custom to put an extra cup of wine on the table at Passover in the hope that Elijah will come and drink it. We can see from our calculations that if Elizabeth became pregnant on June 25th, 7 BC, then adding nine months gives us March 25th, 6 BC. Passover (Nisan 14) in that year was March 31st, so we can see that it is entirely possible that John the Baptist, who is identified with Elijah (Mt. 11:14) was born on that date.

In which month was Jesus born?

The angel Gabriel made his announcement to Mary (Miriam in Hebrew) “in the sixth month” of Elizabeth’s pregnancy (Lk. 1:26, 36), i.e. any time between 5 and 6 months after June 25th, 7 BC – let’s guess at December 11th (Kislev 22, 3755 AM). The message was “you shall conceive” (Lk. 1:31), so again, it would be reasonable to assume that Mary became pregnant some time during the following month – let’s guess at December 25th (Teveth 6) – if only because that would be remarkably appropriate day! Jesus would then have been born some nine months later – say September 25th, 6 BC (Tishri 15, 3756 AM), which just happens to be the date of the Feast of Tabernacles.


The Feast of Tabernacles

Have you ever noticed that, apart from Christmas, all other Christian festivals coincide with Jewish festivals?

  1. Jesus died on the eve of Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) (Jn. 19:14, 31), which was Nisan 14 (Ex. 12:6, Lev. 23:5), i.e. in April, just as the lambs were being killed (1 Pet. 1:19).
  2. The Holy Spirit was given at Pentecost (Shavuot in Hebrew) (Acts 2:1), which commemorates the giving of the Law in Leviticus (Vayikrah in Hebrew) (Lev. 23:15-16). Paul contrasts the two (Rom. 8:2) and, while the original Pentecost caused 3000 people to die (Ex. 32:28), the new Pentecost gave life to 3000 people (Acts 2:41) – and to us too! (2 Cor. 3:6). Passover lasted for seven days (Lev. 23:8); Pentecost was 50 days later (on Sivan 6).
  3. So, is it therefore not possible that God arranged the birth of Christ to coincide with that other great Jewish festival, the Feast of Tabernacles? (Succot in Hebrew). This feast commemorates the provision of manna in the desert while the Israelites were living in tents (or “tabernacles”). It took place on Tishri 15 (Lev. 23:34) and it is also the Jewish harvest festival. Thus, if this theory is correct, Jesus was born on Monday September 25th, 6 BC (the Gregorian date corresponding to the Hebrew date of Tishri 15, 3756 AM) – but is there any evidence to back up this claim? Yes – in fact, there’s load of it!

Evidence for Jesus being born at the Feast of Tabernacles

The Jews expected the Messiah (Mashiach in Hebrew) to appear at the Feast of Tabernacles – this is why Jesus’s sceptical brothers taunted him to go to it (Jn. 7:2-3). What was the basis of this expectation?

Jeremiah 23:5-6 tells us that the Messiah would be a “Branch from David’s line“. Zechariah prophesies that the Branch will wipe away our guilt (Zech. 3:9), that he will build the temple of the Lord and have royal dignity (Zech. 6:12-13), and that “on that day”, the Line of David will be “like the Angel of the Lord going before them” (Zech. 12:8). When will “that day” be? It will be the Feast of Tabernacles! Zech. 14:16 tells us that that is when all nations are commanded to celebrate “that day”.

Acts 15:16, quoting Amos 9:11, explains that God has returned to re-build David‘s tabernacle, while Ezekial 37:24-28 prophesies that David, the servant shepherd, will become king (melech in Hebrew) and that His people will live “under the shelter of my dwelling”.

Isaiah (Yishaiyahu in Hebrew) explains that the Lord will save us in Jerusalem (Yerushali’im in Hebrew) – a “city of feasts” and a “sturdy tent” (Is. 33:20-22) – and that His throne shall be set up in David‘s tent (Is. 16:5).

In John 1:14, the word “dwelled” is literally “tabernacled” in the Greek – and this comes as the climax to John’s “version” of the story of Christ’s incarnation.

One ceremony associated with the Feast of Tabernacles involved lights. Each afternoon of the seven days, priests and pilgrims gathered at the Temple. Four large oil lamps illuminated the Court of the Women. The illumination from these lamps symbolized two things:

  1. The Shekinah (visible presence) of God which filled the Temple (1 Ki. 8:10–11).
  2. The Ha’or Gadol (the Great Light) who would come and bring light to those who were spiritually dead and dwelling in darkness (Is. 9:2).

John begins his gospel with a description of Christ coming into the world, and his description contains multiple references to light (ch. 1 vv. 4-5, 7-9) – another big clue that Christ came into the world at the Feast of Tabernacles.

According to Lev. 23:42, during Succot, Jewish families construct a flimsy shelter called a “Succah” (a tabernacle). In the Succah, the ceremony of “Ushpizin” takes place, in which they welcome God’s Shekinah (glory or presence) (cf. Lk. 2:9) and the seven “faithful shepherds” (Abraham/Avraham, Isaac/Yitzchak, Jacob/Yaacov, Joseph/Yosef, Moses/Moshe, Aaron/Aharon and David). Could this be why the angel appeared to a group of shepherds (Lk. 2:8)? Moreover, in the Ushpizin, the “faithful shepherds” are there to observe how their descendants are fulfilling God’s commandments; this is similar to the shepherds’ purpose – “to see this thing that has happened” (Lk. 2:15) – and where did they go to see Jesus but a flimsy shelter which we have traditionally called a “stable” but which was probably a Succah? Indeed, the Greek word for “manger” (Lk. 2:7, 12, 16) was probably the closest translation Luke could find for “Succah”.

The Feast of Tabernacles (Succot) is known as “the season of joy”, and it is also known as “the festival of the nations” – notice how many times the words “nation” and “nations” are mentioned in Zech. 14:16-19. The angel’s announcement of Jesus’s birth to the shepherds (Lk. 2:10) is “I bring you tidings of great joy to all mankind” (i.e. to all nations). This is obviously a “Tabernacles” greeting!

Jesus was circumcised eight days after His birth (Lk. 2:21) in accordance with scripture (Gen. 17:12). This would correspond to the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Tishri 21), which was originally called “Shemini Atzeret” (or the “Eighth day of Solemn Assembly”), and later called “Simchat Torah” (or “Rejoicing in the Torah”), when the annual cycle of Torah readings begins again at Genesis (Bereshit in Hebrew). This is considered to be a time of “fulfilment” of the Torah. This would seem to be a fitting time, since Jesus came “not to abolish the Law but to fulfil it” (Mt. 5:17).

Jesus Himself gives hints that His incarnation is connected to the Feast of Tabernacles. He compared the manna of the Feast with Himself as the “real bread that comes down from Heaven” (Jn. 6:31-58), and He said all of this “as the Feast of Tabernacles was close at hand” (Jn. 7:2). The last day of the Feast was when Jesus chose to speak of Himself as “living water”; this was appropriate because the Feast celebrates the harvest and the end of the Summer drought.

Was Isaiah hinting at a “Tabernacles Christmas” when he spoke of a virgin bearing a son called Emmanuel who would eat honey (Is. 7:13-15)? When the Israelites first saw manna, at the time when they were living in the desert in tents, they said “Man-hu?” (“What is that?”) (Ex. 16:15) and it tasted like honey (Ex. 16:31). Could “Emmanuel” (“God with us”) be a pun on “God is our manna”? (cf. Jn. 6:48).

At the transfiguration, is it coincidence that Peter wants to make tents (rather than, say, houses) for Moses (who instigated the Feast of Tabernacles), Elijah (Eliyahu in Hebrew) (who was to be the forerunner of Christ’s coming, see Mal. 4:5) and Jesus (who is the One who has come)? Is it also a coincidence that John the Baptist, who is identified with Elijah (Mt. 11:14), ate wild honey (Mk. 1:6)?

The Feast of Tabernacles celebrates how the Israelites were completely dependent on God as they wandered for 40 years in the desert and were led by “a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night” (Ex. 13:21-22). Because of this experience, Jews recall that “God is with us”. Again, there was a fiery (“bright”) cloud at Christ’s transfiguration (Mt. 17:5).

Finally, Rev. 21:2-3 talks of a wedding feast where God has his “tabernacle among men” and (literally) “God-with-us shall Himself be their God” – i.e. Emmanuel. And where do all the best wedding feasts take place (even today)? Why, in a marquee, of course – which is a big tent!

Incidentally, on the 8th day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Lev. 23:36), i.e. Tishri 22, Jews hold a wedding ceremony and get “married” to the Law (a scroll held by a rabbi under the canopy) (Deut. 31:10-11). One day, it will be the “Wedding of the Lamb” (Rev. 19:7-8), when we will all be given clean clothes (see also Mt. 22:1-14). Does this suggest that the Second Coming will also take place at the Feast of Tabernacles? The fact that it is immediately preceded by the Feast of Trumpets (Lev. 23:23-25), on Tishri 1, should settle the matter, for the Second Coming will be preceded by a fanfare of trumpets (Mt. 24:31, 1 Cor. 15:52, 1 Thes. 4:16, Rev. 11:15).

Does it matter?

If it was important enough to God that Jesus’s birth should be at this time, and if it was important enough to put so much evidence in the Bible, then it should be important to us too!


91 days and counting!

Yeah, I said Merry Christmas.
I ALWAYS get in the Christmas spirit early.
Last year I had my christmas tree up in September.

I LOVE Christmas! I love sitting in my living room at night with the tree on. Glowing with a peaceful atmosphere makes me all warm and cozy inside.

This year I have decided to get crafty with my presents. I love getting Christmas tree ornaments. It makes me happier if they are Monogrammed.

Here is a few of my ideas. Do you DIY Christmas presents?? Please tell me! :-)

Source: via Jen on Pinterest

Source: via Kaaren on Pinterest

This last one, you must click the picture and check it out in full detail! CUTE!!


Don’t forget to share your ideas!!

Five Question Friday!

(Click the image to hop on 5QF)

1. Shoes in the house – yay or nay?
I say this at least twice a day, “Take your shoes off and put them in the shoe closet.”

2. What do you call them- flip flops, slippers, thongs, etc?
*Flipper Floppers*
You can’t do summer unless you have a good pair of flip flops!

3. What song are you almost embarrassed to admit you know all the lyrics to?
ummm……Considering I barely remember where my keys are or where my phone is…Yeah, the words to a stupid song is definitely out of the question.

4. What is the best quality to have in a friend?
One who will tell you straight up and not beat around the bush with the real things in your life and I’d expect the same from them. Also, One who has the same likes and dislikes as me. One who is married, because that does make a difference. Being married, you can’t have a close relationship with one who is single, because that might cause conflict in your marriage. (Personal Experience)

5. Do you know what you want for Christmas?
Yes, Of course!!
1. New Cell Phone
2. Grey/silver New balance running shoes
3. A new watch
4. New purse
5. New jewerly from Charming Charlies (particularly red, silver, and black)
(Hey Mom and Shane, write these down :-D)
Charming Charlie Store!