Make a veil of blue, purple, and deep red yarns and of fine twisted linen.
Work figures of winged heavenly creatures into its design.
While the second commandment forbids the making of images adored as God, the Lord knows that our senses need to be active so that we can go let them lead us to faith in what is beyond our senses.
In order to get a sense of the size of the tabernacle in the wilderness, imagine the dimensions of a football field. Stretching across the field is the length of the tabernacle—about 50 yards. Its width is from the 25th yard line to the goal line. Within that sacred space, God gave very clear instructions to Moses.
Now leave the “football field” and enter into the tabernacle as you listen to the exact description and location of every object…the color of every thread. All these are symbols, seeking to bring us in the spiritual presence of God. Sense the colors. What spiritual feelings does each one stir in you?
Here is a sample of a seven-syllable breath-prayer
from today’s reading:
My heart an altar for You
For more information about this creative way to pray,
see Bible Breaths.
Saturdays are dedicated to the Sabbath Torah portions
read in synagogues throughout the world.
This plan follows those traditions that take a third of the portion
over a three year cycle, this year, the second part.
For more about the Torah portions and thoughtful commentaries, visit
The Jewish Theological Seminary.
Solar and Sacred Seasons
Some adjustments to make the church year simpler.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand Firestarters with you on your phone or tablet. More information…