Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Waiting For Messiah: Other News

Hello Grafted In Readers!

Yep, the exclamation point means this is going to be a special post. I'll start with the good news!
The anthology, "Waiting For Messiah" is about to be released on Smashwords.com in E-book format.
Smashwords – Waiting for Messiah – a book by David Russell
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Discover the Messiah in a different way with this collection of stories about Christ from a Messianic Jew point of view.
Smashwords – About David Russell, author of 'Waiting for Messiah'
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This is the biography page for David Russell. ... Books. Waiting for Messiah by David Russell. Pre-release—available September 13, 2017. Price: $3.98 USD.

Six authors including me, created 12 stories and one free-verse poem set at the beginning of the Common Era, and imagine what it was like for some Bible persons to have encountered Messiah Yeshua, Christ Jesus. These are warm, humane accounts. In some way, they challenge us today to ask for what type of Messiah are we waiting for in our lives?

I wanted this anthology to come out around the time of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. The date for that is sunset, Sept. 20. It also would be fitting for those Christ believers who observe Advent. I am donating about 25% from each book sale to the faith charity, Bridges for Peace International, which has numerous charitable causes ongoing in the Holy Land.

I noted a couple facts about Rosh Hashanah from the website, My Jewish Learning.

- Foods eaten to symbolize wishes for prosperity are varied and include apples dipped in honey; beets, dates, leeks, pumpkins, pomegranates and string beans.
- It is traditional to fast on the day after Rosh Hashanah.
-Rosh Hashanah became the Jewish new year between the time of the Torah and the codification of the Mishnah.

If you observe Rosh Hashanah and the period known as the Days of Awe, Yom Kippur and the Feast of Tabernacles, may these forthcoming days be truly special and full of meaning as you renew your relationship with Adonai and those loved ones in your life.

One final note, and this is from the Mayo Clinic health newsletter, Housecall.

The subject is Parkinsonism, which is different than Parkinson disease. Parkinsonism is believed to occur because of loss of dopamine-containing nerve cells (neurons). People with Parkinsonism may have slow movement, impaired speech or tremors, or some combination thereof. Keeping active, and keeping one's environment safe are two immediate things one can do to minimize hazards. Also, confer with your healthcare provider for further planning.

Thank you for dropping by and do leave a comment related to our post if you care to do so! Until next time, God bless and keep you in your season of life.

Mellow Rock
David Russell