And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain. (Isa 4:6)

Friday, October 29, 2010

First Sabbath in B'racha

This is a picture of the first Sabbath we were able to have in the RV back in August. We were actually still parked in my brothers yard yet wanted to Bless our B'racha by honoring Shabbat in it. This shows anyone how simple Shabbat can be. We have no tablecloth, we were not able to make or purchase challah but we were blessed with homemade bread from the small family health food store. Our meal was very simple served with grape juice and the bread for the blessing. We have no candle holders and thus use a plate to mount our candles on. Yet to me this is one of the most beautiful tables because it, in all it's simplicity, is in honor of Hashem and His ways. In honor of him in obedience, the obedience to keep Shabbat, the obedience to follow Him across America or across a 20 ft. RV or a boat, plane, train, or even our feet that He so blessed us with. Throughout the ages Jewish people have kept the Shabbat whether they had a banquet, a potato, a leek, or a lump of bread, or even if all they had was their hearts lifted up to Him in blessing. Shabbat can be as simple or as intricate as you desire, but it is always beautiful when we turn our life over to him in obedience. We are still at my brothers and have on most weeks been having Shabbat indoors so that we will be blessed to have my brother and his grandson join us in our meal (they are not keepers). This week the table will again be simple, as will the meal but simple, and modest is to me the most beautiful way to walk. On that note, it is time for me to go off and start my Shabbat preparations with the help of my son, to start our meal and do some last minute cleaning, make sure our Shabbat clothes are clean and that we can have quick showers before sundown.
I pray your Shabbat is a delight dedicated to our Mashiach and our future rest with Him!

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.


  1. So true! Loved the post Tamra! Let us be reminded...we work with what we've got and praise YHVH right where He has us!! THAT is worship!

  2. Thank you Tamra for sharing on the Shabbat Shalom Link Up. Sharing of your simple yet blessed Shabbat. That is most special.
    Blessings ~ Carmen

  3. thanks ladies for the linkeys...didn't mean to post on both you ladies but thought one did not did the other, lol....though love both you sis's and how do I choose ;-) Have a Blessed Shabbat!