Here's a little something that made me happy that I wanted to share with you. These binders just came in the mail!
There's a backstory about why I'm happy about this. Last year I listened to Seth Godin's book Linchpin. He talked about doing your work with flair, doing it as art, doing it to surprise and delight people. This idea totally changed how I do my Holy Language work - so much so that I actually now require everyone working with me serving the Holy Language tribe in a paid or voluntary capacity to read and discuss Linchpin with me.
SO, one of the changes I made was to the Hebrew Quest DVD binders. The old plastic dinosaur binders worked, but they weren't particularly artsy or pretty. I envisioned binders with a more cardstockish, paperlike matte cover. After searching everywhere I was finally able to find these, and now that the shipment has arrived and I'm able to see them with my own eyes, I just have to say - they're perfect. ^_^
Don't want to take my word for it? Get the Hebrew Quest DVDs for yourself or a friend and see for yourself right here!
Oh. One more thing, I just have to tell you this because it makes me really happy too. Another change I made was to the envelopes we ship Hebrew Quest in. No more generic blah bubble envelopes! We ship in shiny glamour metallic blue envelopes now. BOOM!
How about you, how could you live your life with more flair, how could you make your work your art? Do it. :)
Chris is a member of the Holy Language tribe, following Yeshua and learning Hebrew! Here's his story.
I have always been a follower of Yeshua, and in my early teens (13?) I remember specifically giving myself to Him at one of our counselor's retreats. During college years, I stopped going to church, and got lost, and missed the mark a lot. In the past couple years I have really strengthened my relationship with Yeshua again, especially after re-discovering that he is our Redeemer and Creator, and rejecting much of the scientific theory I was taught in college (evolution, etc.) The website "Answers in Genesis.org" really helped open my eyes too.
I am a chemical engineer in the Paper Industry, living in FL (originally from WI). I work closely with many secular Israeli Jews, whom I love dearly. I worked with them in China a few times where our team was composed of me (follower of Christ), 2 Jews, a Muslim (from Indonesia) and 2 communists. And we all get along very well! I have been to Jerusalem 3 times now (was recently there for the light installation last month) and have also been to Tel Aviv and Beersheba where I have other close friends. I am trying to witness to them when I can - all of them are secular.
Anyway, whenever the topic of religion comes up, there is usually a comment that the English translation is far from the original and that it was a pity I could only read English (or something in those terms! haha). So, I began a search for the deeper truth in the Bible, and I knew I had to start learning Hebrew. I bought a Stone Tanach and started searching on the website for some helping guidance. I even started watching Kurt Schneider (Discovering the Jewish Jesus) so I could put my relationship with Yeshua in more "Jewish" terms to them.
Then, one day I stumbled upon your sessions on youtube - and I loved them. Especially hearing a Jew with a Canadian accent! haha - I actually go to Canada quite a bit for work too (North Bay, Montreal, sometimes Vancouver). There are many other famous Canadian Jews (Geddy Lee! and of course Leonard Cohen) Anyway, some of your teachings really hit home for me - especially about how to talk to Jews (avoid terms like church and Christian - those are really powerful teachings, and totally make sense - so thank you!) Anyway after sitting through all of your Alefbet trainings on youtube, I finally decided to subscribe - sorry it took so long. But I really look forward to being a member.
I am also learning Hebrew with some study guides... I also now go to church every Sunday at the local Methodist church - they seem to be a friend to Jews, and the pastor is great - there is a Messianic Jewish congregation in Jacksonville - maybe I will check it out some Shabbat.
You have a story too, and the tribe would love to hear it! Will you tell it? www.holylanguage.com/story.html
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I hope this news lineup gets you thinking and gives you a broader vision of the kingdom of God and what's going on in this world.