Thursday, October 09, 2008

Wow, another yom hakipourim...


We all need it to live, we need it to survive.
We've just finished the ten days of repentance. Have we repented. Do we feel renewed, reborn, refreshed, as we emerge from yom hakipourim?
We have amazing power now. We hold the power to change, not only ourselves and our futures, but others as well. Everything we do, affects others, including ourselves.
As we get ready for succout, and prepare to dwell with HKB'H, should try to perfect the miztvout that we already spend time doing. Work on our kavanout during tefila, how we talk and react to people, and how careful we are with our words and how we spend our time.
It's the small things that lead to big changes.

May we all be zochei (merit) to continue to grow throughout this year and advance closer to HKB'H with all of our efforts and tefilout.

Moadim B'simcha!

~Sarah Rutti

Sunday, August 10, 2008

60 years

Look how far we've come! We have such amazing potential.

Sunday, August 03, 2008


I knew about the red light on cars, but not the *77.
It was about 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren's parents have always told her never to pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until she got to a gas station, etc.
Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called *77 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren't, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way.
Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.
Too bad the cell phone companies don't generally give you this little bit of wonderful information.
*Speaking to a service representative at ** Bell** Mobility confirmed that *77 was a direct link to state trooper info. So, now it's your turn to let your friends know about *77.
Send this to every woman (and person) you know; it may save a life.
This applies to ALL 50 states

Monday, July 28, 2008

15 seconds

There's a very powerful, 15 second, aish video. Please click on the link. Have a great day.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Ha'kol b'idei shamaim

The most that you can do is your best. But once that's done you have to put up your hands and say, "Ok HaShem I did my part. Your turn."
Once you've done that the hardest part sets in, bitachon. Hishtadult is done, there's nothing left for you to do.

~Shabbat Shalom.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Swept Away

The tide draws me in...
and out to sea again...

Life is full of change.
Most of it comes unexpected, unprepared for, and even when it is anticipated, the shock of it can numb you.
Like the horizon, you're drawn out toward it, you long and wait for it to come and take you, but then when it does you try to scramble back on dry land.


Because the dry land is familiar.
The sea is full of creatures. But what's worse is that the sea is driven by tides. We are pulled along. We control nothing but how we interact with it.

We can either repel it or embrace it.

We will be tossed, we will be turned, over and over and over. But we will come out alive, we will come out whole. There is nothing in the ocean that will consume us. Nothing can touch us for the good or the bad, except HaShem.

In the end the tide will calm. The ocean will bring us to a new beach. We will resettle on different dry land, which will soon become familiar. Life will resume.

When we look back on the ocean we will see the growth that brought us to were stand.

The tide draws me in...
and out to sea again...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Twisting Metal

The way the world works
is unknown.
As much as we try to
we will never fully understand.

He has gotten us this far,
only to continue further.

HaShem cares about all of us in a way that we cannot fathom. He is constantly checking over all of the details, the little 'coincidences', to make sure that we experience only our best! Everything that we go through is supposed to help us grow and change for the better.

While He works out the details, we need to do hishtadlut. We need to try our best to do what we can, and to invest our energies in things that we think are for our best. We need to constantly asses our situation and deduce what we can do to continue to grow closer to Him.

When we do our part, knowing that He'll do the rest, then we can 'rest assured' that He will 'twist metal' to help us.

HaShem loves us.
He's gotten us this far.
He'll get us through the rest.