TRUST G-D? ONE STEP BACK, TWO STEPS FORWARD: Recap #1

RECAP

Several readers have asked how specifically I went from hating being Jewish to falling in love with it. Since my stories build on each other, I realize many new readers haven’t seen the steps that have helped me along the way. I’ve now organized and categorized the stories for easy access.

I start with a recap of “Finding G-d” … stories about coming to trust and love Hashem.

Hashem is the word for G-d that many Jews use. It actually means NO NAME. The idea is that G-d is so beyond our rational minds, there is no adequate word.  While once I fully judged and rejected any idea of G-d, I now see Hashem as my very best closest everything (friend, mother/father, love) AND powerful beyond my wildest comprehension. The stories below begin to describe how I found this trust. Anyone can build this relationship; all that’s needed is DESIRE.
 

NOT BELIEVING IN G-D TO BELIEVING IN HASHEM (G-d)

AN IMMIGRANT’S STORY: After Ellis Island

BASEBALL, G0D & DISCO?

THE POSSIBLITY OF G0D: a recap plus a tad more

THE BATHROOM…& G0D: Part One

G0D, TUBS, & NY Taxis: the Sequel

A CATHOLIC, A JEW and a life changing chat

WRAP UP
Well folks, that’s it for now on the G-d writings. There’s always more to explore of course. Especially talking about Hashem.

One last thought. For anyone who feels down, or who’s ever felt down, I’ve heard it said to imagine Hashem there cuddling, holding and cradling us in whatever sadness we’re feeling. When I have felt down, this idea has brought great comfort.

And when I’m happy, I try to remember to thank Hashem for giving whatever joy and good will I’m experiencing. I can imagine Hashem’s warm light beaming all around me and proverbially kicking up his or her heels!

Laila tov sweet friends.

Next recap: Coming home to Judaism!

Love, Vivi 💞  ©

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6 thoughts on “TRUST G-D? ONE STEP BACK, TWO STEPS FORWARD: Recap #1

  1. Linda Disselkamp says:

    In rereading these posts, I now see how you came to believe in God, and it’s wonderful. I hope you have more to say about how you chose Judaism in general, and your temple in particular. (I’m being very generic about it, but am not sure how you will.)

    • Vivi says:

      Thank you Linda. I am glad you felt a connection to these stories. I definitely plan to address your questions about choosing Judaism. I’ll write another post that links together the unfolding process. AND you’ve inspired me to think and write more about it going forward. 🥰

  2. Malka Goldshmid says:

    I love how G-d comforts you in hard times and you remember to be grateful during the good times as well

    • Vivi says:

      Thanks Malka! Writing this actually prompted me to connect with Hashem not just in the difficult times but in the wonderful times too! When things are going great, I sometimes forget! 💞

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