I tried to write a light post today (I have so many layouts I finally photographed that I can't wait to share!) but my heart is just not in it.
My heart is far away at the moment. Thousands of miles away.
There are people posting all over facebook, twitter, and the news about the politics involved in the current crisis in Israel.
But I don't want to write about that. Because Israel, for me, is one hundred percent personal, not political. It's a matter of the heart. Israel is part of my family and in my blood. When good things happen to it, I'm thrilled. When it's under attack, I want to be there myself to be part of it. And the world rises against it, I just want to protect it. It's the same thing I would do for my own child.
So today, my heart is strained under the sirens and news stories and the lack of understanding. Shabbos is almost here, so I'm looking to find some joy to welcome it. I know this weekend will be filled with so many prayers.
What's on YOUR heart today?