Mar 23, 2013
Passover is on our heels! Therefore Shavuot is in hot pursuit! Here is a free activity download for 2013 to help your family both remember to count the omer between Passover/Pesach and Pentecost/Shavuot, as well as make it fun. I’ve created a calendar sheet and cut-n-paste “stickers” (bring your own glue stick -or- print to some crack-n-peel) to count the omer all the way to Shavuot.
Feel free to download these, print them out and use them for your family. Be sure to “Like” this page or post this link to your Facebook page as well as Tweet it to your friends so they will be able to enjoy it as well. Chag Sameach! Enjoy!
Counting the Omer Calendar 2013 + Stickers
Nov 12, 2012
A week ago this past Sunday I spoke at a couple of services at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church here in central Arkansas. My family and I were warmly received and had a very positive experience. I had met the pastor around ten years ago when my design company developed some branding, CD artwork and a website for his evangelistic ministry. Since that time he took on the pastorate where he has been serving for the last four years.
Over the last few months he and I have had an opportunity to catch up, because a good friend of mine has been helping serve at his church. I also found out that he was friends with both the pastor and youth pastor of our church as well. Our discussions lead to us discussing the basic need for the church to have a greater commitment and to be educated in the ways of the Lord. In one word, “discipleship.” They have two morning services to which I was invited to speak. I laid forth my Four Primary Responsibilities of A Disciple of Yeshua (Jesus):
Here is about three-quarters of my message. Unfortunately, the audio is not the greatest quality (it was pulled from a video from the back of the sanctuary) and it is incomplete. However, it will give you an idea of the things I shared and may raise some questions worth pondering and discussing. It is available both as streaming audio or as an mp3 download. I would welcome any feedback you might have.
Mar 27, 2012
Cup of Redemption Haggadah
I really didn’t think I was going to offer a printed version of my Haggadah, The Cup of Redemption, this year. However, over the last few weeks I’ve had several people tell me that they really enjoyed it and wanted to continue using it for their primary haggadah, but needed more copies. So… I thought I would go ahead & make it available, as well remind you of the other resources I have available for Passover.
First, The Cup of Redemption, is my own haggadah that I’ve compiled (and edited, and revised, and fixed, and edited and revised, fixed, etc.) for the last several years. One reason that I didn’t consider making it available this year was that I didn’t feel it had anything original to offer. From my perspective it is simply a condensed version of the traditional haggadah with some Messianic insertions. However, I’m finding that people have enjoyed it because it is pretty spelled out in pretty clear terms, and contains all of the basic elements of a traditional seder, along with the added allusions to the Passion of Yeshua. I hope you enjoy it as well as our family and others have. One day I hope to have it fully illustrated, but until then…
Here are some of its features:
- Full color cover and back
- Spiral coil (not comb) binding, so that it lays flat on the table when open
- 52 Pages of text on 70# paper
- English, Hebrew & Transliteration for key blessings
- Easy-to-read typesetting & layout
- Messianic Introduction / Invitation
- Bedikat Chametz ceremony (burning of the leaven)
- Messianic insights & commentary to the Passover
- Step-by-step instructions for the Passover Seder
- Song suggestions
- Visual Seder Plate explanation
- Notes section in the back
Praise for the Cup of Redemption Haggadah
…such an excellent Haggadah. It’s accessible to the first-timer, while including all the elements that people who have come to know and love the Seder expect. Easily digestible, and at the same time quite filling! Thank you for producing a resource that’s proving to be my go-to guide year after year. -RB
I’ve tried many Haggadot over the years, but I find myself coming back to Darren’s Cup of Redemption time and again. Anyone who’s felt the frustration of holding a booklet open with one hand while scooping maror onto matzah with the other, will agree that the spiral binding alone sets this Haggadah apart from most. Not only is the Cup of Redemption helpful to those well-versed in traditional texts, it is equally accessible to those who have never taken part in such a celebration. A perfect Haggadah for anyone, regardless of how experienced (or inexperienced) they are with Passover festivities. -DS
How To Get It
Did I mention that you can download it for FREE? Just click on the link below for an electronic version, or order your copies with the Buy Now button below. (Note: If you have never enjoyed a Passover seder, you will need one haggadah per person attending.)
Cup of Redemption Haggadah
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Digging with Darren Passover Resources
Mar 25, 2012
Passover is on our heels! Therefore Shavuot is in hot pursuit! Here is a free activity download for 2012 to help your family both remember to count the omer between Passover/Pesach and Pentecost/Shavuot, as well as make it fun. I’ve created a calendar sheet and cut-n-paste “stickers” (bring your own glue stick -or- print to some crack-n-peel) to count the omer all the way to Shavuot.
Feel free to download these, print them out and use them for your family. Be sure to “Like” this post so it will link to your Facebook page and Tweet it to your friends so they will be able to enjoy it as well. Chag Sameach! Enjoy!
NOTE: This calendar has been corrected (the preview does not reflect the corrections). Thanks, Traci, for catching my mistake on the dates!
Counting the Omer Calendar 2012 + Stickers
Aug 12, 2011
Yes, I have another wallpaper image for the iPhone for download. This one is great for your Login page. My description is as follows:
This wallpaper for your iPhone contains three spikes, a crown of thorns, and the name “Yeshua” (Jesus) written in a beautiful script as well as in Hebrew, contrasting the earth-tone, harsh elements in the background.
Be sure to tweet this page or post it to Facebook for others to enjoy. Blessings! And if you like this, you might want to check out my previously posted Torah themed wallpaper for the iPhone.
Download: Yeshua iPhone Wallpaper (1.2MB)