Asceticism as·​cet·​i·​cism | \ ə-ˈse-tə-ˌsi-zəm  \ Definition of asceticism 1: the practice of strict self-denial as a measure of personal and especially spiritual discipline : the condition, practice, or mode of life of an ascetic: rigorous abstention from self-indulgence Sacrifice, renunciation, asceticism, fasting, returning again to God … : these are inclinations fueled as much by instinct as by religious idealism. — Joyce Carol Oates Crossing … Continue reading Asceticism

Psalm 119:73-88

Today - Hebrew letters Yodh (pronounced like yohd, the vowel has more of an "oh" sound ) and Kaph (like the work cough) These are covered in verses 73 to 80 and 81 to 88 respectively. Yodh English Your hands made me and fashioned me;Give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.74 May those who fear You see … Continue reading Psalm 119:73-88