Emuna is the Hebrew word that is translated into English as, ‘faith’. Emuna denotes so much more than its English counterpart. Faith denotes belief, and belief denotes the possibility of doubt. As long as you only believe, there will always be an opening for doubt.

Emuna is built on the foundation of knowledge and action, not on belief, thus emuna become an unmovable rock to stand on.

Example: You do not believe in gravity, you know that gravity is. You know if you let go of an object, it will fall to the ground. You do not have faith in or believe in gravity – you know it is a rock hard fact.

Trek means a slow or arduous journey

Emuna Trek, the slow and sometimes challenging journey to true biblical knowledge.

It is like climbing a mountain, with each step you make, you move closer to the summit.


I am a southern guy who lives in southeast Tennessee, who, like many in the south was born and raised in one of the many Christian denominations. My journey through life has taken me through several different flavors of Christianity, spent some time in the ministry as an associate pastor and Messianic Christian teacher.

In 2009 I had a major life experience that brought me to the knowledge of and into a relationship with the God of Israel.

God Chaser

Back in the 90s one of my favorite books was The God Chasers by Tommy Tenney, I considered myself as a dedicated believer on a hot pursuit after God. What is interesting is when He stops (figuratively) and you run smack into Him and the encounter is nothing like what you had dreamed of, it changes your life and takes you down unforeseen paths.

I ran into the Creator/ the God of Israel at the Kotel – the Western Wall of the holy Temple mount in Jerusalem in 2003. It wouldn’t be until 2009 when the ‘ah ha’ moment would happen. That moment in time when I became fully aware of Who the Creator was and who He was not.

Today, I still am a God Chaser. In this chase He has shown me who He created me to be, I am a ben Noach (son of Noah). I am now chasing God through dedicating my life to know and do the instructions He designed for me as a human being. I seek to be like my forefather Noah, and walk with my Creator (Gen. 6:9).

I have discovered and reclaimed my God given birthright as a human being. My studies of the Hebrew Scriptures has unearthed a Divine treasure found in the book of Genesis. They are seven categorical behavioral guidelines that the Creator has given us so we can live meaningful and purposeful lives.

Emuna Trek is an extension of who I am, a reflection of my  spiritual journey as I study the Hebrew Scripture and walk with the Creator.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Terry W. Hayes

5 thoughts on “About

  1. J. Eric Andreasen (Yaakov ben Avraham)

    I am sure you have many irons in the fire. Any chance you will be adding to is weblog in the near future. if not, where might we find your more recent writings?

  2. I haven’t written anything in a while. Although I have had a subject I want to write on but I have been having trouble finding a story I have read that I want to use as the spring board to the blog I want to write.

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