Three weeks and counting

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 | 22 comments

Yes….this is a personal post again. It is therapy for me. It has been three weeks yesterday that the Lincoln county sheriff knocked on our door. It has been three weeks yesterday since our world fell apart. It has been three weeks yesterday since our baby boy (even if he WAS 41), Jason Scott Staley, left this world for another. Three weeks. A lifetime. An eternity. Jason was my baby …. he came into this world smiling. He was a sweet, compassionate, loving and easy-going child and carried that on through adulthood. His blonde hair and blue eyes captivated everyone that met him and...

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Mistakes Will Be Made

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 | 0 comments

This is from my friend Skip Moen, “Today’s Word” sent out daily. With all the division amongst the body today, the ‘need’ for recognition and titles and what have you – this word for the day simply reminded me of my son, Jason. Jason was never one to ask for recognition, never one that grandstanded, never one that needed the spotlight. He was one of those souls that only spoke when the time was right, helped without being asked and never needed a thank you. Well, almost … he wasn’t perfect, but he tried really hard. Mistakes Will Be Made by...

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Pandemonium

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 | 1 comment

Pandemonium

Yep, that’s what it ‘looks’ like. Chaos, Craziness – all around the globe. People rushing to be in the right spot at the right time. All across the middle of the United States a swatch of craziness is spreading like wildfire. Parties and celebrations entering center stage and there are more t-shirts and souvenirs being sold than the 4th of July!  Everywhere you look, everyone you talk to – nothing else but the Solar Eclipse! Yes, the sun will go dark in a few hours – right overhead of where I sit on my front porch. And when it does, I’ll seek shelter...

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Signs….are you watching?

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017 | 3 comments

There are signs in the heavens happening all around us – but it seems like this month and next there are some extra special ones happening in the day and night skies! Have you heard the buzz? Are you getting prepared? Got your party planned and your eclipse glasses ready? NO? Well, rest assured, there are probably more in your boat than you think. I’m one of them. That doesn’t mean I’m not watching – oh I am! Excitement abounds – anticipation oozes! But I’ll stay int he safe abode of my living room and watch the tv and see what happens in full color...

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Tish B’Av

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 | 1 comment

Today is Tish B’Av…a day of self-examination, of self-inspection… a day of lamenting the past and looking with hope for tomorrow … a day to bring the essence of what this day means into our hearts and lift the fog that has covered the ‘idols’ that we cling to like simple minded children….or dare I say idolatrous Israel? WHEN will we learn – WHEN will we ‘see’ and ‘hear’ – WHEN oh WHEN will we actually LISTEN to HIS voice – instead of mixing it with our own desires and wants and calling it ‘of...

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What Time Is It?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 | 0 comments

Following up on the ‘time’ post yesterday – it also occurred to me that time is of the essence!  No one is guaranteed more time, no matter how much we chase after it. Each and every one of us have only been given so much, and no more. At some point, our time will run out in this physical realm. The ‘time’ that we are in right now, today, is of the essence. For myself, I am in the time right before the fast of the ninth of Av. The ninth of Av, also known as Tisha b’Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar. It is a time of fasting, depriving ourselves of...

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