Spring…again

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 | 0 comments

Yes…it is spring again. A renewal of life. It is just around the corner…. Well, if you feel like that proverbial corner is about a mile away – you’re not alone. Here in the middle of the country, the days are still topsy-turvey. One day 70, the next 30…..COME ON! I know they say it’s Missouri….but really??? I seriously need to see the SUN. Seriously. It seems as if the proverbial darkness outside is creeping underneath the door frames and silently swallowing up the light within. Yes, it has been a long winter….one that just doesn’t want...

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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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