Another year…another milestone

Posted by on Dec 18, 2021 | 0 comments

Another year…another milestone

Another Year….Another Milestone… Today, December 18, 2021 marks another year that my husband, James E. Staley, Jr., silently slipped through the veils of time and entered his rest. I remember it as if it were, well, today. The memories are still fresh, still burning in my heart. Three years. Three years of not seeing his silly grin in the morning as he lovingly made my strange cup of coffee. Three years of not ‘feeling’ him throughout the day, seeing him always busy at something. Three years of missing him deeply. He told me I would…I do. We first met when I was...

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A time for Thanks….

Posted by on Nov 22, 2021 | 0 comments

  In this day and age with everything we see swirling around us causing confusion, stress and panic….we need to take a DEEP breath and remember all the GOOD in our lives. First and foremost, let us thank HIM for giving us ~ this very minute – the breath of life!   Thank you Father for the breath of air that I breathe into my lungs….the breath that comes from YOU! Next, take another deep breath, slowly exhale and the next thing that pops into your mind, thank Him for that! Thank you Father for giving me this day full of surprises, full of ups and downs and...

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Shabbat Shalom

Posted by on Jul 24, 2021 | 0 comments

Shabbat Shalom

SHABBAT SHALOM Today has many meanings … of course, today, July 24th is Shabbat – she rises to the top! Another aspect of July 24th, if you follow the Hebrew Calendar, is this would be Av 15. A very interesting date in the Hebrew Calendar. According to Jewish historians, the 15th of Av was when the generation that came out of Egypt under Moses’ leadership died out int he desert. They wandered 38 years through the wilderness until a new generation of Israelites stood ready to enter the Holy Land. It was the 15th of Av of the year 2487 from creation, or 1274 BCE. Another 15th...

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Hindsight is 2020….

Posted by on Jan 1, 2021 | 0 comments

Hindsight is 2020….

Well, that’s what they say anyway! And this will be the ONLY year that we can actually claim that … Hindsight is 2020! What is hindsight? Well, according to Webster dictionary it says: perception of the nature of an event after it has happened In hindsight, it’s clear there were alternatives. Hindsight is twenty-twenty. So…there we have it … there are several ‘events’ that have happened in the year 2020 … every one can pretty much pick one I’d say. There are several 2020 hindsight events that stand out to me … some good, some not so...

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December 25, 2020

Posted by on Dec 25, 2020 | 2 comments

December 25, 2020

An interesting date, to be sure – especially in the year we are trying to forget …… 2020. Some call it Christmas Day, some Friday, others Shabbat. I’m of the latter group and while I do still have lingering snowflakes dancing in my head and memories of mountains of presents flickering in the recesses of my phyche….they are simply distant places that once occupied time. Now, as I look back and contemplate on all that has gone on in my almost 70 years, I realize that each and every stop along the way was an important learning curve,  a step in the journey of my...

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A day marked in my Journey

Posted by on Dec 18, 2020 | 3 comments

A day marked in my Journey

Today marks the 2nd year when my husband of 48 years, James E. Staley, Jr., passed thru the veil of time and was ushered to his resting place by our Father above. I’m sure that in the next realm (at least in my mind’s eye), the first one he embraced was his youngest son, Jason, who left us a year before. Then I’m sure he embraced his parents, his beloved Grandma Mitchell and so many that had touched his life through the years. I bet he even had a great sit down with our friend Brad Scott. I smile as I think of all the discussions ’round the table. It has been a very...

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