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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Happy Anniversary Jim & Cheryl!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 | 3 comments

Happy Anniversary Jim & Cheryl!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Today is my oldest son, Jim and his beautiful bride Cheryl’s >24th< wedding anniversary….. Today is an amazing and very special day in their journey! It’s been 5 years since they have been able to celebrate on their own turf!!! It’s been a long journey – with a few valleys and a lot of mountaintop experiences … all of it adding to their character, love and...

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Thanksgiving … a day of Giving Thanks

Posted by on Nov 24, 2020 | 8 comments

Thanksgiving … a day of Giving Thanks

THANKSGIVING AND GIVING THANKS   This week the buzz is all about how different THIS Thanksgiving will be and how much we can’t experience. But let’s treat that ‘buzz’ like the nasty little critter it is … and SWAT IT!  We have MUCH to be thankful for this year. Whether you have chosen to seclude yourself within your home and have your own turkey dinner, or you’ve chosen to carry on as usual, each and every one of us have much to be thankful for!  It is time to recognize that fact and change our perspective on our situation. ‘In the day’...

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