Sign the Petition

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019 in All Posts, Family Affair, Journey thru Garden, Our Family | 0 comments

Many of you know the situations we have found ourselves in over the past years. The trials and tribulations have been, at times, seemingly insurmountable, but somehow we keep pushing through … and it is only by the grace of the Almighty who holds us tightly and friends and family who continue to support and lift us up with encouragement and prayers. At times, I, myself, thought I could endure no more. It is amazing how many tears the human body can produce, the depths of the heart wrenching sobs that seep through the layers of walls we...

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Just a little something … to lift you up

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in All Posts, Family Affair, Our Family, Pams Ponderings | 0 comments

Just a little something … to lift you up

This week was an especially hard one for me. It began with a week of feeling as if I were almost drowning in tears of grief and loosing the ability to breathe deeply (they tell me it’s asthma but I don’t agree). But, yesterday that last straw broke the camel’s back and I awoke to gasping, unable to breathe; I sank to my knees while grabbing the nebulizer and was ready to truly ‘be free’ imploring Abba to bring me home to join my husband and son. I know, I know, that sounds horrid doesn’t it – a weak...

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Joy comes in the morning…

Posted by on Jan 13, 2019 in Family Affair | 1 comment

Psalm 30 I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up    and have not let my foes rejoice over me.2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,    and you have healed me.3 O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;    you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.[a 4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,    and give thanks to his holy name.5 For his anger is but for a moment,    and his favor is for a lifetime.Weeping may tarry for the night,    but joy comes with the morning. Had to remember that because of...

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Roller Coaster Rides…

Posted by on Sep 22, 2018 in All Posts, Family Affair, Journey thru Garden | 0 comments

Is that what Life is just all about? One roller coaster ride after another? It sure seems like it; now I know why I’ve never liked roller coasters! In order for it to be called a roller coaster ride, it has to be up and down, round and round – there are no straight paths, it’s all curves. Curves and dips that make your stomach drop right out and your screams of distress just seem to ride the wind with no response at hand. I hate roller coaster rides! While my entire married life has been a roller coaster ride, one with all...

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Children and Parental Love

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in All Posts, Family Affair, Journey thru Garden | 1 comment

Children and Parental Love

  A very wise friend of mine, Bill Bullock, a teacher and respected leader wrote the following question on FB which I couldn’t help but replying to and speculating on. It came almost immediately after reading a message my son Jim wrote to his children and wife. Here are my thoughts and I pray they encourage you.     From Bill (Rabbi’s Son) How does a good parent or grandparent teach the children he/she loves to: [1] know, love, and trust God; [2] enjoy praying; [3] delight in the Sabbath and find meaning in the Holy...

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Time to focus…

Posted by on Aug 10, 2018 in All Posts, Journey thru Garden, Our Family | 0 comments

Events of the past couple of years have seemed to follow me like a black cloud…and with the end of the year fast approaching, those black clouds burst into torrents of rain every once in awhile. But…. while my heart is heavy with the date of September 24th looming like a sledgehammer ready to fall, that is NOT what my ‘bluebird gone’ would want. He would chide me, I’m sure, for sinking into a pity party and would remind me to lift up my face to the heavens and remember just WHO he is hanging out with! Jason would...

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Chanukah….Day 3 Reflections

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in All Posts, Hanukkah, Our Family | 4 comments

Yes, it is only Day 3 of the Festival of Lights….another day to ‘see’ and ‘do’. Reflection of oneself can sometimes be difficult, sometimes not so pretty, sometimes a bit melancholy. And while I’m trying to focus on personal habits and nuances that need a bit tweaking in my own life, it seems that today has a  mind of its own. As our home settles back down after a whirlwind Chanukah party, toys picked up, bits of food rubbed free from the carpeting and tables and chairs put back in place, memories start...

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Hanukkah musings…..

Posted by on Dec 12, 2017 in All Posts, All Things Biblical, Our Family | 2 comments

It’s true – Hanukkah or Chanukah or however you want to spell it, is simply, in the Hebrew mindset, a FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS! It is not a commandment or appointed gathering, but it is a celebration of freedom over tyranny and oppression. And, it surely is a great excuse to get the family and friends together, eat fried food (love those latkes!), play dreidel and enjoy holiday traditions. Time for you to tell the story of how a few rag-tag believers had victory over the strongest of enemies – and make it personal! When...

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November 7, 2017

Posted by on Nov 7, 2017 in All Posts, Our Family | 0 comments

Well, today is my youngest son’s 42nd birthday. He is not here. At least not in this time realm. But he is still ‘with us’ – everything we hear, see and feel somehow touches the essence of who he really was … how the God we serve ‘sees’ him. That is how I see him now… perfected … waiting to be crowned for his tender and loving spirit … acknowledged for his desire to rise above the tribulations of his short life … and most of all for his heart after the ways of his King. Like...

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Mercy Me….Even If….

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in All Posts, Our Family | 0 comments

Mercy me….Even If…. The words of this song….have captured my heart and wrapped it’s message into my life. From the heartache of being estranged from our oldest son and family, to the separation of his time away now, to the passing of my youngest son…. ….I know He is able….I know He...

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