everlasting light


Jared \j(a)-red\   pronounced JARE-ed.

The name Jared is a Biblical name from the Hebrew name יָרֶד (Yared) or יֶרֶד (Yered) meaning “descent.”  In the Biblical Book of Genesis, Jared was the sixth link in the ten pre-flood generations between Adam and Noah; he was the son of Mahalaleel and the father of Enoch, and lived 962 years (per Genesis 5:18).  The meaning of the name is “he who descended” (Hebrew root YRD). In the Book of Enoch it is explained that Mahalaleel named Jared because during his lifetime the angels of the Lord descended to earth. The name could also be understood as “he who shall rule” (future tense of the Hebrew root RDH, as found for example in Psalms 72:8).

Your personality is ruling, commanding, as a factor from “coming down.”

You have a deep inner desire for a stable, loving family or community, and a need to work with others and to be appreciated.  You tend to be quiet, cooperative, considerate, sympathetic to others, adaptable, balanced and sometimes shy. You are trustworthy, respecting the confidences of others, and make excellent diplomats, mediators and partners. You are often very intuitive. You like detail and order, and often find change worrisome and may sometimes feel insecure or restless.

 shine brightly, jare-bear!

these hugs n’ blessings are just for you today…


“I have loved you with an everlasting love…”

Jeremiah 31:3

*Using this song was inspired because of Jared’s love for Henri Nouwen’s writings, especially The Prodigal Son.  Music by: Natalie Grant.

6 thoughts on “everlasting light

  1. I just read that the 11th was st. Gemma’s. Feast day. I seem to remember she is very important to you. I hope the day was a good one. The site equipping Catholic families had a nice write up for her. 🙂

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    1. Yes, you are right! St. Gemma is near & dear to my heart. I will definitely check out the site you mentioned & gobble up what they have to share (about her!) Hugs & Blessings!


    2. I just came back from the site you recommended and my heart is soaring! Oh, how I long to go back to Lucca again and pray beside her tomb! When I visited our daughter, who studied abroad in Italy, the high-light of my trip (besides seeing our daughter,) was praying beside St. Gemma where she is entombed, the very same devotional of the passion that she prayed every thursday, at the altar of the Monastery. To see the picture of this same exact spot where I prayed has filled my heart with joy! Thank you Sarah for taking the time to add your comment…I will be swooning all day! Hugs & Blessings!


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