Hugs n’ blessings has been quiet for a little while.
On or about the start of Advent I knew I needed to pull away and enter into the silence of my heart.
Like a seed seeking to grow I needed time to plant myself in quiet soil to discover if God was calling me to bloom anew.
Has this ever happened to you?
I decided to detach from the noisy World in most social-media ways, immersed myself in prayer & contemplation, dove into journaling full-force, ate more carbs than I care to admit and allowed myself to be nurtured by
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…”
*Using this song was inspired because of Jared’s love for Henri Nouwen’s writings, especially The Prodigal Son. Music by: Natalie Grant.