the list(s)

January has arrived!

And ushering in with it is not only another New Year

but the many, many, many, scribbled lists of promises made.

(Usually tied to a resolution for permanent change.)

Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

I have been reading, all across the cyber-sphere, the many, many, many lists.

For change.

For improvement.

For enlightenment. Continue reading “the list(s)”

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.