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Jerusalem Places of Intrigue

I asked Yaron Sachs to take us to a view of the Hinnom Valley. He obliged by taking us down and down from our hotel west of the Old City to the south, southeast. Getting there, I recognized some areas we had seen on the taxi ride home on the first Friday when we exited […]

What’s in a Name? Salem, Jerusalem, City of David, Zion?

JOTTED DOWN NOTES AS WE DROVE AROUND JERUSALEM, LITERALLY A-ROUND. Salem, Jerusalem, City of David, Zion? Getting A beginning understanding of this ancient biblical city:  The first reference in the Bible to Jerusalem occurs when an Amorite king (Adoni-Zedek of Joshua 10:1-5) ruled there in the first half of the book of Joshua. SPSSN deals […]

The Fearsome #5 (Psalm 139)

….And then there’s the last grandchild. Littlest to everyone for a long time—not so much anymore! The one who when asked at 4yo, “Do you like to be in charge?” answered, “Yes, I want to be in charge of everything!” And capable, caring hands she will be! Already she exhibits capacity for caring for and […]

You Just Blink and They’re Grown

This a continuation of yesterday’s blog about volunteering for grandkid duty at our daughter’s house. I remember as a kid when there were four of us still at home and how Mama was continually running someone to some lesson, sports practice, band or theatre rehearsal, or other school event. I had two children and school […]

Is It This Week? Did I Miss It?

  Whether it’s this week or last for National Volunteering Week, volunteering is never out of style. And is always timely. I commented this morning on my daughter’s blog  about volunteering at a local bird rescue  place. Her account of their visit did sound fascinating and the baby emus were so cute. I volunteer weekly […]