Happy Remembrance Day! May the Lord help us keep our family connections alive and well

Happy Memorial Day!

Tombstones At Ashland P.Blakley O P. Blakley

Many will visit the places where their loved ones have been laid to rest. Many will place flowers on their graves. It’s time for remembrance. We should remember those who passed on. They were a part of our family.

Yet, there are many people who have passed on; some will never be thought of. There are or perhaps no record of their existence. Those miscarriages or unmarked graves are long forgotten. Some were recorded as stillborn and young infants who passed on way to early in life. There are many who have no names or remembrance of their births.

That’s sad to say but, many are not recognized in family history. There are family members who were lost and forgotten. It’s because there was no remembrance of them through the years. The family stopped speaking of them. The information had been lost through the generations. Until someone brings their remembrance back to life.

As I began searching for my family connections, I have discovered a lot of my ancestors and relatives have no remembrance of them. Most of them had no obituaries listed in the newspapers. There were some relatives who had some acknowledgment of their passing.

I hope people will honor remembrance day. It was first called Decoration Day. People decorated their loved ones grave markers. Now, it’s called Memorial Day. Either way, it’s Remembrance Day.

When I come across a relative or ancestor on my family connections, I take note and write them into my family connections. They were connected some how. Their life counted. They should be remembered.

We all want to be remembered. We should be. When it’s our time to pass on may there be others who are left behind, remember those who have passed. And may we keep our loved ones in remembrance for those who are to come.

May the Lord help us keep our family connections alive and well. And may we pass on what we know about those before us to the future generations. Amen!

Thanks for reading.

S.A. Blakley

This was a repost of May 25, 2015.
Hope all have a beautiful day!

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Happy Second Sunday after Pentecost! ~ O God, give us those things which are profitable for us;

 O God, your never-failing providence sets in order all things both in heaven and earth: Put away from us, we entreat you, all hurtful things, and give us those things which are profitable for us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

via The Book Of Common Prayer

Have A Great Week!

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Another Project: Remembrance ~ Happy Remembrance Day Weekend!

It’s Memorial Day Weekend! And it’s that time again.  We’re gearing up for the Summer season. Hope all will be safe and enjoy the season !

May we always remember to remember.
May we not be in a hurry.
May the LORD guide us into the next season that we are in.

Here’s a blog dated: Saturday, 04 February 2012
Another Project: Remembrance

I’m still on the project journey. I’m going through names and dates on my family tree. I’m compiling the dates by months.

I have a page on facebook. I use it to record some of my finding on the family history. I had an idea a few days ago to use the page for something else.

I’ve been posting relatives names on special days. Like for example, if a person had a birthday or maybe passed away on that date. I see this as a remembrance of my relatives.

I can share some things about the person. Also I can connect them with which branch they come from. I see that interesting.

This project has been taking some time in doing. I’m not finished yet. I have more on ancestry.com to look at.

It’s good to do more than one thing on the family tree. I’m not just recording things. But remembering those who have pass away. Our loved ones lives, lives in our hearts.

It’s good to reflect back. There will come a day when we will see our loved ones again. What a reunion that will be.

Thanks for reading.
Stay On The Journey,

Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 KJV

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Graduation Day: May 27, 1982: Some Say, I Still Look the same

Susan CHS 1982

My High School class photo

It’s been 34 years.

I remember the CHS Class of ’82 Baccalaureate Day:  It was on a Sunday. I think, Rev Dr. Jimmy Albright was the speaker.  My CHS Class graduated Thursday, May 27, 1982.

I mention my high school. graduation every year. It’s like we graduate from something every year.  It shouldn’t take 4 years to get to the next level.  Well, I hope not.

May we remember our graduation throughout our life’s journey.  May we see the good in accomplishing things in life.  May we move on into the next level year after year.

Thanks for reading.

I was the 18 in my family to graduate from CHS. ~ All siblings. My parents and I made the front page of the newspaper the day I graduated.

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Moving On Day Is Everyday: Keep On Moving On

It’s been 9 years since I moved where I dwell, now. It seems like time has been passing me by.  I didn’t realize how long it’s been. I’ve been thinking. How things have changed since I’ve made the move.

Indeed it has been different. I have a lot fewer steps to walk up and down. I had to make adjustments and had to down size. In all, I’m thankful for the move. I’m thankful I have a place to live and a place I can call home.

I think, as we move, we learn more about life as we’re on the move. If we don’t move around everyday, we can get lazy. There’s good in movement. Yes, moving can be an everyday thing.

I hope that you’re settled down where you live. I know moving takes a lot of work and planning. It takes a while to get moved in. Once there, we have to unpack and so forth. I don’t like the process of moving. But, in the long run it’s worth it.

For me; I’m settled for now.
I hope you are too.
We should enjoy the place where we dwell while we are in the present.

May we see when we move, it’s a new beginning.
May we celebrate when we make progress.
May we reflect back on the good in life.

Thanks for reading.

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Being Still in the Silence: Sensing some changes coming

I felt a change coming on Friday, May the 13th. It was an unusual day. We were about at the ending of the Easter Season of 2016. New things have been birthing forth. Indeed it has.

There will always come a time in life, when things will come unannounced. We can be caught off guard. We can be speechless or shocked about what happened. We have to adjust, regroup and go with the flow.

There will come a time when we need to take time to heal. There are things in our past that can hindered our process in life. We need to be still and know who God is. He’s the restorer.

We can’t rush through healing. It takes time. We have to go through the process in due season. Thank God for His Holy Spirit. He brings us comfort as we are going through the pain and the hurt of our past.

Summertime Season:
I’ve been enjoying the simple things in life. Indeed, I’m learning through living in the present moments. I’m learning to be still in the silence.

May we move toward the process of being restored.
May we not rush to get to where God is leading us.
May we enjoy the moments were in.
May we look forward for the season at hand.

Thanks for reading.

I’m learning to laugh more.
It’s good as medicine.

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Keep Enjoying The Journey: May we learn to practice good habits to replace the bad ones

I was looking back over some of my old blogs. I found myself ministering to myself. It’s like those things of the past seem to come in cycles. I’m learning as I’m going along.

Hope all is coming along with you.
Peace be with you.

Blog notes from Thursday, 24 May 2012
Keep Enjoying The Journey

It’s been a good week. I’ve been resting. I’m getting back into the swing of things. At times when not doing some things for a while it can be hard to get back with it.

For a short time, I had to stop doing some thing. I began to get lazy. I got out of bed late. And did things later in the day. I found out that I should have keep up with what I did.

Even when I stop doing that one thing, I should have keep doing the other things that I did. I’ve learned my lesson. I need to put with what I normally do, despite if one thing changes.

I can fill in whatever changes by doing another thing in its place. I don’t know why I can’t get that into my thinking. I guess every thing takes practice. That’s practice and more practice.

I have to get into my thinking that I can replace an old habit by doing something in place of that habit. I can train my thinking into something else. The old habit will be less.

I know that things take practice in the making. In time what we practice will become a habit. Practice makes perfect.

I hope that when we get out of the routine of doing things, we can replace what we use to do with something else. We can grow in the waiting seasons in our lives. We have to believe that.

May we enjoy the season that we are in. May we grow out of our old habits and form new ones. May we learn to practice good habits to replace the bad ones. Amen.

Thanks for reading.
Keep Enjoying the Journey,

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