But You Said! Vayishlach (“And he sent”)

  In my last blog, I shared many personal details of my journey with Gastroparesis. I received much encouraging feedback. I greatly appreciate everyone’s prayers and words. The portion today is Parsha Vayishlach (“And he sent”) Genesis 32:4 – 36:43: Jacob is meeting his brother Esau. It’s been over 20 years. That’s a long time not to speak to a sibling. There are times when … Continue reading But You Said! Vayishlach (“And he sent”)

The Art of Seeing as We Wait (Vayera)

Last week’s Torah Portion was Lekh Lekha meaning “Go” or “Go find yourself.” Abram and Sari set out, leaving everything familiar, including their families. My husband and I found ourselves in the same position at the exact time. Following the Torah portions (first 5 books) can be pretty comforting and eye-opening. While sitting outside our hotel last week, I saw a sight that caught my attention. Two … Continue reading The Art of Seeing as We Wait (Vayera)

Hope the Size of Helium

It was one of those cool unisex names you hear spoken over a spunky three-year-old tomboy with ringlets– a name like Charlie, Jessie, Bobbie, and Jordan. To protect the innocent, I’ll call her Johnnie. The first time I met Johnnie is imprinted in my mind—branded even. I had just moved into a shotgun house on the other side of the tracks . . . You … Continue reading Hope the Size of Helium