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24-J by R o g e r

I was telling Melody that I didn’t think I’d have time to JOT down an introduction for the J. “My life has been such a JUMBLE lately. I still am doing Black History Month stuff at church. I have to JABBER about demographic information without using too much JARGON at the Chamber of Commerce.”

Melody advised me that she has confidence in me. “JEEZE! But I’ve run out of JUICE. I’ve been to five funerals in this calendar year already this year. And it it’s too cold to JOG.

“Moreover, I have to JUGGLE a trip to New York City, work on a Book and Author event, prepare a webinar on sales tax for my JOB, though I am JAZZED about it. I’m looking for something to JETTISON.”

Maybe next time I can JAW about something.


23-J by Melody

Photo-Challenge started by Mrs. Nesbitt on august 5th 2007.
Since 12th January 2018 at ABC-Wednesday  23-J ~ September 11th 2018

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For 23-J … I’ve chosen 2 animals from different zoo’s in The Netherlands.
The first one is a Jaguar, his name is Mowgli. Originaly from  Wildlands in Emmen,
but now (and last year became a father of 2) in Artis in Amsterdam


The second one is a (Gold-)-Jackal… I don’t know of it is a male or a female, don’t know its name either. It lives in Burgers Zoo in Arnhem.

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22-J by Roger

There were two songs called JUMP that made the Top 5 in the first half of 1984, and both were by family bands.

JUMP by Van Halen hit the US Billboard pop charts in January 1984 and got to #1 on February 25, spending five weeks at the top spot. This was their only song to top the charts. The song is from the 1983 album titled 1984.

The band consisted of brothers Eddie Van Halen on guitar and Alex Van Halen on drums, plus Michael Anthony on bass, and David Lee Roth on vocals, as opposed to Sammy Hagar or Gary Cherrone.

JUMP (For My Love) by the Pointer Sisters entered the Billboard pop charts and soul charts in April 1984, eventually hitting #3 for two weeks on both charts. They had bigger hits: Fire (1978/79) and Slow Hand (1981) went to #2, and He’s So Shy (1980) also went to #3 but all went “gold” in the US.

The group by that time was comprised of sisters Ruth, Anita, and June Pointer. Bonnie went solo in 1978. JUMP (For My Love) came from their 1983 breakout album Break Out. June died in 2006 from cancer at the age of 52.

Listen to :

JUMP by Van Halen here or here

JUMP (For My Love) by the Pointer Sisters here or here or here



21-J by Arnoldo

J is for Journey

As cautious as I tend to be, I often enjoy taking life journeys that require leaps of faith.  Perhaps it’s my art background, which fosters creativity, taking chances, and serendipitous discoveries.  Although scary, it’s also exhilarating and the outcome can be extremely rewarding.  Some of them have been as simple as experimenting with new art media or planning a major trip within a couple of days.  However, some of them have changed my life and that of my family.

I recently took a major life changing journey. I entered a program through which I will eventually be ordained as a priest.  It wasn’t an easy process to get into the program, but definitely a leap of faith.  For several years, my wife and I have been talking about me going to seminary.  I even had a conversation about it with my Bishop during one of his visits to our Church.  However, the need for a steady income, putting two girls through college, the need for relocating, and other issues did not make it feasible.  However, last November, when the Bishop was in town, he called to meet with me.  The Diocese was starting a bi-vocational program, and he wanted me to pray about it.

I accepted, and this led me to go through what is called a discernment process.  Prayers, meditations, retreats, lots of writing, and interviews with a diocesan committee were all part of the process.  Yes, it was a journey in itself.  After several months, I was accepted into the program.  It is a 3 year program that will allow me to continue to work in the field of education.  Thus far, I’ve been working on several assignments at home, in preparation to my first class.  The classes will take place once a month in San Antonio, Texas, which is about 2 1/2 hours from where I live.  My classmates and I will meet with our professors for 2 days every month for our classes.

Has this been an easy journey thus far?  No, it is a lot of work, especially since I was recently promoted to assistant principal in my school district.  I’m also having to learn a whole new lingo, since Theology is a totally new field for me.  However, I feel blessed, and I’m loving it.  I often feel tired, but it’s a good kind of tired.  I am also blessed to be working under a principal that is supporting my work.  Most importantly, my family has been behind me in every step I have taken.  For me, in the words found in Proverbs 3:5–6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight.”

So what life journey are you on?  I’d love to hear.  Blessings!