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Keeping in step on life's journey while staying in tune with heaven's Voice

Jan Merop

For almost 29 years, Jan Merop has been writing her inspirational column, Pause…and Consider for the Highlands News-Sun in Sebring, Florida.  Along with various other columns and a variety of feature articles over the years, Jan’s prolific writing has included being published in national magazines such as Decision, Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse, Today’s Christian, and Journey. Read More

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My column of spiritual encouragement is published twice a month.  

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In this section I will post anything that is on my mind at that time. These blogs will be posted on a random basis.



See more of the photography used on my site. Visit Ken Merop Photography.


July 26, 2019

This flying jewel…reflection of light shining through…

Alights gently on her Cone Flower hostess.

She stays briefly…much like the sun’s fading at sunset…

Leaving an impression of beauty on one’s soul.

May every touch, smile or word we give

beautify the world of its recipien...

July 12, 2019

Somewhere between salty and sweet

there’s a place called savory.

It speaks of a blending of herbs and spices…

mingling and leaving a distinct impression

on welcoming taste buds!

We are to be sweet, salty, savory

to a world that’s grown bitter. 

And light to brighten the darkn...

June 24, 2019

Flat, yet intricately designed lily pads

fill the lake waters near the shore.

Slowly…as if by magic…tiny buds appear.

Then in the early morning sun,

beautiful lavender water lilies stand upright;

Like jewels displaying their brilliance.

“Look at the lilies…how they grow…


June 14, 2019

The slightest breeze lifts the petals…

inviting them into a delicate dance.

I’m captivated by nature’s elegance,

hues, gracefulness, and charm.

Nature is infused with our Creator’s essence.

And when we know Him, we, too,

 share in the beauty of His divine nature.

“…you may be...

May 24, 2019

                                    Walking softly along, my favorite spot

beckoned me to sit awhile…

an invitation I gladly accepted.

My soul at rest, my mind calling on God,

I inhaled Hi...

May 10, 2019

Come stroll the perimeter of this meadow.

In this rural setting, imagine a shepherd with his sheep.

How peaceful and nourishing a place to

“lie down in green pastures.”

Walk it again in the opposite direction

And restore body and soul.

“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not w...

April 26, 2019

In examining God’s armor, the last piece is very important. 

We must know God’s Word so well that we know how to wield the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.  Jesus is the Logos, the Word.  John 1 says, “In the beginning the Word already existed.  The Word w...

April 12, 2019

The stone archway beckons me…


But what is on the other side?

A lovely pathway where I can stroll at my leisure?

Or…is there danger just beyond that inviting arch?

It reminds me of a time my husband Ken and I decided to trek along an unknown path one late afternoon....

March 25, 2019

Sometimes we may think a thought or idea is hidden within our minds and hearts.  But if we wear our hearts on our sleeves and our faces are expressive, we’ve let the cat out of the bag without knowing it.

            It’s no secret at all....

March 15, 2019

There is a saying that says that we should

live with what God has kept secret

by trusting what God has revealed.

This is good advice.

As we look back at all God has been doing

in the world and for each of us personally,

it’s easier to trust the mysterious future to Him.


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