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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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Journeying with Jan

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 31, 2019


           Journeying with Jan began November, 2017 with the first blog on Faith….baby steps for me into blogging. 

            I decided that each month I would develop a theme and so Journeying with Jan included two blogs a month as w...

July 17, 2019

Have you ever tried to convince a child to “just taste it!”  We know that if they would just taste the food with an open mind, they might actually like it.  They would see that it is as good as Mom and Dad say it is.

            However, if you can even get them to...

July 3, 2019

My Mom’s favorite flower was the Gardenia.  Bright white flowers resting on dark green leaves.  Sweet as anything you can imagine, it rivaled the aromatic Orange Blossoms in our neighborhood in Florida.

            Fortunately, the Orange Blossoms made their debut...

June 19, 2019

She was the sweetest young girl, perhaps about three-years-old. 

            Ken and I had just married and moved across the street from her family with our three boys.  And we were all taken with this little girl.


June 5, 2019

My Mom and my Dad had enduring qualities that made them compatible.  They both had dependable work ethics, values that placed God at the center of life, parenting ideals that didn’t clash and a desire for home and family to be cherished.

            However, they were a...

May 15, 2019

I love to watch skiers and snow boarders execute their moves against the magical backdrop of snow.  However, the closest I came to participating in a winter sport was on a February vacation in Estes Park, Colorado.

We wandered into a shop that outfitted athletes in wint...

May 1, 2019

It was a simple question that always elicited an enthusiastic response.  Probably

because it was Grandpa asking his tiny grandson, “Want to take a walk?”

            Faster than his little legs could carry him, my son took hold of my Dad’s hand and off they went....

April 17, 2019

I couldn’t imagine an Easter Sunday without my pretty hat.  And each year I looked forward to selecting a new one.

            Today, as I see the new spring outfits being sold in the stores, pictures of me as a child wearing my Easter bonnet float easily to mind.  As y...

April 3, 2019

When our kids were young, computers and fancy digital devices and games were not part of their lives.  Instead, our boys invented imaginary worlds and built forts in the backyard.  They fought off evil forces with swords made from twigs.

            The woods behin...

March 20, 2019

It seems secrets and their revelations come quite often at the Christmas season. Though it will soon be April and the Easter holiday, memories of surprise secrets being revealed are not reserved for only a season, but flow into these other celebrations of life.


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