I believe that friendship with Jesus isn’t something we attain “at the end of the road” a long, long time from now — after death, perhaps.  Friendship with Jesus is right now, in the midst of life’s joys and life’s struggles.  Despite what I might feel from time to time, I am not alone.  No matter where I might go I can never really be lost because my Guide is always at hand.  All I have to do is open my eyes to see him.

Thomas said to Jesus, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?”

Jesus replied, “I am the way.”

John 14, 5-6


5 Responses to About

  1. Faith Vacca says:

    Hi Aunt Pam. Just was told of your blog and read this today. Enjoyable to have Jesus as our guide… Was thinking of some other titles He is to us. Shepherd… Gives His life for the sheep. Door… By me if any man enter in he shall be saved. Bread… John 6:51 … That came down from heaven… For us. Light… John 8:12. Of the world. And my favorite…Savior… 1john 4:14 The Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world. I am so happy that God is satisfied with the cross death of his Son that we can be too! He for me! Trust you will be comforted knowing Gods’ tremendous love for you. We are praying for you… Love, Dave and faith

  2. Dave Vacca says:

    Hello Pam !
    – I don’t know if you would recall this, ‘cause it seems like the real distant past for both of us now… but the first time I remember you was as we passed in a brief hallway ‘Hello’, between classes at READING HIGH SCHOOL…! How scary is that!!
    You were an upper-classman, and I was a peon freshman (I think..??). Though I hardly knew you, I thought it was great to see someone from a ‘Sunday School’ I could relate to!
    That was a lot of years ago, and I was very saddened when Faith told me of your health condition in recent months!
    Thinking back on Sunday School Bible texts we probably both learned as kids, it’s in these later years of life they seem to endear themselves more meaningfully to our lives, isn’t it?
    I can imagine it’s beyond hard, on many of your difficult days, to perceive the love of the God of Eternity? But it’s not in the circumstances of life that our Creator says we should look for evidence of His love, but here’s what He says will stand as God’s ‘Monument of Love’ toward us forever:
    1 John 3:16 says: “Hereby we perceive the love of God, because He laid down His life for us…;”
    I discovered a few things at about the age I was when I met you back in Reading High … that if I wanted proof of God’s love, the evidence is seen at the Cross. It was there that God intervened for us, to solve for us what we could not solve for ourselves!
    I accepted too Rom 5:8: “But God demonstrated His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
    I think you wrote of Peace… that’s a wonderful thought isn’t it?! One of my favorite Bible texts is: “Therefore being justified by faith, we have Peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
    I’ve long since realized that Peace is not a ‘personal resolve’ manufactured in one’s heart… (rather that would be contentment of some kind… ). Peace with God is a standing-of-acceptance, that only comes by relationship with the ‘Peace-Maker’, and it cost the immense price of Christ’s suffering and payment for sins to make it available to me and you!
    Col 1:20 says: “And having made peace, through the blood of His cross,….”
    I pray for the Lord’s intervening help in your difficult need, and I trust you too enjoy “Peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” on the basis of the finished Cross-work of Christ for You personally!
    In the Love of Friendship,
    Dave V

  3. Sue Spielman says:

    Hello Pam, Paul and Liqa – Donna and I are just reading your blog together. Thank you for sharing such beautiful thoughts. We feel privileged to be able to be part of your journey through your blog. Donna and I would love to know how to be in touch and send you love and support. Sue Spielman

  4. Alex Bingham says:

    Pam–I’ve finally gotten on to your blog and read through your amazing journey. I am filled with awe at your courage, faith and gratitude. You are loved by many–that doesn’t happen by accident. Joani has a saying, “people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Your caring has resulted in hundreds of prayers and good wishes. Please know that Joani, Lucy and I have been sending prayers and good wishes throughout your “diagnosis”. You mean alot to us and we’re glad that you are taking good care of yourself, and letting your wonderful family take care of you as well.

    I hope that your treatments with radiation and chemotherapy are successful. While I don’t pretend to know much about cancer, I do know a remarkable acupuncturist who is quite gifted at treating many of the side effects caused by cancer treatments. His name is Jing Liu and his office is on the corner of Lexington St and Trapelo Rd in Waltham. His number is 781) 642-7934. If you call, please use my name–he is a friend and colleague. If your appointment date seems to far off, please let me know and I’ll contact him personally.

    Sending our prayers and love, Joani, Lucy and Alex

    • pamvbradford says:


      Right now it’s critical for me to keep my strength up. I’ve got an appointment on Friday morning with the oncologists at Dana Farber. After I know more I’ll be better able to figure out what my needs will be as far as health care providers.


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