Connecting With Jay

Connecting With Jay

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day!  Today is a day that we are reminded to honor the men in our life that have helped to raise and guide us along as we have grown – whether they are related to us by blood or not.  A Godly father is a blessing that we should be grateful for so I hope you do not pass up this opportunity to let them know how much you love them and thankful you are for…

Maturing in Godly Faith

James provides the very practical advice every Christian needs, even if we do not always appreciate receiving it.  His advice is intended to move every believer towards a higher level of maturity in Christ. While the thought of a life filled with trials is not very popular, it is true nevertheless. All of us who have lived long enough to reach any degree of physical…

Moving from the temporary to the eternal

The world around us is an amazing, interlocking system that humans will never be able to measure. Its vastness, intricacy, and might is awe inspiring. It reflects an almighty intelligence. The vast orbits of the planets around the sun; the orbit of the moon around our little planet, and the amazing precision of each of them demand someone or something far more powerful…

Memorial Day

Tomorrow is Memorial Day, a national holiday.  It is observed each year on the last Monday in the month of May.  The holiday, formerly known as Decoration Day, commemorates military personnel, men and women, who have died while in service to the United States of America. The holiday was first established to honor the many Union soldiers who gave their lives during the…

The Power of Trust

The value of implicit trust in God cannot be accurately measured. It is demonstrated for us numerous times throughout the scriptures. One such example is Joseph. He was the young son of Jacob (later renamed Israel) who endured great trials, temptations, and perils. It all began as a young boy who was loved by his father but hated by his brothers. The dreams of grandeur…

Happy Mother’s Day

Godly mothers are such a blessing!  W. L. Caldwell wrote this back in 1928, but it still rings true today: Well may we pause to pay honor to her who after Jesus Christ is God’s best gift to men, mother. It was she who shared her life with us when as yet our members were unformed, into the valley of the shadow of death she walked that we might have the light of life.…

Showcase

Today following the potluck, those that went and participated in Lads to Leaders this year will be repeating their events for us to be able to see… AND I REALLY HOPE YOU WILL BE THERE TO SUPPORT THEM!  The kids have put a lot of time and energy into these events and I know they are looking forward to sharing their work and accomplishments with you!  I was very impressed…

The Goal is Jesus

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12 ESV) As Christians, we are supposed to follow Jesus in everything we do. Following Jesus is not about remaining in darkness but about having the light of life which is Jesus himself.  The goal is always supposed to be…

Saving Your Life

Some of the fundamental teachings of Jesus have always seemed incredible to the unconverted world! For example, He said, “Whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it” (Mt. 16:25). By this statement and many others like it, Jesus taught that personal fulfillment is not to be found in a self-centered approach to life, but that…

By Their Fruits

Absalom intercepted those who came to present their cases to David. He implied that the king had no interest in them, no time for them. He would kiss each one and say, “If I were made judge in the land, you would receive justice!” Over a period of time, Absalom was successful in undermining the confidence of the people in his father and “so Absalom stole the hearts of the…