Posts by Judy Jones

Posts by Judy Jones

Good News

Most people like good stories but everyone likes to have a bit of good news. I remember when our sons were born. One of the first things we wanted to do was contact people and tell them the good news, the child was born! The baby is so tall, and weighs so much, and has a full head of hair. When we get a new job we want to share the excitement that comes with it. When a…

Assumptions

Assumptions.  Those ideas that we have that we just accept as true or things that we “Just know will happen” without any real proof… can lead to all kinds of blunders and even kill a congregation.  Like when we: Assume what someone has done or has not done. When we rely on what we have seen and allow our perspective to judge them and make up our mind about them.…

This is Who I Am

Who are you? Before you continue reading on who are you, there are lots of things that you could be but, what really defines you? Maybe it is that you are known for your ears like the elephant, Dumbo. Perhaps you are the leader of the bunch like Woody in the Toy Story movies making sure all of the other toys are ok. You could be chasing after things like the Ghostbusters…

Rooted in Love

Last week we had the opportunity to be a part of the 140 or so people at Carolina Bible Camp. It was a big step for our 10 students who had never been before and may have recognized 1 or 2 people when they first stepped on the campgrounds the first day. As I observed our youth starting to interact with the others, I noticed something very important. The others were…

As the Lord Forgave You

Recently my two-year-old son came back home after we got all the pipes fixed in the house. To say the house had been quiet recently would be an understatement. He quickly reminded me about what happens to two year olds when they get overly tired, that you don’t sleep all night if they don’t sleep all night, and sometimes your feet become the best place for their shoes…

Cross Culture – Ukraine Missions

The last thing Lora said to me as I was boarding my flight to Moscow in October 1991 was, “Honey, let’s not move to Ukraine!” “Don’t worry,” I said, “this is just a three-week trip!” Twenty-eight years later we are still working in Ukraine. We spent most of those years living and working in Gorlovka, a city in the Donetsk region in Eastern Ukraine. In 2014 a Russian…

The Power of Love

            Last week we had the honor of taking some of our youth to the Knoxville Work Camp. It was a hot beginning to the week and a rainy end to the week but overall it was a great week. 135 teenagers chose to take a week of their summer break and devote it to serving other people. It would be one thing to serve people who you see everyday, but these teens gave up a…