Posts by Judy Jones (Page 2)

Posts by Judy Jones (Page 2)

Calm Down Tough Guy

Hebrews 4:13 “And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.” Ole tough-guy is at is again. Word is out he is at a store and sees the owner of a local deli. “I got the …&#$%** lousiest sub last night at your place!”  We all kind of wonder what’s up with tough-guy, but who wants to ask?…

Come to the Feast by Gene Taylor

Because of the long hours I spend in my office, many of them alone, sometimes things get a little quiet. The radio on in the background breaks the silence but it is still somewhat lonely. While stretching or taking a break, I usually go to the exterior doors near my office and look out their windows since the only window in the study is quite high and about all I can see…

Sweetheart Banquet

February is right around the corner! What that means for us is that Winterfest is right around the corner but before that, we have another important church event! The Annual Sweetheart Banquet. The Northeast Church of Christ Youth and Family Ministry would like to invite you to our Banquet on February 2nd from 5:30 – 7:00pm. There is a sign up sheet in the foyer to…

The Power of New Opportunities

I am grateful for this New Year! I say that because sometimes we take for granted the blessing that everything in life starts over at some point. Every day comes to an end and with it comes a new day. With every new day comes new demands, new hopes and dreams, and yes, new opportunities to get it right. It is my hope we will all make the most of New Year and New…

A Real Role Model

The man who shuffled to the microphone “didn’t look strong enough to bunt, much less hit a home run. Pale and thin from his liver transplant surgery nearly five weeks ago, Mickey Mantle walked slowly, painfully” (Dave Anderson, N.Y. Times News Service, AOL, July 12, 1995). How different was the man I saw conducting that news conference than the one I saw…

Sometimes Church is Hard

I sat in a meeting. The discussion was heated. The conversation heavy.  Hearts were burdened. Chests were puffed. Sorrow, pain, arrogance, curiosity, humility, fear, courage, and forgiveness sat together in a single room.  As I looked around the church, I just kept thinking—Church is hard. Church is hard for the person walking through the doors, afraid of judgement.…

Present Hope

Before I really get going I want to thank everyone who made Friend’s Day possible for us last week! It was a huge success! The auditorium was pretty full, the food was good, the fellowship was even better and people invited friends to join us. Thank you for helping make Friend’s Day a big success this year. We especially want to thank those who helped plan, set up, clean…

Be Bold

In the book of Acts we find a story about Peter and John before the Council. (Acts 4) One of the verses that really sticks out to me is verse 13. It says, “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished…” The verse continues on but this first part is important to us. It takes away an excuse a lot…