Connecting With Jay

Connecting With Jay

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.…

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…

Mothers

  What a blessing!   As I look back at what my mother did for me and what Mandy is doing for our children, I am amazed and so very grateful for this wonderful blessing God put in our life though his grand design!  Hour after hour of selfless service, sitting up at night to hold them when they are sick, all the meals cooked with love, loads and loads and loads of…

Risk: Oversold and Underplayed

I was reading around this week and came across this article that I think should cause us to stop and think some.  Generalities can be dangerous but take some time to ask if this is something that you need to hear.  Are you living in a way that to some you are the smell of life, and to others the smell of death?  Are you living as a result of the mercy and grace of God or…

Christian Persecution

More than 3,000 Christians were killed worldwide last year for their faith, twice as many as the previous year, a report by the charity Open Doors has found. Of the 11 worst countries for Christians to live in, all are now classed as places of extreme persecution – more than ever before in 26 years of the World Watch List, which is published annually by the charity. Open…