Connecting With Jay (Page 6)

Connecting With Jay (Page 6)

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…

Hard to Swallow

Suffering from what he describes as “an uncontrollable urge to consume knives”, a police officer in India endured five-hours of surgery to remove forty knives which he had swallowed over a period of several months (Log Cabin Democrat, Aug. 23, 2016). Then, in classic understated fashion, Jessica Durando reports that the patient “sought medical care after having stomach…

Earning Respect

One of the most wonderful principles governing life in our democratic society is that people are “presumed innocent until proven guilty.” No practical illustration of that principle in action comes immediately to mind, however. We’re more inclined toward the “where there’s smoke, there’s fire” principle. I’ve even heard Christians say, “people have to earn my respect”—as…

Are You In The Fight?

Have you heard about the boxer who fought like a baseball pitcher-at the end of the fight he had a no-hitter! Most of us attach negative feelings and reactions to the idea of fighting. We learn from childhood up that fighting is bad and that we ought not to fight. But there is at least one fight which not only is not bad, but which God Himself calls us to get in!…