"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us"

Ralph Waldo Emerson 
Rev. Jay Smith Jr.
The H.O.M.E. Center
3892 Lancaster Drive NE ~ Salem, Oregon 97305 ~ 503 363-3926
August 2018
When we sing together
How are you doing with the great weather we have been having since July? More of the same is expected for August. Be sure you get all your outdoor activities done in the cooler hours of the morning. The heat of the afternoon may drive you indoors for a little rest and reading. Maybe you've even been reading about some of the activities of our current President. Do some of his actions have you thinking?

I remember in the fall of 1941 and 1942 we were all singing “God Bless America” along with Kate Smith. It helped us keep up our moral.  Those were trying times and what is happening often seem  so uncertain. It makes me think it maybe time to get out this old song once again. If residents of this great nation sing together and mean it from their hearts it could help prevent what might happen if the current situation in our country goes unchecked. 

This nation was founded under God and In God We Trust, so now is the time to call on God’s Angels to help and protect us. They can help us see and work with God’s gifts so the right actions take place now for all of us. These uncertain times affects/effects everyone in this nation. These are the times that awaken in us the true benefits of living here and in this country. May God's blessings be upon you and yours as you join the deeds and actions for the right actions for all the world.  

Many Blessings
Rev. Jay
"Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country."
~ Franklin D Roosevelt

For Jay - God Bless America