"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
June 2018
"Water is the Hub of Live"
Greetings! It's time to begin your summer practicing humanity. You've been studying for this for the past 9 months. We started our demonstration right off the bat this week in Salem with the panic over the drinking water situation. It had people running everywhere looking for drinking water. The TV reported stores were sold out, etc. however, when I asked my God Spirit Teacher where to go for drinking water, I tried and found two stores with all the water in bottles you would need and they were right at the front door of the business.  I even got some for a friend who was not able to get it himself. 

This was a chance to practice humanity with those you love. The more we practice, we that it becomes easier to be that way with everyone.  Of course, it's also nice to verbalize the word “Thank you” when what you seek has been given.  We are living in time where we can practice our spirituality and find the real joy of living on this planet.  We now really have clear choices. We can either panic or smoothly sail through life.

I pray that your true soul spirituality blooms all summer long and you are blessed beyond belief by the time Fall arrives. We really now have a place to practice for our soul growth and development.  Welcome to true experiences of this planet.

Blessings always, 

Rev. Jay
A message from the H.O.M.E. Center Webmaster
Carolyn Thiebes
What a strange week for those of us on City of Salem water.  I've lived in Oregon since 1984 and this is the first time I can remember being told that I can't drink the water.  What?  Did I actually hear that?  What makes it even more strange to me is that I always brag about our beautiful Pacific Northwest water whenever I travel out of state. There was always something special about knowing the water I was drinking came from snow pack in the mountains, it was fresh and clean and, compared to other places, tasted like it was straight from the rain clouds.  Now we're hearing our supply contains poison, how can that be?  Fortunately our city officials are on it, water stations have been put in place and we'll get through this. 
What really struck me this week was the immediate response of the people who were in neighboring communities that had water supplies that were not impacted. Wow!  Humanity in Action. In little and  beautiful ways it began to bubble up like a beautiful mountain spring. On Facebook one of my coworkers posted "FREE well water after 3:30pm if anyone needs any. I'm between Aumsville and Turner". I actually cried when I read that. After her post more followed. The City of Kaiser opened water stations and so many businesses opened their faucets to anyone with a container. Take whatever you need. To me, it was remarkable and it showed me not only how quickly people react but how caring they can be.

We live in strange times and yet everyday in so many ways we see that humanity is alive. In big ways and little ways it presents itself everyday.  I'd like to think that I would have done the same as my co-worker and so many businesses and individuals. Until I'm put to that test, I can look for other ways to be humane. I'd like to think that if we all practice that everyday, the world would be better.

If you are in need of water you find locations on the City of Keizer FB page or you can contact the City of Salem Water. 

Blessings to you all,

"Being human is given, But keeping our Humanity is a Choice" author unknown.