"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
February 2020
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Welcome to great month of February where we truly have great opportunity to expand our acceptance of unconditional love in our lives. Our maker informed us that only when we are in our physical body can we record such love. Does that happen and it is real? In past lives and in this life some of us have experienced the feeling of joy beyond words of feeling true love. Some of us are still working at finding true love and hoping that we will demonstrate some level of love together and make it happen. The question is how are we doing? 

New energy is bouncing all over this planet to help us. Some have used that energy to release our anger, frustrations or hatred. I ask you does that feel good?

If it doesn't feel good, I have a suggestion for you. This month, send Valentine cards that contain as much love as you can muster. Then pray those cards will benefit the receivers. Even if unconditional love does not bloom between the two of you at least a quiet peace can grow. Maybe we can start enjoying the feeling of love we all came to this life to feel. 

These are the stepping stones to understand our creator's unconditional love that was given but not felt because we were not in a physical body to record it.  I send blessings of love to you within your ability to accept it.  Enjoy the feelings this activity gives you and the endless joy that courage gives you when you accept God's unlimited love, a love we all crave.

I Love you all
Rev. Jay
It was a busy morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80’s arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am. I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam, it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, I asked him if he had another doctor’s appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife. I inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer’s Disease. As we talked, I asked if she would be upset if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years now. I was surprised, and asked him, And you still go every morning, even though she doesn’t know who you are? He smiled as he patted my hand and said, She doesn’t know me, but I still know who she is.

The author of this spiritual story is unknown and greatly appreciated.

True Love