Happy Easter from JOTL!

     Happy Easter! I had a couple of inquiries as to where the blog was about ‘Celebrate a Murder Friday’ more commonly known to America as Good Friday, but I really like the Hispanic name of Holy Friday a bit more. As I prayed about putting some thoughts together for the family on the…

Do I want to be right, or do I want to be happy?

The significance of my grasping the entire implications of Step 1 is directly proportionate to my serenity level… What does that mean?  It means that if I remember, more than forget, that I am powerless over another person, situation or circumstance in my life then I actually have a chance at a serene today regardless…

Todd and Cati Share their Testimony on God’s healing grace!

[wpvideo Ha5srCkB] God has certain privileges doesn’t He?  Nice of me to acknowledge that isn’t it?  I met Todd maybe 15 years ago as a casual acquaintance at church.  One can never have too many eternal brothers.  I never knew until last night the powerful testimony he has about God’s life changing power.  The lesson…

Community – get in on the life!

The word, concept and importance of community continues to cross my mind. Growing up in Chicago in spite of different ethnicities, if you were part of a community defined by certain street boundaries (nowadays known as the hood), it was understood by everybody who lived there that you were entitled to a type of security…

What is Joy of the Lord (JOTL)?

you may have a friend or a loved one that is suffering from any sort of addictive/compulsive behavior that is making their life unmanageable (and probably yours also). We have ‘been there and done that’ and God has specially prepared us to share the hope of a new life which is based on what we call G.O.D.