Posts by Gary Jared

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Get Connected

by Gary Jared

Top Five Reasons to Go to Sunday School You may be asking, what’s so great about Sunday School? Why does the church keep rolling out all these Sunday School challenges? I go to church every week, and I really don’t have time for that extra hour on Sunday morning. If you don’t go to Sunday […]

A Little Glimpse of Heaven

by Gary Jared

Is this what Heaven will be like? Last week, our church was honored to partner with the Tim Tebow foundation for the second year to host Night to Shine – a prom for people with special needs. As I watched a room full of guests having the time of their lives, I heard people saying […]

2020 Vision

by Gary Jared

 “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 26:18 Mary Belle was one of those church members who really stood out.  Though she went home to be with the Lord several years ago, I still remember her vividly.  She had a unique laugh – more of a cackle, really – but the thing […]

It’s About Time

by Gary Jared

There are lots of things you can do with Time.   You can save time. You can share time. You can invest time. You can waste time. You can hurry up and make time, and during daylight savings time you can even change time. But you just can’t put time in a bottle. Everyone likes […]

The Christian Worldview on Sex and Marriage

by Gary Jared

Sex.  It is one of the best gifts that God has given mankind.  After creating the world and all that is in it, He created male and female and said, “For this cause, a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and they shall be one flesh.”  Then he told […]

Facebook Jesus

by Gary Jared

Doesn’t it seem like everyone you know is on Facebook these days?  If you have 15 extra minutes, you can catch up on what’s going on in the lives of all your family and friends. Of course there are all types of people on Facebook.  Some tell you every detail of their day.  Some use […]

The Big Question

by Gary Jared

If you had one month to lose 10 pounds, what foods would you give up?  If you had one month to save for a vacation, how would your spending habits change?  If you had one month to take a written test for your job, how would you use your time more wisely? What if you […]

Church Is For The Birds

by Gary Jared

For the past 20 years, my family has had a pet cockatiel. I’ll never forget the day we got him. A lady in our church raised cockatiels in her home. One day, she invited us over so the kids could see her newly-hatched baby cockatiels – then she told them we could take one home! […]

Tip vs. Gratuity

by Gary Jared

My wife says I’m cheap.  I don’t like the sound of that word.  I like frugal, conservative, cautious, economical…all fancy words to say cheap.  Several years ago I took the family on a trip to Mackinac Island.  It was a one-price-pays-it-all trip.  That means you pay one price and it includes everything: parking, boat ride […]