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Member Spotlight!: Jaye Baillie

Mary Baggs interviewing Jaye Baillie

1-What is your ‘go to’ bible verse to get you through the day?

"What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, or sword?" ~Romans 8:35

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For we are convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, not powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Talk about God's every-lasting love for us! I first became familiar with this passage during Grace's Mid- Week service. Many times, I would sit behind Father Al, and listen as he prayed these words with such conviction. It has always reminded me that there is nothing I have to fear and He provides such comfort. With God's protecting arms around me, I can withstand anything, and nothing will separate me from HIS love.

2-Briefly tell us about a recent fun activity* you and or your family participated in and why.

We are blessed with three grandchildren, Henry and Lora Kate in Ocala and Emory in Los Angeles. Just this week, Henry and Lora Kate came to the river with their parents, Beth, and Sam Baillie. The day ended with the kids fishing in the canal, enjoying the outdoors, and eating pancakes. It really is the simplest of things that bring such joy, especially after 2020.

3-Do you have a favorite recipe or take-out meal recommendation you would like to share?

Anything cooked on the grill! Fish, pork tenderloin, chicken, steaks, vegetables, and an occasional hot dog or hamburger. People say my cheeseburgers are yummy. Here's my recipe:

· Ground beef

· Onions

· 2 eggs

· Italian breadcrumbs

· Pickapeppa Sauce

· Sea Salt & Ground Pepper

Make patties, chill for a while, grill, top with blue cheese or sharp cheddar.

4- Beginning Monday April 12, Father Frans, on behalf of Grace Church will be hosting weekly Alpha classes. This means you can invite your friends, colleagues, or family members who have questions about God. We are primarily targeting those who might NOT call themselves Christians. Although the church has provided participants with a link to RSVP, a personal invite is always best. Think about a few contacts to invite. What would you say to invite/ encourage guests to these free exploratory online sessions?

I would say that we all have questions about God and Jesus, faith, Christianity and so much more. Father Frans, through the Alpha program, provides an online opportunity, that is a safe space to question, talk, learn, and explore what it means to have a relationship with God.

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