|THE PLACE THAT I CALL HOME
|Our little village we call home
Snugly nestled by the sea
With the harbor sparkling near our door
A lovely sight to see.
With fishing boats along the shore
Where artist often come
To paint the scenes of East Jeddore
The place that I call home.
To see the evening sunset
Is more beautiful then gold
Done by the Master Painter
Is a beauty to behold.
The skys so blue,the trees so green
The birds go flying by
As the sun sets slowly on the sea
The fishing boats go by.
With nieghbour helping nieghbour
And friends commune with friend
My country home of East Jeddore
Is where my days will end!
By Rev. Marie Yvonne.
The Legend of St. Valentine
When the Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for
young men. Valentine realized the injustice of this decree. He went against Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young
Christians in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be arrested.
During his trial the Court officials asked Valentine, “What do you think of the Roman gods Jupiter and Mercury?”
Valentine answered, “They are false gods. The God that Jesus called Father was the only true God.” The Romans did not like this
answer so they threw him in prison for insulting the gods.
While in prison Valentine continued to minister to others and teach about Jesus. He witnessed to the guards. One of the guards was a
good man who had adopted a blind girl. He asked Valentine, “Can your God help my daughter?”
Valentine knelt in prayer and eventually the girl was given her sight. The guard and his whole family were converted and believed in
Jesus. They even were baptized. Because these people had come to know Jesus, Valentine praised God right there in his prison cell.
Valentine knew that he might get caught in his Christian activities. But he continued, because he loved Jesus and his fellow humans so
much. He was willing to risk his life to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to those who needed to hear it. And that is why this holiday of
love is named after him. To love that much takes a tremendous heart.