Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Remembering My Dad - Personal Portrait - Part 1

Father's Day each year is the reminder of when my daddy went to be with Jesus.  On June 15, 2012 he passed from this life into eternity with Jesus after a long battle with prostate cancer.

I am a huge fan of "The Wally Show" out of Nashville, TN.  This year, Wally shared with the listeners his letter to his dad for possibly the last Father's Day with him.  It got me to thinking about remembering my dad.  Momma and I have talked about him a lot over the last week, and I had an idea to do a father's legacy for him.  I want a place that I can have facts and stories about him that I can go back to read at a later time to remember him, and also for my family to have as well. 

So here is the first installment of this tribute to my dad!

Personal Portrait - Part 1

What is the date and place of birth? August 17, 1931 in Kentucky (somewhere)

What is your full name? Charles Junior Jayne

Who selected your name? unknown

Did you have a nickname? Junie (family), Junie Boy (by my momma), Rocky (men of the plant), 
Rev (Hazel Stewart's boy), Preacher (by some others)

Your Mother's Full Name - Alta Salyers Jayne

Your Father's Full Name - Charles Uel Jayne

Names of brothers & sisters:
Brothers: Raymond Jayne and William Darrell Jayne
Sisters: Eloise Lee Duty, Ruth Salyers, Emma Gee Crager, Clara Sue Crisp, and Nancy Jayne Zornes

Wife's Full Name:
Garnet Pauline Hutchinson Jayne

What are the names of your children?
Becky Lynn Jayne Thompson - Ironton General Hospital, Ironton, OH
Charles Timothy (Tim) Jayne - Ironton General Hospital, Ironton, OH
David Lee Jayne - Ironton General Hospital, Ironton, OH
Paul Dwight Jayne - Ironton General Hospital, Ironton, OH 
Leah Rae Jayne Kessinger - Ironton General Hospital, Ironton, OH
Mary Ann Jayne Knipp - 16th Street, Huntington, WV (on the to Cabell Huntington Hospital)
Deborah Denise (DeeJay) Jayne - Cabell Huntington Hospital, Huntington, WV

Grandchildren's Names - 
Child of Tim & Tonda Skeen Jayne
Marisa Kay Jayne Hock (married to Adam Hock) 

Children of David & Susan Brown Jayne
Karis Elizabeth Jayne Sego (married to Nathan Thomas Sego) 
Micah David Jayne

Children of Paul & Cindy Lee Craig Jayne
David Paul Jayne (married to Morgan Brown Jayne)
Chelsea Leigh Jayne McCoy (married to Jason McCoy)

Children of Leah & Michael Wayne Kessinger)
Nicholas Michael Kessinger
Jacob Charles Kessinger
Brock Edward Kessinger

Children of Mary & Michael (Mickey) Roy Knipp
Michael Scott Knipp (married to Amanda Wilson Knipp)
Madison Jayne Knipp Bruce (married to Jared Bruce)
Marcus Gene Knipp

Great-Grand Children
Children of Marisa & Adam Hock
Chloe Noel Hock
Thatcher Graham Hock

Children of Karis & Nate Sego
Landon Thomas Sego
Evalee Jayne Sego
(unnamed baby due - November 2017)

Children of Michael Scott Knipp
Molly Grace Knipp
(Charles Michael Knipp - due August 2017)

Children of David & Morgan Jayne
(baby girl due - October 2017)

What was your favorite way to spend a day of leisure? 
spending time with family (sometimes napping), fishing, blackberry picking, church softball, gardening

What sport did you like the most? why? High School (football and baseball) - watching on TV was basketball.  

(Memory from DeeJay - I remember sometimes when playoffs for college would be on and daddy would be watching. I was not a fan at all, but I did like to watch sometimes especially if daddy was into the game.  I remember once watching and there was a great game winning shot. I remember talking about it later with him and I was glad that I watched it with him.

Favorite Team? Baseball - Cincinnati Reds / Football - OSU Buckeyes

What was your favorite vacation spot?  
Mom remembers some vivid ones - Becky & Mike took you to FL and you enjoyed that one.
Also the family vacation in WV and Pigeon Forge, TN

As a kid I remember we ALWAYS went to Tennessee Temple University bible conference for our family vacation.  The famous saying "Chuch, chuch, chuch. All we do is chuch" was said.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Tauren Wells - Hills and Valleys (Acoustic Video)

Being a person who loves music, I have said it many times it's hard to pick a FAVORITE song, but I have what I call "Song of the Moments." 

My last post was about a song "In Jesus Name" that has been really encouraging to me to continue to pray for my requests in His name, because He's fighting for us. 

Well, this post is about a new song by Tauren Wells.  I love the acoustic version better than the one of the EP.  

My best friend Sara posted this link on her Facebook page and I listened to it immediately. I began thinking of a song that my parents used to sing ... "Thank You for the Valleys." It was my favorite song as a child that they sang. This song by Tauren reminds me of an updated version of the song my parents sang. 

I am not a fan of the valleys, but I do know that they are needed in my life.  The mountain times are the easier times in life, but even those times we can learn to trust God too. 

I hope you enjoy this song...

Friday, May 12, 2017

In Jesus Name - Israel Houghton - Lakewood Church

The other day I was watching a Facebook Live of Mandisa and she mentioned this song.  Her version was the one by Darlene Zschech from "Revealing Jesus." As I looked up the song on Apple Music, I found this version by Israel Houghton. I love Israel's music, and this arrangement of the song is my favorite. He did sing on Darlene's version, but her song is like 9+ minutes long.  This one is over 6 minutes, but it's still good. 

As with most worship songs, it repeats, but the following is the words without repeats

God is fighting for us, God is on our side
He has overcome, yes He has overcome
We will not be shaken, we will not be moved
Jesus, You are here

Carrying our burdens, covering our shame
He has overcome, yes He has overcome
We will not be shaken, we will not be moved
Jesus, You are here

I will live, I will not die
The resurrection power of Christ
Alive in me and I am free in Jesus name

I will live, I will not die
I will declare and lift You high
Christ revealed and I am healed in Jesus name

God is fighting for us, pushing back the darkness
Lighting up the kingdom that cannot be shaken
In the name of Jesus, enemy's defeated
And we will shout it out, shout it out

I'm so thankful that the ONE TRUE GOD is THE GREAT PHYSICIAN. 

There are so many people who are struggling with different things in their life.  And we have the power of Jesus on our side, when we following Him. 

In the midst of bad news this week, I have been singing this song over and over. One because it's new to me...Two because when I like a song, I put it on repeat until I can sing it without the music playing along...and Three because I need this reminder.  GOD IS FIGHTING FOR US, PUSHING BACK THE DARKNESS, LIGHTING UP THE KINGDOM, THAT CANNOT BE SHAKEN, IN THE NAME OF JESUS, ENEMY'S DEFEATED, AND WE WILL SHOUT IT OUT, SHOUT IT OUT!!!

I ask that you join in prayer for a few requests.  

  1. I have a few girls in my REFIT® class that I'm praying for - one has just given her life to Jesus recently and Jesus is working in her life revealing things that she needs to surrender to Him.  
  2. My niece, Karis, she is pregnant and struggling with the sickness.  She hasn't been able to keep fluids and food down due to being nauseous.  
  3. I have a special friend who has just found out she has breast cancer. 
I ask that you join with me and lift these requests to the throne.  

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Resurrection Day

I absolutely love Easter. When I was a kid, I didn't really understand the amazing meaning of Easter, even though I didn't think it was about the little bunny that others believe is the reason for this day.

I began my morning going to my church for sunrise service. As a kid I never went to sunrise service, and was thankful that my parents didn't make me go.  However, when I began leading music at my church and our current pastor came, he began having sunrise services.  At first I was so against it, I didn't want to come to sunrise and the only way I decided to go was that my group of friends bribed me with breakfast out after the service.

As, I have gotten older, this service has become one of my favorites. I enjoy it even though it isn't our biggest crowd, it's with a group of believers who enjoy being with each other celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.

After this morning's service, I went to breakfast with my momma, best friend Sara.  Her mom and step dad (who I lovingly call the ninjas) joined us.  It was great catching up with them.  My mom enjoys their company and we had a some great fellowship after breakfast.

After breakfast it was time to go back to church and have Sunday school and morning worship.  I really enjoy my Sunday school class. I teach the pre-primary class and we read the story of Jesus raising from the dead and went through the resurrection eggs.  I had three visiting for today and one of my regulars.  These children are so much fun to teach because they are like sponges and soak up what is being taught.

I'm not sure why I actually took this photo during the service, but I wanted to catch a selfie of us.  I love the look on my best friend's face...she's like "really??? during church?" and my look is "yes..." Mr. Ninja looks like he's asleep, but he isn't.  I did listen to the message and I have the notes below. I really enjoyed the message this morning.

Message Title:  In Christ Alone

1. In Christ Alone we have saving power.

2. In Christ Alone we have living power - Christ lives in us.

3. In Christ alone we have serving power

4. In Christ alone we have dying power.

I leave you with the last two photos of the day...
Happy Easter everybody!

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

It's been 1 whole month

It's been ONE whole month since joining the REFIT® Revolution Family. I have had a blast on this journey.  I was able to participate in an online class with a mentor for 3 weeks and this experience has been AMAZING. There was more offered than I was able to participate, but just the email and video information has been so helpful. 

This month I began my connection cards. I have also decided instead of doing quarterly giveaways, I want to give more personal things out.  So for birthdays my hope is to have a special gift to give that particular person. I began this with a daughter of one of my attendees.  Her face lit up as she opened her bagful of things. I had gotten things like temporary tattoos, some silly putty (in a yellow egg), some erasers, gum, and a friendship jewelry activity set. I thought that went great with the community aspect of our mission and vision of REFIT®

This past week, we actually had more people than lines on the sign-in sheet. I may have to rethink that sheet a little. 

Our class challenge for this month is core focus. I have provided a core challenge for attendees to do if they want to accept the challenge. 

Also the heart work at the end of class has been really excited to find to share with my class. I have enjoyed it much as well.  It's amazing how God is using me to help encourage others on our journey.  

Until next time revolutionaries!!!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

25 things I love about me

During the month of March, REFIT@ has challenged us with some fun things to do each day calling it #MarchonwithREFIT so here I am going to do this challenge. πŸ’›πŸ–€πŸ’›πŸ–€
  1. I love that I'm not in control. God's got this!
  2. I love my brown eyes πŸ‘πŸ‘
  3. I love my lips πŸ’‹ (like Larry from veggies tales πŸ₯’)
  4. I love that I sing 🎼🎢🎀 I usually sing at church to bring glory to God, but when I'm just singing for fun makes me more happy. It's usually off key and made up songs. 
  5. I love my nose πŸ‘ƒπŸ» it's not too big, or pointy or puggy.
  6. I love my sense of humor πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ sometimes you just have to make a joke.
  7. I love my laugh. It may be annoying to others, but I love it. Laughing helps me boost a bad mood. 
  8. I love that I teach REFIT® even though I'm not a size 4. REFIT® is for EVERY BODY! πŸ’›πŸ–€πŸ’›πŸ–€
  9. I love that I don't hear πŸ‘‚πŸ»well. Sometimes this can be hilarious and bring joy to others. "God is on the roof"
  10. I love that I'm sometimes a homebody. I don't always like to be on the go and out and about. Being home is nice to reflect. 
  11. I love that I can do drastic things like cut my hair πŸ’‡πŸ» It's okay it grows back. 
  12. I love that I'm outgoing. I don't usually meet a stranger, which helps when leading REFIT® shaking your butt in front of strangers is something I do. 
  13. I love that I'm short. People make fun of it, but my feet touch the ground so I'm good. Plus if there is a nice looking guy at the store and I need something on the top shelf I can get their help. 
  14. I love that I'm apart of a big family. I'm the baby of the family, have 6 siblings πŸ‘©πŸΌ‍⚖️πŸ‘¨πŸΌ‍⚖️πŸ‘¨πŸ»‍⚖️πŸ‘¨πŸΌ‍⚖️πŸ‘©πŸΌ‍⚖️πŸ‘©πŸ»‍⚖️and several nieces and nephews. 
  15. I can't believe I'm going to say this...but I love that I'm single. I am growing to love the fact I don't have to ask anybody's permission to do something or work to plan things. If I want to do something I just do it, if I don't want to do it, I don't.
  16. I love that I teach children in Sunday school ⛪️ I love children and wish I could have had them, but I realize God gave me kids through the church. I'm able to love these kids to Jesus, and be there for them. 
  17. I love that I'm an aunt. This is another way that God has brought kids in my life. 
  18. I love that I love my jobπŸ₯. It's difficult to find a place that you can enjoy to work. It's possible the place I spend the majority of my time during the week. 
  19. I love my confidence. But my confidence isn't in what I can do but what God can do through me. It makes a difference in my life. 
  20. I love that I smile a lot. Smiling is something that is easy to do, takes less muscles in the face, and brightens my face.
  21. I love the creativity streak in me. I can attempt a lot of Pinterest fails, but it can still be something to love for the ones I get right. 
  22. I love that I'm willing to be an example for others. Sometimes it's the wrong example but I'm willing. (Coke ICEE addiction, but not during lent).
  23. I love my ability to learn from my mistakes. Mistakes can help us grow. We can learn from them...and learn that's okay to not be perfect. 
  24. I love my journey. It's not been pretty all the time, but in a beautiful garden filled with roses are also thorns, and rocks. It's okay to have stumbles in your journey...just get up and get going. 
  25. I love that I had enough patience to get through this list. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The reason I joined the "REFIT®" Revolution

When I first heard of REFIT® Revolution, I was a Zumba® instructor looking for routines to help fill my playlist. I was drawn to the founders and how fun and encouraging they were. They seemed to be like friends of mine even though I had never met them. I had communicated with them about different questions I had and they were prompt in their replies. 

Fast forward to October/November 2016, and my friend and fellow Zumba® instructor began talking to me about dropping her Zumba® certification and signing up for REFIT®. I was all for it. I had been burned out with Zumba® but was still trying to be encouraging to my class. It was difficult at times, because even though Zumba® was the reason I had found a workout and even lead fitness classes. I still struggled with being "good enough" to do it.

With REFIT®, I leared the following:
I make change. I have worth. I am enough. I am loved. I have impact potential. I am beautiful. I am worth it. I bring value to my community. I am strong. I love people. I love myself. I love my imperfect life. I love the mess ups and the get ups. I am an amazing story of grace. I am facing fears. I am choosing adventure. I can do hard things. I am a mover. A shaker. A catalyst maker. I have purpose. I am a REVOLUTION!!   

What is REFIT®? 

  • REFIT® focuses on the whole person. We believe in you. We believe you bring your best to each workout, and that's enough.
  • REFIT® doesn't guarantee results, we guarantee relationships...which lead to results. We're on this journey with you.
  • REFIT® is fitness FOR ALL. We welcome experts. We embrace beginners. This isn't fitness for the fittest; it's fitness for the willing.
I am so excited to be apart of this fitness family...and FAMILY it is.  Since my instructor's certification class. I have held 5 classes. Each class has been so much fun. I don't have that burn out feeling anymore. I have been able to be there to encourage others on their journey.  I have a long way to go to be where I wish to be fit-wise, but I have started yet again on my journey. I am not quitting. I am a REVOLUTION.