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Jay Ashbaucher

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Jay Ashbaucher is a native of Northwest Ohio and is currently a retired pastor and published author. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and has been a pastor and teacher in Montana for over 44 years. Jay taught grief classes in a hospital setting, and worked for twenty years as a fifth-step counselor and lecturer in an alcoholic-drug treatment center getting to know the hearts of people struggling to get well. While pastoring in Montana, he had enjoyed racquetball, hunting, fishing, and traveling the Big Sky State. Now living in Southeast Michigan, Jay enjoys his family, reading, hiking, golf, time with friends, and time with his fun-to-be-with wife. They have two happily married children and seven grandchildren.

The Difficulty of Finding Love

A father had two sons who he loved very much. In fact, his love for them was perfect and unending. Unfortunately, due to ignorance, neither son realized his father’s love.

A Place Called Home

Ahh, to be home! Nearly all people, and animals, have a place called home where they live and grow before leaving and establishing a home of their own.

What Do You Do When You are Hungry?

In the movie, “The Game Plan,” Dwayne Johnson stars as an arrogant egotistical superstar quarterback named, Joe. He is throwing a party in his...

Forgiving Others: Difficulties and Benefits

For a follower of Jesus, forgiving others becomes a way of life. God’s word about this is clear, I am to “forgive just as God in Christ has forgiven me”

What is Your Concept of Heaven?

People use the word “heaven” to describe the place where our spirit goes when we die. We say things like, “our loved one is...

Spirituality is Popular and Sought After by Many

What does it mean to be a spiritual person? Spirituality, at its very heart, is an inner desire that moves us to seek good qualities...

Defeating Unwanted Habits and Developing Good Ones

Someone told me, “I will never make another new year’s resolution because I fail at keeping them.” A question that has been bothering me...

What Do You Want For Christmas?

More than one person asked me “What do you want for Christmas?” I took my grandson to see Santa, and Santa asked him the...