This blog was started for one simple reason. Like Paul, we want to be bondservants (Romans 1:1). A bondservant is an individual who is dedicated to the service of another without regard to his or her own interests. That’s what we want to be to our Lord and Savior. Life has a way of making us dwell on ourselves and our own selfish ambitions. Writing these blogs helps us to stay focused and maintain a clearer perspective, and we pray they will help you along the way as well.
Who am I? I sometimes feel like I’m still trying to figure that out. My name is Jonathan Medley. I am an engineer and CPA by training, a banker by trade, and a Christian by grace. I married the love of my life Jenna in 2006 after we both graduated from Tennessee Tech University. God has added three wonderful kids (Avery, Tucker, and Ellie) to the mix to make our family complete. We are blessed to worship with the saints at the Willow Avenue church of Christ in Cookeville, TN.
My name is Alan Judd. I am striving to be a follower of Christ. I am thankful that God allows me to be Amy’s husband and a dad to Adrian, Anderson, and Adam. I obtained an undergraduate and graduate degree in Biblical Studies from Freed-Hardeman University. I have also completed a funeral director education program at John A. Gupton College. I hold licensure in the state of Tennessee, and I have spent time working in my in-laws funeral firm. I have preached full-time for churches of Christ in Lexington, TN; Meridian, MS; Allons, TN; and currently in Crossville, TN, where I serve as minister of the Crossville church of Christ. I enjoy studying and meditating on God’s Word and realize as I learn more, I need to learn more and grow to be more like Jesus my Savior (Romans 8:29). My purpose in writing here can best be summarized by the closing words of the last sermon delivered by John Donne in 1631 when he declared: “There we leave you in that blessed dependency, to hang upon him that hangs upon the cross.”