Joseph Jay Lies
1. Family Time: this is the important thing
a. Very devout in praying as a family – took it seriously
b. Quality time
c. Spending time with kids: ride bikes; Frisbee
d. Family dinner: Sunday’s: Jimmy’s egg; Satruday’s: Pizza
e. Communication was very important: Sat at the table for dinner
i. Adamant about not yelling.
f. Children: supportive of what they were interested in
g. Linda: Proposed at park by handing her the “light meter”
i. Stomped “I love you” in the snow.
ii. “Loved me for me.” He would say, “I love everything about you.” And would never change his answer.
a. Loved photography
i. Take picture of large, billowy Clouds: storm clouds,
ii. lightning, eclipse, fireworks, blood moon
iii. Sports game
iv. Was a private business for a while
b. Loved Music
i. Nice speakers
ii. Made the house (and workplace) vibrate
iii. 80’s rock – RUSH
iv. Hear the music in the car as he opened the garage
c. Carpentry / woodworking
i. Pinebox derby cars
iii. William: I loved listening to him explain things; he helped me grow. He showed me how to do things: solder, shop techy skills.
iv. Nathaniel: making pool cue case patterned after the same design he had
d. Played pool and Starcraft
3. Career: Graphic designer
a. Docuplex printing
i. Pre-press specialist
ii. Late hours
b. Taught at BCCHS
c. Kids would work for Joe a lot
4. Moral: Never cussed: Fiddlesticks
5. Faith: “What will separate us from the love of Christ?... I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
a. Priest coming for confession
b. Anointing of the Sick: Apostolic Pardon
c. Friday’s: gave up music in the car
6. Suffering: “If in the eyes of men, indeed, the be punished, yet is their hope full of immortality; chastised a little they shall be greatly blessed, because God tried them and found them worthy of himself.
a. Redemptive suffering: “He who did not spare his own son.”
i. “I am troubled now, yet what shall I say, Father save me from this hour?”
ii. As the resurrection overcomes the cross so the hope of eternal life overcomes the weariness of suffering.
iii. “I consider the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Rom 8:18).
iv. “For this slight momentary affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory” (2 Cor 4:17).
v. “Now I rejoice in the suffering for your sake and I am filling up in my own flesh what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the sake of his Body, the Church” (Col 1:24).
vi. “If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share in its joy” (1 Cor 12:26).
b. Melissa: refused to let her change her plans to adjust for his cancer. Encouraged her to pursue her dreams and not worry about him.
c. Linda: “When you get to heaven and you see what your cancer has done for other people would you have told God no?”
a. “There is nothing he wouldn’t do for me if he could control it.”
b. “God has a timeline.”
c. “Everything will be alright.”
d. “God would not direct you down this path if it was bad for you.”
e. “Even with all of your educational and technological expansions your religious values impress me most. Please continue to propagate the Faith and find more disciples of Christ. I am just amazed that your Faith has grown exponentially and is definitely a gift from God – one that I wish I would have possessed earlier in my life.”