Hi, I’m Jay.

Welcome, I hope you find something you can use.

In 1960, there was a one in seven million chance that I would contract polio, from the polio vaccine. Well I beat those odds and and at the age of 18 months old, I was stricken with polio. I spent six months at Warm Springs (1960-61), and many years after, visiting the Crippled Children’s Clinic at the Medical Center in Macon Ga..

If polio brought anything to my life (and boy did it), it brought an endless volumn of questions about God, about life, and about my place in it. Many of those questions couldn’t be answered from a book. They had to be worked out “bare-handed”, so to speak. Sometimes a soul has to stand face to face with difficult things, simply bare-handed and willing.  Just you, God, and room to wrestle.

I have no titles or academic expertise, but I have wrestled my share of angels, and even skinned the knee’s of a demon or two in my time.

This site is for sharing those stories. Maybe give you something you can talk to your own life about.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pam Ratliff Harrison
    Jun 25, 2012 @ 22:44:06

    Just as I loved listening to your stories when I was with you in youth group back at GABC, I am loving reading them now as well. Thank you for sharing and continuing to minister!
    Much love,


  2. Abigail Carter Scarborough
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 16:17:11

    I found you and your beautiful stories! I am so excited! Now I can keep an eye on you. Get busy moving your archives over to this site so I have more to read 🙂
    We were thinking of you guys this morning…lots of love from Florida.


    • Jay
      Mar 22, 2012 @ 18:40:34

      Thank you Abigail. Love and prayers were much appreciated. In spite of everything, it really was good to see you and all your family. I got some time with Aunt Doris that I haven’t had in forever, and am very thankful for it. Hope you enjoy the devotional/encouragement/history of polio story writing thing-ie. Thanks for everything Abigail.


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