Hello, Friends! For almost two years now, those of you who are long-time listeners to Coffee Break With Carlos Michael, (2020, Carlos Michael Communications Media), undoubtedly are familiar with our core message. What is that core message? Our love for one another stems from God's love for us. Simply put, We love because God loves us. End of story. The second tier of our core message is the J.O.Y. Rule! -- Jesus first. Others second. Yourself third. We cannot take credit for the J.O.Y. rule. According to the Arborlawn United Methodist Church website, The J.O.Y. Rule, Pt. 1 , Aug. 10, 2020, "The J.O.Y. Rule is meant to be a fun way to remember how to prioritize the people in your life; Jesus first, others second, and yourself third. Neighboring well to those in our closest circle requires that we first spend time with Jesus." "Choosing Jesus first means that we are putting menial tasks aside in order to grow our faith ," according to the Arborlawn website.