The Horizon

My wife, Jean, and I have a home in a rural area of Hollidaysburg, PA called Scotch Valley. We are very fortunate to be able to see down the valley from where we live. Farmland, golf course, homes; we can see a long distance. And behind our home is a tall mountain which I am... Continue Reading →

Hope & Trust

Hope is the desire for something to occur while trust is the absolute knowledge that something will occur. Hope contains an element of doubt while Trust is void of doubt. We are not to place our hope in the Lord, we are to place our Trust in the Lord for Trust is the nutrient necessary... Continue Reading →

Makes You Feel Good…Do it!

Sin...what a word! It's used in titles of many movies. Las Vegas is considered "Sin City" which is visited by millions of people each year. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Sin seems to be more encourage in our society than discouraged. The definition of sin, or how we think of sin, has definitely... Continue Reading →


If Jesus was walking on Earth during the 1930s, do you feel He should have walked up to Adolf Hitler and immediately condemned him to death?

Prosperity Built On Conflict

I have not been to church in a long time, and I miss the people. In honesty, and stating the obvious for those who know me, I have strong feelings regarding the conduct of a church. I have not fit in well with trying to be part of leadership. I become overwhelmed with the politics,... Continue Reading →

Stay Close

It is discouraging when churches become involved in social activism (a campaign to bring about political or social change). Is this really the calling of a church? And as a church takes on social issues, people will fall away at a time when churches cannot afford to lose members. If this has not occurred at... Continue Reading →

It is Time – Final Writing

These words are not written to draw fear into you; they are written to allow you to let go of your fear. Jesus said faith comes from understanding. Through understanding, our fear will subside, we will be at peace, and only then can a full trust in the Lord come forth. These words are being... Continue Reading →

Truth’s Pathway

I have not posted an article in a long time as I have been struggling. Two articles that were written have created a log jam for me. They are good, they are truthful, but the truth hurts. And so for me it was easier to say nothing, and so I have done nothing over the... Continue Reading →

It is well with my soul

Over the years I have struggled with my belief in Christ. I don’t regret the struggle because it has allowed me to more deeply understand the core of my belief. In the same way a teacher challenges a student to learn, we are to take the challenges of this world and turn them over to... Continue Reading →

Christ has Risen

This day we remember Jesus rising from the dead; He conquered sin! Today we celebrate Easter, Christ has Risen! I am thankful for this day for it gives us the comfort of knowing that we too will experience the joy of conquering sin and rising to be with the Father. I look forward to this... Continue Reading →

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