Hope in Dark Places

There are always uncertainties ahead, but there is always one certainty—God’s will is good. –Vernon Paterson, businessman For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those … Continued

Our Living Hope!

The fallout from the Ashley Madison scandal continues, and it isn’t pretty. On August 18, 2015, hackers exposed the names of more than 30 million people listed on the adultery-oriented website. Six days later, Christie Gibson found her husband John’s … Continued

Cheering for Michael Vick?

“I’ll burn my stillerz gear in my yard and i’ll remove my tattoo from my leg!” If you’re not “from around here,” the statement likely makes no sense. But if you’ve ever spent time in western PA, you’re aware that our little slice … Continued

Why Is Life So Difficult Sometimes?

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Admittedly, there are days when I say to myself, “I can’t do this. The mountain in front of me is way too big to climb.” I strongly suspect that I am not alone in thinking this way. We all have … Continued

The Day I Went to Prison

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Entering a prison can be a foreboding experience. High fences. Barbed wire. Imposing walls. I was somewhat relieved when we checked in with the guard and went across the street to the low security prison camp where the inmates were … Continued

“Bashing” Conservatives

Mr. Nestye was a piece of work—or so we thought. “Why,” we wondered, “is our high school principal always hassling us?” As typical teenagers, we often looked for creative ways to buck authority, but as honors students, we also excelled … Continued

Is Change Really Possible?

Change, my friends is inevitable. Nothing is static in this transient world. Nothing! This is especially true in a world of rapidly evolving technology. Today’s new thing will probably be obsolete by the end of the week! But when we … Continued