We have just come through 4th of July weekend. Here in our little neck of the woods (Mifflin County, PA) it was neat to see plenty of people proud to be American. Saturday night, I wondered if the neighbors would ever stop shooting off fireworks! As you know, it is quite popular to “hate” on America […]Read More America’s Imports and Exports
Question: what is the biggest lesson we can learn from the Coronavirus pandemic? Certainly there are multiple lessons to be learned, but one of the key lessons is that we are all mortal (Hebrews 9:27). Just as we didn’t orchestrate our birthday, nor can we orchestrate our death day. Several years ago, a good friend […]Read More Living in View of Eternity
I am delighted to announce that we have a new church website up and running. For the past two months, I have been working with Richard Fink on the project, and it is now officially launched. Richard was fantastic to work with and I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a web […]Read More New Website! Pine Glen Alliance Church
On Monday I celebrated my 37th birthday! I know, I know, some of you think I am still just a young wipper-snapper, while others of you think I am starting to get “up there” in age. It’s all about perspective. Whatever the case, I know I am a blessed man. The apostle Paul asks, “What […]Read More Count Your Blessings!
Justice…. That is the message we keep hearing over and over in the news. Ever since the death of George Floyd last week, there have been riots and civil unrest unlike anything this nation has ever seen. As I have pondered these happenings, I keep asking myself, what is the justice people want? Where […]Read More Justice and Forgiveness
“And Moses said to the people, Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” (Exodus 14:13-14) Each time I read […]Read More The Lord Will Fight For You!
Way back in 2010, big changes were on the way for our family, as Steph was pregnant with our twin daughters and we had a decision to make. What would we do after her maternity leave was over? I was the pastor of a small country church while Steph was working as a counselor. We […]Read More You Can Trust in the Lord!
Several weeks ago, I wrote a blog entitled 7 Blessings of COVID-19. One of the blessings I highlighted was that some of our cultural idols, including professional and college sports, were being eliminated. Though I am saddened that thousands of people lost their jobs, I believe that on the whole, this is hugely positive, particularly […]Read More Finding Victory over Sin and Idolatry
Pastors get asked a lot of questions when they sit down with a church search committee, as they should. Extending an invitation to a pastor is a big deal for both the church and the pastor. The range of questions they typically ask will no doubt vary from church to church, but one question that […]Read More The Pastor and his Family
Yesterday afternoon I was hanging out with the kids at our new favorite spot, the stream behind our house. As we were walking along the stream, John noticed that there were some old fenceposts. As we examined them, we noticed that the wire had been removed, but the fenceposts remained. Not long after that we […]Read More The God of Beauty, Order, and Design