For the last couple weeks Melany and I have been to Germany to see our son and his fiancée – and to meet her extended family. It was a glorious combination of spectacular scenery and deepening relationships.
Oh yes, and… Read the rest
Later this morning Melany and I will be leaving for Germany to see our son who lives there. It is, as I recall, a 4,6oo+ mile trip. That’s a long way. That is a big deal, a very big deal.… Read the rest
Recently Fred Gossic found one of my prayers and had it printed for the latest new members’ class. You will see it in the bulletins for the next two Sundays. Let’s all pray it for ourselves as we… Read the rest
They call it “Holy Week”. Sometimes for pastors it can be an unholy rat race- services on several days, the pressure to “deliver”, tensions among those preparing for the services, time away from family and from rest, and even a… Read the rest
Last Sunday as Pastor Robbie and I settled in for the prelude as worship began, something happened to us that brought back memories- we bumped one another with our palm branches.
That’s when we thought of all the uses we… Read the rest
A couple weeks ago I got a call that my Aunt Helen from Oil City had fallen and was being rushed to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. She had bleeding in her brain that could take her life. Her son-… Read the rest
Last Saturday was opening day for the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading season at Bethany. This year we are joined by Calvary Church in hosting the teams. They have the older youth and Bethany has the younger kids. Yet, even with… Read the rest
“But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart.”
Mary is in my office.
She has been for the last couple days.
She’s not in trouble. She is just in need of repair. She has a hole… Read the rest
Dear friends in the Lord,
It has been awhile since I have written you a Glimpses of Grace. Don’t worry. I am getting lots of glimpses just not the time to write about them.
So here are a few notes:… Read the rest
Lord, I’m ready for Christmas.
The lights are up
… but am I looking for the Light of the world?
The music is playing
… but do I hear the angels’ song?
The tree is up and decorated
… but… Read the rest