The Story of the Birds

I am glad to say that I was greatly influenced by radio legend Paul Harvey for more than 20 years of my life. In my opinion, Paul Harvey was the greatest radio newscaster and commentator of the 20th century. His daily broadcasts were the top three broadcasts for many years. He received numerous awards in his lifetime, including the Presidential …

How Bright Are Your Christmas Lights

When we think of lights at Christmas time we naturally think about the Christmas lights that adorn our trees on the inside and our houses on the outside.  When we think of lights at the first Christmas we recall the star of Bethlehem.  It was unusually bright and caught the attention of the magi who lived in “the east.”   This …

Conquer Your Fears

Today, many frightening events are happening in our world that can tempt us to feel overwhelmed with fear and worry. Amid this environment, we find that in the entertainment industry apocalyptic stories are incredibly popular. Millions of dollars are made on books and movies with “end of the world” themes – everything from alien invasions to natural catastrophes such as …

Being a Godly Leader

Do you have a clear understanding of leadership?  Do you believe you are a leader?  How would you describe the term leadership? John Maxwell, a prominent leadership author and speaker says, “leadership is influence.”  Some studies estimate that even introverts influence 10,000 people over the course of their lives. Our influence can be accidental or purposeful. We may never know …

Is Your Faith Real?

Has there ever been a time that you doubted your salvation? Have you ever wondered: “Did I say the right words… Did I pray the right prayer… Was I sincere enough?” I asked the Lord to come into my heart at the age of 15 in the fall of 1975. My parents and my brother and I had been attending …

Let God

This can be a great year for you if you “Let God” have His way in your heart and life. The Lord knows how to direct our lives so much better than we do ourselves. Last year I had the opportunity to fly a single-engine plane from Allentown to Collegeville. It was a lot of fun to fly over my …

The Power of the Tongue

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 18:21. A Tale of Two Frogs The story goes that several frogs were hopping contentedly through the woods, going about their froggy business, when two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs quickly gathered around …

Meet Circle

 Did you know? Teens have seen or been exposed to:* Among boys, on average the first exposure to pornography is at age 12. Seventy-one percent of teens hide online behavior from their parents. Among teens in the age 16–17 group, 28% have been unintentionally exposed to pornography online. Within that same group, 20% of 16-year-olds and 30% of 17-year-olds have received a sex text (referred to as …

From Drug Dealer to Christian Dad

I Timothy 6:10 states, For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. This verse defines the early part of my life. I began working at age 13 with my father in the paving industry during the summers. I loved …

Historic Iranian Nuclear Agreement

World powers have reached a deal with Iran. This agreement puts limits on Iranian nuclear activity in return for the lifting of international economic sanctions. Iranian President Rouhani said that the agreement has opened a new chapter in Iran’s relations with the world. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says this agreement is a stunning historic mistake. Netanyahu says that Iran …