The Enemy

Typically, you’re in one camp or the other.  It’s right vs. left.  It’s progressive vs. conservative.  It’s hate vs. love.  It’s nationalists vs. open borders.  It’s us vs. them.  You cannot imagine how anyone thinks different than you.

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Yes, A List

46.  I have won the battle with the raccoons over my garbage.

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Why Am I Crying?

I should have known something was up when I teared up looking at the signed James Conner jersey that was part of the amazing silent auction.

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An Open Letter to Kennywood

With Kennywood about to open, my prayer is that every employee there…and similar places, reads this…

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“Be kind.  Everyone you meet today is battling something.”

The Enemy

With the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, I have been asked that as a Pastor if I will take a stance against racism. So, here goes.  I'm against racism. Ok, let's move on.  There's a lot of confusion about what happened this past weekend (and to a degree in...

Yes, A List

 The battle between parent and child re: screens is horrific.  We can never underestimate the influence we have on other people.   We also cannot fret over the same thing.   I have met some folks in recovery from addiction lately.   When done right, they come through...

Stop Saying This!

You had a bad day.  You're beat up.  Your boss gave you the "what for."  You were hurt.  You were let down.  No one came to your defense.  You're sick.  You're broke.  Your dog ate your cat.  Your kid ate your dog.  Your house got hit by a meteor, twice. You get a...

Faith Community Church

Jay Mitlo is the youngest son of Thomas and Betty Ann Mitlo. Jay is a 1989 graduate of Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh, PA and 1993 graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana. He has over 20 years of ministry experience and education. He has been on staff as the Metro Director for YoungLife in Pittsburgh (teen outreach ministry), Executive Pastor of Rolling Hills Church, and now is the Pastor at Faith Community Church in Penn Hills. Jay spent some time training with the Center for Relational Care out of Austin Texas. It was there were he learned about Emotional/Relational needs, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and most of all…comfort. This revolutionized his ministry, teaching, and life… Read More

All About Trey

Yes, A List

 The battle between parent and child re: screens is horrific.  We can never underestimate the influence we have on other people.   We also cannot fret over the same thing.   I have met some folks in recovery from addiction lately.   When done right, they come through...

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One Thing

What can you count on?  Really?  What is stable for you?  What is it that will be there for you forever, never failing, always consistent?  What do you value?  What is it that takes up the bulk of your time/attention/focus?  Where do you turn when things don't go your...

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Transitions

It is summer.  The season so many of us yearn for throughout the dreary and occasionally bitter days of winter.  Finally, school is out and there is time to do everything.  Days into it the weather is not "summery" and "everything" has been replaced with "there is...

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Impending Doom

The phone rings...what could it be?  What has happened?  Who is in need?  Who is angry?  What did I not know about?  Did I miss something?  Car wreck?  Someone ill?  The possibilities are endless. What was that pain?  Heart attack?  Gas?  Was that a lump?  Is that a...

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