The “appreciative tears” is another story.  In these first few hours of being there, especially at the beach itself, I was again humbled and overwhelmed by God’s love, power, and comfort.


Did He Know? (and other questions/observations).

13.  You know your kids are watching too many cooking shows when they critique the STEAK you are serving them.


Get Tougher

More and more kids look for outs rather than showing grit and digging in.


An Open Letter to Kennywood

…Trey, stopped on a dime and asked, “Can we go to Kennywood?”  You see Kennywood was Trey’s favorite place on earth.


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

Get Tougher

I coach volleyball.  I have for about 18 years and over 40 seasons (boys, girls, jr. high, etc.).  I am constantly learning.  I asked my girls the other dady why they didn’t like a certain drill.  Here are some of their responses. “It’s an individual...

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…

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All About Trey


So often we go through life and have this feeling of helplessness.  As I look on our shelf right now I see the picture posted above.  How dark, how cold.  Just Rachel and Trey walking up a snowy hill.  At the top she would simply let him go.  It was not the first... read more

A Hardcore Friday List

Too many things going on in my head and life to pick one so here goes. 1.  Today was Joe and Bella’s last day of school. 2.  Trey already had his. 3.  That doesn’t make us as sad as you might think. 4.  Next year we will not have any kids in the elementary... read more
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