A Great Gift

It’s Christmas.  What are you getting your loved ones?  How much are you spending?  What is the gift you are most excited to give?  What gift are you sure is going to get the reaction you are looking for?  Have you even started shopping?  Are you already done?  It’s all about the gifts.

Challenging Myself

 I didn’t try for years due to the Trey days, my shoulders, and money.  All three of those things are no longer an issue to differing extents.  So what holds me back?

Memories of Leaves and Good Times

My heart aches for a moment, missing those days.

From Tragedy to Triumph

It’s happened to you….most likely.  You ended up on the wrong side of a terrible situation.  This can take place in many ways but I’d like to focus on one in specific today.  Betrayal.

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

Becoming a Man

It was seven years ago at least.  Bella kept slamming her bedroom door when she was mad.  I had told her that if she did it again that she would lose her door.  Sure enough, roughly one week later she slammed it.  Quickly and without yelling (or saying anything at...

What Caused Las Vegas

Horrific tragedy, loss of life, terror, and fear.  That is what happened in Las Vegas for sure.  A city was traumatized.  A nation mourned.  Everyone took notice. Why did Stephen Paddock do it?  Did Stephen Paddock do it?  If not him then who?  Regardless of who why? ...

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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