An Open Letter to Kennywood

Since this was written, they memorialized Trey with a tree at his favorite ride The Jack Rabbit, I was given a courage award from MSA Sports at Kennywood, and we continue to remember him each time we go…

Is it God or the Devil

It’s mornings like I had yesterday that leave me wondering.  Is God trying to tell me something or is the enemy trying to dissuade me?

You Have More...

 It was in those times, that we all dread, that she found the God that so many blame for the very circumstances she was in

The Hidden Danger

 Evil is so prevalent and at times just so brazen and arrogant.

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

Challenging Myself

I learned how to golf when I was 12.  I started playing volleyball at the age of 14.  I didn't learn how to play tennis until high school.  Those are the last things (activities) that I have learned how to do.  Nothing new or challenging since then.  That is, until...

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...

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

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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I Appreciate…

Sometimes it's just good to focus on the positive.  Sometimes that's hard.  Sometime's it really pays off to look for the good...in the bad.  Maybe it's a discipline that the more you do it the better you'll be at it.  Well, sometimes is always and maybe is for sure....

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