These Days...

What and how I feel about what’s been going on is all over the place. In general though, I tell my kids that it’s more important to know what you DON’T KNOW than what you do know.

What Death Does

Death is all around us. You can’t drive far without seeing a funeral home, most often with cars outside of it if not people going in and out paying their respects. Many people go into hospitals, not all of them leave alive. Sometimes nursing homes have ambulances bringing people to live, other times they are taking them away. Death is inevitable but we do our best to avoid it.

The Futility of Self Care

Before you read another word, know this. I want you and you deserve to be cared for physically, spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally. We all need to have our needs met. If, however, our focus goes to only (or primarily) meeting our needs then we will run into two problems.

Give Us a Shot

Rather, why not reach out to those who don’t go to church? I get one compliment more than any other. People say, “I’ve never been to a church where people were so welcoming and happy to see me.”

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

Why Would You Post That?

Why Would You Post That?

The great calamity of the 2019 holiday season is upon us. No, it's not that the Christmas decorations were out too early. No, it's not that pumpkin spice is the best or worst thing to ever happen to sweet or savory. No, it's far too early to complain about people...

What You Should Have Done

It seems like it was just a year ago. My Penn Hills Lady Indian Volleyball team decided to not go to Connellsville for a match in response to their act of intimidation following their verbal racial attacks on our soccer players. Oh, that’s right, it was a year ago....

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

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What Happened to the Individual?

What Happened to the Individual?

Jussie Smollett is a liberal gay activist who wanted to besmirch people that support President Trump. The left wants to destroy America. Before that, Jussie Smollett was attacked by two white MAGA hat wearing racists who hate lgbtq people. The right wants to destroy...

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Challenging Myself

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...

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