The Blessing of a Father
by David McKernan on June 17th, 2024
The meaning of fatherhood came home to me when I first held my newborn daughter in myarms. She was so tiny, so beautiful, and so completely dependent on her mother and me foreverything she needed. From that moment on, my entire perspective on life shifted from what was best for me and my wife, and I began thinking and preparing for our daughter’s future. I was somewhat prepared for this change, bu...  Read More
Tongues, more than mere words
by Jason Schrack on June 4th, 2024
Back when Jenny and I were newlyweds, we were in the car and driving back to Avis on Water St., in Lock Haven. We were listening to a worship CD in the car, and Jenny was doing fine. I, however, had the worst migraine ever. I was sick to my stomach, my head felt like it was about to explode, my vision was blurry, and I was driving… it was not a good situation. Then, in an outburst that surprised J...  Read More
Don't Give Up
by Pastor Steve on May 20th, 2024
Many want the promises without the pressing and the product without the process.  Read More
Expectation Over Negativity
by Kriste Tira on May 13th, 2024
The enemy loves to attack when you have been believing God for something He has promised. Maybe it’s starting up a business, working toward restoring a relationship, or believing God for healing. Perhaps you have already experienced God’s power in many ways over the years; answered prayers, miracles, provisions, protection etc. But, now all hell seems to breaking lose and you find yourself gravita...  Read More
Receiving Through Relationship
by David McKernan on May 6th, 2024
Luke 12:32 - "So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to giveyou the Kingdom."All that we receive from the Lord is through a personal relationship with Him. Once we havebeen forgiven and our sins have been cleansed, we become the sons and daughters of God. That means we are able to come to God as our Father.As a father myself, I know my children’s desires well. A...  Read More
The Nervous Pastor
by Stefanie McKernan on April 23rd, 2024
*The following is based on a true story that I once heard as a child from a visitingminister. I now attempt to retell it to you, as my memory serves me. Names have beenchanged, not to protect their identity, but because I don’t remember them.The pastor, of the small country church, sat in the front pew, in a nervous sweat. This Sunday, his friend and colleague, a well respected missionary, had ret...  Read More
The Double Portion
by Stefanie McKernan on April 15th, 2024
Ever since Elijah placed his mantle upon him, Elisha followed Elijah everywhere, and when Elijah was about to leave, he asked Elisha if he wanted anything before he left. Elisha in a show of tremendous ambition requested a double portion of Elijah's spirit. In other words, he wanted to be twice the prophet that Elijah was. Elijah's last act as a prophet, before his departure, was to declare that E...  Read More
Prayer: A Once In A Lifetime Opportunity
by Kriste Tira on April 8th, 2024
We have been given the privilege of storing up treasure in heaven through prayer. Prayer is only something we can do here on earth for a short season. Our life is compared to a mere breath. Nonetheless, prayer is an investment of our lives, that has the power to grab God’s attention & make a powerful difference. It is through prayer that the landscape of lives, families, cities, nations, and circu...  Read More
The Invitation
by Stefanie McKernan on April 2nd, 2024
Type your new text here. You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me; you welcome me as an honored guest and fill my cup to the brim. I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life; and your house will be my home as long as I live. Psalm 23:5-6 This familiar passage from Psalm 23 describes the banquet table that God has prepared for His people: an opportunity for ...  Read More
How Do You Identify?
by Jason Schrack on March 25th, 2024
"Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ."  Read More
by David McKernan on March 18th, 2024
One of my favorite aspects of spring is seeing new life emerge after the cold, dark season of winter. Leaves and blossoms form on trees, grass blankets the ground with a fresh green carpet, and flowers burst into yellow, pink, and purple blooms. The memories of bitter cold and gloomy, grey skies are forgotten as the warmth of the new season melts away the snow and ice. Despite having witnessed the...  Read More
Moving Mountains
by Jason Schrack on March 11th, 2024
Is there a mountain hindering the fulfillment of something that God has provided through Christ? Is there a promise in God's word that the mountain stands in opposition to?  Read More