Successful Failures

I am a successful failure. Does that sound like an oxymoron? In my nearly 69 years of life I have experienced many successes, and close to as many failures. I became pretty savvy mechanically in working on cars as a young man, but not until after enduring several failures. For example, there was the time […]

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My Father. My Hero. My Dad

This excerpt is part of my father’s account of the D-Day invasion during WWII. I want to honor him as the 75th Anniversary of D-Day approaches, a few days from now. He would have been 100 years old this year. I want to honor everyone who risked so much, those who gave all, and those […]

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Chosen and Cherished

It begins on the playground when we stand among the leftovers when teams are chosen. I remember as a young boy in the late fifties when the jocks in the neighborhood were choosing teams for a game of sandlot baseball. I have vivid memories of what it felt like to be the last man chosen. […]

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I’ve recently had several bad experiences in the dark.  I’m not talking about like when you’re a kid and you fear what could potentially be hidden in the shadows–all the monsters and bad guys our minds used to conjure up to keep us paralyzed and quaking under the sheets.  I recently spoke to a childhood […]

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Have You Hit the Wall?

Nancy and I entered into fulltime pastoral ministry when I was 29 years of age. We were appointed to our first church on August 10, 1980. It was a struggling congregation of 18 primarily elderly people in an old building that needed a lot of TLC. We were blessed to enjoy 10 fruitful years there […]

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In the Master’s Hands

My big brother, David, just came home from college. He was in Veterinary School and needed to make some serious money to help pay for college. Until this year he had spent his summers living at a neighbor’s house to work for the season, but the $50 per week earned as a farm hand wasn’t […]

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You Are Under Surveillance

You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. –Psalm 139:1-3      We live in a very voyeuristic culture. Almost everyone carries a phone with […]

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The Rust of the Story

I used to enjoy listening to Paul Harvey on the radio. His distinct voice, wit and wisdom made him a media star. On top of all that, he was simply a good man. He had a tag line that he repeated often during his broadcasts. It went, “And now, the rest of the story…” I […]

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April Fools

“Momma, I see Mommy coming! April fools!” 4-year-old Addi giggled. “Your turn Momma!” “Oh, look! There’s Mommy! April fools!” I responded! “Look!! Mommy’s coming out the door right now! April Fools!” she exclaimed. “Okay your turn!” “I see Mommy now! April Fools!” We continued this little game for 10 minutes as we sat in the […]

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That’s How Winning Is Done

Rocky Balboa – the Italian Stallion – is a fictional movie character created by Sylvester Stallone who has inspired audiences for over forty years. Nancy and I saw the first Rocky movie in 1977. We watched it pay-per-view in our hotel room at the Lowe’s Summit, 569 Lexington Avenue, NYC. We were on a weekend […]

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Worship Time & Location

Lifeway Church meets in the Regal Cinema on Sundays at:

2200 Lebanon Valley Mall
Lebanon, PA 17042

9:00 a.m & 10:30 a.m.

Office Information

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1455 E Main Street, Suite #2
Annville, PA 17003