What is Easter All About

For many people, Easter is another holiday during which to celebrate traditions, to decorate, and to dress in a special outfit. It may even include chocolate, eggs, bunnies, and a big family meal together. But the true reason for celebration is not found in any of those things. The Bible doesn’t mention “Easter” nor does […]

God’s Power on Display

Why Is Easter So Special? Easter is special, but not because little girls get to wear new dresses and children get to go on Easter egg hunts. Easter is special because of the momentous event that occurred early on that Sunday morning a few days after the crucifixion of Jesus on the cross. He arose! […]

Joining a New Church

It has been suggested that adults make upwards of 35,000 decisions each day. Some decisions are trivial while others can be life altering. One decision my wife and I made this year has already proved to be life changing: our decision to join Valley Forge Baptist (VFB). When Krystal and I moved from Philadelphia to […]

Are You Believing a Lie?

Have you ever been lied to? I’m sure you have at some point. Lies are misleading and very hurtful.  What makes being lied to even worse is when we believe the lie we’ve been told. The result? Mistakes, heartache, wasted time, and unnecessary suffering. In my own life, I have believed a few lies that […]

Finding the True Light

Growing up in the early 1970s was hard; during the Vietnam conflict, single mothers were commonplace. Eventually, my home life included a stepfather who was violent; he hated the children of a previously married woman—me and my two siblings. Beatings came weekly, if not daily. My mom said, “You kids will be grown one day, […]