Back to the basics

It was the first day of the Green Bay Packers football team training camp in 1961.  The team arrived to start a brand-new season after losing the championship the year before. Their famous coach, Vince Lombardi, shocked the team as he started with the most elemental statement. “Gentlemen,” he said, holding a pigskin in his right hand, [...]

By |2020-11-30T13:25:25-05:00November 30th, 2020|Christian Living, Leadership, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The faithfulness of God

I turn 70 today. And I have found Psalm 100:5 to be so true! “For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Just looking back the past few decades, LaVerne and I have been amazed at the faithfulness of God in our lives, in our family, and in the lives of those we love [...]

By |2020-11-16T13:12:07-05:00November 16th, 2020|Christian Living, Leadership, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The most important thing

As we celebrate the past 40 years of ministry in the DOVE family and beyond, we are eternally grateful for every person who has been willing to serve together in leadership and ministry. In times of abundance and in the hard times, we experienced the Lord’s grace and His great blessing again and again. As [...]

By |2020-10-19T13:03:18-04:00October 19th, 2020|Christian Living, Leadership|0 Comments

You can trust Him

Next Monday, October 12, marks our 40th year since the first DOVE church was started with 25 believers near Brickerville, Pennsylvania. I am simply amazed at the grace and faithfulness of God! I was a young chicken farmer, who along with a small group of leaders, had received a call from God to start this [...]

By |2020-10-06T13:52:19-04:00October 6th, 2020|Christian Living, Leadership|0 Comments

Did you know?

Have you ever heard of Mordecai Ham? He had a profound effect on the nations of the world. While Mordecai was preaching at a revival meeting in a tent in North Carolina, a young man came one evening and gave his life to Christ. That man’s name was Billy Graham. Every person who has come [...]

By |2020-08-28T15:32:10-04:00August 28th, 2020|Christian Living, Leadership|0 Comments

 Living with a margin

God is teaching me to live with a margin. Living with a margin simply means allowing room for things to happen. There are really only three ways a person can arrive anywhere. He can arrive early, on time, or late. I used to always try to arrive right on time, and I consistently arrived a [...]

By |2020-08-21T12:14:45-04:00August 21st, 2020|Christian Living, Leadership|0 Comments


I have never experienced a time in my life when more Christian’s opinions are swirling around trying to get everyone to agree with them. Opinions are like the nose on our face, we all have one. Romans 14:4 & 5 tells us, “Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants [...]

By |2020-08-06T15:00:07-04:00August 6th, 2020|Christian Living, Leadership|0 Comments

His joy is our strength!

Sometimes I’m tempted to feel like it’s okay to worry as we live in our present environment of uncertainty. But COVID-19 and the unrest in our nations has not taken God by surprise. He is still on the throne! He exhorts us to “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and … not worry about tomorrow, [...]

By |2020-07-06T14:47:20-04:00July 6th, 2020|Christian Living, Leadership|0 Comments
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