IT’S TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE AND DRAW NEAR!

by Stephen Swartz

I don’t know if you are a person who likes to clean? I don’t. I like it when someone else cleans and I can just enjoy a clean room or car or whatever it may be but I don’t enjoy cleaning. I have four older sisters and when I was a kid my father made […]

MY BEDROOM AS A BOY

by Stephen Swartz

10-3-2016         When I was a kid being the typical boy my room usually looked like a nuclear bomb had gone off but of course the carpet never got dirty because the cloths I had thrown on the floor kept it covered and somewhat clean. It use to drive my Father crazy because of course […]

JESUS’S CHRISTMAS WISH

by Stephen Swartz

On this Christmas day I was doing what I often do just thinking about the year and all that I am thankful for. I was reading the Christmas story in Luke 2 and Matthew 2 and in my heart, not even out loud, I was asking the Lord to show me something new in this […]

“AS SIMPLE AS IT GETS”

by Stephen Swartz

AS SIMPLE AS IT GETS We’ll get back to “What Our Father In Heaven Is Searching For” next time but I was just felt like taking a small but important detour. I was reading in Ephesians and I found a verse that struck me in its simplicity and I though I’ve got to put this […]

“WHAT IS OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN IS SEARCHING FOR“?

by Stephen Swartz

“WHAT IS OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN IS SEARCHING FOR“? Part 1 I don’t know if you have ever thought much about the fact that our Father in heaven is searching for something? For me it’s a very probing thought. Most of us have probably seen one or more of the Indiana Jones movies, I was […]

IT’S SPIRITUAL SPRING TIME!

by Stephen Swartz

When I was a young teen I worked on a farm for my first real job. Spring time on the farm meant long days as there was tons of work to be done getting fields ready to plant. It was nothing to be on a tractor 10, 12 even 15 hours a day plowing, cultipacking, […]

Memorial Day 2015

by Stephen Swartz

On this Memorial Day I’m enjoying the great outdoors with my Honey at a camp grounds in Northern PA but I am compelled to stop and give thanks for the men and women of our United States Armed Forces. There is no question that I/we enjoy the freedoms we do because of their sacrifices. I […]

“GET READY, GET READY, GET READY!

by Stephen Swartz

A few months ago I was walking through the Finger Lakes Mall in Auburn my home town and there is a large banner over one of the empty stores dedicated to Harriet Tubman. On that banner was a quote from Miss Tubman’s that really struck me it said; “I freed a thousand slaves I could […]

Restoring Right Relationships

by Stephen Swartz

  Matthew 5:23, 24 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. KJV Have you ever come across scriptures that […]

HOW MUCH ARE YOU WORTH?

by Stephen Swartz

3-23-2015      This may be a direct and even awkward question but it’s something worth asking. Just a few months ago I sold my house and one of the biggest challenges for me was trying to figure out how much it’s worth? I’d lived in that house for over 20 years and had lots […]