Take The Step & Conquer Your Fear

By Paul Witkop – It took me a long time to learn how to swim. My parents, not good swimmers themselves, faithfully drove me to swimming lessons every week for many years. They were determined that I would learn to swim. I might be the only person in history to flunk the YMCA swimming classes […]

Timeless Investing Principles

By Paul Witkop – We are at a time in our life where it feels like the money that comes in seems to go out just as quickly. We are parents to three high school graduates who are furthering their education with college and graduate schools. Between higher education, food, cars and clothing, our budgets […]

Come On…How Can You Believe In Someone You Cannot See?

By Paul Witkop – My conversation with a man recently took an interesting turn when he seriously questioned my sanity. I told him that after a careful analysis of other options available that explain life and our human purpose, I have made the personal choice to trust my life to Jesus Christ. His contention was […]

God Is Greater

By Paul Witkop – Discouragement is rampant these days. You could be in a very tough time right now…you or somebody close could be out of work…your finances might not be adding up…your marriage might be very broken…you might have medical challenges or even challenges with your parents or your children. None of us will […]

God Is Greater Than Any Challenge I Have

By Paul Witkop – What is your challenge today? We all have them. The older we grow, the wiser we become if we realize that despite all of our education, expertise and experience, we don’t have the answers to every problem we encounter. Sooner or later, there comes a challenge that will bring us to […]

Make A Decision To Face Your Fears Every Day

By Paul Witkop – The new year does not come for another three months, but I recently started a new exercise program.   The new program involves a new routine and after each workout I am completely drained. Yet, I feel strangely invigorated.  Each day, the voices in my mind wage war.  One voice tells me […]

Restoring Your Soul

By Paul Witkop – The 23rd Psalm is, perhaps, the most well-known scripture passage. My second grade teacher, in a public school, even had us memorize it as classical poetry.  I have been with people who suffer from advanced dementia, who do not know even their own adult kids – and yet, when I begin […]

What Is Most important?

By Paul Witkop –   How do we determine our highest priorities in life? Jesus told us a rather sobering and direct story to help us with this question. There is a wealthy man whose business was very successful. He asked himself, “What should I do, for I don’t have enough space to store my […]

What/Who Am I Counting On?

By Paul Witkop – We live in difficult times. The financial and housing markets go up and down. We look to the government and the next election for hope – and it’s not there. We live in the most educated, the most technologically advanced culture ever. Yet there are so many people seemingly holding on […]

Recognizing Weakness Makes You Stronger

By Paul Witkop – If you have ever watched a Presidential debate, you have heard each of the candidates express confidently that their leadership will make United States strong again. In the political arena, showing or admitting weakness makes a person less likely to be elected. Yet, no one excels at everything. Everyone has weaknesses […]