First Sunday of Advent… 12/2/2018 *push/click*

HI…

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Stir up your power, O Lord, and come. Protect us by your strength and save us from the threatening dangers of our sins, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

just READING

I LIKE READING…

WELL… ain’t that a coincidence…

11/28/2018

YEAH.

Thank you 11.28.2018

11/29/2018

A PSALM TO HELP STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH…

Psalm 19

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
    and the firmament[a] proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
    and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
    their voice is not heard;
yet their voice[b] goes out through all the earth,
    and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens[c] he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
    and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
    and its circuit to the end of them;
    and nothing is hid from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    reviving the soul;
the decrees of the Lord are sure,
    making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is clear,
    enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is pure,
    enduring forever;
the ordinances of the Lord are true
    and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
    even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey,
    and drippings of the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is your servant warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can detect their errors?
    Clear me from hidden faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from the insolent;[d]
    do not let them have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
    and innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable to you,
    Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

*OUR PASTOR SWITCHES THE WORDS: “MY ROCK, AND MY REDEEMER” (PSALM 19:14)

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our rock, and our redeemer…

Thank you 11.29.2018

THANK YOU FOR READING.

Let’s get that Haircut!

11/30/2018 – For the past 3 weeks i have been going through HOCKEY BROCHURES…

well, i finished organizing them today…

hockey brochures

i started my day reading… 

Thank you 11.30.2018

WILL YOU???

Thank you 11.30.2018a

THANK YOU!!!

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LET’s GO2 WORK

First Sunday in Advent… 12/2/2018 *push/click*

HI…

Stir up your power, O Lord, and come. Protect us by your strength and save us from the threatening dangers of our sins, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

geese

WELL… ain’t that a coincidence…

i love the readings that my church is going to meditate on this week. 

Isaiah 6:1-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

A Vision of God in the Temple

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”

The pivots[a] on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. The seraph[b] touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!” And he said, “Go and say to this people:

‘Keep listening, but do not comprehend;
keep looking, but do not understand.’

&

1st Sunday in Advent

1 Corinthians 1:3-9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I give thanks to my[a] God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind— just as the testimony of[b] Christ has been strengthened among you— so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you may be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

YEAH.

just READING

YEAH.

*I just noticed those READINGS were recommended for last year…

Here they are for this year #yearC

11/27/2018

Jeremiah 33:14-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Righteous Branch and the Covenant with David

14 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 16 In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: “The Lord is our righteousness.”

 

&

just READING

1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? 10 Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith.

11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. 12 And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you. 13 And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

YEAH.

 

Christ the King… 11/25/2018 *push/click*

JUST READING AND KEEPING PA BEAUTIFUL… (yeah)

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things to your beloved Son, whom you anointed priest forever and king of all creation: Grant that all the people of the earth, now divided by the power of sin, may be united under the glorious and gentle rule of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever

Thank you 11.24-25.2018a

JUST READING AND KEEPING PA BEAUTIFUL… (yeah)

i want to share with you some happenings and scriptures (that helped me get through)  this CRAZY week…

LET’s BEGIN…

We are beginning this week with a congregational meeting at my church… (SHOULD BE FUN)

WE ARE ENDING THIS WEEK, HEARING THESE SCRIPTURES READ…

Daniel 7:9-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Judgment before the Ancient One

As I watched,
thrones were set in place,
    and an Ancient One[a] took his throne,
his clothing was white as snow,
    and the hair of his head like pure wool;
his throne was fiery flames,
    and its wheels were burning fire.
10 A stream of fire issued
    and flowed out from his presence.
A thousand thousands served him,
    and ten thousand times ten thousand stood attending him.
The court sat in judgment,
    and the books were opened.

11 I watched then because of the noise of the arrogant words that the horn was speaking. And as I watched, the beast was put to death, and its body destroyed and given over to be burned with fire. 12 As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time. 13 As I watched in the night visions,

I saw one like a human being[b]
    coming with the clouds of heaven.
And he came to the Ancient One[c]
    and was presented before him.
14 To him was given dominion
    and glory and kingship,
that all peoples, nations, and languages
    should serve him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
    that shall not pass away,
and his kingship is one
    that shall never be destroyed.

&

 

Revelation 1:4-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

John to the seven churches that are in Asia:

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and freed[a] us from our sins by his blood, and made[b] us to be a kingdom, priests serving[c] his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Look! He is coming with the clouds;
    every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him;
    and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.

So it is to be. Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

The beginning and the end. In the New Testament Book of Revelation, God says, “I am Alpha and Omega,” meaning that he is the beginning and end of all things. In the Greek alphabet, alpha is the first letter and omega is the last.

Let’s get it started…

11/20/2018 –

BEFORE, I GO SHOPPING FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CHURCH COUNCIL TONIGHT…

i want to share this with you…

LET’s WRITE THAT SPEECH…

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things to your beloved Son, whom you anointed priest forever and king of all creation: Grant that all the people of the earth, now divided by the power of sin, may be united under the glorious and gentle rule of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever

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i would like to READ…

11/21/2018 –

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING PA BEAUTIFUL…

WHEN THINGS ARE NOT GOING RIGHT IN YOUR LIFE… MAKE THEM RIGHT IN SOMEONE ELSE’s…

11/22/2018 –

A PSALM THAT i hope will STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH…

Psalm 93

The Majesty of God’s Rule

The Lord is king, he is robed in majesty;
    the Lord is robed, he is girded with strength.
He has established the world; it shall never be moved;
    your throne is established from of old;
    you are from everlasting.

The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
    the floods have lifted up their voice;
    the floods lift up their roaring.
More majestic than the thunders of mighty waters,
    more majestic than the waves[a] of the sea,
    majestic on high is the Lord!

Your decrees are very sure;    holiness befits your house,    Lord, forevermore.

 

JUST READING AND KEEPING PA BEAUTIFUL… (yeah)

Your decrees are very sure;
    holiness befits your house,
    Lord, forevermore.

LET’S GO2 THE FIRE COMPANY… 

 

JUST READING AND KEEPING PA BEAUTIFUL… (yeah)

11/23/2018 –

“BUSY, BUSY, BUSY DAY…”

FIRST, A READING…

GYM + hdths + hpl + hcw = YOU.

11/24/2018

Before i go2 work (I WANT TO READ THE HOLY GOSPEL)

John 18:31-37 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

31 Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and judge him according to your law.” The Jews replied, “We are not permitted to put anyone to death.” 32 (This was to fulfill what Jesus had said when he indicated the kind of death he was to die.)

33 Then Pilate entered the headquarters[a] again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35 Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?” 36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.” 37 Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

Thank you 11.24-25.2018

(btw- GOT PICTURES FROM THE FIRE HALL ON THANKSGIVING)

WANNA SEE???

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WHEN THINGS ARE NOT GOING RIGHT IN YOUR LIFE… MAKE THEM RIGHT IN SOMEONE ELSE’s…

11/25/2018

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

Christ the King… 11/25/2018 *push/click*

JUST READING AND KEEPING PA BEAUTIFUL… (yeah)

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things to your beloved Son, whom you anointed priest forever and king of all creation: Grant that all the people of the earth, now divided by the power of sin, may be united under the glorious and gentle rule of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever

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i would like to READ…

11/21/2018

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING PA BEAUTIFUL…

WHEN THINGS ARE NOT GOING RIGHT IN YOUR LIFE… MAKE THEM RIGHT IN SOMEONE ELSE’s…

Thank you 11.21.2018

11/22/2018

A PSALM THAT i hope will STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH…

Psalm 93

The Majesty of God’s Rule

The Lord is king, he is robed in majesty;
    the Lord is robed, he is girded with strength.
He has established the world; it shall never be moved;
    your throne is established from of old;
    you are from everlasting.

The floods have lifted up, O Lord,
    the floods have lifted up their voice;
    the floods lift up their roaring.
More majestic than the thunders of mighty waters,
    more majestic than the waves[a] of the sea,
    majestic on high is the Lord!

Your decrees are very sure;    holiness befits your house,    Lord, forevermore.

Thank you 11.22.2018

 

JUST READING AND KEEPING PA BEAUTIFUL… (yeah)

Your decrees are very sure;
    holiness befits your house,
    Lord, forevermore.

Thank you 11.22.2018

LET’S GO2 THE FIRE COMPANY… 

 

JUST READING AND KEEPING PA BEAUTIFUL… (yeah)

11/23/2018

“BUSY, BUSY, BUSY DAY…”

FIRST, A READING…

Thank you 11.23.2018a

Thank you 11.23.2018

GYM + hdths + hpl + hcw = YOU.

 

 

Christ the King… 11/25/2018 *push/click*

JUST READING AND KEEPING PA BEAUTIFUL… (yeah)

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things to your beloved Son, whom you anointed priest forever and king of all creation: Grant that all the people of the earth, now divided by the power of sin, may be united under the glorious and gentle rule of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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JUST READING AND KEEPING PA BEAUTIFUL… (yeah)

We are beginning this week with a congregational meeting at my church… (SHOULD BE FUN)

WE ARE ENDING THIS WEEK, HEARING THESE SCRIPTURES READ…

Daniel 7:9-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Judgment before the Ancient One

As I watched,
thrones were set in place,
    and an Ancient One[a] took his throne,
his clothing was white as snow,
    and the hair of his head like pure wool;
his throne was fiery flames,
    and its wheels were burning fire.
10 A stream of fire issued
    and flowed out from his presence.
A thousand thousands served him,
    and ten thousand times ten thousand stood attending him.
The court sat in judgment,
    and the books were opened.

11 I watched then because of the noise of the arrogant words that the horn was speaking. And as I watched, the beast was put to death, and its body destroyed and given over to be burned with fire. 12 As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time. 13 As I watched in the night visions,

I saw one like a human being[b]
    coming with the clouds of heaven.
And he came to the Ancient One[c]
    and was presented before him.
14 To him was given dominion
    and glory and kingship,
that all peoples, nations, and languages
    should serve him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
    that shall not pass away,
and his kingship is one
    that shall never be destroyed.

&

Christ the King

 

Revelation 1:4-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

John to the seven churches that are in Asia:

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and freed[a] us from our sins by his blood, and made[b] us to be a kingdom, priests serving[c] his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Look! He is coming with the clouds;
    every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him;
    and on his account all the tribes of the earth will wail.

So it is to be. Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

The beginning and the end. In the New Testament Book of Revelation, God says, “I am Alpha and Omega,” meaning that he is the beginning and end of all things. In the Greek alphabet, alpha is the first letter and omega is the last.

Let’s get it started…

11/20/2018

BEFORE, I GO SHOPPING FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS AND CHURCH COUNCIL TONIGHT…

i want to share this with you…

Thank you 11.20.2018

Thank you 11.20.2018a

Thank you 11.20.2018b

LET’s WRITE THAT SPEECH…

Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost… 11/18/2018 *push/click*

YEAH.

Lord God, so rule and govern our hearts and minds by your Holy Spirit that, always keeping in mind the end of all things and the day of judgement, we may be stirred up to holiness of life here and may live with you forever in the world to come, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

please

i want to share with you some happenings and scriptures (that helped me get through)  this CRAZY week…

LET’s BEGIN…

11/12/2018

THIS UPCOMING SUNDAY, WE ARE GOING TO HEAR THESE SCRIPTURES AT MY CHURCH…

Daniel 12:1-3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Resurrection of the Dead

12 “At that time Michael, the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise. There shall be a time of anguish, such as has never occurred since nations first came into existence. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book. Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth[a] shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky,[b] and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

&

Hebrews 10:11-25 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 And every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. 12 But when Christ[a] had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, “he sat down at the right hand of God,” 13 and since then has been waiting “until his enemies would be made a footstool for his feet.” 14 For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. 15 And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us, for after saying,

16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them
    after those days, says the Lord:
I will put my laws in their hearts,
    and I will write them on their minds,”

17 he also adds,

“I will remember[b] their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”

18 Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

A Call to Persevere

19 Therefore, my friends,[c] since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

THANK YOU FOR READING.

Let’s GO2 the GYM.

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YEAH.

11/13/2018 –

i had a nice relaxing birthday yesterday… TODAY, I AM APPLYING FOR MORE JOBS; BUT, FIRST, I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU WHAT i was reading this morning…

YEAH!!! (guess what???)

i bought my own Kit Kat – THANKFUL

Kit Kat

Lord God, so rule and govern our hearts and minds by your Holy Spirit that, always keeping in mind the end of all things and the day of judgement, we may be stirred up to holiness of life here and may live with you forever in the world to come, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

YEAH.

All things diversity

“When things are not going right in your life… make them right in someone else’s” – YEAH.

11/14/2018 –

YEAH.

HERE IT IS IN POWERPOINT FORM…

YEAH.

11/15/2018 –

TODAY, i WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO READ…

Psalm 16

Song of Trust and Security in God

Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    I have no good apart from you.”[a]

As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble,
    in whom is all my delight.

Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows;[b]
    their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
    or take their names upon my lips.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
    you hold my lot.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    I have a goodly heritage.

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
    in the night also my heart instructs me.
I keep the Lord always before me;
    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
    my body also rests secure.
10 For you do not give me up to Sheol,
    or let your faithful one see the Pit.

11 You show me the path of life.
    In your presence there is fullness of joy;
    in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

DID YOU KNOW, i HAD AN APPOINTMENT TODAY WITH A CAREER ADVISOR AT PENN STATE HARRISBURG???

11/16/2018 –

Before i go help at our Historical Society… I WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU…

YEAH.

 

11/17/2018

“When things are not going right in your life… make them right in someone else’s” – YEAH.

The Holy Gospel written in Mark:

Mark 12:1-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

12 Then he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a pit for the wine press, and built a watchtower; then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When the season came, he sent a slave to the tenants to collect from them his share of the produce of the vineyard. But they seized him, and beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. And again he sent another slave to them; this one they beat over the head and insulted. Then he sent another, and that one they killed. And so it was with many others; some they beat, and others they killed. He had still one other, a beloved son. Finally he sent him to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they seized him, killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants and give the vineyard to others. 10 Have you not read this scripture:

‘The stone that the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;[a]
11 this was the Lord’s doing,
    and it is amazing in our eyes’?”

12 When they realized that he had told this parable against them, they wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowd. So they left him and went away.

Thank you 11.17-18.2018

LET’s GO help setup those trains before WORK!!!

11/18/2018

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

YEAH.

 

 

Week of Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost… 11/18/2018 *push/click*

YEAH.

Lord God, so rule and govern our hearts and minds by your Holy Spirit that, always keeping in mind the end of all things and the day of judgement, we may be stirred up to holiness of life here and may live with you forever in the world to come, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

YEAH.

All things diversity

“When things are not going right in your life… make them right in someone else’s” – YEAH.

i want to share with you some happenings and scriptures that are/am helping me get through this CRAZY week…

LET’s BEGIN…

11/14/2018

YEAH.

HERE IT IS IN POWERPOINT FORM…

Thank you 11.14.2018a

Thank you 11.14.2018b

YEAH.

Thank you 11.14.2018

11/15/2018

TODAY, i WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO READ…

Psalm 16

Song of Trust and Security in God

Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
    I have no good apart from you.”[a]

As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble,
    in whom is all my delight.

Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows;[b]
    their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out
    or take their names upon my lips.

The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;
    you hold my lot.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    I have a goodly heritage.

I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;
    in the night also my heart instructs me.
I keep the Lord always before me;
    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;
    my body also rests secure.
10 For you do not give me up to Sheol,
    or let your faithful one see the Pit.

11 You show me the path of life.
    In your presence there is fullness of joy;
    in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Thank you 11.15.2018

DID YOU KNOW, i HAD AN APPOINTMENT TODAY WITH A CAREER ADVISOR AT PENN STATE HARRISBURG???

11/16/2018

Before i go help at our Historical Society… I WANT TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU… Thank you 11.16.2018a

Thank you 11.16.2018b

YEAH.

Thank you 11.16.2018