Living a Life You Can Treasure – 2nd Sunday of Advent :: PODCAST

Presented by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance on 12/10/2017

“I hate my life.”

Have you ever said that? Have you ever felt it? Sometimes teens say things like this. Sometimes adults do. Almost everyone feels this way, from time to time.

It seems that Mary might have felt this way, but in the midst of great upheaval, she showed that she loved her life. 

Mary treasured her life.

And we can too. This podcast speaks to this issue.


Finding Goodness – 1st Sunday of Advent :: PODCAST

Presented by at Curwensville Alliance Church on 12/3/2017 by Pastor Steve Shields

If you read the news, you find lots of stories that might lead you toward despair. From international conflict to political one-ups-man-ship to corporate greed to abuses of every kind.

And when you’re confronted by that, you may wonder whatever happened to goodness. Where can you find it?

You can find goodness in a man named Joseph. And, looking into his life, you can find goodness in yourself.

Your sense of morality and your ability to do good come from God’s image in you and Christ’s redeeming death for you.

This podcast talks about how.



Got Peace? :: PODCAST

Presented at Curwensville Alliance by Pastor Steve Shields

You’ve probably heard the story of the NASA Space Pen. It goes like this:

NASA realized that typical ball-point pens would not work in zero gravity. The ink would not be moved toward the bottom the the pen without the aid of the earth’s gravitational pull. So NASA spent a decade and $12 billion engineering a pen that writes in zero gravity, upside-down, on almost any surface including glass, and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to over 300 C.


The Russians used a pencil.

The story is not true. But it’s fun.

It serves as an example of how we tend to complicate the simplest of things.

We do that with Christmas, with weddings, with our schedules, even with our entertainment. And when we do that, we struggle to have any sense of peace.

Would you say your life is marked by peace, or turmoil?

This podcast is designed to help you find some peace — peace from Jesus.