Author Archives: terrylafferty

About terrylafferty

I am married to a beautiful Christian woman, Jennifer and I have 5 wonderful children. I serve as the minister with the North Hills church of Christ in Pittsburgh,.

Sometimes People Surprise You

It’s not unusual for people to be rude and inconsiderate. And it’s not hard for us to imagine teenagers acting in the same manner, but just because a behavior is common doesn’t mean it should ever be acceptable. This past … Continue reading

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EDUCATED AND IGNORANT

I am sitting here having watched the video and having read several accounts of the Oklahoma University fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s hate-filled, racist antics on board a chartered bus. I must confess that as I watched the video clip tears … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Late

I read a great story this week that reminded me that it’s never too late. It all started 13 years ago when a person paid for his meal at a pizza parlor with a bad check. Stores and restaurants must … Continue reading

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I’m Trying to Understand

I’m trying to understand, I really am. When I look back over my life, I can sometimes understand why I did it. But as I’ve matured I’ve seen the delusion in my reasoning. So, I continue to be baffled when … Continue reading

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JUST ONE VOTE

What do you care about? How do people know what is important to you? Sometimes I wonder if we are better at speaking our passions than demonstrating them. I hear people complain about our government, but the voter turnout statistics … Continue reading

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One Millionaire’s Perspective

This week it seems there are several depressing, local stories that are grabbing the headlines, and I have grown a bit weary of hearing and talking about them. So I just wanted to share something on the other side of … Continue reading

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SnapChat, Voicemail and YouTube

I’m guessing that Deron Puro never thought that an angry, racist voicemail left on another person’s phone would have such a far-reaching consequence! It all began when Mr. Puro’s twin boys sent bullying Snapchats to Brad Knudson’s, African-American daughter, Dee. … Continue reading

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