Greetings to you all. We hope you find some interesting bit of news of our family and what we are up to. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

Sunday, September 23, 2018



Well, here it is. This was a work long in process, and one that I was not entirely sure I wanted to do. But one does not question God's leading without risking a stern lecture from the Lord. I strongly believe that God was directing me to write this book, even with my few years of husbanding. So I did it. And after a rather long road, full of late night typing after a long day at work, and a lot of waiting around for news from the publisher to move into the next step, this book was born. And it is available for purchase by any who are interested on learning something new to put into their marriages, or maybe some guidance on what is ahead of them if they are about to get married.

I do not claim that this book will help everyone, or anyone for that matter. But if willing, I do promise that this book will speak something new to each person who reads it, something new from my life, and something new that I have learned from scripture on what it means to "love our wives as Christ loved the church." So I present to you here Husbands: Men Who Are Ready to Love Their Wives. You can find this book at Amazon.com or at Westbowpress.com. On both sites you can search for the book by title or by author. Or you can click this link and it should take you to the purchase page on the Westbow Press website. Thanks for looking and may God bless you.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

God or Gun Control

Another shooting, another battle of tighter gun control or better background checks. Who is right and who is wrong, or is it even that simple? I was in high school when we all heard of Columbine. Do you remember? If not, or in case you missed it, they are making a movie about it so you can see it all over again. But the point of this entry is to ask what is the answer. Well, what is the answer?

Let us put a few things into perspective first. As I sit here this evening I am watching The Patriot with Mel Gibson. Maybe you have seen it, it is about the revolutionary war. A different time in America's history when men and women had to fight a different fight. Not about gun control, or abortion, or public school versus home school, but independence, the right to govern oneself. A fight to honor the God given right of all men to worship God, live in peace, and raise their families.

What, you may ask, is the point between that and a school shooting in Florida? Just this. Where is God? Some of you may have heard the saying about God being a gentleman and when we asked him to leave from all areas of society then he left, so I am not going to rehash that here. What I am going to say is this. My grandfather had several guns. The only ones to fear were the deer and the turkey. Many who live in the woods of this country have enough guns to form their own militias and yet the only creatures to fear are the wildlife that come around during hunting season.

Do not dare to accuse me of being insensitive at this time either. I have my own children. I would be beside myself if this happened to any of my children, but my question again is this, where is God? During the revolutionary war everyone had a gun in their home, where are the records of the mass shootings, the schools, or the shopping centers? I am not a historian and I don't claim to be but I do know that when a society honors God, freedom, and the value of life, then guns do not magically get up and shoot people.

We have spent several decades giving up our rights to speak, giving up our rights to worship, killing our babies brutally before they are even given the right to breath and then when a shooting happens we run and think that tighter laws, less freedom, and more background checks are the answer. I guess all the obvious history before us of God in our schools, prayer in public arenas, and the very obvious of less mass shootings is to clear that we just can't see it. We must be so bright as evolution would say we are getting smarter that the obvious is obviously not obvious.

If you couldn't tell the obvious I was being sarcastic. So in closing what is the answer? What again was the question, where is God? He is stepped out of the picture waiting for us to call on him. Husbands need to call him back into their homes and lives. School principles need to call him back into the halls, pastors, yes I said pastors, need to call him back into their churches. In short, we need God to be in our hearts and in our lives. The more we devalue human life, the more we pass the blame for our actions to everyone around us, the more our legislation will take the place of our morality, and of course, without a standard, their can be no morality to legislate. We will continue to drown in our own festering sewage of decay and manure until we get down on our knees before God, repent of our sins, and begin to value the human life that was created in the image of God. Do this and the shootings will eventually stop, do it not and more than likely they will only get worse. What are we going to decide? Tighter gun control, or God?

Saturday, June 10, 2017

GoFundUs Please...

Well, it is official, we have prayed, did our homework, talked with contractors, etc, and now believe it is time to take the next step through the door that God has opened before. We have asked all of you to pray and seek the face of God for direction in helping us to raise the funds to both buy and fix up this property for our home and mission to the surrounding community and beyond. Now the time has come to see what God will do.  We have a GoFundMe page up and running, the link is www.gofundme.com/ndsg8y-gods-house-jersey-shore-pa. Please check it out and please help us out in this next adventure.  We look forward to whatever God has next for us.  Please check back for regular updates.  Thanks so much and God bless.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Through the next door...

Hello everyone and happy June!  Yes, we are now half way through 2017.  My how time flies by as we travel further down this road of life.  Four years ago I never would have thought I would be walking across the stage at Moody church to shake hands with the president of Moody Bible Institute to receive my diploma but what do ya know, I am now a college graduate!  Look out world!  But really, life passes us by so quickly that we don't have time to sit idly by and fret about tomorrow, "for so do all who live to see such times, but that is not for us to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."

And so we move forward. A few weeks or maybe a month or two ago now (again, time flies) we mentioned to all of you that we were still interested in serving God either foreign or domestic, or a combination of the two, and that we were looking at the purchase of a building to use as a home/mission community center for Jersey Shore.  Well we have been talking with contractors, electricians, environmental removal services for possible asbestos, etc.  We have made many phone calls, and returned some.  And we believe that God is keeping this door open.  We are growing very excited for what our path continues to hold.

So what is the point?  I am glad you asked.  We are asking you all to pray, pray about giving.  In a week we are going to pray, and as long as the door remains open we will be launching a GoFundMe page to begin fund raising to purchase this building. For those of you who missed this news please see "New Dreams and New Plans" posted on 4/10/17. There is even a picture of the building we are hoping to purchase.

Now to put some details this building has sat empty, except for a large amount of trash, for the last several years, at least about 5.  There is a lot of space that just needs some TLC.  But there is also a lot that needs to be repaired, updated, or down right replaced. Without giving too much away and because we don't have specifics just yet, only estimates, we are looking somewhere in the ball park of 300,000. Yes that is in US dollars, and not in Monopoly money.  But praise God we serve the Creator of the world.  He owns it all already so nothing is beyond him.  This is just initial start up, and not what we will need in monthly support to keep the building up and running for ministry.  But one step at a time.

We know that this all may be a bit overwhelming to some of you but we are asking that you please pray. We believe strongly in this as we have always believed that God has a mission for our family. But just as when we served over seas so too here we could not move forward without our family of friends and prayer warriors. The battle is not over yet, God still has more he has called to hear his word, but "how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" Romans 10:14-15. Please consider helping us to go and reach those who have not heard, or have heard but maybe just need a push in the right direction.

Again, we will be setting up a GoFundMe page in about a week so please be praying through this next week how God can use you to be a part of this mission and we will let you all know when the page is posted to donate. If anyone wants more info please either leave a comment in the comments section of this post, or on our Facebook, or through our email if you know it, we will try to reply as soon as we are able. Thank you again and may God be praised for all he has done and is going to do, to him be the glory and praise. Thank you all for stopping by and reading our blog. God bless you through your week. Talk to you soon.


The Bierlys

Monday, April 10, 2017

New Dreams and New Plans

Well it has been a long time.  We have not put an update, a bit of news, or even a short hello on here for quite some time.  I hope this fixes our silence.  As some of you know we are still here in central PA living each day and hopefully "blooming where we have been planted."  It can sometimes seem hard to do this when there are days where it feels as though we are flowers in a drought, but through it all God as always proven himself faithful even in our doubts. Praise God our faith is not dependent on our strength.

To give a little back story for those who may not know we moved up here a little over four years ago to continue to follow our dream of raising support to move back overseas as missionaries. Since we are still here this did not obviously happen, and only God knows why, but here we remained and here we tried to bloom.  Lia became connected to the home-school group that meets on Fridays, the boys did what little boys do best, play, get dirty, and beat each other up with lightsabers, and Nate went back to work as an EMT and started to volunteer as the youth group leader in our church the Mountain View Christian and Missionary Alliance. This is how we have tried to bloom, but this also is what brings us to where we are today.

Through ups and downs and turnarounds we have been looking still to the mission that God has called us to, the preaching of his Word to the world around us and the making disciples of the next generation to follow him. In times past this was focused on our love for backpackers, and to this we still hold, travelers are a continually neglected mission field. But the next generation in this country are also being overlooked, and ignored to where now only 4 percent of the millennial generation hold to a biblical world view. This is how we lose the church folks, when our youth walk away from God, and it is never more than one generation away.

So what does this mean, what am I saying? Well in short, we have found a building, and not just any building, an old run down church, a former house of God. It is right here in Jersey Shore and it is ripe for the taking to make it a house of God once more, but this time not as a new church, but as a safe house, a home, a way for those who are seeking God to find him, and hopefully become plugged into a church, or at least a family of believers where they can find the God their heart is seeking for. This building, though, was also once a school, complete with classrooms. To sum up this building is around 18,000 square feet of space! Imagine the possibilities.

So the question still stands, what am I saying? I am saying this, help us. We are looking to buy this building and turn it into a home, for us, but also for the community, someplace where the youth can come and hang out instead of be on the streets with the ever growing heroine problem in our area, or a place where a wandering traveler far from home may be able to find a warm and comfy bed for the night, or even where the seeker can find God waiting for him in the pew of the old sanctuary of the church. But this mission is too big for just us, so we need help. We need God's people to help buy the building, we need God's people to help fund the running of the building, and we need God's people to help fix up the building. We need you to pray, "Lord, how can I help, how do you want me to help, what can I do?"

All we are asking right now is for anyone who feels like God may be placing on their heart a burden for this mission to please let us know through the comments section of this post, or through an email if you know it. For reasons of privacy I am not going to put our email on this post, I hope you understand. Please let us know what you think, and please pray for this ministry. Thank you for reading and may God bless you.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

What is this thing called freedom? Is it a get out of jail free card? Is it an excuse to do whatever we want? Or is it a life of peace to let the moss grow over us as we sit idly by? Or maybe, just maybe it is something that we don't think of much in our country today, and in so doing we are actually opening up a door of unspeakable horrors that are about to befall us as a nation, and we will have no one to blame but ourselves.

Let me explain. In the year 1776 our founding fathers felt that the need had arisen to throw aside the chains of leadership that had become an oppression and wage a war that would change the world forever. This was not just a war of rebellion, but a war that was to grant every citizen certain self evident truths, or freedoms. This is where it gets interesting. No where does it say only some individuals hold these truths, and it also does not say that only certain men were created equal, but rather we, as in all, hold these truths to be self evident that ALL men are created equal in the sight of God. Yes I said God, because it was He who led and designed this nation from the beginning to hold these truths to be self evident.

But now fast forward to 2016. We have riots and shootings in the streets with lines drawn between black and white. The "race" card is played so much that it has become a marked card in the deck. We push for equality but then force feed the belief that man evolved from ape like creatures, and that God is not really knowable, in fact let us just remove God from the arena of public life altogether and be so politically correct that we don't even make sense anymore. By the way, for those about to say it there is no mention of "separation of Church and State" in our constitution.  It merely points out that we are to have no state sponsored religion but today that is exactly what we have, the religion of humanism. We have a right in this country called "freedom OF religion", not freedom FROM religion". 

But what does this all have to do with freedom? Quite simply this, freedom, true freedom comes with a price, a price that we have forgotten, and therefore are now paying in the loss of our freedoms. Men died to protect those freedoms, those self evident truths, absolute not relative truths, that man was CREATED equal in the sight of God. They died so that future generations could worship freely, educate their children freely, speak their minds freely, and not be oppressed by a "thousand tyrants one mile away" but instead to be guided by God in their own governance.  And as long as we kept God in our thoughts, and laws then we enjoyed the blessings of God.  It has only been in our outright rebellion against God, in marriage, homosexuality, Biblical skepticism, among other sins that has caused this blessing and protection to lift. We have removed religion from our daily lives and replaced it with a contradictory belief in self.  

Here is where the church comes in to play, we are just as guilty.  We know the Word of God, and still we challenge his word, we fight other groups that are trying to spread the gospel all because we believe that the Bible is not a true historical document and therefore open for interpretation. When will we stop fighting each other and wake up to the true enemy who is sleeping in our living room. Satan has been welcomed in and we are to weak to drive him out. Now is the time to call on the God of our fathers and cry out for repentance as a church, as men of God, and as a nation.  I have been to both the national prayer on the Washington Mall in July, and the Franklin Graham prayer tour in Harrisburg PA and I have seen that there are still many thousands in this country that will call upon the name of the Lord. It is time we all raise our voices before this upcoming election so that this country may truly be called a Christian nation once again, and that we may for the first time show what it means to be a nation where ALL men are created equal in the eyes of God.  I pray this for my country.  Rise up and call upon the Lord your God.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Going on a mission trip...finally

Hello to one and all.  My it has been a long time since I have put anything up on this blog, and for that I am sorry.  But to be completely honest it has been a long time since we have had anything worth really sharing on here.  Well to day is the day to change that.  I wanted to let everyone know of a soon approaching mission trip that Lia and myself will be taking.  Coming up at the end of July for one week we will be heading to Cleveland with a team from our church here in PA to work with a Christian, Missionary, and Alliance team called Envision.  They are working in many different ways there but one of the things they do is work closely with the Syrian refugees as Cleveland has one of the largest populations of Syrians.  We are not yet sure what all we will be doing but we have also been collecting a bunch of Arabic Bibles to hand out while we are there.  The problem we are facing now is money.  We need to raise about another 1000 dollars to go on this trip.  Some of that is for us, and some will go to help some of our team.  We have a few guys from the youth group I have been leading for the past three years going and they may need some help fundraising.  Here is a link to GoFundMe where we are trying to do the fundraising through.  gofund.me/u8e6c3us  Our goal is 1,000 dollars but there are nine people going and I am sure they could all use some help as we are fast approaching a deadline to have the money in to Envision.  We would appreciate you help in whatever way that is either financial or through prayers.  May God bless you all and stay tuned for future updates leading up to and after the mission trip.  Thanks again and God bless.