Author: Steve

The saying “my yoke is easy and my burden is light” is part of a larger passage (Matthew 11:28–30), in which Jesus tells all who are weary and burdened to come to Him for rest.

Podcast 83: My Yoke is Easy

       The saying “my yoke is easy and my burden is light” is part of a larger passage (Matthew 11:28–30), in which Jesus tells all who are weary and burdened to come to Him for rest. He isn’t speaking here of physical burdens….

This Thanksgiving I hope you will receive a warm embrace from your earthly folks, for I know you will be a blessing to them. And I pray that you will each sense the heart of God when you draw near to Him and know how much you mean to Him by simply being with Him.

Anticipating the Welcome, Hoping to Bless

Anticipating the Welcome, Hoping to Bless   I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA but have not lived there since I went off to school. We have lived in Georgia, Massachusetts, and now across the state in SE Pennsylvania. For many of those years we would…

When I watched the movie ‘Frozen’ I couldn’t tell you what was the central message, but I liked the song. I find myself singing it frequently, to myself day to day events.

Podcast 80: Frozen at Home

       When I watched the movie ‘Frozen’ I couldn’t tell you what was the central message, but I liked the song. I find myself singing it frequently, to myself day to day events. Instead of commenting on the actions of others, I am…

I hope the topics we discuss here will help in understanding more about the importance of understanding the way we are wired and how birth order can be another resources to building each other up in the Lord.

Podcast 79: More On Personalities & Birth Order

       This episode was not released as it should have been following Podcast 74 on Personalities. I apologize for the snafu and hope the topics we discuss here will help in understanding more about the importance of understanding the way we are wired…

It could just be me, but I seem to need assurance daily of God’s presence, care, and steadfast love.

Podcast 78: Receiving Blessed Assurance Daily

       It could just be me, but I seem to need assurance daily of God’s presence, care, and steadfast love. Perhaps I should entitle this episode ‘I Need Thee Every Hour’. In working out my own salvation with fear and trembling, I have…

In the new commandment, Jesus is asking us to not love like we want to be loved, but to love as He has loved us.

Family Discipleship and the New Commandment

Family Discipleship and the New Commandment   In the July, 2015 Newsletter referenced below, I wrote about how being a father led me to Deuteronomy 6. When I began asking God to help me love him, God revealed how much He loved me. The more…

On this episode, Steve discusses specific ways that family members can express love and affection for one another.

Podcast 77: The Conclusion of the Understanding Series

       On this episode, Steve discusses specific ways that family members can express love and affection for one another, building each other up in the process. From birthday celebrations to random acts of kindness, join us as we wrap up this series.  …

One of the ways that Jesus loved me is by serving.

From the Teaching to the Teacher

The new commandment that Jesus articulated in John 13:34 is to love one another as I have loved you, or to love others as we have been loved. One of the ways that Jesus loved me the disciples was by serving them.   With that…