Author: Steve

“Praise God we were able to complete all 40 days! And plan on continuing 40 more days, and then some. Hope you have a great weekend!” Read Steve Demme's blog post.

58: The Culmination of the 40 Day Challenge

The Culmination of the 40 Day Challenge   I have already begun hearing from some of you about your experience meeting together as a family for the past 40 days. Here is what one family shared:   “Praise God we were able to complete all…

Scripture teaches that valleys, or difficult experiences, are not abnormal for God’s people.

Podcast 40: Valleys Are Normal, Finding Hope – Part 3

I used to skip through the Beatitudes to more comforting verses in Matthew, but scripture teaches that valleys, or difficult experiences, are not abnormal for God’s people. They are the norm.   Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom…

Personal struggles and difficulties often come with a significant grief component.

Podcast 39: Grieving in the Valley, Finding Hope – Part 2

Life can be hard. Personal struggles and difficulties often come with a significant grief component. This painful experience changed my view of the Christian life. I had become a Christian for the perks, heaven, forgiveness of sin, joy, peace, but I didn’t understand suffering. Suffering…

"Throughout this year, God has been steadily, and persistently, encouraging me to spend time with Him each day, before "doing." Read Steve Demme's blog post.

57: Above All, Put On Love

Above All, Put On Love        Throughout this year, God has been steadily, and persistently, encouraging me to spend time with Him each day, before “doing”. He has been having me focus on “being still” and “waiting on Him”. I find myself reveling…

Podcast 37: Family Worship – Part 8

     The final episode in this series is a compilation of testimonies from parents who have been having times of regular family worship. I hope that as you listen you will be edified and encouraged.

Podcast 36: Family Worship – Part 7

     In the podcast 35 we examined the first five possible obstacles in beginning having regular times of family worship in our homes. We will conclude with the final five today. •  I am not qualified to lead my family. •  I won’t be…