Author: Steve

17: Wienners and Losers

     Have you ever seen someone make the sign for the letter “L” with their fingers, and place it on their forehead? When this began to emerge amongst young folks I learned that it was the sign for a LOSER. So trying to fit…

16: First Things First

     There are many reasons why devoted parents invest their time and energy discipling their children at home. God’s word tells us to “teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk…

Steve Interviewed on Prime Time America

Steve was recently interviewed by Paul Butler on Moody Radio’s “Prime Time America” You can listen to Steve’s segment “kids and math” on Paul Butler’s blog. Despite years of federally funded education initiatives, a recent study by the NAEP reports that our children are still…

15: Praying For Your Family Daily

The best way I know to build up my family is to pray for them daily, as did Job.      And when the days of the feast had run their course, Job would send and consecrate them, and he would rise early in the…

14: Building Each Other Up In The Home

     In the last issue I talked about God’s call for us to build one another up. I continue to notice this in my reading of the New Testament this summer. (Some of these scriptures are listed at the end.) I would like to follow…

13: The Last Shall Be First

     When someone is in authority they are generally in a leadership position, in control, and on top of the heap. This is what we naturally associate with authority. Jesus affirmed that this is the standard definition in this world, but then he redefined…

12: Our Father’s Business

     Many of you reading this newsletter probably learned about it as a result of attending a homeschool convention. Most of my speaking is at state conventions. While Sandi and I did teach and train our sons at home, that is not the main…

Joni and Friends

Since 2006 I have been working at the Joni and Friends Family Retreat here in PA. For the past I just found out that TV episodes from Joni and Friends may be viewed online. Go to www.joniandfriendstv.org to watch full episodes. Watch one of my…

11: Building Godly Character

    It is a mark of Moses’ meekness that he was able to receive advice from his wife’s father. But that is not the point of this missive. Jethro had spent only one day with Moses, and he quickly discerned that his son-in-law needed to…