Author: Steve

10: Hearts and Home

    The new year is upon us and once again I find myself reading God’s word. A few chapters from Genesis is my old testament portion and one chapter from Matthew rounds out my daily diet. I get just as much “nutrition” from Genesis…

Family Impact – The FOCA and UNCRC

Dear Friend, In the Lord’s prayer Jesus encourages us to pray, “give us this day our daily bread”. This instruction has taken on a whole new meaning since the reality of the recession has affected our retirement and other assets. Jesus also says to ask…

9: An Incredible Promise with Far Reaching Implications

     I think that if you were to quiz parents from any culture, or from any world view, what motivates the decisions that they make for the upbringing and training of their offspring, the universal response would be that their children would have a good life. What defines…

8: Choose Life

This month the scripture will be our primary focus with minimal commentary at the end.      Deuteronomy 30:11 “For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. 12 It is not in heaven, that you should say,…

7: Fitting, or being Fitted

In traveling around the world, speaking to, and meeting with, devoted parents, a common theme repeatedly emerges. As parents seek to teach their children God’s ways and train them for eternity “talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the…

6: Rise Up O Men Of God

     I have written in a previous newsletter of my ongoing battle with condemnation. The fruit of condemnation in my life was discouragement and depression. I knew what I should be doing but didn’t have the energy or strength to do it. I was like the man described…

5: En-hakkore

Dear Friends,      After many unsuccessful attempts to have family worship on a regular basis, God helped us to make this a regular part of our home life. One of the concerns I harbored, as the initiator of our devotion time, was that it would be a…

Istanbul

Istanbul Blog I arrived in the late morning at the airport, having flown through the night.  It is a 7 hour time difference.  Going west is always harder, but the great seats made a huge difference.  Then I found an ATM at the airport to…

4: No Lone Rangers

     When I first heard and believed the good news, I was at a ranch in Colorado surrounded by other earnest believers. When I returned home and tried to continue my newfound Christian walk, I was alone and faltered. Over the next five years I responded again…