Author: Steve

The Washing of Water with the Word

Weekly Update January 23-27, Vol. 3 Some mornings I experience “Aha” moments studying the word. Other days I read several chapters without discovering any new insights. But I know that these mornings are still profitable as I experience a fresh cleansing through the exposure to…

Weekly Update, Vol. 2

Weekly Update January 16-20, Vol. 2 Like many of you, I am reading through Genesis this month, as well as Matthew. Joseph first appears in the 30th chapter, but we don’t read more about him until the 37th chapter when he becomes the central figure…

Before You Eat…

Weekly Update January 9-13,  Vol. 1 After I recommitted my life to following Jesus Christ, I began to pray before I ate a meal. In my home, I became the designated pray-er to ask God to bless our food. My brothers and Dad complained that…

28: Deuteronomy 6:5

     It is November and a month an a half until the new year. Earlier this year we were searching for ways to “stir up” one another to love and good deeds. And from January 9th to May 28th, 2011, all the families receiving…

27: Parents as Teachers

     As we begin this school year, I hope we will each be encouraged by meditating on how God has created us to be teachers. As the wise bumper sticker says: Every parent is a teacher, but not every teacher is a parent. A….

24: I Like Us

     Gratefulness and contentment are decidedly Christian virtues. They are rooted in an understanding of God’s purposes, as well as His wisdom, love, and sovereignty. At a family camp last summer, I had a mom recount to me how her husband would come home when…

23: Faithful Fathers

     In speaking to men, I regularly encourage them to focus on being faithful instead of successful. Recently I had a man ask me what I thought a faithful man looked like. This question has caused me to ponder what God calls a faithful…

22: To The Dads

I am adding the following note to Dad at the beginning of the new revised Christian Home and Family Worship. I hope it will encourage and edify each of you.      “Let me congratulate you for beginning to read this book. God has worked in…