Author: Steve

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…

21: R & R & R

     According to a recent poll, the number one New Year’s resolution is to spend more time with family. While that may be so for many people, I believe this resolution would have to be amended for readers of this newsletter, to spending more…

20: Happy 34th Anniversary

     Thirty-four years ago today I set out to read my Bible daily. Looking back, which is what old men do, I recognize this habit as one of the most significant events in my life. This practice of reading a portion of God’s word…

19: Deuteronomy, David, First Things First

     First When I am asked what my vision for a Christian home looks like I usually respond, “Where each lives for the other, and all live for Christ”. In light of a recent meeting with men in Illinois, I am rethinking this statement….

18: Kindred Spirits

     Anne of Green Gables always wanted a friend who was a kindred spirit. I have been blessed with the opportunity to meet hundreds, perhaps thousands, of kindred spirits. What qualifies someone for this group is not what they do, or how they dress,…

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…