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Holy-day Season

Shepherd, Lamb, MidWinter Conference Dear Friends, I hope you each experience a blessed Holy-day season of celebration and are enjoying the beginning of the New Year. January to me is when I begin reading the Word of God afresh. Today I am reading in Genesis…

Shepherd, Lamb, MidWinter Conference

Shepherd, Lamb, MidWinter Conference I hope you each enjoyed a special time with your family during the Thanksgiving Holyday. We hosted our children and grandchildren and ate smoked Turkey for the first time, as well as the traditional ham. The weather was lovely and we…

Fighting the Good Fight of the Faith

Fighting the Good Fight of the Faith As I wrote a few months ago, I always want the content of this email to be encouraging. If you stick with me until the final paragraph, I think we can navigate some hard realities and still find…

Perspective

As God helps me to faithfully read the Bible each year, I regularly receive new insights. The Word of God is indeed living and active! For example, for many years, whenever I read Luke 15, I focused on the prodigal son, the squandering of his…

Words of Life

I had just finished my workshop and opened it up for people to ask questions or give feedback. One man asked a question that I am still pondering. He was following up on a comment I had made, that many times when I leave church…

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Fellowship, Connection, and a Summer Contest

Dear Friends,       I love meeting siblings who have been adopted into the family of God. I also am blessed reconnecting with brethren who I have come to know from previous years. Attending homeschool conferences is true koinonia for me. It is an…

Comparison to Contentment

Dear Friends, I normally tell where I will be speaking at the end, but in two days I am heading for Cincinnati for this year’s GHC event. This weekend I will be doing a few new things, and if you are attending I hope you…

Gifts from Above

Ten years ago I received a great gift. I began to understand the gospel in a new way. I quit striving to earn God’s love and accepted the Word of God as true. I knew in my head that I was saved by grace, however…

Be of Good Courage

Be of Good Courage Last Saturday night I had the privilege of attending our annual PA Family Institute banquet. I was very encouraged. I pray for our state almost daily, binding the strong man and believing for God’s will to be done in Pennsylvania as…

In the northern hemisphere, many families are resuming full time home education. While I know of folks who home educate all year long, the end of August or the first week of September generally marks the start of a new year teaching and learning together.

A New School Year

In the northern hemisphere, many families are resuming full time home education. While I know of folks who home educate all year long, the end of August or the first week of September generally marks the start of a new year teaching and learning together. …

During my third year of seminary, a young man from South India arrived on campus. This was his first experience living outside of India. We soon became fast friends as I sought to explain the traditions and customs of Americans.

Man Shall Live by Every Word of God

Man Shall Live by Every Word of God During my third year of seminary, a young man from South India arrived on campus. This was his first experience living outside of India. We soon became fast friends as I sought to explain the traditions and…