• An Update From Steve

    October 8, 2014
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    Thanks to the many of you that have inquired about my condition since the cycling accident and have been praying for me.  I am deeply grateful!  The surgery was successful thanks to God’s gracious help and my gifted surgeon.  Dr. Thomas came in to pray with me before surgery, asking God for wisdom and guidance.  What a blessing and comfort!

  • Cycling Accident

    August 15, 2014
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    Dear Friends, On August 6th Steve had a cycling accident.  While on vacation, Steve suffered a fall on his left shoulder and side.  Thankfully, a sheriff was just across the street and quickly called for an ambulance.  The X-rays and CT scan at the emergency room revealed a broken clavicle, 7 fractured ribs and a slight collapse in Steve’s left lung.  He was held overnight at the hospital for observation and released the next morning when further X-rays showed that the lung was performing normally.

  • Did God Actually Say?

    January 2, 2014
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    Do you ever tremble at the decline into depravity that continues all around?  Do you also, like me, tremble at your own heart, aware that though the darkness without is formidable, the deceitfulness within could easily be our undoing?  With every passing year it seems that what was unthinkable becomes shocking and what was shocking becomes acceptable.  Blushing is a thing of the past while bold, brash flaunting of all things vile is encouraged. 

  • Paul’s Epitaph – Part 2

    November 18, 2013
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    Locked in a Roman dungeon and certain that a violent death awaited him, the Apostle Paul wrote his final letter to Timothy, his beloved son in the faith.  After admonishing Timothy to stand firm and prepare himself for impostors and deceivers within the church, Paul summed up his own life in these words, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4:7

  • Paul’s Epitaph – Part 3

    November 18, 2013
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    In his last letter to Timothy, written from a Roman dungeon, Paul summed up his life and ministry with these words, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  He knew that he could be dragged from the prison and put to death at any moment so this would most likely be his final charge to Timothy.

  • Paul’s Epitaph

    September 5, 2013
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    On a recent trip to Rome my traveling companions and I took time to visit the Mamertine prison, an ancient dungeon that is said to be the place Paul was held just before his execution.  If so, then that is also where he wrote the last of his epistles, his second letter to Timothy.  Knowing his death was imminent; Paul offered Timothy a poignant summary, a statement that could be Paul’s own epitaph.  “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Tim. 4:7)  Over the next couple of journal posts I’d [...]

  • Cupcakes and Hypocrisy

    August 12, 2013
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    Have you ever noticed how easy it is to see the faults in others and yet miss our own?  The other day I was sitting at a stop sign waiting for an oncoming car to pass by.  Then, without using the turn signal, the driver turned onto my street.  I shook my head at his thoughtlessness!  The next day I was not paying attention and made a turn without using my turn signal.  The waiting driver caught my eye and scowled at me.  I had done the very same thing! 

  • Independence Day

    July 4, 2013
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    Where is home for you?  Regardless of where you reside, your home may be somewhere far away.  I spent my formative years in Argentina and will always have a special affection for the people and places etched in my memory.  Yet my homeland is the United States.  That is where my family has its roots.  That is where most of my story finds its context.   Depending on whom you ask, there are between 189 and 196 nations of the world.  Most of them celebrate Independence Day, a day that marks their freedom of self-governance and independence from outside control.  [...]

  • Without Excuse

    June 24, 2013
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    Did you see the super moon this week?  I set up my tripod to capture a few pictures.  As dazzling as the moon appeared, it is just a speck compared to the rest of the universe.  Since 1990, the year the Hubble telescope was carried into orbit by the space shuttle, humans have been able to peer deeper into the vast expanse of the universe and see what no one before us has ever seen.   Astronomers are now certain that the visible universe contains around 100 billion galaxies and each one of those galaxies contains around 100 billion stars.  [...]

  • Father’s Day

    June 16, 2013
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    When you hear the word, “father”, what sort of emotions surface?   Did you even have a dad?  If so, were you close to him?  Did you feel protected, secure and loved by him?  Each one of you has a unique experience.   For some, this day set aside to honor fathers is very painful.  You bear the scars of neglect and suffer from a sense of abandonment.  For others, the day obligates you to buy a card and try to write something meaningful.  Your dad was there, but not very present, sort of like the deist’s view of God.  He [...]