Newsletter

"Communication is the fodder of relationship. It is the lifeline of connection with another person." Read Steve Demme's blog post.

53: Communication from the Heart

-+*Bible Contest       For those who are keeping track of how many days you have read the bible in 2014, either as families or individually, we are having trouble fixing the website for you to log in your numbers. At the end of…

51: The Fine Art of Bearing

-+*    Paul says that we are to “bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2 What does it mean to bear someone’s burden?       After two newsletters about being real, open, and vulnerable about our needs, how…

50: Updates to Building Faith Families

-+*Spring is Sprung, the Grass is Green, We’re publishing a new book, A New Website can be Seen.     I’m not a poet, but my feet sure show it, they are long fellows. (size 14) In the Northern Hemisphere, this is the first day…

49: Grace for Today and Bright Hope for Tomorrow

-+*    When I write a newsletter, I pray and ask God for direction and content. Then I pass it to my son who distributes it to you. I often wonder how people respond to what is written and if they were encouraged, convicted, or…

48: Bearing One Another’s Burdens

-+*     This is not a New Year’s Resolution, you may relax. But it is an exhortation. I have recently spoken to people who have been through a difficult season in their life. I noticed they didn’t reach out for help when they were most needy….

47: The Presence of the Spirit at the Incarnation

-+*     In the October Newsletter, I made this comment. “Jesus was not only helped to die with the assistance of the Spirit, but as we will see, every aspect of His earthly ministry was linked to the Spirit.” The third person of the Trinity was…

46: The Divine Comforter

-+*     This summer, I was driving along the Interstate, headed to a family camp. After we had spent some of June and most of July at my Mom’s bedside, and then conducted two memorial services, this was one of the first times I had…

45: The Eternal Spirit

-+*     Many years ago I purchased a book called Through the Eternal Spirit. That phrase “Through the Eternal Spirit” is found in Hebrews 9:14. It is not a verse that is often quoted or referred to in discussions about the Holy Spirit, yet is…

44: Summer Update

-+*Dear Extended Family,   Thank You      As many of you know, Sandi, John, and I traveled to Pittsburgh August 18 for a Memorial Service for my Mom who lived 76 years there. Thank you to all who prayed and supported us. God met…