Newsletter

I usually like to write something upbeat and encouraging, or share some new insight that I have received. But I have had a dry month.

Dry Times, Labor Day Contest, Online Seminar

I apologize for not sending an August Newsletter, but that was a tough month for me. I usually like to write something upbeat and encouraging, or share some new insight that I have received. But I have had a dry month. My relationship with God…

Our journey to homeschool our children began before we were married.

Home Education and the Great Commandment

Our journey to homeschool our children began before we were married. In seminary I had a class on Christian Education and another on Christian Schools. One of the papers I wrote was entitled, The Millennial View of Education. If there was a millennium in the…

Thank you Father for the privilege of knowing your daughter Elisabeth Howard Elliot Leitch Gren and for faithfully carrying her through a long, difficult, blessed, and fruitful life.

A Tribute to Elisabeth Elliot

Yesterday afternoon I received word that Elisabeth Elliot had passed from this life to the next. She had battled dementia for the last ten years of her life and now her struggle is over. She is home and at rest.   In the middle of…

The new insight I have received of late is that while my obedience will only result in my good, my disobedience will not change my relationship with God.

63: God’s Heart and A New Insight

Many years ago I was reading Psalm 119 and was struck by the love that David had for the law of God. Each of the 176 verses speaks of the word using different terminology; commandments, precepts, laws, testimonies, righteous rules, and statutes. David loves the…

"Family begins with the union of two people from different planets, being made one." Read Steve Demme's blog post.

62: We Are All Changed

When you receive this newsletter, I will be in St Louis speaking at a homeschool conference. Joining me on this trip is Ethan, who is speaking several times, and John, who wants to be like his brother and dad and “talk”. John will be speaking…

"We should spend more time in the bible, give more, pray more, serve more, volunteer more. Instead of focusing on who we are in Christ, we are exhorted to try harder." Read more from Steve Demme's blog post.

60: Double Whammy

Double Whammy   Congratulations!   If you are still functioning, you have endured one of the most difficult seasons of the year, Christmas and New Years. You have successfully run the gauntlet of photoshopped Christmas cards revealing how wonderful they look. But the result is…

"The passage of scripture that I find myself thinking about and meditating on more than any other this year is found in the 5th chapter of Romans." Read Steve Demme's blog post.

59: My Scripture of the Year for 2014

My Scripture of the Year for 2014   The passage of scripture that I find myself thinking about and meditating on more than any other this year is found in the 5th chapter of Romans. I have been so encouraged reading the 4th and 5th…

“Praise God we were able to complete all 40 days! And plan on continuing 40 more days, and then some. Hope you have a great weekend!” Read Steve Demme's blog post.

58: The Culmination of the 40 Day Challenge

The Culmination of the 40 Day Challenge   I have already begun hearing from some of you about your experience meeting together as a family for the past 40 days. Here is what one family shared:   “Praise God we were able to complete all…

"Throughout this year, God has been steadily, and persistently, encouraging me to spend time with Him each day, before "doing." Read Steve Demme's blog post.

57: Above All, Put On Love

Above All, Put On Love        Throughout this year, God has been steadily, and persistently, encouraging me to spend time with Him each day, before “doing”. He has been having me focus on “being still” and “waiting on Him”. I find myself reveling…