A Student Who “Gets It”

Posted on Jul 8, 2010 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

Even though we live in times of instant communication, I still enjoy receiving a personal, handwritten letter – especially if it contains good news, a personal testimony, or words of encouragement.  Well, we recently received such a letter from one of our former students. She wrote, “Your ministry has encouraged me and taught me to think critically.” She went on to tell us about a workshop on early childhood development she had attended. The speaker was a prominent Ph.D....

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Meditation in Song

Posted on Jul 7, 2010 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

Do you ever get a song stuck in your head and find yourself singing it over and over again? It can be really annoying if it’s some dumb advertising ditty, but at times, I find it is a way in which God speaks to me. I remember a time several years ago when I was standing in line in an office supply store. As usual, I was in a hurry – and the line was oh so long and the service soooooo slow and I was getting really frustrated and impatient. After awhile I noticed I had a song...

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Fly Genome Puzzles Evolutionary Scientists

Posted on Jul 6, 2010 in Creation Nuggets | 0 comments

Psalm 119:73 “Your hands have made me and fashioned me; give me understanding, that I may learn Your commandments.” Genes carry the biological information to make specific living things. Evolution says that simpler living things evolved first and more complex life evolved later. This would lead us to believe that more complex living things would have developed more genes. The creation approach suggests that each creature was designed with the genetic material...

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Vacation Travel Helps Kids Achieve

Posted on Jul 6, 2010 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

For years, we have called our Creation Family Mountain Adventures, “Vacations With a Purpose.” We designed them to be times of family fun and learning together in God’s great creation. Now we have further “fuel” for our thinking. “According to a press release … from VacationBetter.org, ‘Analysis of a U.S. Department of Education study found that children who travel over summer break … did better in reading, math, and general knowledge than their peers who didn’t vacation.’ ...

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IFCA National Youth Convention

Posted on Jul 2, 2010 in Stepaneks from the Front | 2 comments

What a busy week!  Just a recap – over 350 youth and adults from around the nation were there for Bible quizzing, music events, practice preaching, sports activities, and to learn about commitment in their Christian lives.  The goal was to equip and encourage youth to use their gifts in their local churches when they return home.  I taught anywhere from two to five sessions a day.  I delivered the morning message for the entire group, lessons from Genesis chapters...

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Arguing With God

Posted on Jul 1, 2010 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

Does God have a sense of humor? I think so. When I see what God has me doing today, it makes me smile. He was able to take me, at the age of 40, an evolutionary atheist, and change my whole life. Of course, that is what God is in the business of doing … changing lives. Once His truth was revealed to me, I truly did become a new creature. Yet this change was not without some grumbling. I really did not expect God to call me into full time ministry. It was something I...

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Creation Training

Posted on Jul 1, 2010 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

We are excited! A new batch of trainees are here for this week’s Creation Teaching Training Session. We have already heard that some have a heart for children, some for adults, a couple college age students want to reach high school and college students, and another has an intense interest to reach Latinos. These are small groups, so it gives us more time to help jump-start them to reach their goals. Since I have gotten grayer (prematurely), it blesses me to see younger...

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