Monthly Archives: May 2014

God Cares about Our Dreams

From the time we are schoolchildren, we are regularly assured, “You can be anything you want to be. Just dream it, and it will come true.” Do an Internet search on “following your dreams” and you’ll come up with everything … Continue reading

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False “Christian” Teaching

Apostasy is nothing new in Christianity. Two thousand years ago Jesus warned that false prophets “come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” (Matthew 7: 15) Given that we, the people of God, are frequently referred to as … Continue reading

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Lady in Waiting — The Story of this Painting

The story of the painting, Lady in Waiting, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: The sheer exuberance of color — vibrant, pulsating lavender set against warm, glowing oranges — is the backdrop for a quiet moment at … Continue reading

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Bad Choices, New Age Advice, and God’s Mercy

Tough love. It’s an oxymoronic — or maybe just moronic — psychological phrase that has crept its way into Christian thought. We’ve been told it’s the solution to codependent relationships, another psychophrase bandied about more frequently than words like grace, mercy, charity, … Continue reading

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Afraid to Pray for Patience

The Christian existence is filled with ludicrously shortsighted sayings that sound funny when we first hear them (too often, from the pulpit), but ultimately result in the weakening of our faith and approach to the throne of God. Like this … Continue reading

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Grazing in the Salmon River Mountains — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Grazing in the Salmon River Mountains, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve. The Pacific Northwest is a land of mountains and dreams, meadows and aspirations, hidden lakes and hard work. Recently, we visited a … Continue reading

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Shades of Turquoise — The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Shades of Turquoise, by Steve Henderson at Start Your Week with Steve: It was not a dark and stormy night, but rather a brisk October afternoon in Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains when Steve, son Jordan, and two … Continue reading

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Along the Salmon River: The Story of This Painting

The story of the painting, Along the Salmon River, by Steve Henderson, at Start Your Week with Steve: The Pacific Northwest is filled with hidden areas. Years ago, homesteaders with dreams, aspirations, and the willingness to work hard, settled in canyons, along … Continue reading

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