What I learned on Father’s Day!

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 in Marianis from the Front | 0 comments

  So Father’s Day has now come and gone and we haven’t had our baby yet (due in about a week and a half). At church, as well as from friends and family, I received comments saying “happy father’s day…almost” or “happy almost father’s day” and then some not even acknowledging me as a father. I have to admit, I think I may have said that to people in the past who were at that time just expecting. Now it is natural to think that since we don’t have a baby yet, that we...

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Preparing

Posted on Jun 11, 2014 in Marianis from the Front | 0 comments

  Currently, my wife and I are preparing for the birth of our first child. In fact, I feel like this whole year has been one of preparation with researching for books, blogs, and PowerPoint presentations, as well as planning and preparing for the inaugural class of the Discover Creation Training Institute, Lord willing, in August 2015. It has all been a challenge, but we are doing our best to prepare for the baby, ministry projects, and…everything…for the rest of our...

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Getting over our fears

Posted on May 30, 2014 in Stepaneks from the Front | 3 comments

  As many of you know, my wife Sue was diagnosed with cancer in the small intestine.  When we first heard the news, we and the doctors were very concerned about the severity of the cancer.  There was a chance the cancer had already spread to the other organs.  Thoughts of living without Sue went through my mind.  These thoughts were unbearable.  The surgery went very well and the doctors were confident they removed all the cancer, but then there was the recovery.  The...

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A Spiritual Battleground

Posted on May 29, 2014 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

  In April, I was invited by Master Plan Ministries  to speak on the Auraria campus in downtown Denver. The Auraria campus is the home of Metro State College, University of Colorado Denver, Community College of Denver and approximately 40,000 students. Auraria is the largest campus in Colorado and has a very sizeable international student population from some of the most closed nations in the world. I was invited to speak on the “hot” topic of Creation at the weekly...

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Firm Foundation

Posted on May 22, 2014 in Marianis from the Front | 0 comments

  I’ve always known that a solid foundation is important, but until recently I had not seen firsthand the disastrous effects of not having one.  I recently had the opportunity to go on an unexpected adventure that led to a tour of a massive, uninhabited log home. Set on the edge of a lush, grassy meadow, with hillsides sloping up to snowy mountains behind, the expansive building fit beautifully into the landscape. The large reception room’s wood floors had a glossy...

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Evolution is Not Science, It is Philosophy

Posted on May 16, 2014 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  Mary Jo and I recently spoke at Westland Baptist Church in Katy, TX. The two sermon sessions I gave seemed very well-received, that is judging from the numerous comments and also the desire for more resources on the topics. One of the points I made is that evolution is not science.  Instead, it is a philosophy posing as though it were science. I expected that the statement would raise a few eyebrows with some of the students who were present at the church. After all,...

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All in the Family – Part 3

Posted on May 15, 2014 in Stepaneks from the Front | 0 comments

  Recently, while visiting the anthropology museum in Laramie, WY, I read and saw some very interesting exhibits.  Most of what I read was not new, but exactly what the book of Genesis predicted …as I will explain later.  The sign for the first display of interest read in part (pictured right and the content in the black box is printed below): “H.rudolfensis, A. boisei, and H. erectus All lived at the same time and this means that one is not an ancestor of...

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Planet Earth: A Great Place to Be

Posted on May 13, 2014 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  If you think a full moon rising over the horizon is beautiful, just imagine being on the moon and seeing your planet overhead in the sky! Now for you couples, that would be romantic! NASA recently came out with a remarkable “Earth Day” satellite photo of our planet. Besides being breath-taking, one of the things it shows is the circulation in the atmosphere as noticed in the partial cloud cover. That is so important for us to have a home where we can breathe and...

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Ancient walk on the beach

Posted on May 1, 2014 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  People have asked me about the reports of footprints of a human ancestor, which were uncovered by recent tides, being found in England. An article came out a couple of weeks ago in The Telegraph (April 21, 2014)  in regards to some tracks that were preserved in soft sedimentary rock. It referenced an older article (Feb, 7, 2014) by Richard Gray, a science correspondent, entitled 900,000 year old footprints of earliest northern Europeans discovered. Researchers think...

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All in the family! Part 2

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 in Stepaneks from the Front | 0 comments

  Research on the Neanderthal genome has revealed modern humans and Neanderthals could interbreed with one another.  This means Neanderthals and modern humans are all of the same kind, or family. In other words, Neanderthals are just a variation of humans. The following is from an article on the New Scientist website entitled, “Breeding with Neanderthals helped humans go global,” by Michael Marshall. “The publication of the Neanderthal genome last year...

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Those Stubborn Mules

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Nuttings from the Front | 0 comments

  I really appreciate people sending me articles. Thanks, Frank, for the one regarding the mule! One of the tests we have imposed on the term “species” is that of reproduction. If two animals can reproduce and if the offspring is viable (meaning the offspring can reproduce), then we say the original pair are of the same “species.” It has been a common thought that mules, which are the hybrids between horses and donkeys, do not reproduce. That would mean that the donkey...

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Work …a Blessing or Curse?

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Stepaneks from the Front | 0 comments

  WORK.  What thoughts come to mind when you hear this word?  Are they in a positive or a negative light? Do you like to work? I have been thinking about work and its value for the past few weeks. Since my cancer surgery four months ago, I basically had the “privilege” of being served by others. This was primarily my dear husband and my family, who provided almost everything I needed. They brought me many meals in bed, washed many dishes, and served me in...

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