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‘Thank You’ Archive

Boomerang Blessings

One of the richest rewards of creating this web site is what I call “Boomerang Blessings” … the blessings that return to me through your e-mails. I read and re-read them. A few of them are listed below.

» May you be blessed in increasing measure as you seek to love and encourage others.

» The Imagine blessing was probably one of the best things you’ve ever written. The reminder of the end of our story and of being with Jesus hit me right where I needed it to. It is so easy to get caught in the minutia of daily activities, but being reminded of something so much bigger than this world … something that exceeds the pain, the criticism, the lows and gives a sense of assurance that all that we are doing is worthwhile and meaningful … you tapped into an immeasurable resource, the everlasting life that comes through Jesus. May that source sustain you in the highs and lows, in the joys and the depression, the smiles and the tears, the regrets and the frets.

» May this website be like a tree planted by streams of water – a tree that even in cultural drought, endlessly provides fruit for the soul.

» I pray that you will be a literary hero to someone through your website. I know that your words give warmth in a world that is often cold, and I pray that they continue to do the same.

» May God bless you for putting His name before the world on the web!

» God bless you with this endeavor as you seek fully His will.

» The world seeks out kind hearts, may it never break your spirit, may this website always breathe new life into Christendom.

» May you always have the peace in your heart that allows such beautiful language to burst forth onto these pages and into the hearts of those of us who view them.

» May the Lord bless you and your ministry!

» May you and your site glorify the Lord always.

Thank you!


Visitors’ Reflections 2005-2008

This collection of excerpts provides some insight into visitors’ impressions of Steve to Earth before the commenting feature was added in 2011. Older entries are listed first.

» This is one of the most refreshing sites I’ve read in a long time.

» Wow, it looks like a pro did it!

» Thanks for this ministry!

» I like how when I set your website as one of my “favorites” the child image is next to the name of the website.

» I have read through your site and have cried and been so happy that you started this.

» I am so glad you listened to your heart. I’m going to pray for you every day!

» So excited for your new ministry … not only for you, but for those of us who love you and benefit from the words God gives you to share.

» I especially loved the excerpt from “Maybe He Loves Me.”

» That’s really awesome!

» Works good and very interesting!

» This site is wonderful … the look (design and color), the load time, but most of all the writings.

» All your text at the side are stacked on top of each other. I can select each one, but they are so crammed together, you can not tell what you are selecting.

» Note from Steve: Older browsers such as Netscape 4 and Internet Explorer 5 may be unable to display the site correctly because the site uses cascading style sheets. The site looks best in Firefox.

» Looks inviting and most important, it reveals the transparent Steve – the man who genuinely loves God.

» I am so proud of your efforts, your incredible ability to train yourself, your creativity, and, mostly, your heart for Jesus which led you to branch out into this new ministry. I know God will bless many people through you and your words, just as you have blessed me today.

» The truth is that God has found an avenue in you to get a good message out to people in need.

» Go, Steve, Go!!

» I pray that your words that you write will bless the lives of those who encounter your heart on your website. I pray that words of life, hope and truth will illuminate lives that have been darkened by doubt, hurt and loneliness.

» I really enjoyed it. Very inspirational! I look forward to checking it out all the time. I added it as a Favorite.

» I was blessed today by opening your website. Your gentle musings and soulful search to know Jesus better are exactly like I recall any conversation with you. May you be blessed in increasing measure as you seek to love and encourage others.

» I am so blessed to have God steer me in your direction.

» You have been like Ritalin for my heart.

» I love the site! I hope it will bring as much spiritual warmth to its viewers as your sermons and our conversations have brought to me.

» I am thankful to receive wonderful blessings from you, because it is something that we seem to have forgotten about these days. But there is something special about words of life being spoken over your life when the Spirit of God empowers those words.

» I so enjoyed your website. It was as if you were peering into my very soul and putting the words together that I long to express. Thank you for listening to Him.

» The website is awesome!!! God bless you and your ventures – you are a noble man!

» Stevetoearth is a spiritual vitamin for me. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this ministry. You can’t ever know how much God has worked through you with your computer!

» Man am I impressed. It looks to me like you are on a wonderful journey. It is so well written. The first thing that came to my mind was that God and Weldon Edwards are so proud of you. May God continue to bless you!

» Note from Steve: Now that’s a compliment! Fight ’em, Bucks!

» My favorites were your “Mission Statement” and “What If.”

» If you need a “pick-me-up” it’s a wonderful place to visit.

» Once I started, I was like a sponge. I am absolutely blown away. Several times as I read, I was moved to tears. Your words are not only beautiful, but they paint such wonderful pictures and invoke such powerful emotions. I know that God is writing through you, and it does show.

» The blessing brought me such a calm, connected feeling. I need this website. I feel your website is coming from a place of love, and I, for one, appreciate it greatly.

» Having known you for as long as I can remember, I am not at all surprised by the website. It’s powerful, and meaningful, and in so many ways will be a source of hope and encouragement. My heart to yours Steve! God gives us blessings in ways we never imagined possible – you are one of those blessings. Thank you.

» I appreciate the time and effort that you are spending in providing these weekly inspirational thoughts. I truly look forward to the blessings of inspiration that you so thoughtfully share. I have always known that God had big plans for you and I’m glad that you have discovered this special ministry.

» I am so excited that you have put this out there and I intend to visit often. I have always found encouragement in your writing and will continue to look forward to more.

» I’m so glad I thought to take the time to visit your site. I haven’t been since you started it and would like to spend more time catching up. I like the “segmented vessel.” Your writing has really developed into a talent you are using wisely to bless others. I’m so proud of you and glad to see you using your talents to inspire others.

» I am amazed and wowed by the connection these words have with every aspect of my life. Whenever I am muddled down with evil thoughts and worries, I find a “safe place” here and store it away in my heart. You amaze me that you have never said anything outside of scripture and none of your words judge me. The Holy Spirit within you is connecting me to Christ and the Holy Spirit within me.

» Your web site looks great, but more importantly, I was profoundly moved after reading “Why I Choose Jesus.” Thank you for the inspiration.

» I’ve been through some trying times lately, and each time I go to your website it gives me peace of mind. I really appreciate the hard work you do on it.

» Nice work on your site Steve. Good, tidy xhtml and css. Great work.

» I have been several times and get to reading and before I know it an hour has passed. It’s GOOD STUFF!!!

» I enjoy going to your site and reading your thoughts … they are a blessing to me. Thank you for your ministry and the blessing you are to others.

While critical words may motivate some, it has always been the words of encouragement that have motivated me throughout my life to give my best, to move to higher ground and to walk humbly and confidently at Jesus’ side. Other than Jesus, my spiritual encouragers and spiritual challengers are my greatest treasures. I truly appreciate your encouraging words!



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