Author Archives: pastorpstephens

About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.

Happy Fourth of July

I hope you have a happy and safe Fourth of July! As I write this morning, it seems that as a country, we are in yet another season where we need to be able to endure and overcome some difficult … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Created Equal, faith, Faith during hard times, Fourth of July, God will help you, God will lead you, Justice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Flowers and Butterflies

Lord, we see Your beauty in flowers and butterflies And we love all the colors, Why can’t we use these same eyes To see Your beauty in others? We see distinctions and differences And we let them divide us, We forget that the same kind of heart Beats … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, Controlling our words, faith, God, God's Love, Love your brother, Loving Others, Poem, poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Be A Living Sacrifice – Be Transformed

Romans chapter 12 is one of favorite chapters in the Bible.  I have always considered it to be one of those chapters that starts off strong, stays strong and finishes strong.  Come to think of it, that’s the exhortation Paul … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, Do Your Best, Draw close to God, following Christ, God, God will help you, God's Love, inspirational, love one another, Love your brother, Overcome Evil with Good, religion, Romans 12:1, Romans 12:2 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Proverbs 20:7 How Fathers Can Bless Their Children

Good morning, I thought I would do something different today and share my Father’s Day sermon on this blog. It is an honor and a blessing to share God’s Word with you one more time.  I hope you had a … Continue reading

Posted in Being Blessed, Fathers Day, God's Standards, love one another, Love the Lord, Loving Others, Proverbs 20:7, The Prodigal | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy Juneteenth!

Happy Juneteenth!  Juneteenth is the annual holiday which commemorates the day of June 19, 1865 when the news of emancipation reached people in the Galveston, Texas area.  Sadly, this day came almost two and a half years after President Lincoln … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, faith, forgiveness, freedom, Galatians 3:28, harmony, inspirational, love one another, Loving Others, unity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Words Are Important

This week I have been reflecting a lot on Ephesians 4:29 – 32.  This passage in chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Ephesians contains some of my favorite memory verses in the whole Bible.  I especially love verses 29 … Continue reading

Posted in Church, encouraging others, Ephesians 4:29, Ephesians 4:32, Filled with Grace, God is worthy, God will help you, God's Grace, Relationships, sharing, Sharing God's Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pass the Baton, Tell the Story

A couple of nights each week, I serve as an on-call chaplain at a local hospital.  It is a great team to be a part of.  We work with some wonderful nurses, doctors and other staff and we get to … Continue reading

Posted in Being Blessed, Christianity, Church, encouraging others, faith, forgiveness, God, God is worthy, God's Grace, ministry work, sharing, Sharing the Word, witnessing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lessons I Have Learned from My Dogs

Our household isn’t as full now as it has been over the years.  Although the kids and grandkids live pretty close by, most days it’s just the wife and me in the house.  And the dogs.  I’ve had more time … Continue reading

Posted in Being Blessed, Being Thankful, faith, God Loves Me, God loves you, good advice, I am blessed, joy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

What Should I Do Now?

I was asking someone the other day how they were doing during this time of “sheltering in place.”  They said that they and their family and friends were healthy physically and managing okay financially.  While they did not have any … Continue reading

Posted in Be kind tenderhearted, Being Blessed, Choose to be happy, Christianity, Church, doing the right thing, Ephesians 4:32, faith, God loves you, God will lead you, God's Grace, God's Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sheltering in Place

I am pretty sure that I am not the only one experiencing just a little bit of cabin fever what with the “sheltering in place” we have been doing.  And I understand and I agree with the reasoning behind it.  … Continue reading

Posted in Groundhog's Day | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment