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.

A Time to Grow

I spent some time visiting with a person the other day who is over 90 years old.  They were sharing about their life and all of the blessings they have received from God.  They spoke of family, friends and faith.  … Continue reading

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Working Together

I have seen a lot of huge ant hills in our neighborhood lately when we go walking.  I guess that after all the rain in the last month their former homes have been washed out.  This no doubt sends them … Continue reading

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Walk by Faith

One of our lessons in church this week deals with the exhortation from 2 Corinthians 5:7 “…for we walk by faith, not by sight…”  In this passage one of Paul’s goals is to encourage the Church to live a life … Continue reading

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How and Where are You Building

We have had a lot of flooding this week and the news is full of pictures of people who have lost their homes and their belongings to storms and rising water.  It is a great opportunity for us to respond … Continue reading

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God’s Pace

I was writing an email to a friend and I wanted to sign off wishing them “God’s peace.” I may have been trying to type too quickly because I left out a letter and wrote “God’s pace.” I quickly recognized … Continue reading

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Just a Slingshot?

I was trimming tree limbs the other day and cutting them into small pieces for disposal when I noticed one that looked like a slingshot.  It reminded me of when a young shepherd named David defeated a giant named Goliath.  … Continue reading

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Remember to Not Forget

I was watching a cartoon with the girls the other day that explored the question, “Where does night come from?”  As the characters began to discuss the possibilities and search out the answer, I asked the girls if they knew … Continue reading

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