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.

I Gotta Fight Corona

For the last couple of days, that song “My Sharona” by the Knak has been running through my mind.  I mean it has almost been a constant “badda dadda bump bump – bump bump” melody running through my head.  So, … Continue reading

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Social Distancing and the Christian

Due to the recent restrictions on gathering due to the corona virus.  We won’t be having traditional services at our church for the next couple of weeks.  Out of an abundance of caution and in obedience to the governmental authorities … Continue reading

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If You’re Going to Be a Bear…

I was thinking about my dad the other day; he passed away in 2006.  I was remembering some of the phrases and expressions he used.  One day he came to pick me up after football practice in high school.  He … Continue reading

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Let’s Work Out Together!

This morning I went to the gym to work out.  There is a small but not too small gym in our neighborhood community center next to the pool.  This morning I was there all by myself.  This is the first … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, Controlling our words, Don't give up, Don't stop, faith, Fear and trembling, God will help you, God's Strength, Philippians 2:12, Spiritual Fitness | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

That You May Be Comforted

The other day in Bible study we were discussing topic of pain and suffering and the lesson was centered on one of my favorite passages of scripture, 2 Corinthians 1:2-4.  As Paul is writing to the Corinthians, he seeks to … Continue reading

Posted in A prayer for Peace, a stronghold, can't go on, Christianity, Church, Dealing with grief, enduring mistreatment, faith, God Answers Prayer, God Cares for You, God's Strength, Grace and Peace, religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Difference between Empathy and Sympathy

In a recent meeting at work, we were talking about providing good customer service and at some point, the conversation revolved around defining the difference between sympathy and empathy.  I have to say that sometimes the same words don’t always … Continue reading

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Life to the Full

As I was working on my sermon this week, I reflected on the way the Lord desires to bless us and meet all of our needs.  I love the verse John 10:10 where Jesus says, “I have come that you … Continue reading

Posted in Abundant life, Christianity, Church, faith, God loves you, God's Grace, John 10:10, Meeting our Needs | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment