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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 have continued to practice riding my unicycle.  I learned how to do what is called a “free mount” last week.  That means that wherever I am, I can hop up on the unicycle and start pedaling.  I am now … Continue reading

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Trust Your Heavenly Father

I have had an opportunity to visit with several different people this year who have been contemplating things like switching jobs, changing careers, or retiring altogether.  These types of decisions are important and should not be made lightly.  Many times, … Continue reading

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Be Encouraged and Persevere

I bought a unicycle and it arrived about 10 days ago.  One of the things that has really stood out to me is that learning to ride a unicycle changes the way you view success.  Learning to ride is a … Continue reading

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All Powerful, All Knowing and Ever Present

I have been doing a sermon series this month entitled, “The Attributes and Characteristics of God – Knowing Our Creator.”  This week we are considering the omnipotence, omniscience and omnipresence of God.  That is to say, God is all powerful, … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

Our granddaughters got a new puppy about 2 months ago.  It is a golden retriever and he is very smart.  He can do more tricks than I can!  He was only 8 weeks old when they first got him, but … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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