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Somebody to lean on

Somebody to lean on

| August 26, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “We all need somebody to lean on!” Do you remember these words from Bill Withers who wrote the song “Lean on me?” My husband and I just spent some time in a cabin with two other couples. We were excited about the opportunity to get away from our everyday routine. […]

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Defenseless sheep

Defenseless sheep

| August 20, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I recently read a devotional selection concerning sheep. In the devotional, I was reminded of how defenseless sheep really are. Sheep are animals with little means to defend themselves. They were not born with claws or fangs to stand up for themselves. They are fairly slow in the pace that […]

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God’s grace is enough for me!

God’s grace is enough for me!

| July 28, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I have recently had some discussion with some folks on the topic of grace. When asked, “What is grace?” most of the people answered, that it was the thing that was said before meals. I remember sitting for a second and wondering if these people were serious. It turns out […]

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When will I ever be satisfied?

When will I ever be satisfied?

| July 14, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Will I ever be satisfied? Have you ever asked yourself this question? I know that I have asked myself this!It seems that our society promotes a continued quest for more. You know—the newer, the bigger, and the more expensive. Some of us like to think of this as simply an […]

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Freedom

Freedom

| July 9, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Just a few weeks ago, many African Americans celebrated Junteenth. June 19, 1865 is affectionately known as Juneteenth. Most people know it as “Freedom Day” as it commemorates the emancipation of African American citizens all over the United States. This is indeed a cause for a celebration. We have just […]

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Control

Control

| July 2, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Do you like to have control over everything? Do you lose peace when situations are out of your hands? If so, this article is for you. I know of many people who struggle with control issues. These are the people who seem to so easily “lose their religion” every time […]

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Don’t take your joy away!

Don’t take your joy away!

| June 25, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The world is full of tragedy and sadness. The events of late have brought a damper to the overall psyche of most individuals with hearts of compassion. The calamity that I’m referring to and that brought tears to my eyes was that of the murdering of the nine individuals at […]

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What’s behind your smile?

What’s behind your smile?

| June 9, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart In many cultures, including American culture, a smile can say a lot.  I have seen angry individuals, and I mean angry, melt down and begin to cry in response to a genuine smile from someone who had once been classified as an enemy to them. I wonder what that was […]

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I made a vow…

I made a vow…

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I made a vow to the Lord. Yes, I know I am not the only one! I made a vow to the Lord that I would follow Him every step of “the way.” The Gospel Keynotes and Juanita Bynum both did versions of the song “I Made a Vow” and […]

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I almost gave up!

I almost gave up!

| May 20, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The people of God have lost hope. We have allowed the cares of this world and of this life to weigh us down. Instead of looking our problems in the face and telling them how big our God is, we often allow our problems to overtake us. Sadly, we allow […]

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