Tag: lakeya stewart

Rev. Stewart Speaks! From the inside-out!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! From the inside-out!

| July 15, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever seen a nice home that once had a family living in it now empty? What does it look like on the outside? It probably looks like a typical vacant home. It is commonly known that those people who really want to sell their home will invest money, […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Courage at my feet

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Courage at my feet

| July 12, 2014

The Rev. Lakeya Stewart Growing up in a small town, I saw just how special pets could be to families. My twin sister and I had a pet bird that we affectionately called “Tweety.” But, for some unknown reason the thought of having a dog as a pet scared me! I was gravely afraid of […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Are you my pastor or my parent?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Are you my pastor or my parent?

| July 2, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart Pastors are men and women of God who are called to spiritually care for and lead God’s people. The position of pastor is esteemed highly in the African American community. This is even more so true for the African American church. It must be noted that this is the […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! I am Free!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! I am Free!

| June 25, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div., D.Min., ABD Artist the Rev. Milton Brunson sang a song that started off like this: “I am free. Praise the Lord, I’m free. No longer bound, No more chains holding me….” In the spirit of that song, I challenge you to shout from the rooftop, “I am free!” […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Pure religion

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Pure religion

| June 17, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever wondered what pure religion was? I mean, the type of religion that God really desires from His people? Does it involve a particular dress or communion on a particular Sunday? Does it involve one’s pious devotion to Holy Days and the eating of selective food? While […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Please be on time…

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Please be on time…

| June 7, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div., D.Min. “Please be on time for your own soul sake, for Jesus was never late.” These are some of the lyrics for a Church School song that I use to sing a few years ago. The words of the song make a lot of sense in context. One […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks: Reconciliation

Rev. Stewart Speaks: Reconciliation

| June 4, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div., D.Min. “But they hurt me….” A former pastor of mine often told me that “hurt people will hurt people.” Although the phrase is catchy, it is packed with great meaning. Let us for a few moments look at this phrase. In a society that lifts up individualism over […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Fearless or fearful?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Fearless or fearful?

| May 14, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart, M.Div., D.Min., ABD Have you ever been afraid of approaching your leader about a new idea or about something important to you? If so, have you ever wondered why you were afraid? Is being fearful wrong? I used to believe that being fearful of the leader was probably a […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Church hostage

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Church hostage

| May 8, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “Oh sister, you can’t move… we need your help at the church!” Have you ever heard this or something similar come from a beloved pastor or church leader? Unfortunately, I have.  We live in a time when some leaders aren’t as concerned about church members reaching their full potential in […]

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He that findeth a wife…

He that findeth a wife…

| April 23, 2014

Rev. Stewart Speaks! By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “I can’t wait to find a man once I go to college!” This is the phrase that many of us ladies said while in high school. We sought to live out the “American Dream.” You know, the plan that many ladies have to be married by 21, have […]

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