Tag: rev. stewart speaks

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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Refreshing

Refreshing

| August 3, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart A time to rest and refresh I recently spent a few days in New Albany, Ohio for a chaplain’s meeting with the company that I work for. To be honest, the thought of being out of my normal routine made me nervous! The thought of missing my nightly responsibilities made […]

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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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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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Hope in suffering

Hope in suffering

| June 18, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever felt like you were suffering in silence? I mean, you felt like no one else could relate to or understand what you were going through. Maybe you confided in your best friend in hopes that they might offer a new perspective on your situation or with the […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks: I survived!

Rev. Stewart Speaks: I survived!

| April 23, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever experienced God allowing situation after situation to happen to you in an attempt to get your attention? After this have you felt like one more thing happening to you would cause you to crumble.Anybody ever been there? The children of Israel fled into the wilderness in an […]

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‘Holy-Day’ love!

‘Holy-Day’ love!

| April 9, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Last week, one of my best friends posted something quite interesting on Facebook. She sent out a reminder that Resurrection Sunday was approaching and that those “CME Saints” would be coming. At first I didn’t recognize the acronym, but a quick inquiry from a few friends taught me what was […]

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What ya carrying?

What ya carrying?

| April 2, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart When someone asks you the question, “What are you carrying?” what comes to mind? As a woman of childbearing age, my mind thinks of pregnancy. Carrying a child (so I’ve heard) is no joke and although can be cute, can also have complications. Just like pregnancy can wear women down […]

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‘I know He watches me…’

‘I know He watches me…’

| March 26, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The song “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” written by Civilla D. Martin, has been performed by many artists. Some of the lyrics of the song go like this: Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come, Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and […]

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