Tag: rev stewart

I want to be ready when He comes…

I want to be ready when He comes…

| September 2, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever needed to pick someone up from someplace? As the driver, sometimes I find myself frustrated when the person needing a ride isn’t prepared when I arrive. Perhaps I should exercise a little more patience, but the reality is, waiting in a pet-peeve of mine. As a person […]

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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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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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Rev. Stewart Speaks: Why me?

Rev. Stewart Speaks: Why me?

| April 30, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever found yourself asking this question: “Why me?” This question often comes up in response to a trying or difficult time in one’s life. Serving in the ministry and dealing with crisis situations, the one question I am consistently asked by the church folks  as well as those […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes!

| November 20, 2014

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes! Have you ever attended a wedding only to hear the bride or groom answer “I don’t” when the minister asks if the other person agrees to take them as their chosen spouse. Or, have you ever witnessed a guy proposing to his wife and the response to the […]

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Rev Stewart Speaks!  Courage to the test!

Rev Stewart Speaks!  Courage to the test!

| August 7, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Song writer Bishop Larry Trotter wrote the words: “It’s only a test you’re going through, it’s gonna be over real soon. Keep the faith; don’t give up, for it’s only a test!” The song entitled, “It’s Only A Test” has been the title of many sermons. The phrase is often […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks: What part do you play?

Rev. Stewart Speaks: What part do you play?

| July 31, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “Can’t we all just get along?” This is the famous quote by Rodney King that is often used when someone desires to see unity amongst a group of people. The phrase is meant to draw people together rather than to incite anger and frustration in others. Peace and harmony exist […]

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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! 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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