Author Archives: Steven Sawyer

About Steven Sawyer

God blessed me with the gift of writing. Mom told me I wrote paragraphs in second grade when others were learning to write sentences. I spent more than three decades in professional writing gigs. For the past eight years I've combined my passion for writing with my love for the Lord. He and I write a Christ-centered, family-friendly blog to glorify God Monday-thru Friday at https://stevensawyer.wordpress.com/. My wife and I have four grown children and two precious granddaughters we co-parent with their mom. I'm a Galatians 2:20 disciple of Christ seeking to allow Christ to live His life in me, through me, and as me.

I can do some things through Christ who strengthens me.

How do you understand and apply Philippians 4:13? I can do all things through him who gives me strength. Most folks, I think, take this verse out of context more than just about any other verse in God’s word. I’m guilty of … Continue reading

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. . .and on the 8th day . . .

In Genesis 17:12, God commanded Abraham to circumcise baby boys on the eighth day of life. God had both a covenant and a biological reason for His command. First, God desired that a Jewish newborn boy live a complete week, … Continue reading

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“Christian” is a lousy adjective

A Jewish lady answered a knock at her door. The young man asked her if she wanted her house painted. It needed painting, so she took his card. She noticed a fish symbol on the card and asked him what … Continue reading

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The Gospel is nothing to be happy about.

The pursuit of happiness consumes our culture. For many folks finding happiness has become their ambition, their purpose for living. Businesses spend millions of dollars doing things to make employees happy. Corporations strive tirelessly to create a work environment that promotes happiness. Libraries and book stores stock … Continue reading

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The struggles in today’s church

Editor’s Note: I ran across this post on Writinggomer’s  blog and wanted to share it with my readers. Greg has some of the same issues I have expressed on this blog before about the state of the church today.  Is … Continue reading

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Baskin Robbins Christianity

In 1945 two brothers-in-law opened the first Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop in Pasadena, California. They sold 31 flavors, one for each day of the month. Since then the iconic dessert giant boast 7,500 stores worldwide and have created more than … Continue reading

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Can the Church be separated from the State?

I don’t think so. You can not separate the church from the state. The two are inexorably interwoven. Lots of atheists and anti-Christian folks quickly point to the Establishment Clause in our U.S. Constitution as the authority for doing all … Continue reading

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What resentment can do

If I don’t deal with resentment that creeps into my head, it can become a passion and create a toxic, harmful state of mind. When we feel resentment our bodies become physical wrecks. Stress hormones course through our veins. Resentment can … Continue reading

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My Lord and Savior Jesus-plus

My singular goal for more than 50 years of my life was approval. Approval from my dad, his friends, school mates, teachers, my friends, pastors, clients, bosses, wives and girlfriends. I despised being out of favor with any of them. If … Continue reading

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Have a “Mary” Christmas

She was a teenager. A virgin. Engaged to be married. She lived a life of quiet faithfulness to God. We don’t read that she was extraordinarily beautiful, nor wise. Nor rich. Nor from royalty. Mary, the mother of Jesus, was, … Continue reading

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