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About Steven Sawyer

I am an authentic follower of Jesus. Not a fan. A follower. I consider myself a disciple of Jesus. God gifted me with writing skills I employed during my three decades in business. I now use God's writing gifts to glorify Him on my blog. With the words God gives me, I want to help us all know, understand, believe and live out of our true identity in Christ.

Tis the season to be lonely (or sad, or depressed or broke or ___?___).

Just as there are two sides to every story and two sides to every discussion, there are two sides, two moods, two emotional, Christmas paradigms. There’s the happy, commercial paradigm punctuated by the Santa myth, shopping frenzies, trees, decorations, presents, children’s … Continue reading

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The first Thanksgiving

They didn’t pile into the SUV, or take a flight and travel over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house. They didn’t stuff themselves at the dinner table, then nap on the couch or put together their Black Friday shopping … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the Lord’s prayer?

Most of us learned the Lord’s Prayer in our youth. Then, as adults, we recited it, verbatim, in all manner of worship services,Bible studies and church meetings. Our Father, which art in heaven, hollowed be Thy name. Thy Kingdom come, … Continue reading

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She defied death and found new life

I wrote a post in June, 2015 that began like this : What started as a small scratch, a break in the skin, turned into a blood infection which turned into a rare flesh-eating bacteria, which resulted in the amputation of … Continue reading

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The church’s mental illness misconceptions

Many churches neglect ministering to the mental ill or their families. Glaring misconceptions about mental illness feed the neglect. Fear feeds the lack of concern for mental illness in the congregations. Pastors and congregants fear that a mentally ill person in their midst might disrupt the … Continue reading

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What is the church doing about mental illness?

Nothing. But church folks can minister to families struggling with mental illness in effective, loving ways. It is highly likely that your church has families who must cope with mental illness. Current research tells us one in four families deals with mental illness. More than likely you … Continue reading

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What’s your social intelligence quotient

Is it important to know how intelligent we are? Continue reading

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I don’t want to be a Christian.

So you call yourself a Christian. What does that mean? What is a Christian? Can you define what one is? Can you define what you are? If someone walked up to you on the street and asked you why you … Continue reading

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When kindness shows up, blessings follow

Kindness always leads to blessings. Continue reading

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How to argue with an atheist

I have a confession: I visit atheist websites and twitter pages sometimes. I’m not thinking of switching. I like to see what they’re talking about now and again.  It’s strange to me how much they talk about God and say … Continue reading

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