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Longevity: Sixty Years

By Stephen Leonard “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, for if you do these things, you will never stumble.” 2 Peter 1:10 Sixty years is a long time considering most of us live only a bit above three score »

Words Without Knowledge

By Stephen Leonard “Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: ‘Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Dress for action like a man; I will question you and you make it known to me. Where were you when I laid the foundation »


By Stephen Leonard “Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you! Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:15-16 Notoriety is »

The Seasons Are

By Stephen Leonard “While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22 “ I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth…And the »

The Referee

By Stephen Leonard “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him; but I will argue my case before Him.” Job 13:15 The football season is fully upon us. In NFL and Collegiate football there are seven (yes, seven!) officials refereeing each and every play; seven officials »

Time Becomes Fixed

By Stephen Leonard “We must work the works of Him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.” John 9:4 Teenagers normally think they have “forever” to grow and mature, do adventurous things, marry, have children, make lots of money, »

Your Work

By Stephen Leonard “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17 Is working what you do to be able to retire well? To provide for you and your »

Severe Anxiety In Life

By Stephen Leonard “Therefore, I tell you, do not be anxious about your life.” Matthew 6:25 A woman living in a high floor luxury condo in New York City very recently jumped to her death from her terrace with her small pet dog in her arms. She »

Going Home

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15 I just had a zoom meeting with three of my closest friends and brothers last week. One of them was very near the end of a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. He »

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