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Devotionals by Chaplain (Col) Stephen W. Leonard, USA, Ret.


By Stephen Leonard “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons (and daughters). And because you are sons (and daughters), »

At God’s Right Hand

By Stephen Leonard “…and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above »

Remain Until I Come

By Stephen Leonard “When Peter saw Him, he said to Jesus, ‘Lord, what about this man?’ Jesus said to him, ‘If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!’” John 21:21-22 This conversation is during one of »

Cinco de Mayo

By Stephen Leonard “For God shows no partiality.” Romans 2:11 Cinco de Mayo is today, May 5th, and largely a Mexican-American holiday. No matter what you think of it, I rather think it serves to remind us who we are as a nation, a people. America is one »

Meals Are Sacred

By Stephen Leonard “When He was at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him.” Luke 24:30-31 Jesus appeared to His disciples and others a number of times in »

The Resurrection Was No Lie

By Stephen Leonard “He presented himself alive to them after His suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the Kingdom of God.” Acts 1:3 There were forty days between Jesus’ resurrection and ascension. In that time, He purposefully provided an abundance »

A Chance Encounter?

By Stephen Leonard “And they compelled a passerby, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming in from the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to carry His cross.” Mark 15:21 Jesus was in a pitiful state when He was forced to carry His instrument of crucifixion, a heavy »

Tears of Love

By Stephen Leonard “Jesus wept.” John 11:35 The monk who organized all the Scripture into specific verses kept this one to just two powerful words, “Jesus wept.” This verse needed nothing else. It says it all. The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Son of »

Sorrow Far Beyond Yours

By Stephen Leonard “My soul is sad even to death.” Matthew 26:38 Nearly everyone has personally experienced deep and agonizing sorrow. It is the very nature of humanity in a fallen world. No one ever completely escapes sorrows. Some become better by them, others bitter. Sorrows truly »

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