Stewart’s Blog

Christianity: The Nature of Discipleship

  Made From Scratch  I remember the smell so vividly as a child. Mom would make apple cakes during the Fall each year. The very first one would be for my dad’s birthday – October 20th. So from the time I was a child the smell of that cake filled our house and signaled the…

There’s Always Someone Watching

    You may not realize this but there is always someone looking up to you. If you consider the landscape of your influence you will realize there are people that look to you in one way or another as a role model. You may not have picked that job description but the truth is,…

The Best Days are Ahead of Us

I remember the day well. It was hot. I was sitting on a couch at a mission compound in Guinea, West Africa and the nudge came from God. Actually it was more like a shove in the heart. God had given me some directives. I was to go back home and start a church. This…

Prayer Is Conversation

Prayer Place  Here is photo of a fence post I have prayed near for years. It is a special place to me. I hope you have a place like this. I hope you have a special place you can pray and seek the Lord. We all need a place such a spot to cry out…

Act Like Men

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.                                                                                    1 Cor….

Our Ellie B.

  We walked into the hospital room a little before lunch that day to pick up the baby we would name Eleanor Bailey Moody. She would soon become “Our Ellie B”. We had received a call just 2 weeks prior and thus began our amazing journey of adoption. We did not know what to expect…

Another Generation

  I used to sit by mom and swing with her. We would sit in the swing and talk about all kinds of things, mostly fishing and baseball. We would laugh and watch the lazy days of summer pass. These were days gone by for me as now I’m in my middle-age. The fun times…

The Next 20 Years…

This file photo was taken on our flight to Georgia for an intern interview 2o years ago this Spring. We had been through a round of interviews and had been considered as candidates for a collegiate ministry internship. Two young kids began their journey to a community and a university they knew nothing about. Green…

Shine A Light For Us Lord

  Jesus tells us that he is the light of the world. Jesus reminds us that he is the one who makes this place bright in every way possible. Jesus is the one who walks into the room and makes the whole room explode at a new level. Jesus is the one who shows up…

What Are We Afraid Of…

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place Psalm 8:3  God has determined where the sun and moon should set in the heavens. God knows 100 billion stars by name and he knows where wind comes from. God has it all…