Steps of Faith

So You Want to See God Work? Focus on Someone Different

I’m a black pastor leading a majority white church. This isn’t common. Trust me, I know. I’ve been looking for people in my situation now for years and the list is very small. People in my congregation are often surprised to hear about my negative experiences with authorities. I’ve been followed in certain stores, been…

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How Do I Help People Tell Me Their Story?

So you want to have a conversation about spiritual things with your friend. This is a significant step of faith. But how do you make it a two-way conversation? You’re convinced that telling your personal story is a powerful way to demonstrate the gospel. But how do you get your friend to a place where…

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What Does It Take for Someone to Come to Faith?

A woman stands on an arrow pointing forward

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll know that we are all about steps. Not the 12,000-a-day kind. But steps of faith that we encourage each other to take with the people we live, work, study or play alongside in our everyday life. If you’ve been a Christian for any amount of time…

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What if Jesus Turned Up When You Wanted to Quit?

A woman rests her head on her hands, apparently struggling to persevere

I’ve dreamed of being published since I was a nine-year-old girl. That’s when I declared to my mom, “I’m going to write a book!” Yellow legal pad in hand I wrote 10 pages and gave up. I didn’t think it would be so hard. Years later, I’m still writing, though I’ve moved past legal pads.…

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How will your gift communicate a growing friendship?

A mother pushes a stroller past a piece of wall art which says – THE BEST GIFT IS YOU

December is a season of giving as gifts are exchanged at gatherings in homes like mine and probably yours. But the big kickoff — Black Friday — has become a tradition side by side with Thanksgiving and Christmas. Refreshingly, we met a woman who uses Black Friday to purchase poinsettias which she delivers all through…

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How To Share Your Faith This Thanksgiving

person holding pumpkin

Would you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert? Sometimes when we hear about outreach or steps of faith or missional living, we can be tempted to think this is something for the outgoing people of the world who thrive on time with other people. But Jesus’ instruction to “love your neighbor” isn’t just for…

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