Author Archives: Jim Stephens

About Jim Stephens

I am a Christ-follower, husband, father, grandfather, and friend. I've been a pastor, church-planter, missionary, mechanic, and business owner. My life is a journey of faith and discovery and I love the season of life I find myself in.

The Princess

Princess Eve, the King’s oldest daughter, was kidnapped from the palace by an evil witch.  The Kingdom was in an uproar as a fruitless search was made of every town and village, every farm, every forest camp.  The princess was … Continue reading

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Friend of Greg

I recently spoke on a Sunday morning at Crescent Creek Church in Lapine, OR.  The pastor, Greg Price, was away that weekend and we had made arrangements for me to fill in for him.  Jean and I arrived early to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Dr King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

For the past few years, I’ve made it a personal duty to read Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” each MLK day.  It takes me nearly half an hour to read it.  Today I looked at … Continue reading

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Dog License

Dog License When we went to the Post Office to check the mail today, there was an envelope in the box from the Deschutes County Dog Licensing Department.  It was the annual renewal notice for Buddy the Dog’s license.  The … Continue reading

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A Walk In The Park

It was frosty early Sunday morning, when I started out for my morning walk.  From my porch the sidewalk and the path to the park looked like it could be pretty slippery so I wasn’t sure when I started if … Continue reading

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Self Defense

Yesterday I received an email from someone (I felt) had judged me unfairly—mis-judging both my actions and my motives. In the busyness of the day, I soon forgot the email and just got on with the things I had to … Continue reading

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Wind

This morning as I watched the trees in my yard and across the street, I made an interesting discovery, so interesting I felt I must share it with you! I noticed that the branches of the trees within my field … Continue reading

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Mother Taft’s Fudge

Mother Taft’s Fudge By Jim Stephens As far back as I can remember as a child, my maternal grandmother made the most wonderful chocolate fudge. It was called Mother Taft’s Fudge, and it was only made at Christmas time. My … Continue reading

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Bono: An Excerpt from Bono’s Interview with Michka Assayas

What follows is an excerpt from the book where Bono talks about Jesus Christ in an interview with the author: Bono: My understanding of the Scriptures has been made simple by the person of Christ. Christ teaches that God is … Continue reading

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The Board Room

In a large elegantly appointed corporate board room high in an office tower in the city, a group of powerful men and women are gathered around a massive oval conference table. These men and women are there because of their … Continue reading

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