Resources by Debbra Stephens:
Debbra Stephens Transplanted in the South from her home state of Michigan, this suburban mom-of-two loves her Lord Jesus and His wonderful Word. A dedicated student of the Word, she loves to share what she learns in the classroom, at events, and on the page—dependent upon the ever-faithful Holy Spirit to turn thoughts to text.Debbra has authored four Bible studies, all published by 21st Century Christian Publishers in Nashville, Tennessee. She launched the series Advent Living Books for her seasonal daily devotionals in 2018. Debbra blogs at her website debbrastephens.com and has been published in Christian Woman Magazine.
The World Needs Your Words “How have you experienced God working in your life?” the Bible class teacher posed. I recall a growing lump in my throat, as I tried to choke out words. The gratitude welled up, the tears pooled, but the words didn’t come. Overcome by the grace of God, I could not yet speak of it. Words... Debbra Stephens
The Loss of a Child and the Perpetual Comfort of Nain There is a pain unimaginable to some . . . yet brutal reality for others. The wound? The one inflicted by the agonizing loss of a child. We grapple for comforting words, struck dumb for a response. Offering an attentive ear is likely better. Our silent presence often proves preferable. It’s then we need to... Debbra Stephens
Do You Know What You’re Asking for Your Kids? Mothers can be bold. Unabashedly so. When it comes to our kids, it’s easy to assume the sky is the limit—and we don’t flinch in asking for it. Unfortunately, that sometimes carries over into our prayer life, as we make our requests known before the Lord. But do we always know what we are asking?... Debbra Stephens
Tired of Living as Predictably as a Facebook Advertisement? Headlines were buzzing with the announcement. Facebook had introduced a new metric that would significantly revamp their algorithms. I imagined shifty eyes of a techie scouring screens, pounding out a complicated formula on lettered keys. Crouched in shadows, beyond a labyrinth of cubicles, programming bits to track our every cyber-click. Or is my overactive imagination... Debbra Stephens
Contrasting Measures Judging by the standards of the world often seems the natural thing to do. I reckon it’s a timeless trait of all Jesus followers—because occasions of just such a response is recorded for us in the gospels. There were times the disciples of Jesus passed judgment using worldly values as their standard. When we come... Debbra Stephens
Two Halves That Make a Perfect Whole “What happens in Small Group, stays in Small Group.” Agreed, but maybe that statement requires a qualifier. The group I met with on Sunday evenings for over 18 years fed both body and soul, mind and spirit—because after our group discussion we always shared a meal. We would talk Jesus . . . Scripture .... Debbra Stephens