Soul Food: Stephen Ministry Blog

By Diana Laskaris, Stephen Ministry LeaderI’m tempted to write a book. I have already chosen the title. It’s “Me First, Me Only: The Ethics of New American Manners. Not very uplifting is it? Well, if you’re like me, you’ve probably...

How do you help parents who have lost a child? A mother and father in Jana O'Brien's community shared this practical list from their own experience of losing their son.

Doug and I were cracked open today when we learned another teenage...

Let Go and Let God

By Diana Laskaris, Stephen Ministry Leader There are times when, I confess, the world confounds me. With raging wildfires, devastating hurricanes, huge earthquakes and threats of nuclear war, this is one of those...

By Diana Laskaris, Stephen Ministry Leader

As I took the last step off the back porch and began to walk down the path I heard it. A kind of soft groaning followed by a long, slow whooshing sound, like a last gasp. I turned to see...

Yesterday, September 10th, was World Suicide Prevention Day. Please take 2 minutes to view this video from the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.

So Hard To Say Goodbye  

By Diana Laskaris, Stephen Ministry Leader...

Not Always What It Seems by Diana Laskaris, Stephen Ministry Leader

 The voice on the other end of the phone was familiar to me but sounded so different I hardly recognized it. The caller was someone I had known for a very long time,...

Welcome To Soul Food

Hello and welcome to this blog from the St. Pauls Stephen Ministry. We’re calling it Soul Food because we hope that’s just what it provides to you, nourishment for your spirit. We want to share some thoughts...