Dr. Stephanie Stratford is the Presiding Bishop and Lead Pastor of Ekklesia International, headquartered in Brentwood, MD, USA. Ekklesia International is a global network of churches that provides apostolic oversight, biblical leadership training, and ministry support for pastors and future Kingdom leaders in the United States, Nigeria, Liberia, South Africa, Uganda, Belize, and Kenya.
Rivers in the Desert by Dr. Stephanie Jennings-Stratford was conceived from her love for the Book of Isaiah and birthed during 40-days of meditation, fasting, and prayer. Dr. Stratford's use of Scripture from the Hebrew Bible and Jewish New Testament brings accuracy in interpretation and lends cultural insights.
Rivers in the Desert is a 40-day journey of meditations from the Book of Isaiah's message of hope and God's promises to His people of restoration and Messianic redemption. The Scripture quotes reveal God's character and function in the world and His love for His people. Dr. Stephanie Stratford's reflections are informative and thought-provoking, and her prayers are uplifting and inspirational.
Rivers in the Desert is transforming, and it will strengthen and elevate your faith by increasing awareness of God's love and promises to His people. Learn more about the author at DrStephanieStratford.com.
God Speaks to Women: Lessons to the Millennial Generation
As women, we face a myriad of physiological changes as pre-teens, the uncertainty of young adulthood, dating, marriage, sex, childbirth, childrearing, abuse, and gender discrimination, all of which comprise a jungle through which we must find our way. God Speaks to Women offers biblical insights and practical principles for women of the Millennial generation to navigate through life, as seen through the lens of a mature woman.
Many people become uncomfortable when we speak of self-love. To some, the term bears the connotation of being prideful and having a sense of self-importance. This concept is unhealthy and self-defeating. On the contrary, self-love shows appreciation for ourselves through acts of kindness and compassion which promote our sense of well-being and confidence.
To love, respect, and show honor to others, we must have a healthy love for ourselves. We cannot extend love to others if we do not have a wholesome regard for ourselves. ``Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind...And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself (Matthew 22:37,39).``
Jesus taught His disciples to treat others with the same level of goodness and love that they exercised toward themselves. If we are incapable of embracing these feelings and practices in our lives, we will not have the sensibility to extend them to others. Therefore, during this 30-day journey, we will work daily toward developing healthy self-love.
Living A Spirit-Filled Life: Study Guide and Workbook
Living a Spirit-Filled Life is a study guide and workbook designed to lead and inspire you to develop a deeper love and understanding of the Holy Spirit and how He operates in the life of the believer in Christ.
The scripture references are by no means intended to be exhaustive, but rather to provide you with a pathway to deeper research and new discoveries of the truth in God's Word concerning His Holy Spirit.
The workbook may be used as a study guide, Bible study, or daily devotional reading. As the Holy Spirit directs you to use this tool, I pray He will reveal Himself to you in a fresh new way. May you
embark upon this study with an open heart and mind to receive new life in Christ and to be ignited by the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit.