So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

Over 55 years ago in our small church I got to know Miss Stephen, who wore many hats as Sunday school teacher, grade-school teacher, missionary, caregiver, church leader. This small church was unusual for its time, and Miss Stephen was a leader in the church. She prayed the most beautiful, heartfelt prayers and had a wonderful sense of humor. I can still hear her soft laughter.  She was full of joy and had a special light that radiated God’s love.

When I was in sixth grade, she invited students who were members of our church to go with her as she visited her mother at a home for the elderly. We watched as she lovingly cared for her mother, feeding her, often changing her clothing. Lessons of life, the joys and sorrows, were on her agenda. She was a wonderful teacher, a disciple of Christ, an “ordinary saint.”    

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for disciples and ordinary saints of this day and time. We ask for your guidance that we might follow in their footsteps. Amen.

Cindy Womble

About the Contributor

Cindy Womble has been a member of Nazareth Church for six years. A former vagabond because of her husband’s job, Cindy and her husband are now retired and live with their inherited one-eyed cat, Miss Bootsie.