Tara talks with pastor, poet, magician and coffee bean roaster John Stephens about the 23rd Psalm as well as how making change requires loving and respectful action.
About my guest:
John Stevens was born and raised in South-East Idaho, and has spent all of his life living in the Pacific Northwest. John is a pastor in the ELCA, roaster of the blessed bean, dabbler in the art of sleight of hand, and spends a lot of time over at the Dollar Store Children Sermons blog, where he provides springboards for Children's sermons. As a writer, and poet, he also writes daily Haiku Prayers, and these can be found in book format from Amazon, or the Facebook page, "Haiku Prayers." John serves as the pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, in Oregon City, Oregon.
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