Stephanie lives in Minnesota with her husband, Justin, and their three children. She is a part-time registered nurse and full-time mom.

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Be Born In Me
Be Born In Me
Stephanie McNeilus · Dec 23 1 minute read

Unnoticed and unheeded came the angels, bright and fair, To see who might be waiting for their Messiah dear. They saw a people, unready, so unbothered by...

Go Back to Bethel
Go Back to Bethel
Stephanie McNeilus · Dec 2 3 minute read

Have you ever lost your way? Have you ever lost your hold on God or felt that God had most certainly let go of you? Have you ever prayed, and it seemed like your prayers were hitting a wall and bouncing right back to you? Have you ever been so desperate to feel the reassurance of...

Out of the House of Bondage
Out of the House of Bondage
Stephanie McNeilus · Jun 16 8 minute read

There is a powerful parallel (between the Israelites in Egypt and God's people) for us today. We know nothing of heaven. All we know is life on earth is stained with darkness, temptations of every kind, cruelty, betrayal, disappointment, and death. We often fail to recognize our condition as...

The Chosen: Entertained or Transformed?
The Chosen: Entertained or Transformed?
Stephanie McNeilus · Mar 10 7 minute read

I couldn’t resist downloading the app and watching an episode. I was hooked. The writers and actors lay bare the poverty and desperation in the people during the time of Jesus. As you watch, you feel yourself connecting to your own spiritual poverty and desperation — your own need of Jesus. But there has been something that has frightened me about how much I have loved watching these episodes. I have wrestled with...

Running With Endurance
Running With Endurance
Stephanie McNeilus · Sep 13 4 minute read

It was March of 2020, and I had just completed a 15-mile run in preparation for my first marathon set to happen in May. Tired and sore, I limped inside for some rest. March of 2020 was a pivotal month! Not only because I completed the longest run I had ever attempted, but also because of the international lockdown that brought the whole world to a stop.

Give Me That Mountain
Give Me That Mountain
Stephanie McNeilus · May 4 5 minute read

When the Israelite's finally came to Canaan to claim it for their own, they began to divide up the land amongst themselves. Caleb’s request for land is most inspiring. At 85 years old, Caleb asked for the land where...

Thy Will or My Will?
Thy Will or My Will?
Stephanie McNeilus · Jan 29 5 minute read

Most of us will say that we want the will of God to be carried out in our lives. We probably mean it too. We commit to Him in the morning, asking Him to lead us. But when the rubber meets the road, how often do we subvert God’s will and insert...

Victory Over My Idol
Victory Over My Idol
Stephanie McNeilus · Nov 20 5 minute read

The next morning, I got up and, in front of my children, I poured my idol down the drain. I sleep so much better every night since quitting! God never gave up on me all those years! He was so patient and forgiving. I have never missed my habit. I have never wished for...

The Rainbow Before the Storm
The Rainbow Before the Storm
Stephanie McNeilus · Oct 19 3 minute read

I closed my eyes and said a few words to Jesus. Then, in the middle of my prayer, I turned to look out the window again. To my amazement, suspended in between me and the coming storm, I saw a brilliant...