Encouragement: 

"My Father, be glorified in my thinking, my words, my family, and my world." 

Stephen W. Leonard is a retired military chaplain with over 34 years in the Army. He served in combat as an Infantry Officer before becoming a chaplain. He is a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and has been the pastor of several churches. He is the founder of a national Youth Leadership Conference and has been the Director of National and International Chaplain ministries. He has degrees from Wheaton College in Illinois, Covenant Theological Seminary in Missouri, and the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.  Stephen is the writer of the weekly devotional series, Strength for the Day.  He has also written the booklet How to Pray for Your Child as a resource for parents. Stephen is married to Glenda Anderson Leonard, co-founder of the PAYH.

This article originated as a Strength for the Day devotional from the Paul Anderson Youth Home. If you would like to receive the Strength for the Day email devotional, click on this link to sign up for this weekly email devotional. Visit the website of the Paul Anderson Youth Home here.

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Publication date: October 27, 2010