This is me!
This is my 200 year old farmhouse!
Bio . . .
Marji Stevens is the director of Embracing Grace Ministries
located in the rolling hills of Upstate New York. She is ordained and affiliated with Elim Fellowship in Lima, NY.
Marji was married to Bill Stevens for forty years, but was widowed in 2007.
Marji has two sons, Kyle and Jonathan, and is Grandma Mimmy to seven wonderful grandchildren. She still lives in the old farmhouse which has been in the Stevens' family for five generations.
Marji became of follower of Jesus Christ in the early 1970s and has been in the speaking and singing ministry for over fifty years. She has traveled extensively in ministry. She has also served for over thirty years on the annual Creative Word Ministry team at Watson Homested.
Following a severe accident, Marji developed difficulty with her singing voice. Unable to sing without terrible pain, she had to lay down her music ministry. During those years of silence, the Lord led Marji into new areas of creativity-art and writing.
After the death of her husband,Marji became aware that widows generally do not get the support they need from the church. The Lord impressed her to help fill the 'hole' so
in 2013, she launched a monthly outreach for widows called: Lives Overcoming Loss Widows from all denominations and distances gathered each month for encouragement, inspiration and fellowship.
"When Marji ministers, you can expect her to delight her audiences with humor, exhortation, and rich teaching from the Word of God. She speaks with depth and transparency, about the faithfulness of God through all seasons of life."
Another leg of Embracing Grace Ministry is My Creative Hands, a fellowship for Christian artists. Her speaking engagements often include art demonstration and creative workshops.
After Bill's homecoming, Marji continued caring for her mother-in-law, who was living with them, until she passed at 97! During this period of grieving and caregiving, Marji wrote and illustrated her children's books.
"Marji proclaims the living LORD and brings a fresh touch of the Holy Spirit. With sweetness of spirit and her God-given ability, Marji brings God's love with both anointed singing and teaching. She communicates with a delightful blend of humor and warmth, yet with a prophetic boldness that penetrates the superficial."
"Marji has a captivating aability to take everyday events - even as mundane as paring a carrot - and turn them into inspiring stories about the love of God."