About Stephen Hufman

A physician in Family Medicine for the last 35 years, now concentrating on writing and photography. My intention is to encourage and strengthen people in the Lord. In all things I hope to be pleasing to Jesus who has given me so much. The photography is all taken by me. I use a Canon 5D mark 3, and Canon G10.

Feeling Lost?

Don’t let your feelings guide you,
Don’t listen to what they say.
For feelings abhor discomfort,
trading future goodness for ease today.

God’s help comes through faith in Him,
and does not depend on how I feel.
Emotions gyrate up and down
causing life to sway and reel.

I’m learning to trust in God alone,
He is faithful in all His ways.
My rock and my salvation,
My shepherd for all my days.

When I stumble in the dark.
Anxious thoughts begin to bound.
God wants my faith to lead the way,
till my feelings come around.

Books by Stephen Hufman

The Magic Calendar

A frumpy gift calendar from Abby’s grandparents leads to wild adventures when in-between days magically appear. These half days draw Abby and Tommy into lands where the consequences for lying, stealing, and selfishness take unimagined twists. In each adventure getting home requires help from an angel, and learning that it is better to do things God’s way.

“The Magic Calendar” is an allegory similar to “The Chronicles of Narnia.” Each month a different adventure with a unique theme showing the consequences of our choices.

A guide helps explain the allegory, the Bible verse, and offers practical applications.

This book available at Amazon


The Arrogant Death of Dr. Jones

Dr. Thomas Jones suddenly collapses at the peak of his medical career. Lying unconscious, on a knife’s edge between life and death, his arrogance throws him to a place between heaven and hell. If he tries to approach the light it burns him with shame. But he dare not go the other way, for hidden in the gray shroud is the abyss waiting to consume him in suffocating darkness.

In response to Dr. Jones’ cries for help, heaven sends 
three of his former patients whom the world and he 
had discounted as worthless…

Will he listen to them?

This book available at Amazon.


A Desperate Need A Guide to Treating Addictions and Recapturing Life

Addiction is a plague sweeping across our land to the point no one is beyond its reach. The question looms––what are we to do? Helping the reader understand, the author draws upon years of medical experience and lets you go with him to visit patients caught in addictions. True stories of patients in a battle with addictions, and how God desires to set them free.

This book available at Amazon

Sometimes life is more about being than doing.

When I am weak and the tank is empty:
Christ bids me—show up.
When at every turn I meet my shame:
Christ bids me—bow down.
When failure once again wins the game:
Christ bids me—look up.

Life in Christ is:
show up,
bow down,
look up.

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 NLT

Calming My Anxiety

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1

This is my go to verse whenever I get anxious about life. I paint it on every memory. I repeat it over all my tomorrows. I breathe it for every breath. Then with thanksgiving I praise God for coming and dying for me that I might say it with confidence.

Sunshine Polka-dots

Sunshine polka-dots floating through the aspen.
Snowflakes playing in the wind,
dancing to nature’s choreography.
Giving glory and praise to God though life is brief.
How good it is to sing praises to God.
Snow will melt,
and the aspen fall,
but His goodness and love are everlasting.

Praise the LORD. How good it is to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! Psalm 147:1

Shadows Running from the Sunlight

When the Son comes, we will either run to Him or from Him.

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. John 3:19-20

Looking Down From Heaven

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. (Hebrews 12:1)

Heavenly Cheers

Those looking down are cheering the race.
Applauding the runners not their pace.

Pulling out front does not make them roar.
But trusting in God brings shouting for more.

So ignore the distractions that so easily trick.
keep your eyes upon Jesus through thin and through thick.

When the day comes that you finish the race.
You’ll hear well done, but for now rest in God’s grace.

River of God

Joyful water cascading
from God’s holy throne.
Currents of cleansing
that scour my face.
Heaven’s outpouring
of love and of grace.
Anointing me
forever His own.

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. Revelation 22:1

Christmas Hope

A family of trees

Good times with family are a joy,
bringing gladness to my heart.
I take solace that we’ll meet again,
hope not sadness when we part.

Christmas can be a time of sadness for families who have lost loved ones. That is why Jesus came to give hope where there is crying. God is with us—hope in our grief.

“Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” Matthew 1:23

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, Hebrews 6:19

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

God’s Song

The Lord your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love.

He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

There is a song my Lord sings for me,
a song of great delight,
a song to soothe my spirit,
a song of hope and light.
O Lord open my ears to hear,
open my eyes to see Your face,
open my soul to know…
Your song of loving grace.