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Author Archive: Jon Stallings

I am enthusiastic about helping others discover their purpose and grow into a deeper relationship with Jesus. It is great to see their eyes light up at their “Ah Ha!” moment when they discover they were created for something more. My hope is that this blog will help encourage and inspire you along your way. Join the conversation and take the time to share with me your own story.

I have been married to my beautiful wife Janice for over 30 years. We currently live in McDonough Georgia with our daughter. Our two boys have left the nest and we have two wonderful grand kids. Of course we cannot forget about our dog Bear.

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In 2019 I saw the Double Nickel

January 20, 2020 0 Comments
In 2019 I saw the Double Nickel

What an odd title for a blog post. Yes, I guess it is. Last year I made my 55th pass around the sun. For me that was a bit of an accomplishment.  Several years ago I wrote about one of my greatest childhood heroes, my dad. I was just eleven years old when I watched […]

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Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part II

January 13, 2020 0 Comments
Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part II

Right before the turn of the new decade I declared, “Expansion,” as my one word for 2020. In that post I mentioned I really did not have a lot of clarity for how Expansion will impact my year. In just the few days since then I have gained some clarity.  You can read part one […]

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Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part I

December 30, 2019 1 Comment
Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part I

I don’t have a “one word” every year but on the years that I do they seem to just show up. I don’t go through some exercise to think one up. They could be seeds planted by the Holy Spirit or they could be my imagination. What I do know is when they do show […]

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The Risk of Mary and Joseph

December 23, 2019 0 Comments
The Risk of Mary and Joseph

It has hard to believe 2019 is almost done. Here we find ourselves at yet another Christmas. A time to remember the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. Without a birth there can be no new life. I have been reflecting on the reality that some 2000 years ago a young virgin named Mary and […]

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Going Hard After God

December 16, 2019 0 Comments
Going Hard After God

“… we would go hard after satisfaction in God, and go hard after God as delight, our spirit’s pleasure…. Christ as our supreme gain magnifies him, exalts him, worships him whether on the street or in the sanctuary.” – John Piper It is all too easy to get our Christian walk of faith backwards. For […]

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When Being a Servant Becomes Destructive

November 11, 2019 0 Comments
When Being a Servant Becomes Destructive

The greatest among you will be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. – Matthew 23:11-12 (CSB) At times it seems that God’s Kingdom operates backwards from our human logic. In order to be great we are called to serve. The Bible even calls us to lay […]

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When Everyone is a Heretic

November 4, 2019 0 Comments
When Everyone is a Heretic

Just over a week ago we had the great John MacArthur – Beth Moore kerfuffle. The complementarians and the egalitarians lined up against one another and waged a great war on social media. Many mocked and made jokes of the other. A week later nobody changed their point of view but the church was further […]

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Social Media: The Good – The Bad -The Ugly

October 28, 2019 0 Comments
Social Media: The Good – The Bad -The Ugly

Our broken human nature tends to be drawn to the sensational and the tragic. From the earliest days when news was simply spread by word of mouth it tended to deal with politics, crime and the gossip of the rich and famous. Fast forward several hundred years and now thanks to the internet, news is […]

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Where Olives are Crushed

April 8, 2019 0 Comments
Where Olives are Crushed

The night Jesus was arrested he went with his disciples to a quiet place to pray. He had just celebrated Passover with his closest disciples and he had also washed their feet. This was an act of humbling service and care for them. His betrayer Judas slipped out into the darkness to complete the evil […]

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Whitewashed Tombs

February 18, 2019 0 Comments
Whitewashed Tombs

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of the bones of the dead and every kind of impurity. In the same way, on the outside you seem righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” – […]

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