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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 25 years. We currently live in Stockbridge Georgia with two of our children Matt and Victoria. Our oldest Chris has left the nest. Of course we cannot forget about our dog Taffy.

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My Great Reads from 2016

February 6, 2017 0 Comments
My Great Reads from 2016

At the start of 2016 I had a great plan to read more books than I have before in one year. It is true leaders are readers. However, being a bi-vocational pastor it is tough to find long blocks of time read and I have a bad habit of reading more than one book at […]

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A Presidential Prayer

January 23, 2017 0 Comments
A Presidential Prayer

This past Friday the 45th President of the United States took the oath of office. For 228 years we have set the standard of how to transition from one President to the next. Sure, in our past there have been protests and the bloody struggle of our Civil War; however, we have set the bar […]

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2017 – Your Blank Page

January 2, 2017 2 Comments
2017 – Your Blank Page

 “Life is like a blank sheet of paper. You never know what it can be until you put something on it. So Dream It! Do it!… What are you waiting for?” – Marty Sklar Well another year has come and gone. How was 2016 for you? For me? It was pretty good year. Nothing overly […]

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Come and See What God Has Done!

December 25, 2016 0 Comments
Come and See What God Has Done!

Merry Christmas! What a wonderful holiday for us to remember the birth of our savior. Come and See What God has Done! It is incredible to think that God himself, the creator of heaven and earth, stepped away from his throne and clothed himself with human flesh. He would grow within his mother’s womb for […]

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Advent of Christ – Week 4

December 19, 2016 0 Comments
Advent of Christ – Week 4

Advent Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 I don’t have much to add for the fourth week of Advent so I thought I would simply share the verses below from the very end of the Bible. Many think that since it has been so long Christ will not return. It was 4000 years between Adam […]

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Advent of Christ – Week 3

December 12, 2016 1 Comment
Advent of Christ – Week 3

Week 1, Week 2 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet: “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, […]

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Advent of Christ – Week 2

December 5, 2016 1 Comment
Advent of Christ – Week 2

Advent of Christ – Week 1  “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with […]

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Advent of Christ our King

November 28, 2016 3 Comments
Advent of Christ our King

This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go […]

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The Coaching Habit – A Book Review

November 9, 2016 0 Comments
The Coaching Habit – A Book Review

As leaders we often take on a variety of roles. There are days we are vision casters, cheerleaders, referees, bosses, managers, moms and dads; the list really could go on for awhile. However, one of the greatest roles a leader can take on is that of a coach. A great coach does so much more […]

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Are you Expecting Average?

November 7, 2016 2 Comments
Are you Expecting Average?

“Average people become that way because they change their expectations. They expect to be average, and sadly they are okay with being average. Average is pretty safe….” – Andy Traub I am not sure when it happens. We most often start life seeing every new day as a grand adventure. Around every corner lies something […]

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