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.
John the Baptist a cousin of Jesus was called to be Jesus’ forerunner. His ministry was specifically to prepare the hearts of the people to receive the ministry of Jesus. John knew that once Jesus ministry began to grow his would begin to decrease. He must increase, but I must decrease. – John 3:30 John […]
Yesterday churches around the world celebrated Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week (Matthew 21:1-11). This is the week we remember the full purpose of why Jesus came to earth as a man. Sent by his father he came to give his very life to remove the sin of those who would believe so they […]
Proactive and Intentional are two of my favorite words. I often wonder why they are my favorite since I am prone to be anything but proactive and intentional. Proactive, to act or intervene on the front end. Intentional, done with purpose or reason. I often talk about how fleeting life is. It moves forward […]
“… of the most important lessons I learned about leadership from Walt Disney; don’t pigeonhole anybody! You never know what talented people can do if you give them a chance – if you are willing to take a chance.” – Marty Sklar Granted not too many people know what a pigeonhole is these days so […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]