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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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Discipline of Prayer

July 9, 2018 0 Comments
Discipline of Prayer

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 I have to admit I am one of the least disciplined people you would ever meet. Over the past couple of years I have been working on creating a […]

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When Patriotism Becomes and Idol

July 2, 2018 0 Comments
When Patriotism Becomes and Idol

On the Fourth of July we celebrate the birth of the United States of America. Many families will spend the day at the lake or beach grilling hot dogs and hamburgers. We are far from perfect and there are dark spots on our past and even our present but I still believe we are one […]

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Manhood: A Father’s Impact

April 23, 2018 0 Comments
Manhood: A Father’s Impact

Almost 24% of kids in the U.S. grow up without a father and many more have grown up with an unhealthy father child relationship. A few days ago I started the Wild Life devotional / Bible reading plan on the YouVersion app (available for Apple and Android or Bible.com on the computer). The plan covers the […]

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Philippians 4:13 – It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

April 9, 2018 0 Comments
Philippians 4:13 – It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Does

I am able to do all things through Christ who strengthens me. – Philippians 4:13 This has become one of the most misquoted Bible verses. It often finds its way into a sermon that is more of a motivational speech. Also, it is often used by those who are starting their own business or other […]

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Holy Week: a Time to Remember – Reflect & Celebrate

March 26, 2018 0 Comments
Holy Week: a Time to Remember – Reflect & Celebrate

The next day [John the Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! – John 1:29  Holy Week begins each year on Palm Sunday where we celebrate Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem and concludes the following Sunday, Easter Sunday, where we celebrate […]

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Will You Hold My Hand?

January 15, 2018 2 Comments
Will You Hold My Hand?

Back in August I wrote a blog post on living a life of grace and mercy where I talk about meeting a homeless man, Eric. Now I want to take a moment to tell you about meeting Chip back in October. Once again I was taking my lunch break to explore the city streets of […]

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Effective – My One Word for 2018

January 8, 2018 0 Comments
Effective – My One Word for 2018

I am not sure who started the one word craze but in 2015 my word was “Generous.” In 2016 it was “Focus.” I did not have one for 2017. I am not one to randomly pick a word the word has to come to me. Our associate Pastor was preaching on New Year’s Eve and […]

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Hello 2018 – Deserve Victory!

January 1, 2018 0 Comments
Hello 2018 – Deserve Victory!

Happy New Year! About the only true absolute in this world is time always marches on. I am thankful to welcome in another year. Don’t worry I am not going to tell you how important it is to set yearly goals or give you the magic plan that will assure all your resolutions come true. […]

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What is your LifeView?

December 4, 2017 0 Comments
What is your LifeView?

Many people like to talk about their worldview but one’s lifeview is more focused and has a greater impact on our everyday life. It is a bit of a cliché to ask if you view life as half full or half empty but the old adage explains how you approach your life. When you woke […]

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The Reformation at 500 and The Five Solas

October 30, 2017 0 Comments
The Reformation at 500 and The Five Solas

As I wrote in my Reformation Day post last year, it was on October 31, 1517 that the Augustinian Monk Martin Luther nailed his now famous 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg Germany. His plan was to start a debate over the Catholic Church’s abuse of indulgences (Paying money for […]

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