Grace In The Tragedies Of Florida – Todd Stocker.com

True or False: “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” False. Ask the parents of the assassinated singer. Ask the friend of a massacred party-goer. Ask the dad of a two year old, pulled out of sight by a scaly seven foot reptile at Disney.  Tragedy upon tragedy.  This life is full of them.  You … Continue reading Grace In The Tragedies Of Florida – Todd Stocker.com

Grace: The Athletes Key To Greatness – Todd Stocker.com

I was teaching 8th + 9th grade boys about the concept of Grace.  (I know — I’m one of the nutty ones).  Many of these guys are athletes and good ones at that.  Trying to find an analogy that would hit home, I harkened back to my days of sports.  Mr. Wesslin and Coach Hatch … Continue reading Grace: The Athletes Key To Greatness – Todd Stocker.com

Why Relationships Are My Candles – Todd Stocker.com

As of yesterday, I’ve been on the globe a half century. Pardon my stroll, but over this chunk of my history, I’ve cycled through multiple educational systems and won a few accolades. I’ve held jobs from delivering pizza to restoring antiques to working as a flight attendant among others. I’ve circled the world, climbed mountains … Continue reading Why Relationships Are My Candles – Todd Stocker.com

Abortion That Pays – Todd Stocker.com

I’ve not commented on the video’s that have come out recently about Planned Parenthood and their abortion goals.  Mostly because there are plenty who already have and I’d be echoing the same voice.  Yet the most recent video released by the Center for Medical Progress is so horrifying that I can't let it go.  The … Continue reading Abortion That Pays – Todd Stocker.com

A Thank You to Facebook

Facebook.  Good-to-do’s call it a time sucker and tramp.  Others call it a stalker’s paradise and a bullies playground. Today, I take another tack.  Today, I am thankful for the online service of Facebook because Mark Z. has done something for our family that no other venue has done.  They recorded a piece of my daughters life … Continue reading A Thank You to Facebook

What A Dumb Thing To Ask!

“Good Teacher - what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  Mark 10:17 What a dumb thing to ask!  "Doing" and "Inheriting" don't fit together!  Think about it.  If you inherit something, is there anything you have to do to inherit it?  When I die, isn’t it up to me to assign my possessions to … Continue reading What A Dumb Thing To Ask!

Boundaries and The Gay Marriage Debate

I’m all for human rights.  Our Declaration of Independence helps spell out 3 basics - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  But what happens when our human rights intersect with God’s boundaries?  Someone or something has got to give. Enter the gay-marriage debate.  One side says that all people should be allowed the “right” … Continue reading Boundaries and The Gay Marriage Debate