What Decorates Your Life? – Todd Stocker.com

It’s early in the morning and my view is an elegant one.  Our simple Christmas tree, with small white lights and history-telling ornaments, stands in its ‘once-a-year’ place in front of our living room window.  Presents have begun to appear underneath its green branches and transparent red ribbons stream from Star to stump. Decorations are... Continue Reading →

The Most Powerful Words From San Bernardino – Todd Stocker.com

Glued to my news sources, I — like you — have poured over the events that unfolded this week in San Bernardino.  Gunmen enter and shoot.  People duck and run. Police chase.  Shoot out. Death and ‘carnage’. Sad — just very sad. Of all the photos and videos recalling the events, there was one that... Continue Reading →

020: Why Thanksgiving Can Change Your Life – Todd Stocker.com

Thanksgiving can change your life.  It isn't just about the physical benefits of the food, but about the radical life-changing attitude of gratitude.  How does thanksgiving change your life?  You'll find out in this episode. Show Notes: Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  Maybe because it involves my five favorite “f’s”:  Family, Friends, Faith, Football and... Continue Reading →

How Do You Handle The Busy Flurry? – Todd Stocker.com

How do you handle the busy flurry? There’s a flurry a’comin and I'm not talking snow.  It’s called the Christmas/Holiday season.  The starting line is usually Thanksgiving with a finish the first of the year.  It seems this is the time when expectations trump priorities and chaos takes the controls.  Some of the flurry is... Continue Reading →

This Beautifully Messy Life – Todd Stocker.com

I’ve seen a lot.  Some of what I’ve seen you wouldn’t want to see.  Some of what I’ve experienced in other people’s lives, you’ve experienced as well. Working in a ministry setting affords you a backstage pass to other people’s stories in a way that is deep and ugly and rich.  Most recently, a miscarriage... Continue Reading →

018: Your Purpose In Life – Discovering Why You’re On Earth – Todd Stocker.com

At some point in our lives, most of us ask the question, "Why am I here?"  While God has the ultimate purpose for you to be in a relationship with him, how can you discover your purpose in life while here on earth?   Show Notes: Have you ever asked that question? The question itself comes from... Continue Reading →

017: How To Be Successful Parents At Every Level – Todd Stocker.com

Your parents and my parents did some things great in raising us. Other things may have scarred us for life. How do you become successful parents as your children mature through the four stages of childhood? Show Notes: One of the struggles of parenting — especially if you have more than one child — is... Continue Reading →

Addressing Your ‘What if’ Fear – Todd Stocker.com

Every neighborhood has ‘that house’. You know the one.  The dwellers seem to be a bit strange and the property is unkempt.  There may be obvious maintenance needs with city citations piling up inside their ‘overstuffed with junk-mail’ mailbox.  The rest of the neighbors talk and shake their heads and the kids make up ghost... Continue Reading →

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