085: The Power Of Trust In Conversations And How To Build It [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com

Have you ever been talking with someone and intuitively, you know their mind is somewhere else? Maybe it’s their eyes peering over your shoulder or something they say that doesn’t fit the current conversation? It’s irritating. Today, I share how to NOT be THAT person. On This Episode: Quote of the day: “Engagement builds trust”Continue reading “085: The Power Of Trust In Conversations And How To Build It [Podcast] – Todd Stocker.com”

008: 3 Ways To Overcome Fear – Podcast – Todd Stocker.com

Show Notes: (Audio attached at the end of the post) Listener Question: “Todd, sometimes, I seemed to be paralyzed by fear.  I have things in life that I want to do but I’m always thinking that it might not work out or I’m afraid to even take a first step.  I want to believe thatContinue reading “008: 3 Ways To Overcome Fear – Podcast – Todd Stocker.com”

What You Believe Is Wrong – Todd Stocker.com

Even if you’re not religious or don’t believe in spirituality, you may have said this about God.  It is one of those Christian cliche’s that is tossed around without a thought: “God won’t give you more than you can handle” Sounds nice.  An easy placate.  But it is simply not true. It is an adaptation from aContinue reading “What You Believe Is Wrong – Todd Stocker.com”

Hope In God’s Story

We are doing a study in Max Lucado’s “The Story.”  In the opening introductory chapter, he introduces this idea that can give you hope, security and perspective on your life.  Here’s the concept. There are two stories happening in our reality.  The first – the Lower Story – is what we experience day to day. Continue reading “Hope In God’s Story”

Lesson from the Labyrinth

It was the first warm day in quite sometime.  Cloudless.  Sun-filled.  A beautiful spring day in Wisconsin.  I arrived at my meeting early and drove to the empty back parking lot of First Presbyterian Church in Hudson.  Maybe it was because I normally ran right into the church, but today, being early, I notice aContinue reading “Lesson from the Labyrinth”


Sonora Dodd was inspired by the selflessness of her father. So much so that she held the first FATHER’S DAY celebration on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. Her novel idea of honoring fathers eventually spread. Finally, in 1966, then President of the U.S. Lyndon Johnson officially proclaimed the third Sunday of June as Father’sContinue reading “6 BIBLICAL TECHNIQUES TO BECOMING A BETTER FATHER”

Renewed Hope – Devoted Trust

Wow!  I just returned from facilitating a workshop for Concordia Lutheran High School in Houston.  Staff of about 50 attended and the goal was to get rejuvenated for the new 2008-09 school year.  We used their yearly theme “Renewed Hope – Devoted Trust” based on Titus 3:3-8 as our outline for the day.  Lots ofContinue reading “Renewed Hope – Devoted Trust”