Beating the Wind
April 26, 2017 0 Comments AUTHOR: Jeff Stockdale CATEGORIES: Church Planting, leadership

The problem with distraction…

Distraction is the de-railer of forward progress.

So many times in ministry I have experienced forward progress being stymied by meaningless distractions. I personally believe that the devil is the engineer on the “City of distraction” train and he is looking for subtle ways to take the leader and the organization off task by cropping up with little ankle biting distractions.

March 11, 2017 0 Comments AUTHOR: Jeff Stockdale CATEGORIES: daily walk, Personal Blog, Relationships Tags:

Just laugh

This is great advice…

Jesus came so that we could have an abundant life. I like to think about the abundant life. I do not know about you, but to me the abundant life sounds fun. The abundant life sounds hilarious. I am certain that an abundant life, full of family friends and fun would make me laugh and I like to laugh so, give me this abundant life. I want a life full of peace, joy and happiness. Give me Jesus.

February 20, 2017 0 Comments AUTHOR: Jeff Stockdale CATEGORIES: daily walk, Personal Blog Tags:

Presidents day

Happy presidents day.

I hope that each of you enjoys an extra day this weekend to take advantage of doing something out of doors. It is a beautiful spring day here in North East Florida so I want to take advantage of getting out and taking a walk down by the St. Johns River.

November 11, 2016 0 Comments AUTHOR: Jeff Stockdale CATEGORIES: daily walk, family, Personal Blog, Relationships

Be the Church!

Wow, what a wild and crazy week it has been. History has been made and our country seems to be drifting. The distance between right and left are getting wider every minute and our national identity is being skewed. So many people have become their political affiliation.

November 9, 2016 0 Comments AUTHOR: Jeff Stockdale CATEGORIES: daily walk, family, Parenting, Personal Blog Tags: , , ,

A wish is a dream that does not disappoint…

I love to dream! I have always been a dreamer and it seems as if I must be passing my wonder gene onto my grandchildren.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to take three of my grandkids to Toys-R-Us to pick up three copies of the 2016 Christmas Catalogue.

September 23, 2016 0 Comments AUTHOR: Jeff Stockdale CATEGORIES: Church Planting, daily walk, Personal Blog, Uncategorized Tags: , ,

Mission Opportunties

Greetings from our friendly neighbors up north, and no,  I am not talking about south Georgia. I am talking about Canada. I recently returned from Toronto Canada, the fourth largest city in North America.  It is a beautiful city with a great need for the life-changing gospel.

September 20, 2016 0 Comments AUTHOR: Jeff Stockdale CATEGORIES: Church Planting, daily walk, family, Personal Blog, Relationships

How can I best serve my family

Recently, I talked about some disciplines that would help us serve ourselves as we get closer in our relationship with God. I want to continue on that thought in this post. As we develop the disciplines of prayer and study, and as we learn how to completely lean on and trust God. We can leverage these learned disciplines to serve our family.

September 19, 2016 0 Comments AUTHOR: Jeff Stockdale CATEGORIES: daily walk, Personal Blog Tags: , , , ,

A tale of two anthems

Recently while visiting Toronto, I had the wonderful privilege to attend a Toronto Blue Jays baseball game. Toronto is a wonderful city with a beautiful ballpark that I had seen on television many times before.  Since I was in the city, I wanted to take the opportunity to visit and experience this beautiful park. My love for Major League Baseball draws me to these sports sanctuaries and I can assure you this was an occurrence that I will not soon forget.

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