Recent Posts by Rod Stalling

In Touch

I am, admittedly, not good at keeping in touch. Not with family, not with friends and not with business acquaintances. I put it off to being too busy, and there is truth in this. However, too much of this is just a lack of effort on my part. When we keep in touch we are extending...

More Than We Can Handle

We may often hear “God will never give us more than we can handle”, which I cannot find in scripture. In fact, He will often give us more than we can handle for one very important reason; so that we learn to rely upon Him and not ourselves. It’s like praying that God will give you...


Stuff “Because they had nothing, they feared in no way to lose anything.” – Thomas of Celano Thomas was speaking of St. Francis and the early Franciscan monks who began following him. Their vow of poverty made many things much easier for them in its abject difficulty. By contrast we, today, are surrounded by stuff. And I am...

Strengthening Prayers

Colossians 1:9-12 (NIV) 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,[a] 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord...

A Part/Apart

It would seem that our nations capacity for compassion could be rounded up to zero. We have become so galvanized over political topics that we have lost any capacity for objectivity as well. It truly saddens me that this is paying out on the global stage. I am not a political person. I have my views,...

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