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Jon Stolpe Stretched · 1W ago

Do Yourself a Favor and Get Finding Favor by Brian Jones

Humility is the gateway into the grace and the favor of God. Harold Warner Finding Favor: God’s Blessings Beyond Health, Wealth, and Happiness officially releases TODAY. I had the privilege ...
Jon Stolpe Stretched · 1M ago

Technology and Personal Stewardship

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master. Christian Lous Lange Technology and the introduction of social media has pushed the world into a different place than it was 10-15 year...
Jon Stolpe Stretched · 1M ago

Moving Beyond The Melancholy

Melancholy is no bad thing. Sting For some reason, I had a sense of melancholy yesterday, and I’m not sure why. When I looked up the word melancholy in Google, here’s what it said: a feeling...
Jon Stolpe Stretched · 1M ago

No Use Crying Over Spilled Water

Tonight, I spilled water all over the kitchen floor. Actually, I spilled water and glass all over the kitchen floor when I knocked over a glass as I was reaching for the light switch. As the...
Jon Stolpe Stretched · 1M ago

What Are You Looking At?

The other day at work, I was struck by the passing comment of a co-worker who told me “There are no more ‘firsts’ to look forward to.” When he said these words, it sounded so sad to me. Whet...
Jon Stolpe Stretched · 1M ago

Dynamic Marriage Starts Again TODAY!

Tonight, Leanne and I start the next class of Dynamic Marriage at our church (Christ’s Church of the Valley).  This will be the second time we get to facilitate this nine week class for coup...
Jon Stolpe Stretched · 1M ago

Rooftop Reflection – Book Trailer

“I was living an ordinary life…” This is how I kick off the recently released trailer for my book, Rooftop Reflections.  I started sharing it on social media last week, but I realized some o...
Jon Stolpe Stretched · 1M ago

In Response to Parkland

Disturb us enough to take action and demand action. Comfort us to be able to move forward despite hardship. Inspire us to seek unity in times that divide us. Show us how to lend a helping ha...
Jon Stolpe Stretched · 2M ago

The Book of Mistakes by @SkipPrichard: Book Review

“Those who aren’t making mistakes, aren’t making anything.” We all make mistakes. We say stupid things.  We do things we shouldn’t do.  And we even think things that aren’t right. We can lea...
Jon Stolpe Stretched · 2M ago

You Need Some Peer Pressure

People just don’t realize how much peer pressure, the desire for peer acclamation, influences them. Frederica Mathewes-Green We’ve all had conversations with our mothers that go something li...