Category Archives: Orthodoxy

Fact: Mistakes Are Necessary and Even Good

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Everyone hates making mistakes.  Nothing new.  But here’s a friendly reminder: without the mistakes we’ve made in our lives how could we ever learn, how could we grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally?  The answer is that we wouldn’t grow, at least not very well. That’s the problem with drugs and substances, and addictions in general, dear reader.  And yes, I… Read more »

Jer & Tezi Welcome YOU to Stockman214! (Our YouTube Channel)

Tezi and I made a channel trailer where we get a quick chance to introduce you to ourselves and our youtube channel: Stockman214 It’s a great opportunity to give new viewers a place to start their experience with the channel, as well as put some names to the faces and voices of the videos.  We hope you like it and… Read more »

Another Blessed BLAB Session: Jer & Tezi getting the hang of this

So Monday night’s blab went really well.  Thankfully, and maybe even surprisingly. When something goes so well the first time: see our post about our first time doing a BLAB session– there’s going to be some trepidation about the next time, thinking maybe the first time was a fluke.  But we’re very happy to report that our first awesome experience on BLAB wasn’t… Read more »

Come BLAB with Jer & Tezi! – Starting now!

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Tonight in just a few minutes Tez and I will be blabbing with you!  Come have a fruitful conversation with us as we discuss what things keep us together and what separates us.  It should be an interesting evening!  Look forward to meeting you. <iframe style=’max-width: 100%;’ src=’https://blab.im/jeremy-stock-what-keeps-us-together-and-what-divides-us-find-your-voice-1′ frameborder=’0′ height=’480′ scrolling=’none’ width=’640′></iframe> Come blab!  or click here!

Pray for those who persecute you

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“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy.  But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!   In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.  If… Read more »

Scars: do you see hurt or healing?

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You can look at a scar and see hurt, or you can look at a scar and see healing.  ~ Sheri Reynolds There’s a lot that could be unpacked from this quote, but one aspect that jumps out at me at this moment is just how much of our place in life today is not dependent on our past, but… Read more »

Why I’m thankful for suffering

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I am, indeed, thankful for my struggle.   There were times during my struggle where I had a very difficult time saying these words.  Too many times while in the midst of my trials I simply wanted to be delivered from the difficulty.  Because of the suffering I was enduring at the time, it was too often difficult-to-the-point-of-nearly-impossible for me… Read more »

In Joy & Hope We Move Forward (Even Busting the Blab)

Tezi and I tried to make our scheduled blab last night, but it didn’t work out at all. First off, we were late to begin by a few minutes, and once we were actually there we ran into some technical problems.  After some fiddling around with various interfaces we successfully began the discussion BUT we (read: Jeremy) after only a… Read more »

The greatest of all mysteries is love.

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No life is happy without mystery, and the greatest of all mysteries is love. -Venerable Fulton J. Sheen Whether you find yourself seeking love or struggling through a love lost, whether you’re enjoying the beauty of love at its fullest or are either happily or unhappily single, Tezi and I would like to offer to you that God is not… Read more »

Our First Time on BLAB (Part 2) – come blab with us!

You may want to read the previous post “Part 1” on this topic first.  Just click here. What a surprise and blessing that “Blab” experience turned out to be. Tezi and I finally successfully started and hosted a blab that we titled “Why are relationships so difficult?” We very quickly had other participants join our discussion (Tezi thinks this sentence… Read more »