Author Matt Stockman

 

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It's More Than Just Music

Thank YOU!!  As I write, we’re wrapping up Share the SPIRIT on SPIRIT 105.3, with your incredible outpouring of prayer and financial support. It’s a thrill to partner with you to share the Hope that is so needed in the Puget Sound area. Read more...

"Whatever Happens, We'll Come Back For You."

Japanese WW2 soldier Hiroo Onoda hung on to those words spoken to him by his commanding officer, while facing the enemy and the elements in the Philippine jungle. When the Japanese army surrendered in 1945, word got to Onoda, but he was convinced it was just enemy propaganda… so he waited on the words of his commanding officer “…we’ll come back for you”… Read more...

Are you 'in' or 'all in' in this life?

As I write this letter, the TV behind me is displaying the highlights of the semi-finals of the World Cup soccer tournament between Brazil and Germany. Germany played to win the whole enchilada, while the Brazilian team played as though just being from the host country should be more than enough to win, and that actually touching the ball wasn’t Read more...

He Knows Your Heart

Before moving to Seattle, we lived in Barcelona, Spain, where the locals speak 2 languages- Spanish and Catalan… and not many people speak English. We worked hard to learn the languages so that we could communicate with others, but for some especially important conversations, we needed to Read more...

Always Here For You

That moment… when someone says something that causes you to take notice, simply because their words could be yours… “The last couple years have been pretty difficult for me…” A SPIRIT listener started his call to me that way. Read more...

Confession Time

Confession time… I’m not much of a football fan. American football that is… For me, I am way more into the game that the rest of the world calls football (soccer). I follow my favorite teams and am excited about the upcoming World Cup. Read more...

A Scene I Will Not Soon Forget

Even my most carefully chosen words couldn’t begin to describe the helplessness I feel as the world’s news reporters show the images and describe the scene in the aftermath of that storm. I want to be there to do something - maybe just help someone look for a loved one, put up a tarp, anything… but that’s not possible. Read more...

The Power of SPIRIT

Each morning, I travel the long I-5 corridor from north of Arlington to Shoreline. One of my favorite things about my commute is watching other drivers to see if they’re singing along to SPIRIT 105.3! The other morning, as Tenth Avenue North’s song ‘Worn’ played on the radio, I caught a... Read more...

We remember...

The old cliché says “a picture is worth a thousand words”, but in this case… this picture is worth an unending flood of thousands upon thousands of thoughts, emotions, and memories of the day our world changed. Read more...

Life Long Promise

Have you ever had a friend promise you something that seemed too good to be true? I mean, they’ve been your friend for a long time, and they’ve always been honest with you and committed to you. But then, they promise something that seems SO huge, all the promises they’ve kept in the past can’t keep you from doubting, even for just a fleeting moment, if they’re completely serious? Read more...
  • The Pumpkin Parable

    Every autumn I'm reminded of this parable when I see a pumpkin: "Being a human being is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff-- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc.Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts Read More

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