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Affluent Investor | June 27, 2017

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John Stanko

John Stanko

John Stanko was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Duquesne University where he received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics in 1972 and 1974 respectively. Since then, John has served as an administrator, teacher, consultant, author, and pastor in his professional career. He holds a second master’s degree in pastoral ministries, and earned his Doctor of Ministry from Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh in 2011. John founded a personal and leadership development company, called PurposeQuest, in 2001 and today travels the world to speak, consult and inspire leaders and people everywhere. From 2001-2008, he spent six months a year in Africa and still enjoys visiting and working on that continent, while teaching for Geneva College’s Masters of Organizational Leadership and the Center for Urban Biblical Ministry in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Most recently, John founded Urban Press, a publishing service designed to tell stories of the city, from the city and to the city.

Posts By John Stanko

September 1, 2015 |

Grumbling is Unproductive… and Contagious

“Then they despised the pleasant land; they did not believe his promise. They grumbled in their tents and did not obey the Lord”

– Psalm 106:24-25.

The Israelites were a nasty, unruly lot as they left Egypt and … Read More

August 31, 2015 |

Procrastination: Read About it Now, Not Later

“A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night”

– Psalm 90:4.

This verse should cause you to think of its equivalent in the New … Read More

August 28, 2015 |

Acting on What You Hear

“I removed the burden from their shoulders; their hands were set free from the basket. In your distress you called and I rescued you, I answered you out of a thundercloud; I tested you at the waters of Meribah”

August 27, 2015 |

What Followers Owe to Leaders and What They Don’t.

“You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron”

– Psalm 77:20.

God was the One leading in the wilderness, but He did so through His appointed leaders, Moses and Aaron. God is … Read More

August 26, 2015 |

How to Cope When You Don’t Have Customers

“We are given no signs from God; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be”

– Psalm 74:9.

One time I was in a tough place financially, and the phone rang for … Read More

August 25, 2015 |

It’s Not Just About You: Team/Body Thinking

“Lord, the Lord Almighty, may those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me; God of Israel, may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me”

– Psalm 69:6.

The psalmist was … Read More

August 24, 2015 |

Don’t Cloister Yourself

“I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts— men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords”

– Psalm 57:4.

Many of the psalms express the psalmists’ struggles … Read More

August 21, 2015 |

Journaling to Prevent Forgetting Life Lessons

“You hate my instruction and cast my words behind you”

– Psalm 50:17.

The rebuke in today’s verse was aimed at people who lived by and studied God’s word. Yet God laid the charge against them that they … Read More

August 20, 2015 |

How History’s Greatest Leader Dealt With Storms

“The voice of the Lord is over the waters;the God of glory thunders, the Lord thunders over the mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic. The voice of the Lord breaks … Read More

August 19, 2015 |

King David on Guidance

“Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me”

– Psalm 31:3.

David was in trouble (again) and cried out to the Lord in one long prayer contained in … Read More

August 18, 2015 |

Wealth and the Covenant

“The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them”

– Psalm 25:14.

God wants to share His ‘secrets’ with you, revealing to you who He is and what He is doing in … Read More

August 17, 2015 |

David the Warrior King’s Source of Strength

“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God”

– Psalm 20:7.

David was a warrior king, renowned for his military prowess. Yet he learned not to trust … Read More

August 14, 2015 |

King David on The Suffering Leader

“My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long?”

– Psalm 6:3.

The psalmists all dealt with a common human experience, which is called suffering. Suffering is pain caused by broken relationships, misunderstandings, violence, persecutions and … Read More

August 13, 2015 |

The Futility of Managing Your Own Reputation

“For the Lord will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants”

– Psalm 135:14.

One of the most difficult aspects of life to surrender to the Lord is your reputation. When someone makes an accusation or … Read More

August 11, 2015 |

Handling Criticism (and the Critic)

“Let a righteous man strike me—that is a kindness; let him rebuke me—that is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it, for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers”

– Psalm 141:5.

Read More

August 10, 2015 |

Betrayal? Broken Promises? Pray the Psalms

“In return for my friendship they accuse me, but I am a man of prayer. They repay me evil for good, and hatred for my friendship”

– Psalm 109:4-5.

There is an aspect of Psalms that not only … Read More

August 7, 2015 |

Are You A Kingdom Worker?

“In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves”

– Psalm 127:2.

The issue of work is different for a believer than for someone who … Read More

August 6, 2015 |

We Need Leaders, Not Kings

“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes”

– Psalm 118:9.

God is a leadership God. He works through leaders but the tendency of mankind has been to put expectations on … Read More

August 5, 2015 |

Why the World is Being Shaken

“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever”

– Psalm 125:1.

It is easy to misinterpret a Bible promise to mean something that it does not mean. In … Read More

July 30, 2015 |

Psalm 91 For Protection As We Go About Our Business

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”

– Psalm 91:1.

When I was in a dangerous country on a ministry assignment, our team met every morning at 7 … Read More

July 29, 2015 |

End Time Fables vs. Holy Living

“Indeed, of Zion it will be said, ‘This one and that one were born in her, and the Most High himself will establish her’”

– Psalm 87:5

In the Old Testament, Zion was the place where God resided in Israel’s … Read More

July 28, 2015 |

Why It’s Better Not to Have What You Want Sometimes

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”

– Psalm 84:11

Today’s verse basically tells you that God is everything … Read More

July 27, 2015 |

The Antidote to Financial Panic

“They spoke against God; they said, “Can God really spread a table in the wilderness? True, he struck the rock, and water gushed out, streams flowed abundantly, but can he also give us bread? Can he supply meat for his … Read More

July 24, 2015 |

Give a Man Bricks, He’ll Build for a Day; Teach a Man to Make Bricks…

Over the years, we have tried not only to give money to our partners in Kenya, we have tried to help them earn revenue through the work of their own hands. We have helped open two chicken farms (one now … Read More

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