Purpose 148: Stoney Stamper: My First Rodeo

The concept is a familiar one. Scripture refers to “beauty from ashes,” and even non-believers know what it means to “turn lemons into lemonade.” The idea is that something beautiful and wholly good can come from circumstances that are anything but lovely. Such is the story of today’s guest, Stoney Stamper. He’s the owner of TDD Media and the author of a popular parenting blog, The Daddy Diaries. Stoney grew up on a large quarter horse farm in small-town Oklahoma, and he still makes Oklahoma his home with his wife, April, and their three daughters, ages 18, 15, and 6. Because Gordon has always loved writing, journaling, and storytelling, it was easy to begin blogging about his initiation into “Daddy Life” as he and April blended their family. His unique style of storytelling, infused with humor and transparency about life’s successes AND failures, quickly drew a massive audience that today includes readers from over 112 countries. He’s published numerous articles in magazines and has a new book, My First Rodeo, that’s hot off the press. In today’s conversation, Stoney shares the story of the tragic car accident in 2017 that nearly took his life, but left him facing multiple surgeries and a lifetime of physical challenges. He says much good has come from the tragedy as his family has grown closer and stronger, and he has learned to count his blessings and be grateful every day. His advice to listeners is, “Have faith and stay the course, even in the hard times.” Don’t miss Stoney’s inspirational story of victory over tragedy.


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