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Jason T. Wiser22,185*Storytelling for Business Building with Chris Brogan* There’s a lot of talk lately about storytelling in business and for good reason. Stories help people to understand and relate to your business journey. Where did you get the idea? What was the first thing you did when you realized that you had a good idea? what worked? what was your biggest mistake?  This program is produced by http://ontracktips.com/storytelling-business-building-chris-brogan/ It’s the answers to these questions that interviewers love to ask because viewers want to experience the journey of the successful business owner. They want to imagine themselves walking this path and living this dream. But aside from telling your rise to the top story, what other stories can we tell as business owners? what other stories do people want to hear? That’s why I have invited @118320665823821681206  to “Get on Track, Stay on Track” because Chris is passionate about small business and he understands the value of telling story for branding, for marketing, for business. *Chris is the Author of* "Trust Agents", "Google+ for Business" "The Impact Equation" "Social Media 101" and the soon to be released "The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth" http://jtw.bz/ChrisBr (affiliate link) Some of the questions I’m going to be asking Chris are: ⇒ Other than your rise to the top story, what day to day stories can we tell in marketing? ⇒ What are some of the best examples of companies that are using storytelling in business today? ⇒ How much of your personal life do you share in your business story? If this interests you, start asking questions now AND Invite 2 friends! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Did you click "Yes" on the event invite? Catch past interviews  http://ontracktips.com and *look for the big RED button.* Upcoming Guests: ⇒ Andrea Vahl "How to Find clients" ⇒ Phyllis Khare "Time Management for Small Business Owners" Subscribe to "Get on Track, Stay on Track" on YouTube -http://jtw.bz/YouTubeOTT  Listen to our Podcast in iTunes http://jtw.bz/iTunesOTT  Join us on Twitter using the hashtag   #OnTrackTips   ========================================­============== If you like this series, Please Share this with 2 friends. Visit Chris Brogan at http://www.chrisbrogan.com/  Read his books also http://jtw.bz/ChrisBr   ========================================­============== #chrisbrogan #storytelling #smallbusiness #marketing #socialmedia #blogging  Storytelling for Business Building with Chris Brogan2014-03-06 19:00:00239  

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2015-08-13 13:50:04 (17 comments, 25 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

Mom/Dad, But Everone Has One!

Lol, this is so true! Isn't amazing that kids get smartphones at such a young age?

+1 if you had the fisher price phone as a kid growing up.

Also, comment below your thoughts on kids having iPhones/Androids at a young age. What age is appropriate?

#heartstone #tbt #throwbackthursday #iphone #android

Most reshares: 25

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2015-08-13 13:50:04 (17 comments, 25 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

Mom/Dad, But Everone Has One!

Lol, this is so true! Isn't amazing that kids get smartphones at such a young age?

+1 if you had the fisher price phone as a kid growing up.

Also, comment below your thoughts on kids having iPhones/Androids at a young age. What age is appropriate?

#heartstone #tbt #throwbackthursday #iphone #android

Most plusones: 131

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2015-08-13 13:50:04 (17 comments, 25 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

Mom/Dad, But Everone Has One!

Lol, this is so true! Isn't amazing that kids get smartphones at such a young age?

+1 if you had the fisher price phone as a kid growing up.

Also, comment below your thoughts on kids having iPhones/Androids at a young age. What age is appropriate?

#heartstone #tbt #throwbackthursday #iphone #android

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2015-08-27 19:11:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Appeal To Heaven

During the Revolutionary War, George Washington had a flag commissioned to be used on his Navy ships to signal their only hope against British rule and persecution - The help of God.

Colonists who saw it were reminded to be wholly reliant upon heaven and the God Who reigns supreme. Their focus was Jesus Christ, and their concern was living by conviction without fear of a worldly cost.

So, this flag was flown, reminding Americans to call out to God. We need to do this today more then ever!

This flag, flown by order of George Washington commander in chief of the Continental Army in October 1775 is a symbol of solidarity, conviction and encouragement to fight for liberty!

#heartstone #liberty #freedom #GodHelpUs

Appeal To Heaven

During the Revolutionary War, George Washington had a flag commissioned to be used on his Navy ships to signal their only hope against British rule and persecution - The help of God.

Colonists who saw it were reminded to be wholly reliant upon heaven and the God Who reigns supreme. Their focus was Jesus Christ, and their concern was living by conviction without fear of a worldly cost.

So, this flag was flown, reminding Americans to call out to God. We need to do this today more then ever!

This flag, flown by order of George Washington commander in chief of the Continental Army in October 1775 is a symbol of solidarity, conviction and encouragement to fight for liberty!

#heartstone #liberty #freedom #GodHelpUs___

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2015-08-27 16:44:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Words Of Praise

When was the last time you spoke words of praise and encouragement to your kids? 

COMMENT with an attribute that you just love about your children.

#heartstone #parenting

Words Of Praise

When was the last time you spoke words of praise and encouragement to your kids? 

COMMENT with an attribute that you just love about your children.

#heartstone #parenting___

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2015-08-27 12:59:55 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Remember the TV Guide?

Youth today don’t know how good they have it.

While I believe that this is a mantra that anyone over 50 has to invariably subscribe to, I really do think that today’s generation will never know the simple pleasure of picking up a copy of “TV Guide” at the local supermarket every week.

Today, an entire TV channel’s lineup is available at the push of a button, and with subscription services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and TiVo, the era of waiting until 12 AM to watch a rerun of John Wayne’s Hondo is long gone.

+1 If you remember the TV Guide!

#heartstone  #tbt #throwbackthursday

Remember the TV Guide?

Youth today don’t know how good they have it.

While I believe that this is a mantra that anyone over 50 has to invariably subscribe to, I really do think that today’s generation will never know the simple pleasure of picking up a copy of “TV Guide” at the local supermarket every week.

Today, an entire TV channel’s lineup is available at the push of a button, and with subscription services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and TiVo, the era of waiting until 12 AM to watch a rerun of John Wayne’s Hondo is long gone.

+1 If you remember the TV Guide!

#heartstone  #tbt #throwbackthursday___

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2015-08-26 14:25:10 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Not many companies succeed at making cool videos...Mountain Dew did this one right!

#heartstone #lol

Not many companies succeed at making cool videos...Mountain Dew did this one right!

#heartstone #lol___

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2015-08-26 13:14:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Good word to kick off the day!

#heartstone #GodsWord #wednesday  

http://bible.com/59/2th.3.3.ESV___Good word to kick off the day!

#heartstone #GodsWord #wednesday  

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2015-08-25 20:58:31 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

In This World You Will Have Trouble
By John Eldredge

In this world you will have trouble." No kidding. Jesus, the master of understatement, captures in one sentence the story of our lives. He adds, "But take heart! I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). Why aren't we more encouraged? (Sometimes we'll try to feel encouraged when we hear a "religious" passage like this, but it never really lasts.) The reason is that we are still committed to arranging for life now. Be honest. Isn't there a disappointment when you realize that I'm not going to offer you the seven secrets of a really great life today? If I wanted to make millions, that's the book I would write. The only thing is, I would have to lie. It can't be done. Not yet. And that yet makes all the difference in the world, because desire cannot live without hope. But hope in what?... more »

In This World You Will Have Trouble
By John Eldredge

In this world you will have trouble." No kidding. Jesus, the master of understatement, captures in one sentence the story of our lives. He adds, "But take heart! I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). Why aren't we more encouraged? (Sometimes we'll try to feel encouraged when we hear a "religious" passage like this, but it never really lasts.) The reason is that we are still committed to arranging for life now. Be honest. Isn't there a disappointment when you realize that I'm not going to offer you the seven secrets of a really great life today? If I wanted to make millions, that's the book I would write. The only thing is, I would have to lie. It can't be done. Not yet. And that yet makes all the difference in the world, because desire cannot live without hope. But hope in what? For what?

Set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. (1 Peter 1:13, emphasis added)

I read passages like this, and I don't know whether to laugh or to cry. Fully? We don't even set our hope partially on the life to come. Not really, not in the desires of our hearts. Heaven may be coming. Great. But it's a long way off and who really knows, so I'm getting what I can now. For most Christians, heaven is a backup plan. Our primary work is finding a life we can at least get a little pleasure from here. Heaven is an investment we've made, like Treasury bonds or a retirement account, which we're hoping will take care of us in the future sometime, but which we do not give much thought to at present.

(Excerpt from 'Desire' by John Eldredge)

#heartstone #hope #tuesdaymotivation___

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2015-08-25 19:11:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Don't Quit Fighting The Good Fight Of Faith
By Lance Wallnau

Fight the good fight. It's a fight of faith...a battle of beliefs. The devil casts one vote against you, God casts one vote for you, and you cast the deciding vote! Vote in favor of yourself - because that's the side God is on.

God will finish what He has started. Never give up or give in because the business or relationship didn't work out. And never stop because someone else disappointed or betrayed your expectations. Or worse yet, don't ever judge yourself as disqualified because of something you did.

God can never be disillusioned by you.....because He has no illusions about you in the first place.

Jesus told the disciples as a group and Peter in particular that they would all bend in the wind of the upcoming tempest. He never doubted they would win in the end, because... more »

Don't Quit Fighting The Good Fight Of Faith
By Lance Wallnau

Fight the good fight. It's a fight of faith...a battle of beliefs. The devil casts one vote against you, God casts one vote for you, and you cast the deciding vote! Vote in favor of yourself - because that's the side God is on.

God will finish what He has started. Never give up or give in because the business or relationship didn't work out. And never stop because someone else disappointed or betrayed your expectations. Or worse yet, don't ever judge yourself as disqualified because of something you did.

God can never be disillusioned by you.....because He has no illusions about you in the first place.

Jesus told the disciples as a group and Peter in particular that they would all bend in the wind of the upcoming tempest. He never doubted they would win in the end, because He chose them from the beginning.....AS HE CHOSE YOU!

The purpose of pain is always to bring about a greater good. Believe that. Every adversity works in you a greater quality of something...it's up to you to determine what that "something" is. It may be a greater depth of humility combined with a discovery of invincibility...."if God be for me what principality or human can succeed against me?"

He who began a good work in you WILL finish it!

Your Father in heaven gets more glory and satisfaction out of seeing you beat the devil than He could ever get out of seeing the devil beat you.

It just makes sense that when you are at your absolute worst, supernatural mercy and grace raises you from the ash heap and sets you among princes....which is what you are destined for anyway.

What is the "something" that God is refining in you?
- Lance

#heartstone #nevergiveup #fightthegoodfight___

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2015-08-25 13:06:07 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples." —Mother Teresa

#heartstone   #quote  #ChooseDay

"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples." —Mother Teresa

#heartstone   #quote  #ChooseDay___

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2015-08-24 18:13:07 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

"The church was not created to fulfill God’s wrath but to complete His mercy." -Francis Frangipane

#heartstone #quote

"The church was not created to fulfill God’s wrath but to complete His mercy." -Francis Frangipane

#heartstone #quote___

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2015-08-24 13:13:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

How I Collided With Destiny, In the Silence Of Life

Have you ever noticed how much noise there is around us?

Silence in the world we live in is a very rare commodity. There seems to always be someone or something competing for our time and our silence is invaded from every direction if we let it.

Why is this a concern for you and me? Because God does some some of His best and most powerful work in us, in the silence. Why is this difficult for us? Because we often choose to be at war with our silence and seem avoid it at all cost. Quick test: I bet that you take your smartphone/tablet into the bathroom with you — don’t you?

Somehow we have become conditioned to never unplug!

I was in a place in my life where I had lost my hope, my family, my house, many friends, my financial resources, and almost my job, and I kept crucifying myself with thereg... more »

How I Collided With Destiny, In the Silence Of Life

Have you ever noticed how much noise there is around us?

Silence in the world we live in is a very rare commodity. There seems to always be someone or something competing for our time and our silence is invaded from every direction if we let it.

Why is this a concern for you and me? Because God does some some of His best and most powerful work in us, in the silence. Why is this difficult for us? Because we often choose to be at war with our silence and seem avoid it at all cost. Quick test: I bet that you take your smartphone/tablet into the bathroom with you — don’t you?

Somehow we have become conditioned to never unplug!

I was in a place in my life where I had lost my hope, my family, my house, many friends, my financial resources, and almost my job, and I kept crucifying myself with the regrets of my past and the fear of my future. Well, I had had enough and determined that it would be best for me to use some of my own strength, and I decided to go on a hike. I really needed to clear my thoughts and getting up on top of the mountains usually was a great remedy. What I didn’t realize is that God was smiling a bit because He had planned this. He had known about my circumstances from the very beginning.

Here is an excerpt from my book Heartstone where I had that collision with God in the silence.

Continue reading...

#heartstone   #mondaymotivation   #unplug  ___

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2015-08-23 18:05:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"God knows what we are capable of long before we have the courage to try." -Seth Dahl

(Image shared from Kris Vallotton via FB)

#heartstone   #quote   #interesting  

"God knows what we are capable of long before we have the courage to try." -Seth Dahl

(Image shared from Kris Vallotton via FB)

#heartstone   #quote   #interesting  ___

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2015-08-21 14:32:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Ashley Madison and Who You Are Online
By Tim Challies

You have heard by now that the site AshleyMadison[dot]com was hacked and that millions of users had their information made public. Ashley Madison is a company that exists to facilitate (and even guarantee) adulterous relationships, and now those people who wanted to be quietly unfaithful to their spouses have been suddenly outed. As I read the headlines and heard of some of those caught up in the scandal (including, sadly, Josh Duggar), I thought back to one of the first times in Internet history that we had to grapple with the power of the data we leave behind us every time we use the Web. For that we will need to go back to 2006.

In 2006, America Online made an epic misjudgment which taught us a valuable lesson: Who you are when you are alone and online, that is who you really are—no more, and no less. As part of ar... more »

Ashley Madison and Who You Are Online
By Tim Challies

You have heard by now that the site AshleyMadison[dot]com was hacked and that millions of users had their information made public. Ashley Madison is a company that exists to facilitate (and even guarantee) adulterous relationships, and now those people who wanted to be quietly unfaithful to their spouses have been suddenly outed. As I read the headlines and heard of some of those caught up in the scandal (including, sadly, Josh Duggar), I thought back to one of the first times in Internet history that we had to grapple with the power of the data we leave behind us every time we use the Web. For that we will need to go back to 2006.

In 2006, America Online made an epic misjudgment which taught us a valuable lesson: Who you are when you are alone and online, that is who you really are—no more, and no less. As part of a research project headed Dr. Abdur Chowdhury, AOL made available to the public a massive amount of data culled from their search engine — the search history of 650,000 users over a three-month period. This totaled some 21 million searches. Before releasing the data, they anonymized it, stripping away user names and replacing names with numbers, so that a user with a name like timc2000 simply became User #75636534. Yet because of the often-personal nature of the data, it did not take long before many of those abstract numbers were linked to real names, an obvious and serious violation of privacy and confidentiality. Within days, AOL realized its mistake and withdrew the data, but already it had been copied and uploaded elsewhere on the Internet, where today it lives on in infamy.

Some of the search histories were dark and disturbing, others unremarkable in every way. Still others were strangely amusing. It was often possible to reconstruct a person’s life, at least in part, from what they searched for over a period of time. Consider this user:

Continue reading...

#heartsone   #tgif   #identity  ___

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2015-08-21 00:00:47 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

"Believe the best about people. Pray for their shortcomings. You are NOT the standard. We all need grace." -Lacrae

#heartstone   #quoteoftheday  

"Believe the best about people. Pray for their shortcomings. You are NOT the standard. We all need grace." -Lacrae

#heartstone   #quoteoftheday  ___

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2015-08-20 22:39:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

#verycool, love a good path to explore :)

#heartstone

"Take a Right at the Barn"
Wisconsin Horizons By Phil Koch.
Lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
http://phil-koch.artistwebsites.com

#landscapephotography   #beautifulpictures   #photography   #beautifulplaces    #naturephotography      #travelphotography ___#verycool, love a good path to explore :)

#heartstone

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2015-08-20 13:22:23 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

+1 if you can relate!

#heartstone   #tbt   #throwbackthursday  

+1 if you can relate!

#heartstone   #tbt   #throwbackthursday  ___

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2015-08-20 01:23:46 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Three pounds of steamers...challenge accepted :)

#heartstone #OldOrchardBeach

Three pounds of steamers...challenge accepted :)

#heartstone #OldOrchardBeach___

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2015-08-18 17:33:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What We Know About Leadership Is All Wrong…And Here’s Why

We are in week seven of our ten week Stepping Up series with our church men’s group. This weeks topic was about men ‘engaging with wisdom and grace’ or simply put — leadership. Why is leadership so important? Because most of us men (an women) have no clue what it really is.

When I say the word “leadership”, what does that mean to you?

At work it typically means this…

Being he boss. The perks. Money. Position. Power. Prestige. The applaud. That corner office. No one can tell me what to do. Those diplomas on the wall. Fill in the blank ______.

In the home it typically means this…

My wife must submit. My way or the highway. I’m the king! Going to “that” game is more important than being with your kids. Chasing things that we can give up. Working late.Working harder for that b... more »

What We Know About Leadership Is All Wrong…And Here’s Why

We are in week seven of our ten week Stepping Up series with our church men’s group. This weeks topic was about men ‘engaging with wisdom and grace’ or simply put — leadership. Why is leadership so important? Because most of us men (an women) have no clue what it really is.

When I say the word “leadership”, what does that mean to you?

At work it typically means this…

Being he boss. The perks. Money. Position. Power. Prestige. The applaud. That corner office. No one can tell me what to do. Those diplomas on the wall. Fill in the blank ______.

In the home it typically means this…

My wife must submit. My way or the highway. I’m the king! Going to “that” game is more important than being with your kids. Chasing things that we can give up. Working late. Working harder for that bigger house. My kids need to do what I say, not what I do. Fill in the blank ______.

That’s what the narrative of this world culture would have us believe, isn’t it?

What if I told you that leadership had nothing to do with you and was completely focused on others? What if I told you that it meant that the buck stops with you? What if I told you it meant being out in front leading people in the right direction with wisdom and grace?

Have you ever thought of leadership in that context? In the context of servant leadership?

If you have thought about leadership in that context, great — if not, than that’s ok too because we are going to take it a bit further…buckle up!

Defining good leadership is not an easy thing to do. Yes, there are untold number of books and many self-proclaimed leadership gurus out there that make this attempt, but not many build a foundation on “this” type of true leadership. Do you know what it is?

Continue reading...

#heartstone #tuesday #leadership #manup___

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2015-08-18 15:37:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

"Live courageously from your heart!" -Tim Young

#heartstone   #traveltuesday   #quote  

"Live courageously from your heart!" -Tim Young

#heartstone   #traveltuesday   #quote  ___

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2015-08-17 19:58:36 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer." -Samwise 

#heartstone #quote #mondaymotivation  

"Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer." -Samwise 

#heartstone #quote #mondaymotivation  ___

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2015-08-17 18:44:12 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Being a warrior is not something you do. It's something you are: http://heartstn.co/1CpwOa3 

#heartstone #warrior #mondaymotivation  

Being a warrior is not something you do. It's something you are: http://heartstn.co/1CpwOa3 

#heartstone #warrior #mondaymotivation  ___

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2015-08-17 17:09:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

#heartstone #lol 

#heartstone #lol ___

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2015-08-17 16:57:03 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The Biggest African Lion I’ve Ever Seen
By John Eldredge

Our local zoo had for years one of the biggest African lions I’ve ever seen. A huge male, nearly five hundred pounds, with a wonderful mane and absolutely enormous paws. Panthera leo. The King of the Beasts. Sure, he was caged, but I’m telling you the bars offered small comfort when you stood within six feet of something that in any other situation saw you as an easy lunch. Honestly, I felt I ought to shepherd my boys past him at a safe distance, as if he could pounce on us if he really wanted to. Yet he was my favorite, and whenever the others would wander on to the monkey house or the tigers, I’d double back just for a few more minutes in the presence of someone so powerful and noble and deadly. Perhaps it was fear mingled with admiration; perhaps it was simply that my heart broke for the big old cat.

Thiswonderf... more »

The Biggest African Lion I’ve Ever Seen
By John Eldredge

Our local zoo had for years one of the biggest African lions I’ve ever seen. A huge male, nearly five hundred pounds, with a wonderful mane and absolutely enormous paws. Panthera leo. The King of the Beasts. Sure, he was caged, but I’m telling you the bars offered small comfort when you stood within six feet of something that in any other situation saw you as an easy lunch. Honestly, I felt I ought to shepherd my boys past him at a safe distance, as if he could pounce on us if he really wanted to. Yet he was my favorite, and whenever the others would wander on to the monkey house or the tigers, I’d double back just for a few more minutes in the presence of someone so powerful and noble and deadly. Perhaps it was fear mingled with admiration; perhaps it was simply that my heart broke for the big old cat.

This wonderful, terrible creature should have been out roaming the savanna, ruling his pride, striking fear into the heart of every wildebeest, bringing down zebras and gazelles whenever the urge seized him. Instead, he spent every hour of every day and every night of every year alone, in a cage smaller than your bedroom, his food served to him through a little metal door. Sometimes late at night, after the city had gone to sleep, I would hear his roar come down from the hills. It sounded not so much fierce, but rather mournful. During all of my visits, he never looked me in the eye. I desperately wanted him to, wanted for his sake the chance to stare me down, would have loved it if he took a swipe at me. But he just lay there, weary with that deep weariness that comes from boredom, taking shallow breaths, rolling now and then from side to side.

For after years of living in a cage, a lion no longer even believes it is a lion . . . and a man no longer believes he is a man.

(Excerpt from 'Wild at Heart' by John Eldredge)

#heartstone   #mondaymotivation   #manhood  ___

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2015-08-16 12:48:20 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

"Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny." -C.S. Lewis

#heartstone   #happysunday   #quote  

"Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny." -C.S. Lewis

#heartstone   #happysunday   #quote  ___

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2015-08-14 13:42:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

How Becoming A Grandfather Gave Me A “Do Over”

I remember that day when I walked into the kitchen of her mom’s house and sat down across the table from my daughter. Looking into the her eyes there was an awkward silence, as she fought to stop the tears from welling up.

Not knowing what was coming next, my countenance drifted towards concern. She seemed overwhelmed with fear as her eyes were affixed on the floor. Still holding back her tears the words came…”Dad, I’m pregnant.”

Her mother sat beside me at the table as emotions broke the heavy silence. I sat there bewildered as a waterfall of thoughts rushed through my head like class 5 rapids. Half way through college and beginning her passage into adulthood…getting pregnant was not part of anyone’s five-year plan.

After a long silent pause, I collected my thoughts and shared my commitmentto be there for h... more »

How Becoming A Grandfather Gave Me A “Do Over”

I remember that day when I walked into the kitchen of her mom’s house and sat down across the table from my daughter. Looking into the her eyes there was an awkward silence, as she fought to stop the tears from welling up.

Not knowing what was coming next, my countenance drifted towards concern. She seemed overwhelmed with fear as her eyes were affixed on the floor. Still holding back her tears the words came…”Dad, I’m pregnant.”

Her mother sat beside me at the table as emotions broke the heavy silence. I sat there bewildered as a waterfall of thoughts rushed through my head like class 5 rapids. Half way through college and beginning her passage into adulthood…getting pregnant was not part of anyone’s five-year plan.

After a long silent pause, I collected my thoughts and shared my commitment to be there for her and the baby. I also reaffirmed to her that there was a Father in heaven who loves her unconditionally and a dad down here who does too.

On the ride home still trying to piece it all together, I reached out to my friend and mentor who gave me the comforting words I needed from Heaven’s throne. “Tim, this is part of God’s plan for your daughter’s life and He is with her. This baby will usher in the beginning of a new and joyful life for all who get to know her. As odd as this may sound, this baby is God’s lifeline to your daughter.”

Thankfully, through my good friend, my heavenly Father began to quiet my inner turmoil and the storm started to subside.

Roll the tape forward a bit…

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter #grandkids #legacy___

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2015-08-13 19:34:23 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Fatherlessness: The root cause of income inequality

During the last several years, there has been a growing chorus from progressive politicians and intellectuals about income inequality in America. Numerous books and studies purport to show that the American dream of economic mobility is now an illusion — that movement up the economic ladder is difficult, if not impossible.
The repeated use of the “income inequality” mantra is, of course, designed to pressure our political leaders to enact policies that re-distribute wealth and income.  The focus is not on growing the economic pie for all Americans, but on cutting it up into ever smaller pieces.

But before politicians enact policies that will move America even closer to the European-style welfare system — a system in which economic growth has almost stalled and economic and social mobility is rare — they shouldconsider s... more »

Fatherlessness: The root cause of income inequality

During the last several years, there has been a growing chorus from progressive politicians and intellectuals about income inequality in America. Numerous books and studies purport to show that the American dream of economic mobility is now an illusion — that movement up the economic ladder is difficult, if not impossible.
The repeated use of the “income inequality” mantra is, of course, designed to pressure our political leaders to enact policies that re-distribute wealth and income.  The focus is not on growing the economic pie for all Americans, but on cutting it up into ever smaller pieces.

But before politicians enact policies that will move America even closer to the European-style welfare system — a system in which economic growth has almost stalled and economic and social mobility is rare — they should consider some of the causes of income inequality here at home.

One significant cause of income inequality in America is, arguably, our generous immigration policy, which since 1970 has welcomed to our shores 35-million legal immigrants — the majority without financial assets and with very modest earning power.

But there is no question that a primary cause of income inequality among native-born Americans is the astonishing breakdown of the traditional two-parent family.

Continue reading...

#heartstone   #DadsDoMatter   #family  ___

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2015-08-13 16:01:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

1776

The American Revolution, as interpreted by the people who brought you 300. This is classic!!!

‪#‎heartstone‬ ‪#‎freedom‬

1776

The American Revolution, as interpreted by the people who brought you 300. This is classic!!!

‪#‎heartstone‬ ‪#‎freedom‬___

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2015-08-13 15:50:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

#verycool  shot and great quote!

#heartstone  

         All of life is peaks and valleys
          Don't let the peaks get too high
          and the valleys too low.

This mountain, the Dibona peak located in the French Alps,
makes many climbers dream.
#photo by Daniel Metz
https://500px.com/photo/20488133/toward-the-dream-of-climbing-by-daniel-metz

#mountains #alps #france #landscape
#amazingplacestosee #beautifulpictures #travel
#adventure #googlephotos  ___ #verycool  shot and great quote!

#heartstone  

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2015-08-13 13:50:04 (17 comments, 25 reshares, 131 +1s)Open 

Mom/Dad, But Everone Has One!

Lol, this is so true! Isn't amazing that kids get smartphones at such a young age?

+1 if you had the fisher price phone as a kid growing up.

Also, comment below your thoughts on kids having iPhones/Androids at a young age. What age is appropriate?

#heartstone #tbt #throwbackthursday #iphone #android

Mom/Dad, But Everone Has One!

Lol, this is so true! Isn't amazing that kids get smartphones at such a young age?

+1 if you had the fisher price phone as a kid growing up.

Also, comment below your thoughts on kids having iPhones/Androids at a young age. What age is appropriate?

#heartstone #tbt #throwbackthursday #iphone #android___

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2015-08-12 12:41:22 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

"Be on guard; stand firm in faith; be of courage; be strong." -1 Corinthians 16:13 

#heartstone   #courage   #GodsWord  

"Be on guard; stand firm in faith; be of courage; be strong." -1 Corinthians 16:13 

#heartstone   #courage   #GodsWord  ___

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2015-08-11 20:45:49 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Some people will never come to church, listen to a minster, or read their Bible. They're reading your life and watching how you live. Be the light God called you to be!

#heartstone #tuesdaychallenge #BeTheLight

Some people will never come to church, listen to a minster, or read their Bible. They're reading your life and watching how you live. Be the light God called you to be!

#heartstone #tuesdaychallenge #BeTheLight___

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2015-08-11 20:01:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

What Are You Becoming?
By Francis Frangipane

It is insightful that when Luke listed the Lord's apostles, when he came to Judas Iscariot he identified him as the apostle "who became a traitor" (Luke 6:16).

Judas was an apostle "who became a traitor." This was a man who had been used mightily by the Lord to "heal the sick, raise the dead" and perform other miracles (Matt. 10:8). Judas knew the excitement, joy and power of actually walking with Jesus.

Yet Judas had an abiding character flaw. Despite the fact that God was using him, Judas quietly pilfered the money box. (Jn 12:6). . Judas knew what he was doing was wrong, but since Jesus didn't confront him, Judas minimized the severity of his iniquity. Perhaps he rationalized that if pilfering was truly evil, God would not have continued using him to work miracles.
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What Are You Becoming?
By Francis Frangipane

It is insightful that when Luke listed the Lord's apostles, when he came to Judas Iscariot he identified him as the apostle "who became a traitor" (Luke 6:16).

Judas was an apostle "who became a traitor." This was a man who had been used mightily by the Lord to "heal the sick, raise the dead" and perform other miracles (Matt. 10:8). Judas knew the excitement, joy and power of actually walking with Jesus.

Yet Judas had an abiding character flaw. Despite the fact that God was using him, Judas quietly pilfered the money box. (Jn 12:6). . Judas knew what he was doing was wrong, but since Jesus didn't confront him, Judas minimized the severity of his iniquity. Perhaps he rationalized that if pilfering was truly evil, God would not have continued using him to work miracles.

How a little leaven leavens the whole lump! A relatively minor sin that we do not attend to can lead to a major sin that destroys our lives. Judas "became a traitor." He started out in ministry loyal to Jesus, but then began lying about the finances until his deceitful exterior completely masked his ever darkening heart. Judas was a thief who became a traitor, eventually taking his own life. His compromise with sin destroyed him.

Today we look at the world and see sin running rampant. The anger we feel because of evil is not only understandable, it's justified. Why shouldn't we be angry at what we see? Indeed, in many instances we are actually watching hell manifest through people and situations in the world!

Yet, knowing we would grieve over the evil in the world, God's Word tells us, "Be angry, and yet do not sin" (Eph. 4:26). We must discern at what point our anger about evil has begun displacing the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. You see, we can be legitimately angry about things that are absolutely wrong, but our indignation must climb to more noble, redemptive expression.

Don't misunderstand me, I am not saying its ok to withdraw into passive indifference. No! I mean we must rise in aggressive, relentless intercession. We must learn to pray the mercy prayer: "Father, forgive them."

You see, when we don’t deal with the anger we feel, if we don’t respond to injustice with mercy and intercession, we soon find ourselves becoming something we never intended. And this is the point of this message: Judas became a traitor. His soul degraded from a miraculous life to living a double life. Likewise, our bitterness and anger, left unattended, will do the same to us. It causes us to degenerate into something we never planned on becoming.

Paul warned about letting the sun set on our anger as though we had just 24 hours at most to deal with issues. I must admit, there are issues in life that have taken me months of wrestling with them before my indignation was lifted and transformed into intercession. So stay with the struggle until you heart is not embittered, but empowered.

Today America is overstocked with angry Christians. What can we do? We must turn indignation into intercession. We must make our heartache work for us, aligning ourselves with Christ in the prayer of redemption - actually praying for those who persecute us.

Don't dismiss your anger as a little sin; it disqualified Moses from entering the Promised Land! There are heart issues at stake that are bigger than our indignation about right and wrong. The world is watching how we relate to those who are morally wrong, even when we are biblically right. And they are watching to see if we sound like the Savior or like the Pharisees.

Yet there is one thing more crucial than how the world sees us, and that is how Christ sees us. He is watching what is happening to our hearts. He asks each of us a simple question: Do you know what you're becoming?

Further reading: http://heartstn.co/1JSXXWM

#heartstone   #tuesdaytip   #anger  ___

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2015-08-11 13:06:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." —President Harry S. Truman

#heartstone   #quote  

"Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices." —President Harry S. Truman

#heartstone   #quote  ___

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2015-08-10 21:04:36 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

How Safe Is Your Fence?

Our story begins with the desire to step into the freedom that God has given us.

Here is the rub…in this freedom we were given the choice to choose the life we wanted to live, but overtime our choices cost us our freedom. On this path to freedom — life happens, control kicks in fueled by fear and our trust quotient with God is effected.

If you’ve stepped into the pages of God’s word you’ve most likely encountered phrases like these. “Fear not” or “Do not fear” or “Have courage”, etc.

Did you know that there are over 100 commands that Jesus offered up in scripture and 20+ of them are related to fear?

Lets start the conversation here…what are you afraid of and why are you afraid of it?

Continue reading: http://heartstn.co/1ExtR99

#heartstone #quote #obstacles #freedom

How Safe Is Your Fence?

Our story begins with the desire to step into the freedom that God has given us.

Here is the rub…in this freedom we were given the choice to choose the life we wanted to live, but overtime our choices cost us our freedom. On this path to freedom — life happens, control kicks in fueled by fear and our trust quotient with God is effected.

If you’ve stepped into the pages of God’s word you’ve most likely encountered phrases like these. “Fear not” or “Do not fear” or “Have courage”, etc.

Did you know that there are over 100 commands that Jesus offered up in scripture and 20+ of them are related to fear?

Lets start the conversation here…what are you afraid of and why are you afraid of it?

Continue reading: http://heartstn.co/1ExtR99

#heartstone #quote #obstacles #freedom___

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2015-08-10 19:43:21 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Oh, yes!

Oh, yes!___

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2015-08-10 19:15:42 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Are you brave, or a coward like the rest of them? You will have to decide! 

#heartstone #courage #motivationmonday #manup

Are you brave, or a coward like the rest of them? You will have to decide! 

#heartstone #courage #motivationmonday #manup___

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2015-08-10 12:59:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

"God uses people who fail - because there aren't any other kind around." -John Maxwell

#heartston   #quote   #motivationmonday  

"God uses people who fail - because there aren't any other kind around." -John Maxwell

#heartston   #quote   #motivationmonday  ___

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2015-08-09 11:17:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

New England Sunset

Beautiful New England sunset taken in Newburyport, MA. Love this part of the country!

ht +Claudio Mora​ via FB

(Image Credit: Matt DiPirro: KSWO Meteorologist)

#heartstone #sunset #sunday


New England Sunset

Beautiful New England sunset taken in Newburyport, MA. Love this part of the country!

ht +Claudio Mora​ via FB

(Image Credit: Matt DiPirro: KSWO Meteorologist)

#heartstone #sunset #sunday
___

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2015-08-08 13:11:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Why We Need More Sheepdogs And Less Hashtags!

Edmund Burke gets to the core of this, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” This is a powerful truth, but what you do in the face of evil determines whether you’re a good man or not. You can talk the talk and even walk the walk but it takes far more courage and strength to do the right thing in spite of personal risk.

Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. —Ben Franklin

The next time you’re yelling at the TV or tweeting about some evil in the world, ask yourself what you would truly sacrifice to be the standard that rises up against it? If the answer is little more than words or hashtags on social media – if you’re not willing to sacrifice your own self-interest to do what’s right –you’re not helpin... more »

Why We Need More Sheepdogs And Less Hashtags!

Edmund Burke gets to the core of this, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” This is a powerful truth, but what you do in the face of evil determines whether you’re a good man or not. You can talk the talk and even walk the walk but it takes far more courage and strength to do the right thing in spite of personal risk.

Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. —Ben Franklin

The next time you’re yelling at the TV or tweeting about some evil in the world, ask yourself what you would truly sacrifice to be the standard that rises up against it? If the answer is little more than words or hashtags on social media – if you’re not willing to sacrifice your own self-interest to do what’s right – you’re not helping, you’re just feeding your self-centered ego. You’re a sheep.

Seriously men, its time to start dealing with being a coward once and for all and become a sheepdog! 

Continue reading: http://heartstn.co/1K9KTb8

#heartstone   #courage   #manup   #saturday  ___

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2015-08-08 12:51:39 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"Be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and...put on the new man which was created according to God" -Ephesians 4:23–24

#heartstone   #saturdaymorning  

"Be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and...put on the new man which was created according to God" -Ephesians 4:23–24

#heartstone   #saturdaymorning  ___

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2015-08-07 12:44:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Skiing Insanity!

This high speed skier has more than one close call as he races past fallen snowboarders and through dangerously narrow rocky trenches at break-neck speeds.

Would you ski this trail?

#heartstone   #skiing   #extremesports   #tgif  

Skiing Insanity!

This high speed skier has more than one close call as he races past fallen snowboarders and through dangerously narrow rocky trenches at break-neck speeds.

Would you ski this trail?

#heartstone   #skiing   #extremesports   #tgif  ___

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2015-08-07 12:37:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

"Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

#heartstone   #quotestoliveby   #happyfriday  

"Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

#heartstone   #quotestoliveby   #happyfriday  ___

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2015-08-06 15:03:30 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Not a call to stop going to church. It's a call to be the salt and light in this lost and dying world 7 days a week.

#heartstone #quote   #challengeyourself  

Not a call to stop going to church. It's a call to be the salt and light in this lost and dying world 7 days a week.

#heartstone #quote   #challengeyourself  ___

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2015-08-06 12:34:11 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Remember the old vintage metal backyard swing sets?

+1 if you used to swing so high the the poles lifted up out of the ground!

#heartstone   #tbt   #throwbackthursday  

Remember the old vintage metal backyard swing sets?

+1 if you used to swing so high the the poles lifted up out of the ground!

#heartstone   #tbt   #throwbackthursday  ___

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2015-08-05 18:02:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

"Outside the will of God, there is nothing I want. And in the will of God there is nothing I fear." —A.W. Tozer

#heartstone   #quote   #courage  

"Outside the will of God, there is nothing I want. And in the will of God there is nothing I fear." —A.W. Tozer

#heartstone   #quote   #courage  ___

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2015-08-05 15:30:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My Name is...

Commodus: Rise. Rise. 

Commodus: Your fame is well deserved, Spaniard. I don't think there's ever been a gladiator to match you. As for this young man, he insists you are Hector reborn. Or was it Hercules? Why doesn't the hero reveal himself and tell us all your real name? You do have a name. 

Maximus: My name is Gladiator. [turns away from Commodus] 

Commodus: How dare you show your back to me! Slave, you will remove your helmet and tell me your name. 

Maximus: [removes helmet and turns around to face Commodus] My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. 

#heartstone   #courage   #m... more »

My Name is...

Commodus: Rise. Rise. 

Commodus: Your fame is well deserved, Spaniard. I don't think there's ever been a gladiator to match you. As for this young man, he insists you are Hector reborn. Or was it Hercules? Why doesn't the hero reveal himself and tell us all your real name? You do have a name. 

Maximus: My name is Gladiator. [turns away from Commodus] 

Commodus: How dare you show your back to me! Slave, you will remove your helmet and tell me your name. 

Maximus: [removes helmet and turns around to face Commodus] My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions and loyal servant to the TRUE emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. 

#heartstone   #courage   #manup  ___

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2015-08-04 18:53:33 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"The church is not a career path. It’s a place you go to give your life away." -Dave Harvey

#heartstone   #quoteoftheday  

"The church is not a career path. It’s a place you go to give your life away." (Dave Harvey)___"The church is not a career path. It’s a place you go to give your life away." -Dave Harvey

#heartstone   #quoteoftheday  

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2015-08-04 16:45:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Peyton Manning opens up about his Christian faith

Peyton wrote a book with his father called Manning and in the book he talks about his faith. You don’t hear him talk about it too much because he wants his actions to speak louder than words.

Like my dad, I make it a point when I speak to groups to talk about priorities, and when it’s schoolkids, I rank those priorities as: faith, family, and education, then football. For me generally it had always been the big four: faith, family, friends, and football. And I tell all of them that as important as football is to me, it can never be higher than fourth.My faith has been number one since I was thirteen years old and heard from the pulpit on a Sunday morning in New Orleans a simple question: “If you died today, are you one hundred percent sure you’d go to heaven?” Cooper was there and Eli [Peyton’s two brothers] but itdidn’t hit ... more »

Peyton Manning opens up about his Christian faith

Peyton wrote a book with his father called Manning and in the book he talks about his faith. You don’t hear him talk about it too much because he wants his actions to speak louder than words.

Like my dad, I make it a point when I speak to groups to talk about priorities, and when it’s schoolkids, I rank those priorities as: faith, family, and education, then football. For me generally it had always been the big four: faith, family, friends, and football. And I tell all of them that as important as football is to me, it can never be higher than fourth.My faith has been number one since I was thirteen years old and heard from the pulpit on a Sunday morning in New Orleans a simple question: “If you died today, are you one hundred percent sure you’d go to heaven?” Cooper was there and Eli [Peyton’s two brothers] but it didn’t hit them at the time the way it did me. It was a big church, and I felt very small, but my heart was pounding. The minister invited those who would like that assurance through Jesus Christ to raise their hands, and I did. Then he invited us to come forward, to take a stand, and my heart really started pounding. And from where we sat, it looked like a mile to the front.

But I got up and did it. And I committed my life to Christ, and that faith has been most important to me ever since. Some players get more vocal about it—the Reggie Whites, for example—and some point to Heaven after scoring a touchdown and praise God after games. I have no problem with that. But I don’t do it, and don’t think it makes me any less a Christian. I just want my actions to speak louder, and I don’t want to be more of a target for criticism than I already am. Somebody sees you drinking a beer, which I do, and they think, “Hmmmm, Peyton says he’s this, that, or the other, and there he is drinking alcohol. What’s that all about?”

#heartstone   #peytonmanning   #courage  ___

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2015-08-03 19:47:02 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Awesome!

ht +Ron Parish​

___Awesome!

ht +Ron Parish​

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2015-08-03 13:21:41 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." -Winston Churchill

#heartstone   #mondaymotivation   #quote  

"You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." -Winston Churchill

#heartstone   #mondaymotivation   #quote  ___

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2015-08-01 16:50:33 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

13 things mentally strong people don't do
By Steven Benna

Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do.

It's usually seen in what you don't do.

In her book, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," author Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a "three-pronged approach."

It's about controlling your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.

Here are 13 things mentally strong people do not do, according to Morin:

1. They don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
3. They don't shy away from change.
4. They don't focus on things they can't control.

Continue reading...

#heartstone   #manup   #happyweekend  

13 things mentally strong people don't do
By Steven Benna

Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do.

It's usually seen in what you don't do.

In her book, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," author Amy Morin writes that developing mental strength is a "three-pronged approach."

It's about controlling your thoughts, behaviors, and emotions.

Here are 13 things mentally strong people do not do, according to Morin:

1. They don't waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
3. They don't shy away from change.
4. They don't focus on things they can't control.

Continue reading...

#heartstone   #manup   #happyweekend  ___

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