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Tim Young

Tim Young 

Father, author, teacher and speaker on mission to help people live courageously from their hearts!

Occupation: Father | Author | Speaker

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Jason T. Wiser21,651*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 19:00:00242  

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2017-08-05 14:53:57 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Biker Club Finds Out Schoolboy Is Being Ruthlessly Bullied. What Happens Next Is AMAZING.

When a biker group heard about a sixth-grade boy being mercilessly bullied by his classmates, 50 bikers responded by escorting the student to school on his first day back, eating breakfast with the child, and praying over him.

It all started when Indiana mother Tammy Mick confided in a friend, director of United Motorcycle Enthusiasts Brent Warfield, about her son being bullied.

Dekalb Middle School student Phil Mick says his classmates would mock him, tease him about his weight, and even physically assault him. At one point, Phil told his mother he had thought about ending his life.

Warfield felt compassion for the hurting mother and took issue with the bullying; he immediately decided to do something about it.

Continue reading...

#heartstone... more »

Most reshares: 6

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2017-08-18 13:36:47 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

"The man your daughter will marry is greatly influenced by the one she sees in you." -John Finch

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter

Most plusones: 9

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2017-08-10 12:59:43 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

This is why I'm not a vegetarian!

#heartstone #lol #manup

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2017-08-21 17:34:24 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

What Guardians Of The Galaxy Can Teach Us About Fatherhood

Recently saw Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and it was just as enjoyable and fun to watch as the first one. I’m a big fan of the larger Marvel cinematic universe, but the Guardians of The Galaxy storyline is one of my favorites.

Spoiler Alert

I love the sci-fi mixed with humor theme’ing — even if Drax’s laughter feels forced at times. There is also the camaraderie, stunning visuals, and the of course the epic soundtrack. If you’re a fan of the last Guardians movie, there’s no reason to think that you won’t find this one just as good.

We have to start at the end and roll it back a bit to highlight one of the deeper themes in the movie. Peter’s (Star Lord) coveted Walkman gets busted and Kraglin (Yondu’s right-hand Ravager) gives him a “new” music player as a replacement.The epic joke is that... more »

What Guardians Of The Galaxy Can Teach Us About Fatherhood

Recently saw Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and it was just as enjoyable and fun to watch as the first one. I’m a big fan of the larger Marvel cinematic universe, but the Guardians of The Galaxy storyline is one of my favorites.

Spoiler Alert

I love the sci-fi mixed with humor theme’ing — even if Drax’s laughter feels forced at times. There is also the camaraderie, stunning visuals, and the of course the epic soundtrack. If you’re a fan of the last Guardians movie, there’s no reason to think that you won’t find this one just as good.

We have to start at the end and roll it back a bit to highlight one of the deeper themes in the movie. Peter’s (Star Lord) coveted Walkman gets busted and Kraglin (Yondu’s right-hand Ravager) gives him a “new” music player as a replacement. The epic joke is that he got a Microsoft Zune. Kraglin shares that Yondu always expected Peter to come back, so he picked it up for him while at a space junk sale. After being in awe that this new player can hold “300 songs?!” he scrolls through the menu and, like he did at the end of the last movie and fires up a track — “Father and Son.” from Cat Stevens

Let’s unpack the deeper theme of “Father and son” from the movie…

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter___

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2017-08-21 16:32:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.” -C.S. Lewis

#hearttone #quote

“The homemaker has the ultimate career. All other careers exist for one purpose only – and that is to support the ultimate career.” -C.S. Lewis

#hearttone #quote___

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2017-08-21 14:08:12 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

4 Reasons You MUST Suffer To Succeed
By Dale Patridge

This past Sunday our family went over to a friend’s home for lunch. Conversation was rolling, people were catching up, but not me. I was sitting toward the back of their living room enduring deep frustration. I wasn’t angry. I wasn’t upset. I was suffering.

I’m a victim of passion. I live with such fierce vision, ideas, and desires that it actually hurts. My chest burns. My thoughts storm. My feet begin to tap. On many occasions I can’t sleep or I chase my thinking into the night. Or my mind becomes consumed with images of what could be. Images so real and so important that doing anything else at the moment seems irresponsible.

If you look up the original definition of the word “passion,” you’ll find it’s defined like this: To endure suffering. The word was first used in the late 12th centuryto describe Chris... more »

4 Reasons You MUST Suffer To Succeed
By Dale Patridge

This past Sunday our family went over to a friend’s home for lunch. Conversation was rolling, people were catching up, but not me. I was sitting toward the back of their living room enduring deep frustration. I wasn’t angry. I wasn’t upset. I was suffering.

I’m a victim of passion. I live with such fierce vision, ideas, and desires that it actually hurts. My chest burns. My thoughts storm. My feet begin to tap. On many occasions I can’t sleep or I chase my thinking into the night. Or my mind becomes consumed with images of what could be. Images so real and so important that doing anything else at the moment seems irresponsible.

If you look up the original definition of the word “passion,” you’ll find it’s defined like this: To endure suffering. The word was first used in the late 12th century to describe Christ’s willingness to suffer on the cross.

Since then, the word “passion” has been hijacked. Misused and abused. Reduced by a feel-good culture chasing simpler language. Today, passion is understood as “what excites you” or “what puts the sparkle in your eyes, the twinkle in your toes.”

But passion is so much more.

Continue reading...

#heartstone #mondaymotivation___

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2017-08-21 14:03:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter___

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2017-08-18 18:43:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Our Limited View

I have been sharing some of my photos of when I went Skydiving to add some personal context to a recent blog post I've written called 'What I Learned From Jumping Out Of A Plane'. It's one of those stories where I connected a real life event to a spiritual lesson.

Sure, jumping out of a plane take courage and guts, but I think it takes more courage and guts to trust in God - and to walk it out with Him!

Read the post: http://heartstn.co/2qVUgNI

Because of our limited view, we focus on our circumstances while He focuses on using our circumstances to accomplish a deeper work in us. It’s a trust issue. Can I trust God to shield me from the full onslaught of the enemy? Can I trust God when He allows suffering in my life? Can I trust God when He takes things away from me? Can I trust God with my kids? Can I trust God if I loosem... more »

Our Limited View

I have been sharing some of my photos of when I went Skydiving to add some personal context to a recent blog post I've written called 'What I Learned From Jumping Out Of A Plane'. It's one of those stories where I connected a real life event to a spiritual lesson.

Sure, jumping out of a plane take courage and guts, but I think it takes more courage and guts to trust in God - and to walk it out with Him!

Read the post: http://heartstn.co/2qVUgNI

Because of our limited view, we focus on our circumstances while He focuses on using our circumstances to accomplish a deeper work in us. It’s a trust issue. Can I trust God to shield me from the full onslaught of the enemy? Can I trust God when He allows suffering in my life? Can I trust God when He takes things away from me? Can I trust God with my kids? Can I trust God if I loose my job? Can I trust God [fill in the blank]?

Can I trust Him?

Do you struggle with trusting God?

btw...seriously, the jump instructor was not wearing shoes.

#heartstone #fridayreads___

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2017-08-18 16:16:29 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Who Do You Serve?

And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” -Joshua 24:15

So, who do you serve?

#heartstone #OswaldChambers

Who Do You Serve?

And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” -Joshua 24:15

So, who do you serve?

#heartstone #OswaldChambers___

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2017-08-18 14:26:35 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

"As husbands, we need to see our role in marriage as a high calling. We need something to carry us past our obligation, past our responsibility, to a vision of glory that takes our eyes off of our fears and selfish desires." -Family Life

#heartstone #manup

"As husbands, we need to see our role in marriage as a high calling. We need something to carry us past our obligation, past our responsibility, to a vision of glory that takes our eyes off of our fears and selfish desires." -Family Life

#heartstone #manup___

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2017-08-18 13:36:47 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

"The man your daughter will marry is greatly influenced by the one she sees in you." -John Finch

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter

"The man your daughter will marry is greatly influenced by the one she sees in you." -John Finch

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter___

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2017-08-18 13:26:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Agreed!

#heartstone #brotherhood #manup

Agreed!

#heartstone #brotherhood #manup___

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2017-08-18 13:25:20 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

"Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.” –Teddy Roosevelt

#heartstone #quote

"Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.” –Teddy Roosevelt

#heartstone #quote___

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2017-08-17 16:42:33 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

On Forgiveness...

"Forgiving doesn't mean they win...it means you win." -Refine Us Ministry

Is there someone you need to forgive? Today?

Deeper dive: http://heartstn.co/2qNyrzF

#heartstone #quote #thursdaythoughts

On Forgiveness...

"Forgiving doesn't mean they win...it means you win." -Refine Us Ministry

Is there someone you need to forgive? Today?

Deeper dive: http://heartstn.co/2qNyrzF

#heartstone #quote #thursdaythoughts___

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2017-08-17 15:11:35 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Woman Yells Expletives At Him And Walks Away. That’s When He Does The Unthinkable

At Tabooya, we love sharing inspiring stories of people who decide to spread their kindness and even go so far as to challenge us to treat one another better.

This man, who decided to help a woman at a gas station, is an example of someone who looks out for others, even when they might not seem like they deserve the kindness.

He shared his story on Facebook to let others know that you never truly know what other people are going through.

Bryan Brown’s post inspired so many people on Facebook that it quickly went viral, being shared over 40,000 times, liked over 250,000 times, and even gathered over 15,000 comments.

He wrote...

#heartstone #thursdaythoughts

Woman Yells Expletives At Him And Walks Away. That’s When He Does The Unthinkable

At Tabooya, we love sharing inspiring stories of people who decide to spread their kindness and even go so far as to challenge us to treat one another better.

This man, who decided to help a woman at a gas station, is an example of someone who looks out for others, even when they might not seem like they deserve the kindness.

He shared his story on Facebook to let others know that you never truly know what other people are going through.

Bryan Brown’s post inspired so many people on Facebook that it quickly went viral, being shared over 40,000 times, liked over 250,000 times, and even gathered over 15,000 comments.

He wrote...

#heartstone #thursdaythoughts___

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2017-08-16 17:20:39 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ―J.R.R. Tolkien

#heartstone #quote

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ―J.R.R. Tolkien

#heartstone #quote___

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2017-08-16 16:07:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

The Feminization of Everything Fails Our Boys
By David French

Our society is unlearning masculinity, it’s feminizing every stage of male life, and boys are paying a steep price. Consider the feminization of the home — occurring on two fronts simultaneously. First, and most important, the dissolution of the family brings increased fatherlessness, and for all of our culture’s single-mom worship (and moms’ sometimes — but not always — heroic efforts to fill the gap), boys need dads. It’s that simple. Men and women in general have different roles to play in their kids’ lives, and a boy sees in a good dad the fruits of properly channeled and properly lived masculinity. He has a model, often a hero, who lives in the closest possible proximity.

Continue reading: http://heartstn.co/2x4sxt6

#heartstone #manup

The Feminization of Everything Fails Our Boys
By David French

Our society is unlearning masculinity, it’s feminizing every stage of male life, and boys are paying a steep price. Consider the feminization of the home — occurring on two fronts simultaneously. First, and most important, the dissolution of the family brings increased fatherlessness, and for all of our culture’s single-mom worship (and moms’ sometimes — but not always — heroic efforts to fill the gap), boys need dads. It’s that simple. Men and women in general have different roles to play in their kids’ lives, and a boy sees in a good dad the fruits of properly channeled and properly lived masculinity. He has a model, often a hero, who lives in the closest possible proximity.

Continue reading: http://heartstn.co/2x4sxt6

#heartstone #manup___

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2017-08-16 15:38:19 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s; )Open 

#heartstone #manup

#heartstone #manup___

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2017-08-15 14:56:58 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Validation
By John & Sam Eldredge

[Sam] I know so many of us long for words of validation, but few ever hear them. An acquaintance of mine who lived down the street went out and bought a new (used) car one day. He spent quite a bit and took out a loan to boot. When he pulled up he started dancing around the driveway chanting, “I own a car! Now I am a man! I own a car! Now I am a man!” I wish I were kidding. It felt pretty hollow at the time; I knew that he was getting his validation from owning things. But it’s something that society had told him marks the way to adulthood.

[John] More like killing a dandelion, isn’t it? But in the absence of validation from God, we’ll take whatever scraps come our way.

(Excerpt from 'Killing Lions' by John & Sam Eldredge)

#heartstone #validation #tuesdaythoughts
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Validation
By John & Sam Eldredge

[Sam] I know so many of us long for words of validation, but few ever hear them. An acquaintance of mine who lived down the street went out and bought a new (used) car one day. He spent quite a bit and took out a loan to boot. When he pulled up he started dancing around the driveway chanting, “I own a car! Now I am a man! I own a car! Now I am a man!” I wish I were kidding. It felt pretty hollow at the time; I knew that he was getting his validation from owning things. But it’s something that society had told him marks the way to adulthood.

[John] More like killing a dandelion, isn’t it? But in the absence of validation from God, we’ll take whatever scraps come our way.

(Excerpt from 'Killing Lions' by John & Sam Eldredge)

#heartstone #validation #tuesdaythoughts

http://heartstonejourney.com/warning-dads-failing-to-pass-the-mantle/___

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2017-08-15 14:50:22 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

#heartstone #manup

#heartstone #manup___

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2017-08-14 18:30:56 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

"You can't get to courage without walking through vulnerability." -Brene Brown

#heartstone #quote

"You can't get to courage without walking through vulnerability." -Brene Brown

#heartstone #quote___

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2017-08-14 16:33:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

How To Build Margin Into Your Life

I have no peace! I have no quiet! I have no rest! And trouble keeps coming -Job 3:26 GWT

What do you think about when you hear the word margin? Here are some questions to start the conversation. Is your schedule overloaded? Are you always busy? Is your family slipping away? Are you stressed out all the time?

Check out some of these statistics for people living in the United States (US)...

#heartstone #margin #busyness #performance #stress

How To Build Margin Into Your Life

I have no peace! I have no quiet! I have no rest! And trouble keeps coming -Job 3:26 GWT

What do you think about when you hear the word margin? Here are some questions to start the conversation. Is your schedule overloaded? Are you always busy? Is your family slipping away? Are you stressed out all the time?

Check out some of these statistics for people living in the United States (US)...

#heartstone #margin #busyness #performance #stress___

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2017-08-14 13:10:46 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +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…

(continue reading)

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter #grandkids #legacy___

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2017-08-14 13:05:38 (1 comments; 4 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Thoughts on Charlottesville
By Dale Partridge

Racism says, "I'm created in God's image, but you're not." Even the very idea of "White Pride" or "Black Pride" or "Brown Pride" is the act of claiming some artificial benefit or superior position simply because of the color of our skin. It's placing our pride in the tone of our flesh rather than the Creator of our souls. Hear me when I say this: Your skin does not make you any more or less valuable than another. The idea that any person has some increase in worth because of their nationality is Satanic, wicked, and should be eradicated from our thoughts.

Acts 10:34-35 says "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him."

Furthermore, it's easy to believe that if... more »

Thoughts on Charlottesville
By Dale Partridge

Racism says, "I'm created in God's image, but you're not." Even the very idea of "White Pride" or "Black Pride" or "Brown Pride" is the act of claiming some artificial benefit or superior position simply because of the color of our skin. It's placing our pride in the tone of our flesh rather than the Creator of our souls. Hear me when I say this: Your skin does not make you any more or less valuable than another. The idea that any person has some increase in worth because of their nationality is Satanic, wicked, and should be eradicated from our thoughts.

Acts 10:34-35 says "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him."

Furthermore, it's easy to believe that if you don't see something it must not exist. Charlottesville proved that ideology incorrect. Racism does exist. But it's also easy to believe that if something exists somewhere, it must exist everywhere. We live in a culture that wants to convince you that you're racist even if you're not. A culture that will fabricate sin and make even a righteous person into a criminal.

Satan wants to make you believe that every white, black, and brown person you meet has some form of racism in their heart. But that's simply not true. This world is filled with Godly men and women who love others regardless of the color of their skin. But peace doesn't pay the bills and controversy brings in the cash.

Ultimately, we live in a dark world in need of Jesus. And our fight should not simply be to make people un-racist, it should be to deliver the Gospel to their hearts. I think MLK said it best, "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

#heartstone #Charlottesville___

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2017-08-14 12:59:48 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Just awesome...there are still good men out there. (there is some profanity)

#heartstone #manup

Just awesome...there are still good men out there. (there is some profanity)

#heartstone #manup___

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2017-08-11 13:25:41 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

What Are The Purposes Of Hardships In Our Lives

One day, it’s all going fine and the next day, the bottom drops out with no real explanation. It only takes a split second for everything to change. Maybe you lost your job, or a family member had a serious accident…fill in your own personal hardship. Whether or not you are presently encountering hardship in your life, you can be certain that they will come as we live in a fallen and broken world. You can’t escape life without hurt. Jesus even said,

I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world. —John 16:33 (MSG)

The second chapter of Corinthians provides a glimpse into the hardship Paul had to endure and walk through. Five times he received the fortylashes minu... more »

What Are The Purposes Of Hardships In Our Lives

One day, it’s all going fine and the next day, the bottom drops out with no real explanation. It only takes a split second for everything to change. Maybe you lost your job, or a family member had a serious accident…fill in your own personal hardship. Whether or not you are presently encountering hardship in your life, you can be certain that they will come as we live in a fallen and broken world. You can’t escape life without hurt. Jesus even said,

I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world. —John 16:33 (MSG)

The second chapter of Corinthians provides a glimpse into the hardship Paul had to endure and walk through. Five times he received the forty lashes minus one. Three times he was beaten with rods; he was stoned; three times he was shipwrecked; he spent a night and a day in the open sea; and he was constantly on the move. He had been in danger from rivers; from bandits from his own countrymen, in the city, in the country, and at sea; and from false brothers. He had labored and toiled and had often gone without sleep; he had known hunger and thirst and had often gone without food; he had also experienced coldness and nakedness.

The very credentials that once defined his place of security and identity were dumped in exchange for Jesus. Paul made a choice with life’s hardships…he gloried in them. He came to a place in his relationship with God where God became everything good and true in his life. He began to see that God shaped his character through these hardships.

Continue reading...

#heartstone #fridayfeeling #hardship___

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2017-08-10 19:40:39 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

Awesome quote and so true!

#heartstone #ThursdayThoughts

Awesome quote and so true!

#heartstone #ThursdayThoughts___

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2017-08-10 13:19:28 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Having prepared a heart-wrenching speech, Tyler, 11, surprised his dad when he asked him to adopt him.

Despite believing at first that someone in his family was having a baby - due to the choice of 'it's a boy' bag - father Don Gause, 47, from Conyers, Georgia, tearfully accepted his son's request.

Anyone can be a father. It takes a real man to be a dad!

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter

Having prepared a heart-wrenching speech, Tyler, 11, surprised his dad when he asked him to adopt him.

Despite believing at first that someone in his family was having a baby - due to the choice of 'it's a boy' bag - father Don Gause, 47, from Conyers, Georgia, tearfully accepted his son's request.

Anyone can be a father. It takes a real man to be a dad!

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter___

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2017-08-10 13:08:42 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” -W. Clement Stone

#heartstone #integrity

“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.” -W. Clement Stone

#heartstone #integrity___

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2017-08-10 12:59:43 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

This is why I'm not a vegetarian!

#heartstone #lol #manup

This is why I'm not a vegetarian!

#heartstone #lol #manup___

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2017-08-09 18:23:32 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone!

Lets go back to the story of the woman caught in adultery in John 8:1-11 where the people of the town were going to stone her. This is one of the coolest stories in the New Testament. Jesus responds to the situation by saying “He who is without sin cast the first stone.” This is brilliant!

The people begin to put down their stones and walk away and the scene is left with this woman and Jesus alone in the town square. She is wrapped in nothing but a bed sheet and her shame. Jesus says “did they not condemn you?” “No, none of them Lord,” she said. Then Jesus says, “Neither do I and go and sin no more!”

Wait a minute, what?

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#heartstone #wednesdaywisdom

He Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone!

Lets go back to the story of the woman caught in adultery in John 8:1-11 where the people of the town were going to stone her. This is one of the coolest stories in the New Testament. Jesus responds to the situation by saying “He who is without sin cast the first stone.” This is brilliant!

The people begin to put down their stones and walk away and the scene is left with this woman and Jesus alone in the town square. She is wrapped in nothing but a bed sheet and her shame. Jesus says “did they not condemn you?” “No, none of them Lord,” she said. Then Jesus says, “Neither do I and go and sin no more!”

Wait a minute, what?

Continue reading...

#heartstone #wednesdaywisdom___

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2017-08-09 16:58:38 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Commitment means staying when I don't feel like staying. Because showing up when everything is enjoyable, isn't commitment it's excitement. This culture has trained us to view love as a feeling. A lie that will leave you incapable of navigating your marriage when everything feels broken. Showing up is almost the same as sitting down. It requires your heart to say "I'm here..." in the face of your emotions screaming, "Run!" -Dale Partridge

#heartstone #manup

Commitment means staying when I don't feel like staying. Because showing up when everything is enjoyable, isn't commitment it's excitement. This culture has trained us to view love as a feeling. A lie that will leave you incapable of navigating your marriage when everything feels broken. Showing up is almost the same as sitting down. It requires your heart to say "I'm here..." in the face of your emotions screaming, "Run!" -Dale Partridge

#heartstone #manup___

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2017-08-09 13:45:25 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

A powerful reminder of how deeply God loves us....

#heartstone #wednesdaywisdom

A powerful reminder of how deeply God loves us....

#heartstone #wednesdaywisdom___

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2017-08-08 15:47:50 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

This dad's son is Autistic and blind, but it doesn't stop him from teaching his son how to shift gears. This dad rocks and reveals someone who knows how to love and connect with his son.

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter

This dad's son is Autistic and blind, but it doesn't stop him from teaching his son how to shift gears. This dad rocks and reveals someone who knows how to love and connect with his son.

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter___

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2017-08-08 14:51:26 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +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 he... 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/2ulCSQx

#heartstone #TuesdayThoughts #courage #manup___

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2017-08-07 16:43:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

So true!!

#heartstone #mondaymotivation

So true!!

#heartstone #mondaymotivation___

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2017-08-07 14:07:23 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

"Kids curse like sailors in today's schools and nobody bats an eye. But if a kid says a prayer in school it's offensive. In other words, this culture would rather approve vulgarity than support young people who desire morality." -Dale Partridge

#heartstone #quote

"Kids curse like sailors in today's schools and nobody bats an eye. But if a kid says a prayer in school it's offensive. In other words, this culture would rather approve vulgarity than support young people who desire morality." -Dale Partridge

#heartstone #quote___

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2017-08-07 13:17:18 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

5 Ways to Protect Your Marriage on Social Media
By Phylicia Masonheimer

Did you know that 20 percent of divorces involve Facebook? As a former social media manager and avid Facebook user myself, I was not surprised by this statistic. Facebook’s convenient social engagement – sometimes couched in the privacy of a message inbox – is an excellent way to stay in contact with old friends. But this convenience is also why Facebook is so dangerous for modern marriages.

Josh and I have a continual conversation on this topic. Social media is largely harmless, but if not approached with discretion it leads many down a path of emotional (and even physical) infidelity. We are not blind to this potential – and you shouldn’t be either. Following are five principles Josh and I use to guard our social media interaction post-marriage.

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#hearts... more »

5 Ways to Protect Your Marriage on Social Media
By Phylicia Masonheimer

Did you know that 20 percent of divorces involve Facebook? As a former social media manager and avid Facebook user myself, I was not surprised by this statistic. Facebook’s convenient social engagement – sometimes couched in the privacy of a message inbox – is an excellent way to stay in contact with old friends. But this convenience is also why Facebook is so dangerous for modern marriages.

Josh and I have a continual conversation on this topic. Social media is largely harmless, but if not approached with discretion it leads many down a path of emotional (and even physical) infidelity. We are not blind to this potential – and you shouldn’t be either. Following are five principles Josh and I use to guard our social media interaction post-marriage.

Continue reading...

#heartstone #marriage #socialmedia___

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2017-08-05 14:53:57 (2 comments; 3 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

Biker Club Finds Out Schoolboy Is Being Ruthlessly Bullied. What Happens Next Is AMAZING.

When a biker group heard about a sixth-grade boy being mercilessly bullied by his classmates, 50 bikers responded by escorting the student to school on his first day back, eating breakfast with the child, and praying over him.

It all started when Indiana mother Tammy Mick confided in a friend, director of United Motorcycle Enthusiasts Brent Warfield, about her son being bullied.

Dekalb Middle School student Phil Mick says his classmates would mock him, tease him about his weight, and even physically assault him. At one point, Phil told his mother he had thought about ending his life.

Warfield felt compassion for the hurting mother and took issue with the bullying; he immediately decided to do something about it.

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#heartstone... more »

Biker Club Finds Out Schoolboy Is Being Ruthlessly Bullied. What Happens Next Is AMAZING.

When a biker group heard about a sixth-grade boy being mercilessly bullied by his classmates, 50 bikers responded by escorting the student to school on his first day back, eating breakfast with the child, and praying over him.

It all started when Indiana mother Tammy Mick confided in a friend, director of United Motorcycle Enthusiasts Brent Warfield, about her son being bullied.

Dekalb Middle School student Phil Mick says his classmates would mock him, tease him about his weight, and even physically assault him. At one point, Phil told his mother he had thought about ending his life.

Warfield felt compassion for the hurting mother and took issue with the bullying; he immediately decided to do something about it.

Continue reading...

#heartstone #awesome___

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2017-08-04 16:26:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

"Though our past has shaped us, we are not our past. Though our failures and sin have had an effect on who we are, we are not defined by our failures or our sin.

The stories from our past that shaped us and the words that were spoken over our lives that have crippled us do not stand a chance in the light of the powerful grace and mercy that come to us now in the Person of Jesus. We do not have to remain captive any longer.

Let God begin to rewrite your story. Invite him to show you your past through his eyes. Ask him to surface good memories you have forgotten. He would love to do it. There is healing to be had there. There is a replacing of regret with mercy."

--Stasi Eldredge (Becoming Myself)

#heartstone #fridayreads

"Though our past has shaped us, we are not our past. Though our failures and sin have had an effect on who we are, we are not defined by our failures or our sin.

The stories from our past that shaped us and the words that were spoken over our lives that have crippled us do not stand a chance in the light of the powerful grace and mercy that come to us now in the Person of Jesus. We do not have to remain captive any longer.

Let God begin to rewrite your story. Invite him to show you your past through his eyes. Ask him to surface good memories you have forgotten. He would love to do it. There is healing to be had there. There is a replacing of regret with mercy."

--Stasi Eldredge (Becoming Myself)

#heartstone #fridayreads___

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2017-08-04 14:53:49 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Not condoning cursing, but this is so true!

#heartstone #lol #manup

Not condoning cursing, but this is so true!

#heartstone #lol #manup___

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2017-08-04 12:39:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

Amazon review of Heartstone

Heartstone-A journey for all to read because if you have not been there yet, chances are you or someone you know will be. By AJ

"I just finished your book and it was incredible! At different times during my reading, I found myself crying, smiling, agreeing and pondering your powerful testimony. Your poignant, revealing and honest account will certainly be a wonderful support and reference for those who are experiencing their own "Midnight Journey". Your personal poems, the sharing of your hurts and shortcomings, your provocative questions, the myriad of scripture quotes and other references, etc. all came together in an amazing way to present your story and invite others to truly learn who our God really is, how much He loves us and how much He wants us to love, trust and follow Him."

#heartstone #fridayrreads #reviewmore »

Amazon review of Heartstone

Heartstone-A journey for all to read because if you have not been there yet, chances are you or someone you know will be. By AJ

"I just finished your book and it was incredible! At different times during my reading, I found myself crying, smiling, agreeing and pondering your powerful testimony. Your poignant, revealing and honest account will certainly be a wonderful support and reference for those who are experiencing their own "Midnight Journey". Your personal poems, the sharing of your hurts and shortcomings, your provocative questions, the myriad of scripture quotes and other references, etc. all came together in an amazing way to present your story and invite others to truly learn who our God really is, how much He loves us and how much He wants us to love, trust and follow Him."

#heartstone #fridayrreads #review

http://heartstonejourney.com/estore/heartstone/___

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2017-08-04 12:37:52 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

1 Peter 3:7
A Word to Husbands
Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the TENDER vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.

#heartstone #manup

1 Peter 3:7
A Word to Husbands
Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the TENDER vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.

#heartstone #manup___

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2017-08-04 12:36:06 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

"You are setting the standard by which your son will measure himself as a man, husband, & father. Set it high!" -John Finch

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter

"You are setting the standard by which your son will measure himself as a man, husband, & father. Set it high!" -John Finch

#heartstone #DadsDoMatter___

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2017-08-02 18:13:16 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

What Fleas Can Teach Us About Gratitude And Control

Corrie ten Boom, a hero to a generation of people who grew up after World War II left a legacy of Godliness and wisdom. She and her sister Betsie were victims of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands and she survived to tell her story of faith and dependence on God during horrendous suffering.

Corrie Ten Boon, along with the rest of her family were victim of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during WWII. They were later interred in a Nazi concentration camp for hiding fugitives and others hunted by the Nazis. Corrie was the only one from her family that survived the horrific conditions of the concentration camp and had the courage to share her story in a book she wrote, The Hiding Place.

"I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that, Is... more »

What Fleas Can Teach Us About Gratitude And Control

Corrie ten Boom, a hero to a generation of people who grew up after World War II left a legacy of Godliness and wisdom. She and her sister Betsie were victims of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands and she survived to tell her story of faith and dependence on God during horrendous suffering.

Corrie Ten Boon, along with the rest of her family were victim of the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands during WWII. They were later interred in a Nazi concentration camp for hiding fugitives and others hunted by the Nazis. Corrie was the only one from her family that survived the horrific conditions of the concentration camp and had the courage to share her story in a book she wrote, The Hiding Place.

"I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that, I still possess." —Corrie Ten Boom

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#heartstone #wednesdaywisdom #gratitude___

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2017-08-02 15:19:43 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

Grill BIG or go home!

#heartstone #manup

Grill BIG or go home!

#heartstone #manup___

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2017-08-02 14:54:33 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

"If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever." -Thomas Aquinas

#heartstone #quote

"If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever." -Thomas Aquinas

#heartstone #quote___

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2017-08-02 13:32:56 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

7 Mental Toughness Tips From a Former Navy SEAL Trainer
By Marla Tabaka

This former Special Agent has protected members of Congress, governors, heads of state, and celebrities. He's tough and resilient, but it hasn't always been that way.

"Growing up I was easy prey. I was the fat kid and cry-baby who attracted the attention of bullies, to whom I would always cower," recalls Andrew Wittman. But the kid who cowered taught himself to bounce back and be strong. So much so that grew into an adult who one day would be contracted by the State Department to train Navy SEALS, Marines, Rangers, and Special Forces for high-threat diplomatic security assignments.

"Resiliency allows you to bounce back from failure and face pain, challenges, and even temptation, head-on without drawing back," says Wittman. "It's a skill that can be used in... more »

7 Mental Toughness Tips From a Former Navy SEAL Trainer
By Marla Tabaka

This former Special Agent has protected members of Congress, governors, heads of state, and celebrities. He's tough and resilient, but it hasn't always been that way.

"Growing up I was easy prey. I was the fat kid and cry-baby who attracted the attention of bullies, to whom I would always cower," recalls Andrew Wittman. But the kid who cowered taught himself to bounce back and be strong. So much so that grew into an adult who one day would be contracted by the State Department to train Navy SEALS, Marines, Rangers, and Special Forces for high-threat diplomatic security assignments.

"Resiliency allows you to bounce back from failure and face pain, challenges, and even temptation, head-on without drawing back," says Wittman. "It's a skill that can be used in your work life, in your love life, in friendships, and for raising your kids."

As an entrepreneur, resiliency and mental toughness are a critical ingredient to long-lasting success. If you don't think of yourself as tough, you may be able to shift your perspective today. Wittman sees resiliency as a skill, not a personality trait; one that anyone can attain--yes, that includes you.

Now the CEO of the Mental Toughness Training Center, Wittman teaches Fortune 500 CEO's how to embrace resiliency like he did. Here he has shared his seven key steps for leaders to strengthen their mental toughness muscle.

Continue reading...

#heartstone #leadership #wednesdaywisdom___

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2017-08-02 13:29:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

Hey men...there is a difference between being famous and being significant. Be significant, man up and be a dad!

#heartstone #wednesdaywisdom #DadsDoMatter

Hey men...there is a difference between being famous and being significant. Be significant, man up and be a dad!

#heartstone #wednesdaywisdom #DadsDoMatter___

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2017-08-02 13:27:54 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

"A man with God is always in the majority." -John Knox

#heartstone #wednesdaywisdom #manup

"A man with God is always in the majority." -John Knox

#heartstone #wednesdaywisdom #manup___

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2017-08-01 12:56:59 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

"Give me ten men that hate nothing but sin and love nothing but God, and we will change the world." -John Wesley

#heartstone #manup

"Give me ten men that hate nothing but sin and love nothing but God, and we will change the world." -John Wesley

#heartstone #manup___

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2017-08-01 12:55:51 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s; )Open 

“What We Do In Life Echoes In Eternity” -Maximus Decimus Meridius

#heartstone #tuesdaymotivation #quote #manup

“What We Do In Life Echoes In Eternity” -Maximus Decimus Meridius

#heartstone #tuesdaymotivation #quote #manup___

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2017-07-31 19:16:29 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 0 +1s; )Open 

So we've been control of our life for 20, 30 [fill in the blank] years and its messed up! Why is it that we get mad or give up on God because He doesn't fix it in 8 minutes?

#heartstone #mondaymotivation

So we've been control of our life for 20, 30 [fill in the blank] years and its messed up! Why is it that we get mad or give up on God because He doesn't fix it in 8 minutes?

#heartstone #mondaymotivation___

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