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Jason T. Wiser22,267*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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2015-08-13 13:50:04 (16 comments, 25 reshares, 130 +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 (16 comments, 25 reshares, 130 +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: 139

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2015-09-03 15:06:32 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Look up, America

This was the Coca Cola slogan in 1975! Remember going into your local neighborhood /country store...reaching into one of these vintage coolers to pull out a nice chilled glass bottle of Coke?

+1 if you know what I'm talking about.

#heartstone   #tbt  #throwbackthursday #CocaCola

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2015-09-03 21:01:50 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#verycool


"A World With a View"
Wisconsin Horizons By Phil Koch.
Lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
http://phil-koch.artistwebsites.com


#landscapephotography   #beautifulpictures   #photography   #beautifulplaces    #naturephotography      #travelphotography ___#verycool

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2015-09-03 15:06:32 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 139 +1s)Open 

Look up, America

This was the Coca Cola slogan in 1975! Remember going into your local neighborhood /country store...reaching into one of these vintage coolers to pull out a nice chilled glass bottle of Coke?

+1 if you know what I'm talking about.

#heartstone   #tbt  #throwbackthursday #CocaCola

Look up, America

This was the Coca Cola slogan in 1975! Remember going into your local neighborhood /country store...reaching into one of these vintage coolers to pull out a nice chilled glass bottle of Coke?

+1 if you know what I'm talking about.

#heartstone   #tbt  #throwbackthursday #CocaCola___

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2015-09-02 19:13:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Missing the Most Important Thing
By John Eldredge

We take folks through a discipleship program whereby they master any number of Christian precepts and miss the most important thing of all, the very thing for which we were created: intimacy with God. There are, after all, those troubling words Jesus spoke to those who were doing all the "right" things: "Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you'" (Matt. 7:23). Knowing God. That's the point.

You might recall the old proverb: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." The same holds true here. Teach a man a rule and you help him solve a problem; teach a man to walk with God and you help him solve the rest of his life. Truth be told, you couldn't master enough principles to see yourself safely through this Story.... more »

Missing the Most Important Thing
By John Eldredge

We take folks through a discipleship program whereby they master any number of Christian precepts and miss the most important thing of all, the very thing for which we were created: intimacy with God. There are, after all, those troubling words Jesus spoke to those who were doing all the "right" things: "Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you'" (Matt. 7:23). Knowing God. That's the point.

You might recall the old proverb: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." The same holds true here. Teach a man a rule and you help him solve a problem; teach a man to walk with God and you help him solve the rest of his life. Truth be told, you couldn't master enough principles to see yourself safely through this Story. There are too many surprises, ambiguities, exceptions to the rule. Things are hard at work-is it time to make a move? What has God called you to do with your life? Things are hard at home-is this just a phase your son is going through, or should you be more concerned? You can't seem to shake this depression-is it medical or something darker? What does the future hold for you-and how should you respond?

Only by walking with God can we hope to find the path that leads to life. That is what it means to be a disciple. After all-aren't we "followers of Christ"? Then by all means, let's actually follow him. Not ideas about him. Not just his principles. Him.

(Excerpt from 'Waking the Dead' by John Eldredge)

#heartstone #wednesday #discover #God___

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2015-09-02 14:52:38 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character." —William Arthur Ward

#heartstone   #quotestoliveby  

"Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character." —William Arthur Ward

#heartstone   #quotestoliveby  ___

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2015-09-02 12:51:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Everything Is As It Was Meant To Be
By John Eldredge

In heaven, things are not stained or broken; everything is as it was meant to be. Think for a moment of the wonder of this. Isn't every one of our sorrows on earth the result of things not being as they were meant to be? And so when the kingdom of God comes to earth, wonderful things begin to unfold. Look at the evidence; watch what happens to people as they are touched by the kingdom of God through Jesus. As he went about "preaching the good news of the kingdom," Jesus was also "healing every disease and sickness among the people" (Matt. 4:23). When he "spoke to them about the kingdom of God," he "healed those who needed healing" (Luke 9:11).

What happens when we find ourselves in the kingdom of God? The disabled jump to their feet and start doing a jig. The deaf go out and buy... more »

Everything Is As It Was Meant To Be
By John Eldredge

In heaven, things are not stained or broken; everything is as it was meant to be. Think for a moment of the wonder of this. Isn't every one of our sorrows on earth the result of things not being as they were meant to be? And so when the kingdom of God comes to earth, wonderful things begin to unfold. Look at the evidence; watch what happens to people as they are touched by the kingdom of God through Jesus. As he went about "preaching the good news of the kingdom," Jesus was also "healing every disease and sickness among the people" (Matt. 4:23). When he "spoke to them about the kingdom of God," he "healed those who needed healing" (Luke 9:11).

What happens when we find ourselves in the kingdom of God? The disabled jump to their feet and start doing a jig. The deaf go out and buy themselves stereo equipment. The blind are headed to the movies. The dead are not at all dead anymore, but very much alive. They show up for dinner. In other words, human brokenness in all its forms is healed. The kingdom of God brings restoration. Life is restored to what it was meant to be. "In the beginning," back in Eden, all of creation was pronounced good because all of creation was exactly as God meant for it to be. For it to be good again is not for it to be destroyed, but healed, renewed, brought back to its goodness.

Those glimpses we see in the miracles of Jesus were the first-fruits. When he announces the full coming of the kingdom, Jesus says, "Look, I am making all things new!" (Rev. 21:5 NLT, emphasis added). He does not say, "I am making all new things." He means that the things that have been so badly broken will be restored and then some. "You mean I'll get a new pair of glasses?" my son Sam asked. "Or do you mean I'll get a new pair of eyes, so I won't need glasses?" What do you think? Jesus didn't hand out crutches to help the disabled.

(Excerpt from 'Desire' by John Eldredge)

#heartstone   #wednesday   #wednesdaymotivation  ___

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2015-09-02 01:11:21 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Irony

"One of the greatest ironies of the history of Christianity is that its leaders constantly gave in to the temptation of power--political power, military power, economic power, or moral and spiritual power--even though they continued to speak in the name of Jesus, who did not cling to his divine power but emptied himself and became as we are." -Henri Nouwen

#heartstone #quote

Irony

"One of the greatest ironies of the history of Christianity is that its leaders constantly gave in to the temptation of power--political power, military power, economic power, or moral and spiritual power--even though they continued to speak in the name of Jesus, who did not cling to his divine power but emptied himself and became as we are." -Henri Nouwen

#heartstone #quote___

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2015-09-01 21:02:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

First Things First
By Pastor Greg Laurie

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days. —Daniel 6:10

What would you do if a law were passed that made it illegal to pray anywhere—even in your own home? Would you stop praying? Would you go undercover? At the very least, if you were praying at home, you probably would close the windows and pull the shades. And most likely you would never pray publicly.

The prophet Daniel found himself in that predicament. He had been raised to a position of great prominence in the kingdom, and the other rulers were angry about it. They didn't like Daniel, and they were looking for skeletons in his closet. (This stillhap... more »

First Things First
By Pastor Greg Laurie

Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went home. And in his upper room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem, he knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days. —Daniel 6:10

What would you do if a law were passed that made it illegal to pray anywhere—even in your own home? Would you stop praying? Would you go undercover? At the very least, if you were praying at home, you probably would close the windows and pull the shades. And most likely you would never pray publicly.

The prophet Daniel found himself in that predicament. He had been raised to a position of great prominence in the kingdom, and the other rulers were angry about it. They didn't like Daniel, and they were looking for skeletons in his closet. (This still happens a lot—especially around election time.)

But Daniel was squeaky clean. His enemies knew the only way they could nail him would be with something in his relationship with God. They knew that three times each day, Daniel would go to his house, open all his windows, get down on his knees, and pray to God. So Daniel's enemies went to the king and tricked him into signing a decree that banned praying to anyone except the king. The king foolishly signed it, and so the trap was set for Daniel.

Daniel knew the law had been passed, but he went home, and with the windows open, he got down on his knees and prayed. And interestingly, Daniel 6:10 tells us that Daniel "gave thanks before his God." That is really the number one thing we should do when we come to the Lord in prayer. Why? Because when we give thanks to God, we are acknowledging His glory and His greatness. And as we worship and honor Him, things start to come into perspective for us.

When see God for who He is, we will see our challenges, our problems, and our needs for what they are.

Further reading...

#heartstone #tuesday  ___

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2015-09-01 19:32:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"Live for something rather than die for nothing." -General George Patton

#heartstone #quote

"Live for something rather than die for nothing." -General George Patton

#heartstone #quote___

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2015-09-01 14:43:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

In the Fourth Watch
By Pastor Greg Laurie

Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. —Matthew 14:25

In the Gospels we find a story about Jesus sending His disciples across the Sea of Galilee. As they went on their way, they hit a huge storm that was so severe, they thought they would drown.

Meanwhile, Jesus had gone up on a mountain to spend some time in prayer. No doubt He could see His disciples, but they couldn't see Him. And they were thinking it was all over.

Then we read that "in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea" (Matthew 14:25). Why did Jesus go to them in the fourth watch? Why didn't He come right away, when the storm got bad? Or why didn't He at least go out to them during the second or third watch? Yet Jesus went to them in the fourth watch—at thever... more »

In the Fourth Watch
By Pastor Greg Laurie

Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. —Matthew 14:25

In the Gospels we find a story about Jesus sending His disciples across the Sea of Galilee. As they went on their way, they hit a huge storm that was so severe, they thought they would drown.

Meanwhile, Jesus had gone up on a mountain to spend some time in prayer. No doubt He could see His disciples, but they couldn't see Him. And they were thinking it was all over.

Then we read that "in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea" (Matthew 14:25). Why did Jesus go to them in the fourth watch? Why didn't He come right away, when the storm got bad? Or why didn't He at least go out to them during the second or third watch? Yet Jesus went to them in the fourth watch—at the very end, effectively—after they had been battling the waves for up to nine hours.

Why do you think Jesus waited so long? I think He wanted them to exhaust their resources and realize there was no way out but through Him. And sometimes life goes that way. Something traumatic happens. Something that seems unbearable happens. We say, "How am I going to get through this? If God doesn't come through for me, I am dead in the water."

Actually, that is not such a bad place to be. As a friend of mine named Alan Redpath used to say that when we get to the end of ourselves, we get to the beginning of God.

Have you come to the end of yourself? Maybe, like the disciples, you're experiencing an epic storm. Maybe you're facing a crisis or a hardship. And maybe you're thinking you won't get through it. I have good news for you: Jesus always shows up.

Further reading...

#heartstone   #storms   #life   #tuesdaytip  ___

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2015-08-31 19:01:08 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

#heartstone   #lol   #starwars  

#heartstone   #lol   #starwars  ___

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2015-08-31 16:45:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Words Matter

“Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Because you have uttered falsehood and seen lying visions, therefore behold, I am against you, declares the Lord God.” -Ezekiel 13:8 ESV.

There is such a great weight on leaders and how we speak!

#heartstone   #leadership   #GodsWord   #mondaymotivation  

Words Matter

“Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Because you have uttered falsehood and seen lying visions, therefore behold, I am against you, declares the Lord God.” -Ezekiel 13:8 ESV.

There is such a great weight on leaders and how we speak!

#heartstone   #leadership   #GodsWord   #mondaymotivation  ___

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2015-08-29 12:32:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Venturing Forth
By John Eldredge

It's better to stay in the safety of the camp than venture forth on a wing and a prayer. Who knows what dangers lie ahead? This was the counsel of the ten faithless spies sent in to have a look at the Promised Land when the Jews came out of Egypt. Only two of the twelve, Joshua and Caleb, saw things differently. Their hearts were captured by a vision of what might be and they urged the people to press on. But their voices were drowned by the fears of the other ten spies and Israel wandered for another forty years. Without the anticipation of better things ahead, we will have no heart for the journey.

One of the most poisonous of all Satan's whispers is simply, "Things will never change." That lie kills expectation, trapping our heart forever in the present. To keep desire alive and flourishing, we must renew our vision for... more »

Venturing Forth
By John Eldredge

It's better to stay in the safety of the camp than venture forth on a wing and a prayer. Who knows what dangers lie ahead? This was the counsel of the ten faithless spies sent in to have a look at the Promised Land when the Jews came out of Egypt. Only two of the twelve, Joshua and Caleb, saw things differently. Their hearts were captured by a vision of what might be and they urged the people to press on. But their voices were drowned by the fears of the other ten spies and Israel wandered for another forty years. Without the anticipation of better things ahead, we will have no heart for the journey.

One of the most poisonous of all Satan's whispers is simply, "Things will never change." That lie kills expectation, trapping our heart forever in the present. To keep desire alive and flourishing, we must renew our vision for what lies ahead. Things will not always be like this. Jesus has promised to "make all things new." Eye has not seen, ear has not heard all that God has in store for his lovers, which does not mean "we have no clue so don't even try to imagine," but rather, you cannot outdream God. Desire is kept alive by imagination, the antidote to resignation. We will need imagination, which is to say, we will need hope.

Julia Gatta describes impatience, discouragement, and despair as the "noonday demons" most apt to beset the seasoned traveler. As the road grows long we grow weary; impatience and discouragement tempt us to forsake the way for some easier path. These shortcuts never work, and the guilt we feel for having chosen them only compounds our feelings of despair.
 
(Excerpt from 'The Sacred Romance' by John Eldredge)

Further reading...

#heartstone   #journey   #NoShortCuts  ___

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2015-08-29 12:20:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

“While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” -Samuel Adams

#heartstone #virtue #freedom

“While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.” -Samuel Adams

#heartstone #virtue #freedom___

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2015-08-28 20:03:32 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Moreover, he said to me, “Son of man, all my words that I shall speak to you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears.” -Ezekiel 3:10 ESV ‪

#heartstone #‎truth‬ ‪#‎GodsWord ‪#‎dailyverse‬

Moreover, he said to me, “Son of man, all my words that I shall speak to you receive in your heart, and hear with your ears.” -Ezekiel 3:10 ESV ‪

#heartstone #‎truth‬ ‪#‎GodsWord ‪#‎dailyverse‬___

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2015-08-28 12:33:22 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Psalm 73 (My Version)

God is so good, but I allowed the culture and the lies of the world to dull my senses and blind me over time so I almost missed seeing His goodness. I foolishly took my eyes off Him and became intoxicated by people in high places, envying the success of those who have made it to the top and desperately seeking this to define my own identity. I believed that these people worried about nothing, and their status and wealth provided them with the comfort of not having a care in the world.

What I couldn’t see beneath the veil was their conceit and arrogance, how selfish they were at the core, their uncaring hearts, their aggressively doing whatever it took for them to get what they wanted with no regard for others, their evil conceit that knew no limits, their being friendly to your face and mocking you to others behind your back. In their arrogance, theyw... more »

Psalm 73 (My Version)

God is so good, but I allowed the culture and the lies of the world to dull my senses and blind me over time so I almost missed seeing His goodness. I foolishly took my eyes off Him and became intoxicated by people in high places, envying the success of those who have made it to the top and desperately seeking this to define my own identity. I believed that these people worried about nothing, and their status and wealth provided them with the comfort of not having a care in the world.

What I couldn’t see beneath the veil was their conceit and arrogance, how selfish they were at the core, their uncaring hearts, their aggressively doing whatever it took for them to get what they wanted with no regard for others, their evil conceit that knew no limits, their being friendly to your face and mocking you to others behind your back. In their arrogance, they would threaten oppression and destroy the peace. People actually listened to them — I actually listened to them — can you believe it?

What’s going on? God, where are You? Can’t You see what’s going on down here? God, why do I suffer though I live for You? Why do those who deny You have it better than I do? Everywhere I looked I felt the sorrow and the pain of empty living. This is giving me a headache…

Continue reading...

#heartstone #HappyFriday #GodsWord___

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2015-08-28 03:21:07 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

How we treat others affects our communion with God!

#heartstone   #manup   #fridayfeeling  

How we treat others affects our communion with God!

#heartstone   #manup   #fridayfeeling  ___

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2015-08-28 02:46:23 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 


Amazing Grace (live)
Performed by Tree63

Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come
T'was grace that brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home

Anyone here believe that!?

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I'm found
Was blind but now I see

T'was grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fear relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come
T'was grace that brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home

When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we first begun

When... more »


Amazing Grace (live)
Performed by Tree63

Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come
T'was grace that brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home

Anyone here believe that!?

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now I'm found
Was blind but now I see

T'was grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fear relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed

Through many dangers, toils and snares
We have already come
T'was grace that brought us safe thus far
And grace will lead us home

When we've been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we first begun

When we've been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we first begun

We've no less days to sing God's praise
Than when we first begun

Hallelujah!

#heartstone   #tbt   #awesome   #AmazingGrace   #music  ___

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2015-08-27 19:11:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +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, 10 +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, 6 +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.

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#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:

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#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, 9 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, 13 +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?

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#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.

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#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 (16 comments, 25 reshares, 130 +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

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"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

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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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