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Jason T. Wiser21,552*Storytelling for Business Building with Chris Brogan* There’s a lot of talk lately about storytelling in business and for good reason. Stories help people to understand and relate to your business journey. Where did you get the idea? What was the first thing you did when you realized that you had a good idea? what worked? what was your biggest mistake?  This program is produced by http://ontracktips.com/storytelling-business-building-chris-brogan/ It’s the answers to these questions that interviewers love to ask because viewers want to experience the journey of the successful business owner. They want to imagine themselves walking this path and living this dream. But aside from telling your rise to the top story, what other stories can we tell as business owners? what other stories do people want to hear? That’s why I have invited @118320665823821681206  to “Get on Track, Stay on Track” because Chris is passionate about small business and he understands the value of telling story for branding, for marketing, for business. *Chris is the Author of* "Trust Agents", "Google+ for Business" "The Impact Equation" "Social Media 101" and the soon to be released "The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth" http://jtw.bz/ChrisBr (affiliate link) Some of the questions I’m going to be asking Chris are: ⇒ Other than your rise to the top story, what day to day stories can we tell in marketing? ⇒ What are some of the best examples of companies that are using storytelling in business today? ⇒ How much of your personal life do you share in your business story? If this interests you, start asking questions now AND Invite 2 friends! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Did you click "Yes" on the event invite? Catch past interviews  http://ontracktips.com and *look for the big RED button.* Upcoming Guests: ⇒ Andrea Vahl "How to Find clients" ⇒ Phyllis Khare "Time Management for Small Business Owners" Subscribe to "Get on Track, Stay on Track" on YouTube -http://jtw.bz/YouTubeOTT  Listen to our Podcast in iTunes http://jtw.bz/iTunesOTT  Join us on Twitter using the hashtag   #OnTrackTips   ========================================­============== If you like this series, Please Share this with 2 friends. Visit Chris Brogan at http://www.chrisbrogan.com/  Read his books also http://jtw.bz/ChrisBr   ========================================­============== #chrisbrogan #storytelling #smallbusiness #marketing #socialmedia #blogging  Storytelling for Business Building with Chris Brogan2014-03-06 19:00:00239  

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2015-07-02 13:26:37 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Just'a Good Ol' Boys, Never Meanin' No Harm...

Say goodbye to The General Lee. TV Land recently announced that they're pulling the Dukes Of Hazzard (ran on CBS from 1979 to 1985) off the air because of the confederate flag.

Posting this is not in protest/support of the controversy around the confederate flag, but about a fun childhood memory of watching this show.

+1 If you watched the Dukes Of Hazzard growing up!

Also, what are your thoughts on TV Land's decision to pull the show?

#heartstone   #throwbackthursday   #tbt   #dukesofhazzard  

Most reshares: 12

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2015-06-27 10:57:51 (2 comments, 12 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

#manup  and stand out from the crowd!

#heartstone  

Most plusones: 30

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2015-06-27 10:54:55 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Obama tweeted "‪ #lovewins ", sorry Obama but this was the day #LoveWon !!

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2015-07-07 15:44:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Fathers, Are You Making This 1 Huge Mistake?

Another powerful snow storm with blizzard conditions was hammering us in New Hampshire this past weekend. This was another in a series of storms that have been delivering heavy snow, wicked winds and significant snow accumulations on top of an already 2+ feet of snow.

We hunkered down in the family room around the warmth of the wood burning stove and decided to rent a movie. Ready to give up on the vast listing of non-interesting moves we came across ‘The Judge’ with Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall.

Quick synopsis. Robert Downey Jr. plays Hank Palmer, a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who finds himself returning to his childhood hometown to attend his mothers funeral. Early on we see the stress fractures of his “picture perfect” life played out in a bitter divorce narrative as he walks out the door tohead ho... more »

Fathers, Are You Making This 1 Huge Mistake?

Another powerful snow storm with blizzard conditions was hammering us in New Hampshire this past weekend. This was another in a series of storms that have been delivering heavy snow, wicked winds and significant snow accumulations on top of an already 2+ feet of snow.

We hunkered down in the family room around the warmth of the wood burning stove and decided to rent a movie. Ready to give up on the vast listing of non-interesting moves we came across ‘The Judge’ with Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall.

Quick synopsis. Robert Downey Jr. plays Hank Palmer, a successful defense attorney in Chicago, who finds himself returning to his childhood hometown to attend his mothers funeral. Early on we see the stress fractures of his “picture perfect” life played out in a bitter divorce narrative as he walks out the door to head home.

If you go online and visit the common places for movie reviews you might skip over this movie because it got beaten up a bit by the movie critics. What do the critics know, right? I thought the movie was engaging and deeply moving and it hit a really BIG chord with me.

What chord was that?

#heartstone #approval #manup #DadsDoMatter #thejudge ___

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2015-07-07 13:57:49 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you're not allowed to criticize." -Voltaire

#heartstone   #quote  

"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you're not allowed to criticize." -Voltaire

#heartstone   #quote  ___

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2015-07-06 20:04:54 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Into Your Heartache

"Healing comes when I am willing to face the truth—deep and specific truth about myself.

It is when my deepest desires are seen in light of what I can’t do for myself that I turn, again and again, to the One who loves my ache and knows my sin better than anyone in the universe.

Healing comes when our story is raw, bone-deep and full of hunger for what only Jesus can offer." --Dan Allendar

(Shared from 'Broken People' via FB)

Want more? http://heartstn.co/1EhsUxX

#heartstone   #mondaymotivation  

Into Your Heartache

"Healing comes when I am willing to face the truth—deep and specific truth about myself.

It is when my deepest desires are seen in light of what I can’t do for myself that I turn, again and again, to the One who loves my ache and knows my sin better than anyone in the universe.

Healing comes when our story is raw, bone-deep and full of hunger for what only Jesus can offer." --Dan Allendar

(Shared from 'Broken People' via FB)

Want more? http://heartstn.co/1EhsUxX

#heartstone   #mondaymotivation  ___

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2015-07-06 15:37:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Dividing the Men from the Boys
By John and Sam Eldredge

[John] A man faces many forks in the road as he journeys through his life—each choice determining what kind of life he is going to live. Will he sell out for money? Will he pursue the girl—and having won her, will he continue to fight for their relationship? Will he risk for his dreams or succumb to fear and resignation? Will he let his health go? Will he fight for friendships? But this one—Will he face evil? Will he become the warrior?—this one will have dramatic repercussions for the rest of his life, because everything else he wants in life he will have to fight for. 

This is the fork in the road that divides the men from the boys, whatever their age might be. 

In fact, I have hope that your generation will be the one to finally deal with this on a global scale. Yours is the generation raised onHalo and ... more »

Dividing the Men from the Boys
By John and Sam Eldredge

[John] A man faces many forks in the road as he journeys through his life—each choice determining what kind of life he is going to live. Will he sell out for money? Will he pursue the girl—and having won her, will he continue to fight for their relationship? Will he risk for his dreams or succumb to fear and resignation? Will he let his health go? Will he fight for friendships? But this one—Will he face evil? Will he become the warrior?—this one will have dramatic repercussions for the rest of his life, because everything else he wants in life he will have to fight for. 

This is the fork in the road that divides the men from the boys, whatever their age might be. 

In fact, I have hope that your generation will be the one to finally deal with this on a global scale. Yours is the generation raised on Halo and Call of Duty—all those video games that so clearly portray a world at war, great evil powers that must be fought. While a number of church leaders with tight underwear wrote essays denouncing those games, I found myself wondering—perhaps this was God’s way of preparing you to understand and accept the reality all around you.

But let me ask: How would you live differently if life was as epic, mythic, and urgent as Halo?

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

Deeper dive: http://heartstn.co/1Us9AI7

#heartstone #manup #stepup #mondaymotivation  ___

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2015-07-06 13:13:40 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Never give up, remember...you are never out of the fight!

#heartstone #mondaymotivation

Never give up, remember...you are never out of the fight!

#heartstone #mondaymotivation___

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2015-07-06 02:00:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Our view today. Great day on Newfound Lake (NH) with my better half and friends :)

#heartstone #4thofJulyWeekend #fun

Our view today. Great day on Newfound Lake (NH) with my better half and friends :)

#heartstone #4thofJulyWeekend #fun___

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2015-07-04 14:09:25 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Remember

What are you doing this Independence Day, July 4th? Spending time with family and friends? At the beach? Having a cookout? Planning to go see an awesome fireworks display?

Have you paused and thought about the significance of this day?

Do you even remember the courage, resolve and the sacrifice that hangs in the shadows of this day?

It took a great many men to fight for the independence of this this nation, but I want to bring to the forefront one individual in particular; George Washington.

Continue reading...

#heartstone   #4thofjuly   #happy4thofjuly  

Remember

What are you doing this Independence Day, July 4th? Spending time with family and friends? At the beach? Having a cookout? Planning to go see an awesome fireworks display?

Have you paused and thought about the significance of this day?

Do you even remember the courage, resolve and the sacrifice that hangs in the shadows of this day?

It took a great many men to fight for the independence of this this nation, but I want to bring to the forefront one individual in particular; George Washington.

Continue reading...

#heartstone   #4thofjuly   #happy4thofjuly  ___

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2015-07-03 17:50:35 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

"Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." -Thomas Paine

#heartstone   #4thofjuly   #feedom  

"Freedom had been hunted round the globe; reason was considered as rebellion; and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." -Thomas Paine

#heartstone   #4thofjuly   #feedom  ___

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2015-07-03 12:44:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

One Thing Social Media Got Right About The Decision On Gay Marriage, #LoveWins  !

On June 26, 2015 a deeply divided Supreme Court of the United States handed down a ruling that redefined marriage on a national level, effecting every state. I will admit that I do not agree with this decision, I question it’s Constitutionality and its a sober moment for me. We can debate this all day long, but I believe that Supreme Court disregarded thousands of years of definition of the most foundational unit of society to answer what many are calling a shift in culture.

Notwithstanding which side of this you land on, the popularity of this event has taken front stage on social media, traditional media and the world stage. The White House and many other building around the world have been lit up in rainbow colors in celebration of this decisions around gay rights.
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One Thing Social Media Got Right About The Decision On Gay Marriage, #LoveWins  !

On June 26, 2015 a deeply divided Supreme Court of the United States handed down a ruling that redefined marriage on a national level, effecting every state. I will admit that I do not agree with this decision, I question it’s Constitutionality and its a sober moment for me. We can debate this all day long, but I believe that Supreme Court disregarded thousands of years of definition of the most foundational unit of society to answer what many are calling a shift in culture.

Notwithstanding which side of this you land on, the popularity of this event has taken front stage on social media, traditional media and the world stage. The White House and many other building around the world have been lit up in rainbow colors in celebration of this decisions around gay rights.

Making something popular doesn’t make it true! —Bill Johnson

The reactions I’ve seen on social media ranged from expected, surprising, passionate, energetic, disappointing and just downright nasty. Some are rejoicing, some are confused, some are losing hope and some are lashing out with a narrative of decline and hate. Many who call themselves followers of Jesus Christ feel like they just got punched in the gut and are wondering how they should respond to this decision and how they should engage in the broader conversation.

My intent of writing this article is to think through how to respond as the Church when the law of the land and culture fundamentally changes the perspective of marriage and many other issues. Spending some time listening to conversations, reading headlines, doing some research and some soul searching…I started asking myself some questions that many of us might be asking whether we know it or not. Does this decision mean that the sky is falling? Does this decision mean that God abdicated His throne? Does this decision rewrite the Bible? Does this decision mean that a shift in culture trivializes God’s word? What does this mean for churches? Does this decision mean that we should lose hope?

To begin to answer these, let’s dial things back a bit.

Continue reading...

#heartstone   #LoveWins   #FridayFeeling   #happyfriday  ___

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2015-07-03 12:23:59 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Threading The Eye OF The Needle

Most of us will never work up the guts to try out a wingsuit, period, much less thread the eye of a two-meter solid rock needle.

That was the goal of Uli Emanuele, though, who spent three years preparing for this hair-raising stunt that will have you hunching your shoulders from the safety of the couch.

#heartstone   #happyfriday   #verycool   #extreme  

Threading The Eye OF The Needle

Most of us will never work up the guts to try out a wingsuit, period, much less thread the eye of a two-meter solid rock needle.

That was the goal of Uli Emanuele, though, who spent three years preparing for this hair-raising stunt that will have you hunching your shoulders from the safety of the couch.

#heartstone   #happyfriday   #verycool   #extreme  ___

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2015-07-02 23:40:04 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Relaxing in my adirondack log rocker on my farmers porch.

What are you doing right now?

#heartstone #relax #unplug

Relaxing in my adirondack log rocker on my farmers porch.

What are you doing right now?

#heartstone #relax #unplug___

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2015-07-02 19:13:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Courage Robbers: The Top 10 Things Men Fear Most

I am amped up to be one of the group leaders for a 10 week series our Men’s Ministry group is spearheading at our church called, “Stepping Up”. I was encouraged to see 80+ men decide to take this journey with us to step up into Biblical manhood, despite the crazy snow storm that was raging on outside.

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” -1 Corinthians 16:13-14

After watching the inspiring session one video, which highlighted the courageous story of Red Erwin an airman of the Los Angeles B-29 Super-fortress, I met the five men assigned to my group who will be taking this journey with me. Great bunch of guys with diverse backgrounds and a ton of baggage that most men carry with them, including me. As I was going through the weekly exercises Ipaused at... more »

Courage Robbers: The Top 10 Things Men Fear Most

I am amped up to be one of the group leaders for a 10 week series our Men’s Ministry group is spearheading at our church called, “Stepping Up”. I was encouraged to see 80+ men decide to take this journey with us to step up into Biblical manhood, despite the crazy snow storm that was raging on outside.

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” -1 Corinthians 16:13-14

After watching the inspiring session one video, which highlighted the courageous story of Red Erwin an airman of the Los Angeles B-29 Super-fortress, I met the five men assigned to my group who will be taking this journey with me. Great bunch of guys with diverse backgrounds and a ton of baggage that most men carry with them, including me. As I was going through the weekly exercises I paused at the section called ‘Courage Robbers’ because so many of us men just get paralyzed by courage robbers.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage." —Anais Nin

Here is an excerpt from my book Heartstone where I share a snippet of dealing with some of my own courage robbers:

#heartstone #manup #thursday #courage #steppingup #fear___

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2015-07-02 17:49:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

What Is Your Greatest Fear? 
By John and Sam Eldredge

[John] I’d love to share what thirty years of marriage (and twenty counseling young people) has taught me. But let me begin with a question: What is your greatest fear, as a man? 

[Sam] That’s easy; I fear feeling like a fool. I fear and hate it above everything else. Hate might not even be a strong enough word; loathe may be better. I hate walking into the bank and having the teller raise an eyebrow in pity when he asks my monthly income. I hate going in to buy a suit and being chided and coddled by the staff who assume I know nothing. So what if I don’t know my measurements? I have cringed days after being caught in a bluff by someone who knows what they are talking about, and then calling me out in front of everyone. There are times when I feel Dean Koontz hit it on the head: “Humanity is a parade of fools,and I am ... more »

What Is Your Greatest Fear? 
By John and Sam Eldredge

[John] I’d love to share what thirty years of marriage (and twenty counseling young people) has taught me. But let me begin with a question: What is your greatest fear, as a man? 

[Sam] That’s easy; I fear feeling like a fool. I fear and hate it above everything else. Hate might not even be a strong enough word; loathe may be better. I hate walking into the bank and having the teller raise an eyebrow in pity when he asks my monthly income. I hate going in to buy a suit and being chided and coddled by the staff who assume I know nothing. So what if I don’t know my measurements? I have cringed days after being caught in a bluff by someone who knows what they are talking about, and then calling me out in front of everyone. There are times when I feel Dean Koontz hit it on the head: “Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton.” 

More than anything else, I hate feeling like a fool around a woman. I think most guys do. The sensation afterward is something akin to a personal black hole opening up inside my chest, and I wish it would hurry up and swallow me whole. 

I once tried showing off on a diving board by doing a double front-flip but ended up hitting the water face-first and giving myself a bloody nose. Almost every guy I know tells stories of spectacular failed attempts at a date or an introduction or a kiss, and while the stories are told in a circle of laughter, every man’s eyes go a little dim as he relives the memory. 

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

#heartstone   #fear   #thursday   ___

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2015-07-02 16:00:02 (14 comments, 9 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Americans Have No Idea Why They Are Celebrating The 4th Of July

With Americans set to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, Mark Dice illustrated that many beachgoers in San Diego don’t even know when the Declaration of Independence was signed or what the 4th of July even represents.

When asked, “What country famously broke away from England to start their own country in the late 1700’s,” one man responded, “I have no idea man, I don’t know.”

WOW....just WOW!!!!

#heartstone   #4thofjuly   #wow  

Americans Have No Idea Why They Are Celebrating The 4th Of July

With Americans set to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, Mark Dice illustrated that many beachgoers in San Diego don’t even know when the Declaration of Independence was signed or what the 4th of July even represents.

When asked, “What country famously broke away from England to start their own country in the late 1700’s,” one man responded, “I have no idea man, I don’t know.”

WOW....just WOW!!!!

#heartstone   #4thofjuly   #wow  ___

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2015-07-02 15:27:15 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection." -Thomas Paine

#heartstone #quote #manup #courage

"The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection." -Thomas Paine

#heartstone #quote #manup #courage___

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2015-07-02 13:26:37 (22 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Just'a Good Ol' Boys, Never Meanin' No Harm...

Say goodbye to The General Lee. TV Land recently announced that they're pulling the Dukes Of Hazzard (ran on CBS from 1979 to 1985) off the air because of the confederate flag.

Posting this is not in protest/support of the controversy around the confederate flag, but about a fun childhood memory of watching this show.

+1 If you watched the Dukes Of Hazzard growing up!

Also, what are your thoughts on TV Land's decision to pull the show?

#heartstone   #throwbackthursday   #tbt   #dukesofhazzard  

Just'a Good Ol' Boys, Never Meanin' No Harm...

Say goodbye to The General Lee. TV Land recently announced that they're pulling the Dukes Of Hazzard (ran on CBS from 1979 to 1985) off the air because of the confederate flag.

Posting this is not in protest/support of the controversy around the confederate flag, but about a fun childhood memory of watching this show.

+1 If you watched the Dukes Of Hazzard growing up!

Also, what are your thoughts on TV Land's decision to pull the show?

#heartstone   #throwbackthursday   #tbt   #dukesofhazzard  ___

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2015-07-02 13:14:51 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

We finally discovered the root of societies issues...

#heartstone   #lol  

We finally discovered the root of societies issues...

#heartstone   #lol  ___

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2015-07-01 18:46:36 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

"It takes more than clicking like for a good cause to change the world." -Michael Oh

deeper dive: http://heartstn.co/1U966u5

#heartstone   #quote   #DoSomething  

"It takes more than clicking like for a good cause to change the world." (Michael Oh)___"It takes more than clicking like for a good cause to change the world." -Michael Oh

deeper dive: http://heartstn.co/1U966u5

#heartstone   #quote   #DoSomething  

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2015-07-01 17:53:28 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Creed

This looks pretty cool.

This movie is about the journey of Adonis Creed, the son of the late Apollo Creed. Along the way, his path collides with Rocky Balboa who becomes his mentor.

Could this be the first great Rocky movie since… Rocky?

#heartstone   #creed   #rocky  

Creed

This looks pretty cool.

This movie is about the journey of Adonis Creed, the son of the late Apollo Creed. Along the way, his path collides with Rocky Balboa who becomes his mentor.

Could this be the first great Rocky movie since… Rocky?

#heartstone   #creed   #rocky  ___

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2015-07-01 13:00:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Are You Living Life, Fully Alive?

For those of us who live in the United States we are celebrating July 4th. Wikipedia describes this event as follows. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Spending time with family and friends. Having a cookout. Going to see a fireworks display.

Have you paused and thought about the significance of this day? Do you even remember the courage, resolve and the sacrifice that hangs in the shadows of this day? What is it that drives this level of resolve, courage and sacrifice?

Continue reading...

#heartstone   #4thofjuly   #wednesday   #freedom  

Are You Living Life, Fully Alive?

For those of us who live in the United States we are celebrating July 4th. Wikipedia describes this event as follows. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Spending time with family and friends. Having a cookout. Going to see a fireworks display.

Have you paused and thought about the significance of this day? Do you even remember the courage, resolve and the sacrifice that hangs in the shadows of this day? What is it that drives this level of resolve, courage and sacrifice?

Continue reading...

#heartstone   #4thofjuly   #wednesday   #freedom  ___

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2015-07-01 12:43:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others." -Jack Welch

#heartstone   #leadership   #wednesdaywisdom  

"Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others." -Jack Welch

#heartstone   #leadership   #wednesdaywisdom  ___

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2015-06-30 15:44:29 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Need a break from all the headlines?

Take 6 minutes, hit the pause button from what you're doing and watch this flash Mob that overtakes 5 Points South in Birmingham, AL singing a wonderful rendition of EVERY PRAISE!

Every praise is to our God.
Every word of worship with one accord
Every praise every praise is to our God.
Sing hallelujah to our God
Glory hallelujah is due our God
Every praise every praise is to our God.

God my Savior
God my Healer
God my Deliverer
Yes He is, yes He is

REMEMBER...God is still on the throne!

#heartstone   #traveltuesday   #AwesomeGod  

Need a break from all the headlines?

Take 6 minutes, hit the pause button from what you're doing and watch this flash Mob that overtakes 5 Points South in Birmingham, AL singing a wonderful rendition of EVERY PRAISE!

Every praise is to our God.
Every word of worship with one accord
Every praise every praise is to our God.
Sing hallelujah to our God
Glory hallelujah is due our God
Every praise every praise is to our God.

God my Savior
God my Healer
God my Deliverer
Yes He is, yes He is

REMEMBER...God is still on the throne!

#heartstone   #traveltuesday   #AwesomeGod  ___

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2015-06-30 15:32:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Why We Need More Sheepdogs And Less Hashtags!

My son and I went to see American Sniper with a group of band of brothers and wow what an incredible move! Not only will this movie stick with you for a while afterwards, it’s an important film portraying a true war hero that people should see. I am not on the panel for Oscar nominations or a well known movie reviewer, but American Sniper is absolutely deserving of any and all award recognition. Also, it’s a film that isn’t merely a war movie – it’s a story of courage, conviction, brotherhood and caring.

I won’t give away any spoilers but it was the first time I’ve ever experienced a silence so overpowering you could hear a pin drop at the conclusion of the film. The movie was powerful and the ending created an emotional pause as the credits flew by without the typical music — the audience was stunned to silence.Iv’e always had... more »

Why We Need More Sheepdogs And Less Hashtags!

My son and I went to see American Sniper with a group of band of brothers and wow what an incredible move! Not only will this movie stick with you for a while afterwards, it’s an important film portraying a true war hero that people should see. I am not on the panel for Oscar nominations or a well known movie reviewer, but American Sniper is absolutely deserving of any and all award recognition. Also, it’s a film that isn’t merely a war movie – it’s a story of courage, conviction, brotherhood and caring.

I won’t give away any spoilers but it was the first time I’ve ever experienced a silence so overpowering you could hear a pin drop at the conclusion of the film. The movie was powerful and the ending created an emotional pause as the credits flew by without the typical music — the audience was stunned to silence. Iv’e always had the utmost honor, gratitude and respect for those who serve our country but with this movie I could feel it in my heart and I could I feel it in my chest!

So, what does this have to do with sheepdogs and hashtags?

Continue reading: http://heartstn.co/1DY6nJJ

#heartstone   #tuesday   #sheepdogs   #quote  ___

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2015-06-30 13:29:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend." -Martin Luther King JR.

#heartstone   #happytuesday   #quote  

(Image: By Kris Vallotton of KVMinistries[dot]com)

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend." -Martin Luther King JR.

#heartstone   #happytuesday   #quote  

(Image: By Kris Vallotton of KVMinistries[dot]com)___

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2015-06-29 19:38:38 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

"What I tell my sisters.. Make sure you're not putting too much emphasis on the wrong things when considering a man." -Tony A. Gaskins Jr

#heartstone #mondaymotivation #character #realmen

"What I tell my sisters.. Make sure you're not putting too much emphasis on the wrong things when considering a man." -Tony A. Gaskins Jr

#heartstone #mondaymotivation #character #realmen___

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2015-06-29 19:34:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

We Need More Silence in Our Lives

Face it. We are afraid of what will happen if we turn off all the noise.

In modern culture, it almost seems like silence is extinct. We have given noise our consent to fill every moment of life. Alarms begin the day, and soft ballads sounding from our speakers call it to a close. Even in those “silent prayers” at church, an acoustic instrument strums in the background to keep us safe from the perfect still.

#Heartstone   #mondaymotivation #silenceisgolden  

We Need More Silence in Our Lives

Face it. We are afraid of what will happen if we turn off all the noise.

In modern culture, it almost seems like silence is extinct. We have given noise our consent to fill every moment of life. Alarms begin the day, and soft ballads sounding from our speakers call it to a close. Even in those “silent prayers” at church, an acoustic instrument strums in the background to keep us safe from the perfect still.

#Heartstone   #mondaymotivation #silenceisgolden  ___

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2015-06-29 16:38:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"No one can drive you crazy unless you give them the keys!" -Unknown

#heartstone   #mondaymotivation   #quote  

(Image: By Kris Vallotton of KVMinistries[dot]com)

"No one can drive you crazy unless you give them the keys!" -Unknown

#heartstone   #mondaymotivation   #quote  

(Image: By Kris Vallotton of KVMinistries[dot]com)___

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2015-06-29 12:44:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Love Them

It breaks my heart that we who call ourselves Christians judge and beat people over the head with His word and even worse…our lives just don’t demonstrate what we say! How about we begin by loving people! Love them, love them more and keep loving them until they pause and ask why?

Then tell them why!

Tell them your story of how an amazing loving, forgiving and graceful God changed your life. God is at work, so be patient for the invitation. The truth of the gospel will always find a way when the time is right!

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

#heartstone   #monday   #mondaymotivation  

Love Them

It breaks my heart that we who call ourselves Christians judge and beat people over the head with His word and even worse…our lives just don’t demonstrate what we say! How about we begin by loving people! Love them, love them more and keep loving them until they pause and ask why?

Then tell them why!

Tell them your story of how an amazing loving, forgiving and graceful God changed your life. God is at work, so be patient for the invitation. The truth of the gospel will always find a way when the time is right!

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

#heartstone   #monday   #mondaymotivation  ___

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2015-06-28 14:02:06 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm." -Publilius Syrus

#heartstone   #riseup   #dontgiveup  

"Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm." -Publilius Syrus

#heartstone   #riseup   #dontgiveup  ___

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2015-06-28 13:57:40 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Neither Cave Nor Panic

There is a great comment in this article: "The Supreme Court can do many things, but it can't put Jesus back in the tomb!" It also cannot re-write my Bible!

It also helps to remember that we were to be counter-culturists anyway; the Apostle Paul clearly states in Romans 12 that we were to not conform to the ways of the world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds!

#heartstone   #sunday  

Neither Cave Nor Panic

There is a great comment in this article: "The Supreme Court can do many things, but it can't put Jesus back in the tomb!" It also cannot re-write my Bible!

It also helps to remember that we were to be counter-culturists anyway; the Apostle Paul clearly states in Romans 12 that we were to not conform to the ways of the world, but be transformed by the renewing of our minds!

#heartstone   #sunday  ___

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2015-06-27 10:57:51 (2 comments, 12 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

#manup  and stand out from the crowd!

#heartstone  

#manup  and stand out from the crowd!

#heartstone  ___

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2015-06-27 10:54:55 (6 comments, 10 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Obama tweeted "‪ #lovewins ", sorry Obama but this was the day #LoveWon !!

Obama tweeted "‪ #lovewins ", sorry Obama but this was the day #LoveWon !!___

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2015-06-26 20:02:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

What A Stump Can Teach Us About Pride

So what is pride? If you Google ‘definition of pride’ your browser will tell you that pride is a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.

Ok, got it…so what’s the big deal?

Before we walk this out, it’s important to point out that there is a difference between the kind of pride that God hates (Proverbs 8:13) and the kind of pride we feel about a job well done, being proud of our kids, etc. The kind of pride that stems from self-righteousness is sin, and God hates it because it is a big hindrance to seeking Him.

You don’t have to be in a leadership role to struggle with pride, because we all struggle with it. In some context of your life, we are allsetup by what... more »

What A Stump Can Teach Us About Pride

So what is pride? If you Google ‘definition of pride’ your browser will tell you that pride is a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.

Ok, got it…so what’s the big deal?

Before we walk this out, it’s important to point out that there is a difference between the kind of pride that God hates (Proverbs 8:13) and the kind of pride we feel about a job well done, being proud of our kids, etc. The kind of pride that stems from self-righteousness is sin, and God hates it because it is a big hindrance to seeking Him.

You don’t have to be in a leadership role to struggle with pride, because we all struggle with it. In some context of your life, we are all setup by what we have, who we know, what we can do and what we can do — and there are so many options on the remote control of life that programs us for pride.

From a young age it was easy for me to take the remote control of my own life; point it at myself and select prosperity, position and power. It didn’t take long to feel the rush of this new found pride that began to take root in my life. With pride as my rudder I quickly moved up the ranks and was promoted to the position of Vice President in my mid-thirties of a global billion dollar company, which was rich and fertile soil for my pride to grow. I had the miracle grow of pride.

I share some of that story in this excerpt from my book Heartstone:

Continue reading...

#heartstone   #TGIF   #pride  ___

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2015-06-26 18:18:02 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

So true!

#heartstone   #quote  

So true!

#heartstone   #quote  ___

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2015-06-26 12:48:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

If You Want to Know a Man, Look at How He Treats His Inferiors
By Wendy van Eyck

In recent research by the Barna Group, substantial majorities of Millennials who don’t go to church say they see Christians as judgmental (87%), hypocritical (85%) and insensitive to others (70%).
 
One of the hardest verses in the Bible for me to read is in John 13:35 (VOICE) when Jesus says, “Everyone will know you as my followers if you demonstrate your love to others.” I know from reading the gospels that for Jesus love isn’t pretty words, love is action. I think Jesus would be crushed that his followers are known for being judgmental, hypocritical, and insensitive rather than by their love. 

One of the most remarkable characteristics of Jesus is that he did not mix only with the priests and the well-to-do business people of the day. Instead, Jesus ate dinner in thehomes of ... more »

If You Want to Know a Man, Look at How He Treats His Inferiors
By Wendy van Eyck

In recent research by the Barna Group, substantial majorities of Millennials who don’t go to church say they see Christians as judgmental (87%), hypocritical (85%) and insensitive to others (70%).
 
One of the hardest verses in the Bible for me to read is in John 13:35 (VOICE) when Jesus says, “Everyone will know you as my followers if you demonstrate your love to others.” I know from reading the gospels that for Jesus love isn’t pretty words, love is action. I think Jesus would be crushed that his followers are known for being judgmental, hypocritical, and insensitive rather than by their love. 

One of the most remarkable characteristics of Jesus is that he did not mix only with the priests and the well-to-do business people of the day. Instead, Jesus ate dinner in the homes of thieves (more politely called tax collectors in the Bible), he let prostitutes wash his feet with their hair, and he offered hope to those caught in adultery. He invited the poor to follow him and broke bread with betrayers.
 
Jesus didn’t see himself as a better person than those he met. He saw everyone as a person who needed to be loved. Rev. Charles Bayard Miliken (Methodist Episcopal, Chicago) reminds us, 

“It is the way one treats his inferiors more than the way he treats his equals which reveals one’s real character.”

Here are four actions you can take today that will help you learn to treat everyone as equals: 

#heartstone   #HappyFriday   #judgement   #GodsLove  ___

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2015-06-25 11:50:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

+1 if you remember what this car this classic movie was in!

#heartstone   #throwbackthursday  #tbt

+1 if you remember what this car this classic movie was in!

#heartstone   #throwbackthursday  #tbt___

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2015-06-24 19:22:40 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

"Your heart is free! Have the courage to follow it." -Malcolm Wallace

#heartstone #quote

"Your heart is free! Have the courage to follow it." -Malcolm Wallace

#heartstone #quote___

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2015-06-24 15:35:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

3 Mentorship Challenges All Men Face
By Chuck Lawless

"Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ" (1 Cor. 11:1).

Men, this is our calling: to live for God and to stand with the apostle Paul in his imitation of Christ. But with this comes three challenges.

#heartstone   #wednesdaywisdom   #manup  

3 Mentorship Challenges All Men Face
By Chuck Lawless

"Imitate me, as I also imitate Christ" (1 Cor. 11:1).

Men, this is our calling: to live for God and to stand with the apostle Paul in his imitation of Christ. But with this comes three challenges.

#heartstone   #wednesdaywisdom   #manup  ___

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2015-06-24 13:53:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching." - Francis of Assisi

#heartstone   #quote   #wednesdaywisdom  

(Image: By Kris Vallotton of KVMinistries[dot]com)

"It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching." - Francis of Assisi

#heartstone   #quote   #wednesdaywisdom  

(Image: By Kris Vallotton of KVMinistries[dot]com)___

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2015-06-24 13:00:12 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Google recently launched their first-ever vertical Street View collection, giving you the opportunity to climb 3,000 feet up the world’s most famous rock wall: Yosemite’s El Capitan.

Very cool!

‪#‎heartstone‬ ‪#‎adventure‬ #wednesdaymotivation  

Absolutely majestic!___Google recently launched their first-ever vertical Street View collection, giving you the opportunity to climb 3,000 feet up the world’s most famous rock wall: Yosemite’s El Capitan.

Very cool!

‪#‎heartstone‬ ‪#‎adventure‬ #wednesdaymotivation  

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2015-06-24 12:32:40 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Awesome!!

We had some crazy weather come through New England last night.  Did these storms stop the Red Sox Game?  

Nope.

John Schmottlach, sent this amazing picture from Fenway Park last night via Twitter. The game went on without a problem, despite a tornado watch in Boston and warnings around them.

That is a cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) cloud from a storm way out in southern Worcester county. It is so high, it can be seen beautifully lit by the setting sun.

#heartstone   #CityAttraction   #photooftheday   #fenwaypark   #verycool  

(Image Credit: Posted by Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz of FOX 25 Weather on FB. Taken by John Schmottlach)

Awesome!!

We had some crazy weather come through New England last night.  Did these storms stop the Red Sox Game?  

Nope.

John Schmottlach, sent this amazing picture from Fenway Park last night via Twitter. The game went on without a problem, despite a tornado watch in Boston and warnings around them.

That is a cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) cloud from a storm way out in southern Worcester county. It is so high, it can be seen beautifully lit by the setting sun.

#heartstone   #CityAttraction   #photooftheday   #fenwaypark   #verycool  

(Image Credit: Posted by Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz of FOX 25 Weather on FB. Taken by John Schmottlach)___

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2015-06-23 18:42:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Passionless and Indifferent
By John Eldredge

I thought of the last story we have from the life of the prophet Elisha. Jehoash was king of Israel at the time, and he went to visit Elisha on his sickbed. He knew that without the help of this great prophet, the future of Israel was looking dim. Enemies were closing in on every side, waiting for the kill. Elisha told the king to take in hand some arrows.

And the king took them. Elisha told him, "Strike the ground." He struck it three times and stopped. The man of God was angry with him and said, "You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated [your enemies] completely . . . But now you will defeat [them] only three times." Elisha died and was buried. (2 Kings 13:18-20)

That's it? What a strange story! Why was the old prophet so angry? Because the king was... more »

Passionless and Indifferent
By John Eldredge

I thought of the last story we have from the life of the prophet Elisha. Jehoash was king of Israel at the time, and he went to visit Elisha on his sickbed. He knew that without the help of this great prophet, the future of Israel was looking dim. Enemies were closing in on every side, waiting for the kill. Elisha told the king to take in hand some arrows.

And the king took them. Elisha told him, "Strike the ground." He struck it three times and stopped. The man of God was angry with him and said, "You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated [your enemies] completely . . . But now you will defeat [them] only three times." Elisha died and was buried. (2 Kings 13:18-20)

That's it? What a strange story! Why was the old prophet so angry? Because the king was nonchalant; he was passionless, indifferent. He gave the ground a whack or two. His heart wasn't in it. God says, in effect, "If that is how little you care about the future of your people, that is all the help you will get." In other words, if your heart's not in it, well then, neither is mine. You can't lead a country, let alone flourish in a marriage, with an attitude like that. To abandon desire is to say, "I don't really need you; I don't really want you. But I will live with you because, well, I'm supposed to." It is a grotesque corruption of what was meant to be a beautiful dance between desire and devotion.

(Excerpt from 'Desire' from John Eldredge)

#heartstone #tuesday #passion #life___

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2015-06-23 16:58:53 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Do You Have The Courage To Stand?

Are you a follower of Jesus Christ? Have you noticed an increase in the hatred towards Christians and God in the world around you?

Powerful message for today...be strong with the armor of God! 

More Encouragement: http://heartstn.co/1zomiy9

#heartstone   #courage   #manup  

Do You Have The Courage To Stand?

Are you a follower of Jesus Christ? Have you noticed an increase in the hatred towards Christians and God in the world around you?

Powerful message for today...be strong with the armor of God! 

More Encouragement: http://heartstn.co/1zomiy9

#heartstone   #courage   #manup  ___

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2015-06-23 15:10:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The American civil war then and now

The women who dug the graves, the kids who watched the largest battle in US history – and the slaves forced to help fighters at the front. 150 years after the last shots were fired, Guardian photographer David Levene travelled across the US photographing the sites scarred by the American civil war.

This is #verycool !

#heartstone   #traveltuesday   #CivilWar   #photography  

The American civil war then and now

The women who dug the graves, the kids who watched the largest battle in US history – and the slaves forced to help fighters at the front. 150 years after the last shots were fired, Guardian photographer David Levene travelled across the US photographing the sites scarred by the American civil war.

This is #verycool !

#heartstone   #traveltuesday   #CivilWar   #photography  ___

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2015-06-23 13:04:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Accountability

"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions." -Ronald Reagan

Personal accountability is slowly becoming non-existent!

Thoughts?

#heartstone   #quote   #accountability  

Accountability

"We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions." -Ronald Reagan

Personal accountability is slowly becoming non-existent!

Thoughts?

#heartstone   #quote   #accountability  ___

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2015-06-22 20:00:29 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." —Dietrich Bonhoeffer

#heartstone #quote #manup

"Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." —Dietrich Bonhoeffer

#heartstone #quote #manup___

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2015-06-22 19:15:18 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

"We are called to be world changers, not world chasers." - Jarrid Wilson

#heartstone   #mondaymotivation   #quote  

"We are called to be world changers, not world chasers." - Jarrid Wilson

#heartstone   #mondaymotivation   #quote  ___

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2015-06-22 16:58:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

The Divine Paradox
By Pastor Greg Laurie

"For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." —Luke 14:11

If we have learned nothing else from our culture telling us what we should do to be happy, we have learned this: It is just not true. We have realized where happiness isn't.

Prior to becoming a Christian, I already knew the answer was not in the world. I knew it wasn't in my mother's world of hedonism and drinking and partying. I knew it wasn't in my world, limited as it was at seventeen years old. So I was wondering where it was. And then I became a Christian.

We have a different paradigm to follow, given to us by God in His Word. We could call it the divine paradox, because in God's economy, if we want to be great, we must learn to be humble. If we want self-fulfillment, wes... more »

The Divine Paradox
By Pastor Greg Laurie

"For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." —Luke 14:11

If we have learned nothing else from our culture telling us what we should do to be happy, we have learned this: It is just not true. We have realized where happiness isn't.

Prior to becoming a Christian, I already knew the answer was not in the world. I knew it wasn't in my mother's world of hedonism and drinking and partying. I knew it wasn't in my world, limited as it was at seventeen years old. So I was wondering where it was. And then I became a Christian.

We have a different paradigm to follow, given to us by God in His Word. We could call it the divine paradox, because in God's economy, if we want to be great, we must learn to be humble. If we want self-fulfillment, we should seek the fulfillment of others.

Regarding this divine paradox, Malcolm Muggeridge pointed out, "Where, then, does happiness lie? In forgetfulness, not indulgence, of self. In escape from sensual appetites, not in their satisfaction."

The way to happiness is sadness. By that I mean we are sad over our sinful state, so we turn to God, ask for His forgiveness, and enter into a relationship with Him. Jesus gave us the beautiful beatitude, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted" (Matthew 5:4). Another way to translate this would be, "Oh how happy are the unhappy." There is no greater example of this upside down life than Jesus Christ Himself.

We want to find our happiness and our joy in the right place, or more specifically, in the right person, which is God. As we come to know and walk with Him, we will find something better than happiness, and that is joy. We will find joy in our circumstances, regardless of what they are.

#heartstone   #mondaymotivation   #paradox   #humility  ___

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2015-06-22 15:44:53 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

12 Things Every Dad Should Say to His Kids
By Debbie McDaniel a Crosswalk[dot]com Contributing Writer

Words matter. Our kids need to hear them. They thrive under encouraging, supporting, heart-felt words. And young children grow up into adults and yet they still need to hear, loving words from a father’s voice. Wisdom from a daddy’s heart, that lives on long in the lives of others.

Here are 12 things every dad should say to his kids, though there’s many more:

1. I love you. Period. No matter what. Unconditionally. And nothing will ever change that.

2.  I believe in you. You can do it. Anything is possible. You are a winner.  

3. Love God. Love your spouse.

4. I am with you. And even when you can’t see me, you can be assured I’m thinking of you.

Continue reading...

#heartstone   #DadsDoMatter  #mondaymotiva... more »

12 Things Every Dad Should Say to His Kids
By Debbie McDaniel a Crosswalk[dot]com Contributing Writer

Words matter. Our kids need to hear them. They thrive under encouraging, supporting, heart-felt words. And young children grow up into adults and yet they still need to hear, loving words from a father’s voice. Wisdom from a daddy’s heart, that lives on long in the lives of others.

Here are 12 things every dad should say to his kids, though there’s many more:

1. I love you. Period. No matter what. Unconditionally. And nothing will ever change that.

2.  I believe in you. You can do it. Anything is possible. You are a winner.  

3. Love God. Love your spouse.

4. I am with you. And even when you can’t see me, you can be assured I’m thinking of you.

Continue reading...

#heartstone   #DadsDoMatter   #mondaymotivation   #manup  ___

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2015-06-22 14:26:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

My Parakletos
By Dave Hearn | Third Option Man

My body armor was my personal safety net and one-man band; it provided me with just about everything. It was my last line of defense against the enemy and I wouldn’t go anywhere in enemy territory without it. I’d heard stories of guys taking multiple small arms rounds to their plates and getting up with little more than bruises to show for it. I was happy to shoulder the extra weight that came with that kind of security.

But as I was putting on my ungainly body armor that night, I saw a small tag inside that I hadn’t noticed before: It read “Paraclete,” the brand name of the manufacturer. Something seemed familiar about it, so I made a mental note and continued gearing up.

It was months later, in our little plywood chapel on the compound, that I ran across this word again: Parakletos, which was Greek forComforter... more »

My Parakletos
By Dave Hearn | Third Option Man

My body armor was my personal safety net and one-man band; it provided me with just about everything. It was my last line of defense against the enemy and I wouldn’t go anywhere in enemy territory without it. I’d heard stories of guys taking multiple small arms rounds to their plates and getting up with little more than bruises to show for it. I was happy to shoulder the extra weight that came with that kind of security.

But as I was putting on my ungainly body armor that night, I saw a small tag inside that I hadn’t noticed before: It read “Paraclete,” the brand name of the manufacturer. Something seemed familiar about it, so I made a mental note and continued gearing up.

It was months later, in our little plywood chapel on the compound, that I ran across this word again: Parakletos, which was Greek for Comforter, or Helper – what New Testament translators would attribute to the Holy Spirit.

Then it clicked.

#heartstone   #mondaymotivation  ___

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