Lost Job, Found Blessings and New Chapters – Jason Elkins

16. August 2010

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Lost Job, Found Blessings and New Chapters – Jason Elkins

It was the Friday before Memorial Day a few months ago. I was in the kitchenette at work, cutting up some strawberries for breakfast when my boss came in and said “Jason, can you come into my office for a minute?” “Sure.” I thought to myself… “Finally this was the job promotion meeting we had [...]

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Life After Almost Death – Joshua Wienczkowski

16. August 2010

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Life After Almost Death – Joshua Wienczkowski

“Josh, we’re having a family meeting in the living room in an hour.” “K, thanks Mom.” At 15 I’d never heard my parents call a family meeting, so I assumed we were moving, grandma was sick, or something really great like winning the lottery had happened. So, my three older brothers, my parents and I all [...]

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16. August 2010

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Video of the Week: Red Clay Halo – Gillian Welch + David Rawlings

I’ve been a huge fan of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings… Even before I lived near Nashville. David rips a guitar solo around 2:00 that is a work of art. They are great in concert too, go see them!

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I Love You So Much – Allie Davis

16. August 2010

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I Love You So Much – Allie Davis

Her surprise exclamation proves sweeter to me than just about anything: a sudden pay raise, an extra day off, a special dessert – you name it. Give me “I love you so much” any day over an ice cream cone or a little extra cash in my pocket.

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Current Appearances, Girly Dressing and a side Order of Judgment.

6. July 2010

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Current Appearances, Girly Dressing and a side Order of Judgment.

I don’t want to suggest we ignore bad behavior or decisions, I’m just suggesting that we don’t always know where someone is on their spectrum. One day sober is a good day for someone that struggles with addiction. One day of exercise is a good day for someone that lives a sedentary life. One day of kind words is a good start for someone that battles anger.

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Video of the Week – Roll Away Your Stone – Mumford & Sons

6. July 2010

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Video of the Week – Roll Away Your Stone – Mumford & Sons

Acoustic instruments and killer energy – What more do you need? I just discovered the band “Mumford & Sons” and recommend that you do too! - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Lessons from a 500 Calorie a Day Diet – Jason Elkins

26. May 2010

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Lessons from a 500 Calorie a Day Diet – Jason Elkins

I can hardly believe the results of a diet I started 10 days ago… I have lost over 14 pounds. This diet started in conjunction with the treatment my wife was receiving from McCullough Spinal Care in Hendersonville, Tennessee. They have had some success alleviating a bit of the chronic and super high pain levels that she [...]

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Video of the Week – “This Silver Ring”  –  Anne & Pete Sibley

26. May 2010

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Video of the Week – “This Silver Ring” – Anne & Pete Sibley

- - - - - - - - - - - – - - - - Anne & Pete Sibley have won critical acclaim for their most recent record “Coming Home”. I hope you enjoy “This Silver Ring” as much as I do. Facebook them here.

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Getting Over Myself – Jason Elkins

8. May 2010

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Getting Over Myself – Jason Elkins

The next week at this same group, shortly after I arrived, one of the members approached me kindly and said “I don’t think you need to be so defensive, he wasn’t attacking you personally, he was just asking you questions about a business situation.”

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John Morgan – One of the Internet’s Leading Branding Experts – Discusses his Success, Family and Faith

8. May 2010

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John Morgan – One of the Internet’s Leading Branding Experts – Discusses his Success, Family and Faith

Entrepreneur and Branding and Marketing Coach John Morgan can be intimidating. If it wasn’t for his disarming smile, penchant for laughter and his ability to put people at ease he would be the guy in the room that you just ‘wouldn’t mess with’. He is tall and has broad shoulders, but more than [...]

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20. December 2009

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Secrets – Mike Cowart Sr.

Secrets – Mike Cowart Sr.

“Whatever you have spoken in the darkness shall be heard and listened to in the light and what you have whispered in [people's] ears and behind closed doors will be proclaimed upon the housetops”. (Luke 12:3 Amplified)

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20. December 2009

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The Holidays – Joshua Wienczkowski

The Holidays – Joshua Wienczkowski

I’m Josh. I’m a 22 year old college student. I stand a hair shy of 6 feet tall and I look like every other guy from West Michigan: blue eyed, blonde haired and like to run. You probably can’t hear my northern accent unless you spend enough time around me. I smile a lot and probably spend too much time in coffee shops. My greatest fear is spiders and I definitely am a dog lover. I am the youngest of four boys and I’m a recovering procrastinator. Nice to meet you.

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8. October 2009

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Video of the Week – Fleet Foxes “Crayon Angels”

Crayon Angels... Fleet Foxes... Acoustic... Cool Setting. What else is there to say except, I hope you enjoy it.

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8. October 2009

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One Day at a Time – Joshua Wienczkowski

One Day at a Time – Joshua Wienczkowski

I think the “hit-makers” in life are the people that live earnestly and seek God in all circumstances. Whether provision is incredible and vast or if ends just squeak by and meet, I think when we worry less about those details and focus on what has been given today, just today, He can work in us to live lives and sing of a joy that draws people in. How many times have you heard a terrible song and turned the station or pressed next?

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8. October 2009

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A Gift For Today From The Past – Lisa Mcintosh

A Gift For Today From The Past – Lisa Mcintosh

My son wanted it so that he could listen to music on vinyl. He finds something relaxing and inviting about its sound, making it perfect for entertaining. His fiancée, J.C., cleaned it up and bought some contemporary albums such as Coldplay, for his birthday.

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21. September 2009

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Mentors and Marathons – Jason Elkins

Mentors and Marathons – Jason Elkins

Over the last few years, I have developed some great mentors. Some of them are the authors for Transparent, some are family members, and others have just showed up, seemingly out of nowhere, to breathe truthful advice into my life. (Thank you by the way). A month or so ago, I reached out to [...]

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21. September 2009

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Conversation – Joshua Wienczkowski

Conversation – Joshua Wienczkowski

It’s like a Where’s Waldo when fall hits. Area codes I didn’t know existed start pouring into my phone from friends across the country changing phones, or numbers I’ve lost. The sheer excitement of seeing numbers I haven’t seen since May is physically exhausting, let alone catching up on months of life experiences.

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21. September 2009

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Tolerance “CHAMPIONS” – Mike Cowart Sr.

Tolerance “CHAMPIONS” – Mike Cowart Sr.

I was the most intolerant person that God created. I was considered the ultimate “gay basher” and could lash a person who struggled with a same-sex attraction to small pieces with my mouth. I laughed at them. One Friday I sat in the back room of Shoney’s in a men’s Bible Study and heard a testimony [...]

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21. September 2009

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Video of the Week – Delta Spirit “Trashcan” and “Come On”

There is something that grips my soul when a singer gives it their all! I hope you enjoy this live and raw performance from Delta Spirit! Delta Spirit – Trashcan from La Blogotheque on Vimeo. Jason

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21. September 2009

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Generous Church – Ken Behr

Generous Church – Ken Behr

When I was with the ECFA, I visited a large church that was proud that they gave 10% of all of their funds to foreign missions. The only problem was that if you included the debt that the church was also stacking up, they were actually spending more than 120% of all of their income on themselves.

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