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Sorry it took me a little while to respond to you @Wendy_Speake!
Since coming home from Uganda, I've had similar chats with my two oldest kids. I'm eager to take them to visit @solehope so they can experience what most of the kids around the world call life. While I know I've caused them to always want more, I'm hoping that I can move that desire from wanting more for themselves to wanting more an better for others.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on I Want To Forget Today; But I Hope I Never Do!
Thank you @Calista for taking the time to comment. A week and some change later I'm still battling thru all of my emotions and thoughts.
Hey @Dave Shrein! Thanks for the comment!
There are parts of me that want them to leave too. But then my arminianism kicks in and I don't want them to. I do want them to start using their platforms to tell their story of struggles, stress, and HOPE. Just this week I've had to deal with someone who ended their life, because they felt their was no hope to live. He was very close to people around him but yet no one was offering him hope or living out hope in a way that made him reconsider his decision.
My hope is that churches and Pastors, will stop looking at others platform to calibrate their success or worth, and to be themselves and to be the best deputies of hope they can be to their audience of 1 or 1,000,000.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on The Exodus of Pastors From Social Media
Thanks @TLBanks! I feel the same way. Excited about the future. Hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving Tara!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Call
Me too @gogrowgo! Hope you are having a good Fall! Happy thanksgiving Felicia!
Great to see you @AbbieF! I'm thankful he is safe too! Hope we can hangout soon.
4 months, 4 weeks ago on The Call
This sounds like an amazing time.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Millennial Matters: Introducing Our Think Tank
Thanks @jasonkonopinski! I know you love cycling as much as I do... I honestly think it is the best thing I've done for "me" in my lifetime.
11 months, 1 week ago on Clarity at 2,310 Meters
Thanks @KimberlyJones1. Glad that it added value to your day... What other things are you seeing that people in the church are doing well and doing poorly?
11 months, 2 weeks ago on The Exodus of Pastors From Social Media
Great thoughts. I agree with you. There are ways to promote vs sell. Ways to invite people vs demanding their attention. I'm all for people and organizations take days off.
Hey @gregsurratt! I was there via live stream, from Asheville.
1 year ago on What a week it was – ARC #ALLACCESS14
I love all the amazing things @arcchurches is doing these days! #ALLACCESS14 Looked amazing.
@Chris Russo I agree with you on this one Chris!
1 year ago on When a friend blows it
Lot of great people in this list, most of which I now call friends, thanks to @ginidietrich !
1 year, 8 months ago on #FollowFriday: Six Qualities of Past Featurees
Thanks @ginidietrich for the the thoughts "Chemistry." It hit home with some things I'm dealing with these days. For the first time in a while, I'm now hiring vs being the one getting hired.
1 year, 8 months ago on PR Firms: How Do You Know it’s the Right Fit?
@gailcarvelli I'm very happy that it made you think. We all need to do that more. @NancyCawleyJean
2 years ago on Real Men Admit When They Are Wrong
@NancyCawleyJean Thanks Nancy. Rex taught me something amazing that morning. I'm thankful for my life change. If it had not happened I would have never met him and would have never been able to tell his story.
@Lisa Gerber I love your after thought Lisa!
@Vanessa Valdez Fantastic question!!! What are the responses that you're getting.
@BrandonPDuncan boooooooo! Sorry about that BRANDON. Hope you are having a great start to your Friday!
Thanks @belllindsay you have no idea how much that means coming from you! This new season of "blogging" is so much fun and so much more "me." BUT again, thank you for commenting and sharing.
@Steph_Montreuil Thanks for coming by and reading Rex story!! Please share as you like. More people need to be thinking about this and dealing with their decisions with a little more grace.
@Lisa Gerber Hey LB! Thanks for coming by! YES I'm so happy @Danny Brown shared the story too!
I took hope that Rex and his son worked things out. For now I am finding peace in people reading this story and maybe doing a little work on themselves too!
@BrandonPDuncan Thanks Brandon. Glad that you were moved by Rex story!
@Danny Brown I agree Danny! I hope that Rex found peace with his son. I guess I will truly never know. For now I'm just happy people are reading and sharing his story. Yes family is so dang wired, some times you hate them, then you love them.
Thank you for coming by, for sharing and for commenting.
@brittanybotti Thanks Brittany! Rex taught me a lot in our short time on that flight.
@KenMueller @kirkholmes You are correct It doesn't work like that. I think they will be found-out in the future for what they are. More people spend money and see no return on their moneys spent.
2 years, 1 month ago on SEO Explanation & Beliefs
Yes @KenMueller I agree with you. @kirkholmes has done a great job teaching us and helping us to understand Onsite SEO. It gets forgotten so fast. I to have a hard-time with the "Sales People" for Yellow Pages online or ReachLocal, most of them are just that, selling something as if it is the silverbullit of SEO.
@jennimacdonald Thanks Girl! Glad my family story was something you loved!
2 years, 2 months ago on Will the Real Hero Please Stand Up: A Call For Men to Say I Love You!
Thank you @Kirsten Cole Fuchs for the comment. Yes, it's a great memory! Proud that it is one of mine.
@stephseefeldt Thank you Steph for the kind words! You know my gang as well as anyone so it means even more.
Thank you for the comment @Kirsten Cole Fuchs . I love the story of @Patrick Scully and his kindness to Michael. They are both heroes and real men in my book.
2 years, 2 months ago on Will The Real Hero Please Stand Up: Kindness Changes Lives
Hey @asmithblog thanks buddy. Lets keep chatting about it. Looking for more me to answer the call.
2 years, 2 months ago on Will the Real Hero Please Stand Up: A Call For Men to be Men!
@SJAbbott Hello Stephen! Thanks for coming by. Took some time to read over some post on your site today. Loved it. Lets chat more about how we can keep this message going out.
@NancyMyrland Thank you Nancy. It means a lot coming from you. I deeply respect you! Looking forward to hangout in a few weeks.
@Brent@Echelonseo.com Hey Brent, YES I agree with you. Keep checking back to see what out men have to say on this topic in the coming days.
Thanks @ginidietrich . Just something I've been dealing with and thinking a lot about these last weeks. So I thought it is time to talk about it. I know you love chivalry, we've talked about it many times through the years. You rock.
@RebeccaTodd though it seems they will be, since there are so few of them these days. I've just finished my next one and the other men have started sending their post. It should be a great time.
Thank you @Shonali . Keep an eye on the site. Lots of others will be posting their thoughts and stories.
@RebeccaTodd Thanks Rebecca! Yeah. The whole topic just has me thinking a lot these days. I mean look at the news today and people are talking about chris brown and rihanna. So, boys/kids see that and think it is normal or something to aspire. Come on people.
It is great to see you here at @outspective @paulsteinbrueck . I agree with @brittanybotti let us know how it goes for you. Let us know how we can help you.
2 years, 2 months ago on How To Improve Facebook EdgeRank Using This Hidden Feature
@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes Thank you sir! It is all about finding a team that you can work-with and move forward with.
2 years, 4 months ago on Outspective: How an Outside Perspective Led To Life Change
I'm so HAPPY to read that you too are having some amazing "Life Change." I look forward to reading and seeing more. WOOT WOOT WOOT ... Congratulations.
2 years, 4 months ago on When Life Happens
@KDillabough Thanks Girl! Looking forward to our chat!
@NancyMyrland Thank you Nancy! It is sooo much fun right now. Lots of great things going on and lots of adventures.
@jasonkonopinski Thank you Sir. I've very blessed to have my team with me on this venture. We will let you know. Also you let us know what we can do to help you.
@Soulati | B2B Social Media Marketing Thanks girl! It is all part of the journey! I'm very thankful to have people like you around to remind me of all the *wins* that I all to quickly forget!
@Erin F. Thanks for the comment! Yea the @outspetive is amazing. Glad to have them apart of this fun idea.
I'm also very thankful for people like @bmaman who were my outside perspective and told me to go for it.
Thank you Ken for the mentioning me! Not sure how I missed it until now, but here I am. There more we look at get @Outspective off the ground the more we see that there are few people or companies out there asking for that Outside Perspective. Why? Well, pride is a huge issue. Also, people just think they are that good and don't need help. @HowieG makes a great point. Most companies start with noting more than a dream. Then in it is all hands on deck to keep this think afloat or moving forward. Never really understanding what set them apart is going away because they are just working, working working. YET, the really smart ones know how to correctly question and ask questions of others!
2 years, 4 months ago on Taking a Look at Your Business From the Outside In
I think you and I must read from the same book Dear @Shonali on top of all the things I have going on.. I will be starting to reach out to people I trust and value and ask opened questions. I'm really excited about it. Why? Because I too need a @Outspective .