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Focus on your Top 20% responsibilities first

“It’s important to do things right, but it’s even more important to do the right things.” — Peter Drucker

Time is one of the leader’s most precious resources, but distractions and activity traps are all around us. In today’s fast-paced world, we must continuously come back to the basic leadership question: Am I allocating enough time to the right things - my Top 20% responsibilities - today and every day? They include:

• Strategic Thinking
• Sustaining a Proactive Culture
• Communication
• Growing and Developing Team Members
• Prospecting for Future Opportunities and Employees

Daily focus on your Top 20% will virtually assure that you will achieve your long-range goals. In fact, you should program your Top 20% into your subconscious so that an internal alarm goes off whenever you lose focus or get off track.

To be a successful coach, your Top 20% should always be formally incorporated into your daily planning and scheduling. Remember to take time each evening to pre-plan next day, and be sure to schedule a majority of your time around your Top 20% Responsibilities.



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How to reach beyond your limits

Be not afraid. If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear. You must believe.

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clZ8Y4sFCOI&feature=youtu.be



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Features & Benefits -vs- Knowing How to Sell

I had a landscaper install a new sprinkler system the other day, and as we stood under the warming sun waiting for his crew to set up he asked me what I did for a living. I told him I was a sales trainer (this is the easiest answer as for some reason as soon as I add “inside sales” to anyone out of the industry, they have no idea what I’m talking about). 

He immediately made the mistake that most companies and managers and even sales reps make when he next said, “Product knowledge is what it’s all about. You have to know your products."

When I corrected him by saying product knowledge takes second place to qualifying a prospect and discovering unique buying motives, he seemed genuinely confused. I explained: “Most companies spend hours, days and even weeks training their sales reps on each product and service, and then about a day (or a couple of hours) on how to sell them...

This results in a knowledgeable sales team that is quick to list features and benefits until the cows come home. This creates a lot of conversations, but not a lot of sales.”

“What should they be doing?” he asked. 



And that’s when I asked him how he would go about selling me a pencil. 

He thought about it for a while and then launched into – you bet – a list of features and benefits about a pencil. 

I let him go on for a while until he was out of ideas (you can only talk about the color yellow and the use of an eraser for so long), and then I asked him: “What if I don’t even use pencils?” 

That stumped him.

And that’s the whole point. Most sales reps sell just like he does: leading with features and benefits sure that if they just say the right one or ones, in the right order or combination, then prospects will eventually see some value and say, “Ah! I’ve got to have that! Thank you so much for calling!”

As Dr. Phil would say, “How’s that working out for you?”

The proper way to sell a pencil – and your product or service – is to first qualify for need and unique buying motives, and then match up the appropriate features and benefits to fit those defined needs. 

So using the “how to sell a pencil” analogy, it doesn’t begin by pitching the attributes of a pencil, rather, it starts by uncovering the need for one (or for a thousand). It begins with a series of questions like:



“How do you use pencils in your facilities?”

“How many pencils do you go through in a month? A year?”

“Who orders the pencils?”

“What’s important to you in a pencil?”

“How many pencils do you usually order at a time?”

“Where do you get your pencils from now?”

“Why do you get them there?”

“When was the last time you compared suppliers of pencils?”

“If you were to change suppliers, what would be important for you in the next vendor?”

“Besides yourself, who makes the decision to order pencils?”

“How about in your other facilities?”



And on and on… Now, I can just hear some of you thinking, “But Mike, a prospect isn’t going to sit still for all these questions!” Well, maybe yes, maybe no.

I’ll tell you now, non-buyers won’t sit still, but most buyers will. And that’s a clue as to who might buy from you and who won’t.

The bottom line is that you can’t sell without knowing if there is a need and interest. And if you get some of the answers above, then you’ll know exactly how to pitch and how to sell. 

If you don’t, you’ll just go through your list of features and benefits and when you get to the end, you’ll cross your fingers and hope someone buys. 

I don’t know about you – but that’s a horrible way to make your way through life in sales.



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Lib Liar Megyn Kelly and NBC (nothing but crap) set-out to set-up Alex Jones of InfoWars, for an interview fall. But Jones secretly recorded their interview and aired several clips on YouTube, prior to NBC's broadcast.

NBC was forced to re-edit and water-down their planned attack, which aired Sunday 6/18/17. The NBC much publicized hit-piece developed into great publicity for Jones and InfoWars.com. Kelly/NBC played the fool.




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Liberalism in America is a big fat lie! Liberals talk about "our values" but their corrupt, divisive, liberal values… are not America’s values!

Hillary Clinton’s defeat is precisely what it seems to be: a rejection not only of the Democratic Party but of contemporary warped, corrosive liberalism. Not only did Clinton lose, but Obama’s legacy was also rejected as an epic failure.

Democrats today may see themselves as heirs to a progressive tradition that traces its lineage back to racist Woodrow Wilson. But that does not describe the Democratic Party that elevated Obama and Hillary Clinton to the position of standard bearer.

Today’s version of progressivism represented by Obama and Clinton accommodates present-day Godless criminality and hate. Rather than trying to build America up, Democrats now willfully create division and tear America down.

Even after losing the election, the divisive Democrat party still doesn’t get it. Corrupt Democrats and the corrupt liberal media have doubled down on their lies and division. The moral of the story… never, ever trust a liberal!

Here are some of devious Democrat's "schemes" for the week... 06/23/2017



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NY Times ran a suggestive story of Republicans at ball field with no protection... tipped off loco lib shooter, just as intended

Liberal’s attempted mass assassination of Republican lawmakers by an enraged left-winger is just the latest evidence of an increasingly violent, “militant left”, Arizona Rep. Trent Franks argued in a radio interview on Sunday.

Franks was among six Republicans whose names were found on a list in James T. Hodgkinson’s possession when he opened fire on a GOP baseball practice, injuring four people including Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise.

The list’s existence was first reported by The Daily Caller and has since been confirmed by federal officials and lawmakers, including Franks, who said Sunday that the list “has been fairly accurately characterized” in the media.

Hodgkinson’s attack appears to be “premeditated,” indicating that “we have devolved to a great point in our society now. To the point where the militant left is out there to the extent that they are willing to shoot people,” Franks said. He returned to the subject of the militant left later in the interview.



“The militant left here has been outrageous. It’s not conservatives that are going out there burning cars and turning them upside down in universities just because someone is speaking. It’s not the conservatives that are saying ‘pigs in a blanket’ and advocating for the killing of police officers,” he said.

“It’s not the conservatives that are shooting people in the baseball field. This militant left is out of control and I think that the so-called moderates should stand up and eschew this and really call them out in a flagrant way.”

As previously noted by TheDC, last week’s shooting was just the latest incident in a rising pattern of violence against Republicans and Trump supporters.

Many in the liberal media, however, have pointed the finger at Republicans - for leftist violence against them? Democrats have no message for America, except violence and hate.



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Soros funds pro-Islamic thugs attacking Americans on the street

Alex Jones plays a clip from the Austin Anti-Sharia Protest and shows just how bad and thuggish the Left truly are and how George Soros is funding most of these Anarchist Leftist Thugs.

Help us spread the word about the liberty movement, we're reaching millions help us reach millions more. Share the free live video feed link with your friends & family: http://www.infowars.com/

LIB SOROS FUNDS pro-Islamic thugs. Where's Soros arrest warrant? AG Sessions doesn't have the balls.

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze_gR4nGnAs&feature=youtu.be



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Smack-down of Fake News CNN lying campaign... more than 70% of Americans love President Trump

More than 70% of Americans taking a CNN poll think that the “obstruction of justice” investigation into President Donald Trump is a witch hunt.

CNN’s poll, which was taken by more than 2.7 million people online, found that 70.2% of respondents responded, “No,” to the simple question: “Should Trump be investigated for obstruction of justice?”

It’s worth noting that the CNN poll is open to everyone and thus not a scientifically weighted poll - but the poll nevertheless indicates that Trump can count on a loyal base to defend him, despite his setbacks.



It’s not clear whether Trump is actually under investigation for obstruction of justice, stemming from accusations that he told former FBI Direct James Comey to stop the investigation into former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn.

Several weeks ago, leaks from special prosecutor Bob Mueller’s team claimed that, in light of Comey’s accusations, Trump is now under investigation for obstruction of justice.

Trump seemed to confirm that fact himself via Twitter - but last week, Trump’s lawyer claimed there was no such investigation.

Firing Comey wasn't obstruction of justice - it was removing a bad apple from the FBI.



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Megyn Kelly has no loyal audience. She burned conservative viewers at FOX News, when she turned ultra-liberal attack dog. At liar liberal NBC, liberal viewers don’t like or trust her either.

NBC under fire over failure Megyn Kelly acquisition... word is, NBC is trying to sell prostitute Kelly back to FOX News

NBC’s news division is coming under heavy fire for what its critics say is a botched handling of its new hire Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones – and for its overall rollout of Megyn Kelly as a broadcast network news star.

NBC was determined to air the Jones interview Sunday evening despite enormous pressure to cancel it from parents of children who died in the Sandy Hook massacre, which Jones has previously alleged, was highly suspicious.

Megyn Kelly’s Alex Jones interview got lots of attention, but not many viewers.

Kelly's sit down with Jones, a controversial, conspiracy theorist radio host and founder of the website Infowars, brought in an average of 3.5 million viewers Sunday night. That's the fewest viewers that Kelly's weekly news magazine telecast, "Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly," has drawn since its debut three weeks ago.

The show also trailed a re-run episode of CBS' "60 Minutes," which brought in 5.3 million viewers. Among 18-49-year-olds, the demographic most prized by advertisers, a repeat of "America's Funniest Home Videos" beat both Kelly and "60 Minutes" by about 40%.



Alex Jones InfoWars has a HUGE weekly audience of over 45 million Americans!

Much of the reason Kelly’s Sunday show was a bomb, is Alex Jones had already aired many clips of the real interview. Jones had secretly recorded his eleven hour interview, because he knew Kelly and NBC would falsely edit it, to falsely attack him.

After the real interview was exposed, NBC was forced to re-edit their phony hit piece, providing a watered-down version with no gotchas. Jones played Megyn Kelly like a fiddle.

NBC is reportedly “freaking out” because the network’s over-hyped talent Megyn Kelly has already been a “ratings disaster.”

“They didn’t pay her $15 million for this. They are now worried that her numbers will be bad when she joins the 9 am hour of Today,” a source reportedly told Radar Online. “If Kelly tanks at 9 am she will also bring down Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb at 10 am.”



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Cool Photos


A mob of kangaroos between rows of vines at the Charles Melton vineyard located in the Barossa Valley, north of Adelaide in Australia, on June 10, 2017.




The moon rises above lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center in New York City on June 10, 2017, as seen from West Orange, New Jersey.




A "recortador" jumps over a bull during a recortadores festival at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, on June 11, 2017. Recortadores is a performance consisting of leaping over a bull daringly and acrobatically, in which the ones who dare to get closer to the bull and show less fear are the winners.




Firefighters in protective clothing walk away after putting out a fire that broke out in a truck loaded with what is suspected to be toxic chemicals on a highway in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, on June 9, 2017. There were no casualties and the cause of fire is under investigation, local media reports.




Cyclists take part in the annual World Naked Bike Ride in central London, on June 10, 2017.




A protester holds a national flag as a bank branch housed in the magistracy of the Supreme Court of Justice burns, during a rally against Venezuela's failed socialist government and President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 12, 2017.





Members of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate with their teammates after they defeated the Nashville Predators 2-0 to win the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on June 11, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee.




Guardsmen parade during the Colonel's Review ceremony at Horse Guards Parade in London, England, on June 10, 2017.




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Friday-funnies...

"If you can't make it good, make it in 3D." -- the thinking in Hollywood in 2010

A consultant is someone who takes a subject you understand, and makes it sound confusing.

Most movie theaters in Europe don't have air-conditioning like in the U.S., where it's a cooling oasis during the summer months. Hence, Europe theaters see reduced summer attendance, while U.S. theaters see an increase.

"People who enjoy meetings, should not be in charge of anything." -- Thomas Sowell

"The Lord is my rock and my redeemer." -- Psalms 19:14



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President Trump busy making America Great Again!

Earn While You Learn

During the campaign, President Trump talked about the importance of vocational training. Going to college isn't the only way to a great career. Learning the skills of a trade lets you earn a great living, many times earnings are much higher than college grads.

That’s why this week, President Trump has signed an executive order to expand apprenticeships and vocational training to help all Americans find a rewarding career, earn a great living, and support themselves and their families.

Teaching young people skills, crafts, and trades are vital to our economy and our success as a country. America must not only teach, but celebrate the skilled laborers that produce and maintain the world’s greatest machines, buildings, products and infrastructure.



Ensuring Our Veterans Receive The Care They Deserve

A bill to improve the Department of Veteran Affairs has passed Congress and will now go to President Trump to sign into law. President Trump is committed to ensuring our veterans have access to the care, services, and benefits they have earned.

To achieve this goal, it is critical that employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are held to the highest performance standards, and that they are accountable when those standards are not met.

With the Department of Veteran Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Act accountability, at the VA will be enhanced and the department will be provided tools that it needs to improve the care our veterans receive.



Fighting For Freedom

President Trump took a trip to Florida to announce a new policy on Cuba that will undo Obama’s one-sided deal as President and will begin strictly enforcing US law.

The new policy will not lift sanctions on the Cuban regime until all political prisoners are free, freedoms of assembly and expression are respected, all political parties are legalized, and free and internationally supervised elections are scheduled.

President Trump’s action bypasses the military and the government to help the Cuban people themselves form businesses and pursue much better lives.



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RINO John McCain collusion with Soros & Democrats... no difference in political parties GOP & DNC, both totally corrupt

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain in 2012 turned over nearly $9 million in unspent funds from his failed 2008 presidential campaign to a new foundation bearing his name, the McCain Institute for International Leadership.

The institute is intended to serve as a “legacy” for McCain and “is dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom.” It is a tax-exempt non-profit foundation with assets valued at $8.1 million and associated with Arizona State University.

Conservative and liberal critics, however, believe the institute constitutes a major conflict of interest for McCain.

Critics worry that the institute’s donors and McCain’s personal leadership in the organization’s exclusive “Sedona Forum” bear an uncanny resemblance to the glitzy Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that annually co-mingled special interests and powerful political players in alleged pay-to-play schemes.



The institute has accepted contributions of as much as $100,000 from billionaire liberal activist-funder George Soros and from Teneo, a for-profit company co-founded by Doug Band, former President Bill Clinton’s “bag man.” Teneo has long helped enrich Clinton through lucrative speaking and business deals.

And Bloomberg reported in 2016 on a $1 million Saudi Arabian donation to the institute, a contribution the McCain group has refused to explain publicly.

The McCain group has also accepted at least $100,000 from the Pivotal Foundation, which was created by Francis Najafi who owns the Pivotal Group, a private equity and real estate firm.

The Pivotal Foundation has in the last three years given $205,000 to the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), which has been a vocal advocate for the Iranian nuclear deal the Obama administration negotiated.

McCain and Soros reportedly became friends after the senator was exposed as a member of the “Keating Five” during the savings and loan (S&L) industry scandal during former President George H.W. Bush’s administration.



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Walmart killed mainstreet... Amazon killing all competition!

Walmart was the death knell of small mom and pop stores across America, now Amazon is completely destroying the American economy. Amazon has become some big, they literally destroy competition. This is bad for America.

Worse yet, Amazon's Bezos bought the corrupt ultra-left Washington Post newspaper - so he could manipulate America's corrupt DC government, by producing false propaganda and lies.

Amazon to buy Whole Foods - grocery competition shivers in fear! Now your crypto will buy GMO food labeled as organic. The Dark-Act made this possible and is law. The WHOLE TRUTH about Whole Foods:

Shocking new mini-documentary: excoriates this deceptive, fraudulent corporation for becoming the Monsanto of food retailing: http://www.naturalnews.com/054515_Whole_Foods_GMO_labeling_bill_Walter_Robb.html

InfoWars Alex Jones is pissed off: Amazon bought one of his vitamin suppliers. Now his profit margin is going to drop or he's going to have to find a new supplier.

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i4iwver6tY



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3 completely addictive Caprese Salads

We're taking the classic caprese salad to a whole new level. There's nothing that screams summer like a caprese salad. It's a contender for the simplest appetizer or side dish around because it lets the ingredients do all the work.

Typically, what makes or breaks a solid caprese are the tomatoes (never ever order a caprese in the dead of winter, people!), so while I anxiously await their arrival here on the East Coast, I decided to swap in seasonal fruit: cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberries, cherries, and nectarines. The rest - mozzarella, basil, and balsamic - stays exactly the same.



Strawberry-Nectarine caprese

Layer sliced strawberries and nectarines (or peaches) with mozzarella and basil and drizzle with balsamic.




Cherry-Cantoloupe caprese

Layer cubes of cantaloupe with halved and pitted cherries with mozzarella and basil and drizzle with balsamic.




Watermelon-Mozzarella caprese

Layer squares of watermelon with mozzarella and basil and drizzle with balsamic.



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"Flashdance, What A Feeling" ... Irene Cara

Jennifer Beals stars as Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel-mill welder by day, and bar dancer by night. Harboring dreams of a career in ballet, she is given financial support in this endeavor by her boss Nick Hurley (Michael Nouri) and moral support by demanding but big-hearted instructor Hanna Long (Lilia Skala).

The film's signature scene is, of course, Alex's water-drenched dance audition, largely performed in long shot by her dance double Marine Jahan.

Essentially an old-fashioned backstage yarn, Flashdance was given a contemporary spin by its pulsating, musical score featuring the Oscar-winning Best Song, Flashdance... What a Feeling, (music by Giorgio Moroder, lyrics by Keith Forsey and Irene Cara).

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILWSp0m9G2U



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The shape and firmness of the mattress will change as you roll onto your back or side.

Sleep Numbers Smart Bed has biometric sensors... adjusts to your nightly movement and fidgeting

There's more to a good night's sleep than turning in early. Alongside a decent diet, and avoiding the temptations of caffeine and smartphone screens at night, it's important to have a comfortable bed. Sleep Number is taking this to the extreme with the360 smart bed, a contraption that subtly adjusts to your movements in the night.

If you roll onto your side, for instance, the bed will acknowledge this and alter one of two air chambers in the mattress, matching the shape of your body. Switch to your back and the bed will tilt your head upwards if you start snoring.

Other luxuries include a foot warmer and tiny lights to guide you to the bathroom at night. (Bonus: You can pretend your bed is a car from the original Fast and Furious movies.) Sleep Number says its new bed can also be personalized with custom sleep goals and bedtime routines.



So if you want to nod off at 11pm, the bed's companion app will remind you at 10:30pm to get ready. Ten minutes later the foot warmer will kick in so that everything is toasty when you clamber into bed. Then, in the morning, an alarm will go off when the system thinks you're in the lightest part of your sleep cycle.

The bed uses SleepIQ, a somewhat ambiguous "biometric sensor technology" to track your heart rate, motion and breathing. (Sleep Number is hesitant to explain how it all works -- this is the secret sauce, essentially.)

The company says it takes "hundreds of readings per second," which are then fed into an algorithm to produce a personalized SleepIQ score. The metric is then used to adjust the bed to your individual needs, and explain each morning the quality of your rest.

Sleep Number has offered mattresses with SleepIQ before, but they've never responded to your movements in real time. Users typically wake up, review their score in the app and then adjust the bed for next time.



The problem, of course, is that they can only optimize for one sleeping position each night. The 360 smart bed, meanwhile, can compensate for multiple.

The company isn't the first to offer a real-time adjustable bed, however. The ReST bed, which my colleague Devindra checked out at CES last year, offers a similar level of comfort and responsiveness. There's also the Balluga bed, which was crowdfunded on Kickstarter and Indiegogo last Spring.

Sleep Number is hoping to compete with superior smarts -- you can link apps such as Nest and Fitbit, for instance, for further insights and automation. That's useful if you've just had a workout, and need a softer mattress to support your back, or want to know the temperature that sends you to la-la land the fastest.

The 360 smart bed will roll out slowly both online and in stores during the first half of 2017. There's no word on pricing, although Sleep Number has said it will be "similar" to its current range of Sleep IQ mattresses and adjustable bases.



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Accepting the responsibility of teaching the Bible in your home will equip your kids to live by it when they are grown.

It's up to parents to teach children God's Word

It’s up to parents to teach children God’s Word

Imagine your boss came into your office and said, “Congratulations, you have just been promoted.” What if that promotion meant stepping into a job for which you felt inadequate and/or unprepared?

How would you respond? Would you say, “Thank you, sir, but I am not up to the task?" Or would you say, “Thank you, sir, I’ll do my best?" I think most of us would welcome the challenge and rise to the occasion.

As parents, that’s exactly what God said to us when He gave us children. He said, “Congratulations, you’ve just been promoted to the position of parent.” That means that everything God requires of parents is part of your new job description. At this point you have two choices.

You can either say, “Thank You, God, but You must have taken momentary leave of Your senses. There’s no way I can train my children in the Word.” Or you can say, “Thank You, God. I know You don’t make mistakes, and if You gave me this child, You will also give me everything I need to bring her up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”

I wish I could say that my response was the latter. However, I must admit that I was terrified. I was a 21-year-old college junior who had been married for 10 months. I remember looking at one of my professors and asking, “What am I going to do?”



He looked back at me and said, “You are going to do the same thing fathers have been doing for thousands of years.” Suddenly it dawned on me - I wasn’t the first man to become a father while he was in college. I could handle this. I wasn’t sure how, but I knew that with God’s help I could handle this.

My professor’s words of encouragement have echoed in my mind for the past 15 years. I am still trying to navigate my role as a husband and father, but I am sure that God has given me what I need to accomplish the task to which I have been called.

Teaching is the best teacher

As home-school parents, my wife and I are often asked how we home-school two high-school-aged children. Many families believe they could never teach their children at home past the third grade! I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the standard line, “By the time they reach high school, they’ll be past anything I could handle.”

Whenever my wife and I encounter such comments we merely reply, “You only have to stay a week ahead.” I love to see the look on people’s faces when they realize the simple yet profound truth of this statement.

All we really need to do to teach our children is stay a step ahead of them. Of course, this means that we must be in a constant state of learning, but it is doable.



The same is true in teaching the Bible

So many parents think they don’t have enough Bible knowledge to teach their children. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you can read, you can teach your children God’s Word. All you have to do is stay a step ahead of them.

Don’t be afraid. God has given you everything you need to do this. You don’t have to be a seminary-trained theologian to read the Bible and talk about what it means. Besides, God would not have given you the responsibility unless He knew you could handle it.

One of the oft-forgotten Reformation doctrines is the doctrine of the perspicuity (or understandability) of the Bible. God has given us the Bible in an understandable form. We do not have to break codes or unravel riddles in order to understand the basic teaching of God’s Word.

The role of the home in teaching the Bible

Contrary to popular belief, the home - not the church - has been entrusted with the primary responsibility of teaching children the Bible. In our age of professionalism we tend to hire out virtually every parental responsibility. We want Johnny to succeed at sports, so we hire a professional for private lessons.



We want Susie to get into a good college, so we hire a special tutor to boost her SAT score. We want our children to be upstanding citizens and Christians, so we hire a children’s pastor or youth minister.

There is nothing wrong with wanting our children to succeed (as long as we have a biblical view of success). Nor is there anything inherently wrong with seeking help when we need it. However, we have gone beyond seeking help to abdicating our responsibility.

Both of my older children play classical piano. They have a teacher who is very serious about her craft. She insists that her students practice daily, attend lessons weekly, be evaluated at a piano guild, participate in at least one concert and one contest annually, and pass the annual state theory exam.

While each of these requirements is challenging, the one that requires the greatest level of parental encouragement is the state theory exam. However, my oldest child recently had a breakthrough.



She realized that her commitment to and subsequent grasp of music theory was the catalyst for her recent growth as a player. She realized that the notes on the page represented what she was to play but the theory was the why. Now she is poised not only to play music but to compose it as well.

If giving our children a biblical worldview is the why of family driven faith, giving them biblical instruction is the what. Our worldview shapes the way we think, but learning and memorizing the Scriptures determine what we think.

For example, a child with a biblical worldview may understand the inherent dignity of his parents as human beings created in the image of God, but a child with biblical instruction also knows that the God who created his parents says, “Honor your mother and father.”

It is not an either/or proposition but a both/and mandate. We must give our children a biblical worldview, and we must instruct them in the Word of God.

In fact, without the Word of God... there is no biblical worldview.



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Hijackers are stupid

Your plane ever get hijacked? It's the worst 'cause they pop into the cockpit of the plane and they pull out a gun, and they're just like, 'Fly this plane to Mexico City.' And I hear that and I'm like, 'Why didn't you get on the plane that was supposed to go to Mexico City?'







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The Washington Post reports that Stephen Colbert is being investigated for obstruction of justice, which could wind up costing him his late night show. Colbert was like, “OK, now that’s not funny… just like me.” -- Jimmy Fallon

A new report just came out that says President Trump made $598 million in income last year. It sounds like a lot, but after taxes ... it was still $598 million. -- Jimmy Fallon

Fox News is dropping its slogan “fair and balanced.” Instead, it will be replaced with the more appropriate slogan “blondes and Hannity.”

Yesterday, the U.S. experienced a series of internet outages. Things got so bad we momentarily surpassed China in productivity. -- Conan O’Brien

In Argentina, an entire trove of Nazi artifacts has been found hidden in a house. You can see the whole thing on the new reality show, “Nazi Hoarders.” -- Conan O’Brien





It was 119 degrees in Phoenix, Arizona, today. It was too hot to fly. They couldn’t take off because I guess the wheels would melt on the tarmac. People were so desperate for air conditioning, dozens of them actually went to go see that “Baywatch” movie. -- Jimmy Kimmel

It was 117 in Las Vegas. When it hits 117 in Vegas, that’s when the strippers really have it figured out. They’re like, look at you idiots in clothes, we’re wearing nothing. We’re at work. -- Jimmy Kimmel

The state of California has what they call “pay to stay” jails where an inmate can pay for a more comfortable cell. For $100 a night an inmate can get a semi-private room, single showers, and they can make phone calls whenever they want. Like a hotel. Just don’t ask where the mint on your pillow has been. -- Jimmy Kimmel

According to polls, President Trump’s approval rating is 50%, while Democrats rating is only 20% and Liar Lib media’s rating is only 7%. Things are so bad for Democrats, they keep creating fake polls, trying to fool themselves. -- Seth Meyers

“Batman and Robin” came out 20 years ago today. But we always kinda suspected. -- Seth Meyers



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WHO TO TRUST? (years in DC govt): Corrupt Mueller (41), Corrupt Comey (32), Corrupt Rosenstein (27). INNOCENT PRES TRUMP: 5 MONTHS!



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Trump suggests "Solar Wall" on southern border

President Donald Trump confirmed during his Iowa rally Wednesday that he is considering building a border wall with solar panels.

A source told The Daily Caller earlier this month that Trump raised the idea of solar panels during a meeting with congressional leaders.

During Wednesday’s rally, Trump promised his supporters that he was still going to build a wall on the southern border to prevent illegal immigration and drug peddling.



“And yes, we will build the wall,” he said. “We’ve already started planning - it will be built.”

“And I’ll give you an idea that nobody has heard about yet,” Trump teased. “We’re talking about the southern border. Lots of sun, lots of heat. We’re thinking about building the wall as a solar wall.”

Trump argued the energy created by the solar panels could help the wall pay for itself, meaning Mexico would have to contribute less money to its construction. Trump promised during his campaign that Mexico would be footing the bill for the border wall.

“That’s good. Isn’t that good?” Trump asked.



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Vintage Trump at Iowa Rally... "America First!"

President Donald Trump said immigrant gang MS-13 is equivalent to al-Qaida, promised to build a southern border wall, and attacked the media in a speech in Iowa Wednesday.

The president made sure his rally for his 2020 re-election campaign sounded like one. He attacked the media, at one point calling NBC “phony,” said he understood “lock her up” chants, and referenced “that famous escalator ride” before his campaign announcement speech.

A White House official told The Daily Caller that this was “vintage Trump.” Now that he is in office Trump promoted accomplishments such as approving the construction of the Keystone pipeline, getting out of the Paris climate change accord and confirming Neil Gorsuch as Supreme Court justice.

Trump also spoke about his future in office. The president called for a “great tax deal,” healthcare reform “with heart,” building a southern border wall, and constructing “gleaming new roads and bridges.”

President Trump also touched on foreign policy during the speech and said that he had been dealt a “bad hand” by the Obama administration. However, he assured the audience that “we are going to get it fixed.”

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqYG2SVpaac



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DC shooter visited Bernie Sanders' office and was in contact with two others Democrat U.S. Senators, prior to GOP ambush

James T. Hodgkinson, the gunman in last week’s anti-Republican shooting at a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., visited Bernie Sanders’ office before the shooting.

The Associated Press reports that Hodgkinson visited Sen. Sanders’ office and “was in email contact with the two Democratic senators from his home state.”

The gunman’s home state was Illinois, meaning the two Democratic senators he was in email contact with were Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin.

Sanders has weakly condemned Hodgkinson when he learned he had volunteered on his campaign for president.

The FBI also announced Wednesday that it will treat the shooting as an “assault,” and not terrorism, despite the man’s obvious political leanings, such as belonging to a group on Facebook called “Terminate The Republican Party” and carrying a list of names of House Freedom Caucus members on his person during the shooting.



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Trendy hijab would never be acceptable in Islamic country.

Hustler's sexy American flag hijab exposes flawed feminist logic on sharia... Islam considers women slaves of their men

It appears Hustler head-honcho Larry Flynt has folks on the left twisting themselves into pretzels, trying to make sense of the magazine’s most recent cover picture. 

The cover features a woman wearing a hijab, made from an American flag, pulled up to reveal part of the woman’s bare breasts with a cover-line reading, “Freedom First.”

Flynt says Hustler’s 43rd anniversary issue is an “irreverent political statement against the taboos of repression,” but the fallout has been fast and curious.

Watch as I try to unravel the Gordian knot of progressive logic on this issue and others like pussy-hats at women’s marches and overt displays of sexuality at Slut Walks.

Regardless of how you feel about Larry Flynt and the recent cover of Hustler, let’s hope the majority still cherishes the First Amendment.

And let’s also hope Islamist zealots aren’t too terribly offended by the imagery. While I’m not a Hustler subscriber, I’d hate to see this issue become the magazine’s 'Charlie Hebdo' moment.

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUhZcMHXgPA&feature=em-uploademail



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Dab a little vanilla on your wrists, to lose weight

Vanilla, one of the key smells in homemade cookies, may be a key to effortless weight loss, according to a study done by St. George's hospital in London. Participants who wore a vanilla-scented patch reported fewer cravings, especially those for desserts and sweets. 

Can you believe there is a natural scent that when inhaled eliminates some junk food cravings? It’s true. During my research, I discovered a study in which overweight participants inhaled this scent and lost an average of 4.5 pounds in four weeks without making any special dietary effort.

The scent? Vanilla. The natural smell of vanilla stimulates the release of the brain chemical serotonin, a hormone that promotes feelings of satisfaction and happiness.

However, most of the “vanilla extracts” available for baking are synthetic and likely do not offer the therapeutic benefits of natural vanilla extract. Alan Hirsch, M.D., Director of the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, indicates that the tendency to overeat is governed by the satiety center in the brain.

By understanding the effects of smell on this area, he suggests that cravings can be eliminated by simply sniffing certain scents, especially when you feel a tendency to overeat. The smell of vanilla is one of the best scents to reduce cravings.



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America must create a long-term infrastructure boom, to lead and compete... because China already has a jump-start on us

President Trump will deliver on America's infrastructure boom! China's Future MEGA-PROJECTS (2016-2050's).

China is embracing mega-projects at an unprecedented rate and will - over the course of a few decades - complete a phase of infrastructure that will rival what the United States has built in its entire history. 

Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNE7VPtvfbI




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Thought for the day...




Evil globalist liberals want to control the internet and you

In today's world, with statism and big government ideas pounded into most people via 12 years of government indoctrination camps and mainstream media glorifying government constantly...

People have a hard time wondering what life would be like in a free world without massive communist style central planning agencies extorting the entire population.

Until now, though, there has been one shining example of anarchy. The internet.

Since the internet's inception it has been the "Wild West", and I mean that in a good way. It has been a self-policing, anarchic environment where you can do and say practically anything that technology permits.

If asked, your average person today would say they love the internet. What's not to love? It's practically free, offers anything and everything that is possible to be delivered electronically, is open 24/7/365 and has no real rules or regulations for usage aside from the rules created by private owners of websites and servers.

And, as such, it operates unbelievably well.



Someone will always say that we need some government to regulate it to "make sure" that bad things aren't occurring on it. But, to date, with really no regulation, almost everyone's experience with the anarchic internet has been wholly positive.

In fact, in my 25 years on the internet, I have yet to come across even one image or video of child pornography. I'm sure it does exist somewhere. And usually, it is the FBI operating the sites where it exists, interestingly enough. But, I've never come across it.

Yet, after 25 years of pure anarchy on the internet, government bureaucrats are still trying to find some way or some need for which they can take control and regulate the internet to death.

And, with cryptocurrencies on the verge of upsetting the entire communist style central banking system, they are looking for any excuse to do so.

Theresa May used what looked to be two recent false flags to state, "Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet. We disagree."

These attacks were used as evidence why according to Ms. May "We [the UK] need to work with allied democratic governments to reach international agreements to regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist and terrorist planning."



As if regulating the entire internet would stop someone from driving over or stabbing a few people. We should point out that owning knives in the UK is already illegal. It turns out government laws don't really do much to stop people from doing things.

And, Angela Merkel recently proclaimed that the digital world needs global rules stating that the internet needs regulations "like those that exist for financial markets in the G20 and for trade under the World Trade Organization."

Merkel went on to spout the following as the reason why global government needs to control the internet, "Otherwise some provider could emerge ... that's an island, and from which things could be done, relevant to security, that could destroy an entire system.."

So, if we don't have the government control the internet, "some provider" could emerge on an "island" and could "destroy an entire system."

Nice story bruh. Why don't you and your bureaurats just hop in that elevator over there and press F for f**k off. Or, V for verpiss dich, if you prefer, you nasty old kraut.

And, this week, Morgan Stanley proclaimed that regulators, which they control, need bitcoin's "blockchain master keys." Clearly, the buffoons at Morgan Stanley don't realize the whole reason bitcoin is worth billions of dollars is BECAUSE Morgan Stanley cannot get access to its "master keys"!

Morgan Stanley further displayed their lack of understanding by stating, "It is not clear why cryptocurrencies are appreciating so rapidly."



Oh really, Morgan Stanley? Is it unclear? It's because we've had enough of you globalists and your communist style central banking system. Go hit F in the elevator with Merkel.

Killary Clinton even got in on the act stating that fake news on the internet is dangerous, saying something must be done to censor it because, "Lives are at risk."

Yes, Killary, when you are involved, lives are always at risk. We've seen your body count. Stalin would be impressed. And, famously, John Kerry stated "This little thing called the internet makes it much harder to govern."

With mainstream, or as we call it fakestream, media dying and people getting the majority of their information from truthful alternative sources, the globalists are trying to find some way to put the internet genie back in its bottle.

As we noted, last year, on the last day of the Jubilee, in the beginning of October, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or ICANN, was handed over to the UN by the US's own Nobel Peace Prize winner, Barack O'Bomber.

And since, they keep trying to pass all manner of acronyms, like CSIPA, COPA, SOPA, and many others.



Except, they don't want to "regulate" the internet to make it safer - it's already as safe as can be. The internet has yet to kill or even bruise one person - excluding egos, of course, which get bruised all the time on social media.

They want to regulate the internet before it completely destroys the parasitic political class, central banking and the fascist multinational cabals that are protected and fostered by them.

And the British aren't the only ones using murder and terror as a reason why the internet needs to be regulated.

In the aftermath of the most recent baseball game shooting in which Steve Scalise, the majority whip of the House of Representatives was stricken, one congressman seized the opportunity to use it for political purposes and called for a restriction of social media to prevent future such shootings.

"This political rhetoric and political discourse that has led to hate, has led to gunfire," the congressman from Illinois said. "I never thought I'd go to baseball practice for charity and have to dodge bullets.

This has got to stop and it has got to stop today. We've got to ratchet down the rhetoric that we've seen, not only in the social media but in the media, in the 24-hour news cycle."

Of course that will never cease in the 24-hour mainstream propaganda cycle because part of the agenda is to stir the pot and keep the people fearful, angry and divided.

With these kinds of initiatives to limit social media and the internet things are looking down for the typical avenues such as Facebook, however luckily the free market has provided a solution as it always does called Steemit.com.



Steemit is part of the cryptocurrency evolution. It's a social media platform backed by the cryptocurrency Steem. All content is posted to the Steem blockchain meaning it cannot be censored.

Steemit is the market's solution to social media censorship and it is even profitable for its users! Not only can you get paid for posting content, but you can also get paid solely for upvoting articles you enjoy!

We post all of our content to Steemit first, even before we post to our own website as we want to ensure our content cannot be easily erased or deleted from the internet.

Just look at who is in favor of regulating and controlling the internet. Theresa May, Angela Merkel, Morgan Stanley, Killary Clinton, John Kerry and Barack Obama. I wouldn't leave that motley crew alone in my house for five minutes much less give them control of the internet!

And the most recent reason they need control of the internet is that it'll stop politicians from getting shot at baseball games. Why would anyone want to stop that?

In any case, they'll keep trying to regulate and censor the internet and we'll keep trying to decentralize and make the internet censorship free via cryptocurrencies and other technology.




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