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So you wanna be used by God P. 3

So you wanna be used by God P. 3

May 26, 2022

 

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Wake the Faith up Slayer… This is Garth Heckman with the David Alliance and you can reach me at

TDAgiantslayer@gmail.com 

 

Brought to you by wellbuiltbody.com Gym Apparel for men and women that rocks and shocks and ain’t for everybody - but just might be for you. wellbuiltbody.com

 

 

Focus and Control Joe B

**this conference is not going to teach you to make a million dollars, or launch an online store or how to better yourself or get thin or strong… MORE IMPORTANT! 

Hey your son or daughter ever get picked on by another kid? Do you or your sons a daughters get picked on verbally? What to do? THE WAR IS COMING, ARE YOUR KIDS READY?

REGISTER NOW VIA EMAIL OR LOOK FOR OUR UPCOMING QR CODE ON OUR MEDIA… THIS WILL FILL UP FAST!

July 9th - Saturday - A Father Daughter/Son conference called PROTECTOR! Speakers on how to protect your son and daughter Emotionally, physically, sexually, socially and spiritually. Ages 10 and up if you feel your student is mature enough. Price $100 per family. At HillSpring Church New prague south of the Twin Cities

Just landed a speaker who will challenge you how to keep your kids safe from human trafficking… you say well my kid will never fall into that… oh not so fast. You obviously don’t know what you are talking about… so get ready to sign up!

 

 

So you wanna be used by God

Like a stand out, super Christian, handling temptation like a boss, praying and getting answers, healings, signs and miracles… but what do you gotta do? Know these 10 things… 

 

 

My Mentors are Ray Johnston, Tom Scarella, Tom Flahrety, Patrick Bet-David, Tom Stamman, Gary Palermo, Paul Marzahn, David Hohimer, My father and a few others… these have been in and out of my entire life

I am also mentored by books. I try to read a book a week and listen to podcasts that are almost 99% informational and instructional, my favorite is The Huberman lab… 

 

But I don’t just want mentors,  know that I need mentors. I am constantly looking for Mentors. 

 

 

 

  - 5  Mentors are not optional 

You cannot grow without mentors, accountability partners and leaders in your own life. Find those who are more spiritual than you, more biblical than you, smarter than you, more like Jesus than you, more on fire than you and more in tune with his spirit and gifts than you and soak up what they got. 

 

If you want to immediately get ahead an additional 30-50% in any area of life within a year - find a few mentors! It is really that simple! 

 

You know a world class athlete has had up to 15 different coaches in their life to get them to that level. Coaches on nutrition, speed, agility, weight training, coaching for their position, their sport and for the mental aspect of the game. AND THATS JUST SPORTS… we are in the game of spiritual warfare - take it seriously and get a mentor, coach, partner! 

A great mentor will add 

specific insight and advice to your Spiritual needs

Encouragement

Short cuts

wisdom from his experience 

Encouragement 

Stories

 

How do you find a great mentor? Pray, seek out those who stand out to you, ask them but most importantly don’t waste their time. do what they say, stay hungry, be on time, listen as if your life depended on it.

 

Entrepreneur Jim Rohn put it well: “Don’t take the casual approach to life. Casualness leads to casualties. Seek out the mentors that you need that will lead you to greatness in your field. If you’re not willing to learn from others, who are you willing to learn from?”

 

 

Socrates mentoring Plato – Plato mentoring Aristotle

Steven Spielberg mentoring J.J. Abrams

Warren Buffett mentoring Bill Gates

Steve Jobs mentoring Mark Zuckerberg 

 

Last Secret to mentorship - not only find a mentor, be a mentor. There are lots of opportunities for you out there, just start looking. 

 

So you wanna be used by God P.2

So you wanna be used by God P.2

May 25, 2022

 

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Wake the Faith up Slayer… This is Garth Heckman with the David Alliance and you can reach me at

TDAgiantslayer@gmail.com 

 

Brought to you by wellbuiltbody.com Gym Apparel for men and women that rocks and shocks and ain’t for everybody - but just might be for you. wellbuiltbody.com

 

 

Focus and Control Joe B

**this conference is not going to teach you to make a million dollars, or launch an online store or how to better yourself or get thin or strong… MORE IMPORTANT! 

Hey your son or daughter ever get picked on by another kid? Do you or your sons a daughters get picked on verbally? What to do? THE WAR IS COMING, ARE YOUR KIDS READY?

REGISTER NOW VIA EMAIL OR LOOK FOR OUR UPCOMING QR CODE ON OUR MEDIA… THIS WILL FILL UP FAST!

July 9th - Saturday - A Father Daughter/Son conference called PROTECTOR! Speakers on how to protect your son and daughter Emotionally, physically, sexually, socially and spiritually. Ages 10 and up if you feel your student is mature enough. Price $100 per family. At HillSpring Church New prague south of the Twin Cities

Just landed a speaker who will challenge you how to keep your kids safe from human trafficking… you say well my kid will never fall into that… oh not so fast. You obviously don’t know what you are talking about… so get ready to sign up!

 

 

So you wanna be used by God

Like a stand out, super Christian, handling temptation like a boss, praying and getting answers, healings, signs and miracles… but what do you gotta do? Know these 10 things… 

 

 

  - 3 Strategy is as important as mission and vision

Like anyone who writes Goals… who cares until you write out a strategy to do those goals. Goals are just imaginary wish tales from fairyland unless they have actual steps in place to get them done. 

If you don’t know how to implement a strategy you will fall into the trap of continually changing the vision, mission, purpose or smoother buzz word… but if you CAN implement a strategy you will get a lot done in the kingdom of God regardless of what you call it. WHAT DO I MEAN EXACTLY… God is not random. He wants you to have his plan and strategy for ministry and not just a “letter rip” attitude. How many evangelists I have seen who are mighty, and powerful… but have not strategy. How many Godly men who are respected and loved and are making a difference in peoples lives, but still no strategy. Here is a thought when considering strategy… are you working a plan to recreate yourself? Are you putting money aside for when times get tough. Are you planning out your next 1 year, 5 year and 10 year plan for your gifting, talents and leadership ability. Do you have people right now you are training up under you? What is your strategy to train them up? When you read the gospels… read them again but with an eye for jesus strategy. You will be surprised just how detailed it was.

 

 

  - 4 You will be tempted to cheat on your family because you love God and are being used by him. When I was a teenager we had a guest speaker come to our church who I loved. As a teen ager I looked up to him, he was funny, a great preacher, fun to be around and was a major player for Jesus with the supernatural. He came into town for some meetings and at one of his services in our church he started out by saying that he had to confess that the last 8 years he had been having an affair… oh no, not this guy- and even if you did, why tell anyone… But he went on… My mistress was named ministry… I cheated my wife, my kids and myself by putting more into her than the others. It got me thinking…. and then there was the evangelist who

I worked for who was known through out North America and parts of the world. He spoke to millions, he recorded dozens of albums, he led millions to Christ and his family is a farce. None are truly living for God and even more insightful is that none of his kids get along with each other. Truly disastrous…. but he would tell you right up front that ministry was more important than family… and to him it was… unfortunately his family paid the price and is still paying the price.

My Dad used to say “if Jesus already died for my family… why should I crucify them again over ministry”. 

So you want to be used by God…??? your family doesn’t have to pay the price. In fact they should only reap the benefits from it and never feel cheated. 

So you wanna be used by God?

So you wanna be used by God?

May 24, 2022

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Wake the Faith up Slayer… This is Garth Heckman with the David Alliance and you can reach me at

TDAgiantslayer@gmail.com 

 

Brought to you by wellbuiltbody.com Gym Apparel for men and women that rocks and shocks and ain’t for everybody - but just might be for you. wellbuiltbody.com

 

 

Focus and Control Joe B

**this conference is not going to teach you to make a million dollars, or launch an online store or how to better yourself or get thin or strong… MORE IMPORTANT! 

Hey your son or daughter ever get picked on by another kid? Do you or your sons a daughters get picked on verbally? What to do? THE WAR IS COMING, ARE YOUR KIDS READY?

REGISTER NOW VIA EMAIL OR LOOK FOR OUR UPCOMING QR CODE ON OUR MEDIA… THIS WILL FILL UP FAST!

July 9th - Saturday - A Father Daughter/Son conference called PROTECTOR! Speakers on how to protect your son and daughter Emotionally, physically, sexually, socially and spiritually. Ages 10 and up if you feel your student is mature enough. Price $100 per family. At HillSpring Church New prague south of the Twin Cities

Just landed a speaker who will challenge you how to keep your kids safe from human trafficking… you say well my kid will never fall into that… oh not so fast. You obviously don’t know what you are talking about… so get ready to sign up!

 

 

So you wanna be used by God

Like a stand out, super Christian, handling temptation like a boss, praying and getting answers, healings, signs and miracles… but what do you gotta do snoopy? Know these 10 things… 

 

 -1  Your character will be tested more than your competency 

You don’t need to know how to read a spreadsheet or pass any test per se’ you can be used by God just the way you are… but your character will be tested. Do you want to be used by God more than sleeping with your girlfriend. Do you want to be used by God more than sharing gossip about someone. Do you want to be used by God enough to tithe in hard financial times. Do you want to be used by God more than you want to make up excuses? Do you want to be used by God more than sleeping in and skipping your quiet time.

Sure you want the supernatural, You want to be the next Miracle working super prophetic hyper faith healing walk on water raise the dead evangelistic prophet of GAWD. 

But it’s your character and your integrity that really matters. the gifts are without repentance… you get them, you get to use them and develop them… but they mean nothing without character. Are you going to stay married, stay faithful, be a loving and caring Father who is there for their kids. You want to be the next Joyce Meyers, the next Lauren Dagel - God wants to know if you can still care and love your husband even when he is a butthead… or worse yet he’s not the spiritual deep thinking Man of faith that he should be… well a real woman of God still loves him, makes love to him and loves taking care of him…oh is that maybe a little tooo spiritual for you?

 

Its not a skill level - its a will level! Will you Serve God in ALL areas of your life… that is character! 

 

Character is like this… if you tell me the truth all the time, I can trust you all the time. /but if you only tell me the truth some of the time then I can only trust you some of the… NEVER, I can never trust you - because you don’t have character.

 

 

   - 2 To be great you must know how to lead people and Leading people is more difficult than learning sign language in mandarin 

 

Here is another secret. you must learn to lead yourself in order to best lead people. But once you get that down, leading people is still hard. But its a must if you want to be used mightily by God. Name one person in scripture who was used by God in mighty ways who didn’t have to lead people. EVEN JESUS who could do anything had to lead people… and it wasn’t easy with the disciples he chose. 

Not everyone is going to follow - lead anyway

others could lead better - lead anyway

You won’t always know what to do- lead anyway

You will make mistakes leading - lead anyway

It will drain you - lead anyway

People will tear at your reputation and choices- lead anyway

No one will every truly appreciate your sacrifice or wins- LA

Leadership will leave you lonely - lead anyway

How do you lead? Start first by leading yourself in every area of you life. Look I admire the guy who is greatly used by God, but if he is grossly over weight and out of shape… I will probably be around longer and ultimately do more. Truth hurts, but its the truth. You gotta lead yourself emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually…

How do you lead? Well just like any other skill, read books, attend seminars and conferences but the key is to be around other leaders. Sometimes things are better caught then taught and leadership is one of them.

Finally have a key leader that you can turn to and run things by, debrief and even ask them to question everything about your leadership… your intentions, your choices, your habits, your tone of voice, your example… everything. 

You can be Godly, but if you can’t lead, you will Godly with little affect. 

5 things Parents need to know P. 5

5 things Parents need to know P. 5

May 23, 2022

 

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Wake the Faith up Slayer… This is Garth Heckman with the David Alliance and you can reach me at

TDAgiantslayer@gmail.com 

 

Brought to you by wellbuiltbody.com Gym Apparel for men and women that rocks and shocks and ain’t for everybody - but just might be for you. wellbuiltbody.com

 

 

Focus and Control Joe B

**this conference is not going to teach you to make a million dollars, or launch an online store or how to better yourself or get thin or strong… MORE IMPORTANT! 

Hey your son or daughter ever get picked on by another kid? Do you or your sons a daughters get picked on verbally? What to do? THE WAR IS COMING, ARE YOUR KIDS READY?

REGISTER NOW VIA EMAIL OR LOOK FOR OUR UPCOMING QR CODE ON OUR MEDIA… THIS WILL FILL UP FAST!

July 9th - Saturday - A Father Daughter/Son conference called PROTECTOR! Speakers on how to protect your son and daughter Emotionally, physically, sexually, socially and spiritually. Ages 10 and up if you feel your student is mature enough. Price $100 per family. At HillSpring Church New prague south of the Twin Cities

Just landed a speaker who will challenge you how to keep your kids safe from human trafficking… you say well my kid will never fall into that… oh not so fast. You obviously don’t know what you are talking about… so get ready to sign up!

 

Parents should be on Alert Part 1

In light of our upcoming conference I am going to give you a sneak peek of some of the things we will be covering. So here is a 5 part series, one point each day over the next week 

 

 

5. The Attitude of Entitlement

Most of us had to work hard for what we have. And if we got in trouble growing up, our parents allowed us to face the consequences rather than rescuing us or blaming our authorities. Thats not the case anymore… talk to a teacher sometime and they will be quick to point out that parents today blame the school, the teacher, the other kids, and the principal etc… but never blame their kids. It’s not their fault that they are lazy and fail and get kicked out of class. 

 

I thought that people were supposed to be dependable, responsible, respectful, hardworking and disciplined. However, one of the great threats to kids today is the mindset that the world owes them something. A recent survey of school counselors said “entitlement mentality” is one of the top five problems young people have today.

 

now Listen to this and understand that it is from an article written in 2011 Thats 11 years ago. 

Children in the most recent generation of adults born between 1982 and 1995, known as “Generation Y,” were raised to believe that it is their right to have everything given to them more than any other previous generation. Between 1979 and 1984, the Public Relations Society of America conducted a series of surveys on the American public to determine whether or not there was a growing trend of entitlement being spread throughout popular opinion. The results showed that indeed a trend had sprouted within society that more and more citizens were beginning to expect institutions to provide for them rather than providing for themselves. The reports detailed that “expectations beginning to surface at the time might have a moderating influence on entitlement attitudes [in the future].” This was a scary idea for the American people (Detweiler, 1986).

 

So do you think things have gotten better? Ha! My grandson just got a participation trophy, I will break it to him that it means nothing… but he will know he is loved and he will learn that things that get done, people that change history, individuals who are successful are graded, judged and held accountable. 

 

With these threats and others facing our children, what is a parent to do? Well, act now 

 

They should have an allowance tied to responsibilities.

You don’t just get an allowance, you get an allowance for doing your job. I understood at an early age my Dad and Mom had to pay the house payment, the car payment, the grocery bill etc… and they would tell me how much it was… they explained to me my job was to pay the garbage bill which was take the garbage out on Mondays, pay the car vacuum bill which was wash and vacuum the car, pay the clean room bill… ok, i think you get it. But I didn’t just get an allowance for being their son… there was no participation allowance. 

 

Teach them how to save and spend.

They should have a job in high school and again buy some of their own things. My parents when I was growing up would match everything I saved in the bank… why? They wanted me to learn to save more than $50 at a time and wanted me to start to understand compound interest. Yes, it was way beyond normal compound interest, but as a teenager it still made sense to me and I got it. In fact I don’t think I would have ever learned to save hundreds of dollars unless my parents matched it… it worked. 

 

last but not least…Purposefully talk with your children about these issues and the threats they pose. Ask them, do you know of friends or kids at school that have this mindset? Do you think it will help or hinder them in the future? Next ask them to do a little research on great people of success and find out if they had a mindset of entitlement? They will quickly find out that most had just the opposite and had the mindset of “responsibility to the highest degree”. 

 

Now is the time to pray for God’s guidance to wisely navigate these threats that your children are sure to face.

 

Parents the war is on P. 3

Parents the war is on P. 3

May 20, 2022

 

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Wake the Faith up Slayer… This is Garth Heckman with the David Alliance and you can reach me at

TDAgiantslayer@gmail.com 

 

Brought to you by wellbuiltbody.com Gym Apparel for men and women that rocks and shocks and ain’t for everybody - but just might be for you. wellbuiltbody.com

 

 

Focus and Control Joe B

**this conference is not going to teach you to make a million dollars, or launch an online store or how to better yourself or get thin or strong… MORE IMPORTANT! 

Hey your son or daughter ever get picked on by another kid? Do you or your sons a daughters get picked on verbally? What to do? THE WAR IS COMING, ARE YOUR KIDS READY?

REGISTER NOW VIA EMAIL OR LOOK FOR OUR UPCOMING QR CODE ON OUR MEDIA… THIS WILL FILL UP FAST!

July 9th - Saturday - A Father Daughter/Son conference called PROTECTOR! Speakers on how to protect your son and daughter Emotionally, physically, sexually, socially and spiritually. Ages 10 and up if you feel your student is mature enough. Price $100 per family. At HillSpring Church New prague south of the Twin Cities

Just landed a speaker who will challenge you how to keep your kids safe from human trafficking… you say well my kid will never fall into that… oh not so fast. You obviously don’t know what you are talking about… so get ready to sign up!

 

Parents should be on Alert Part 1

In light of our upcoming conference I am going to give you a sneak peek of some of the things we will be covering. So here is a 5 part series, one point each day over the next week 

 

3. The Ease of Access to Pornography

Growing up, we might have had a few inappropriate pictures hidden under our mattresses, but porn isn’t hidden today. Soft porn is flaunted as socially acceptable and hard-core porn is more accessible than ever. The average child’s first exposure to porn happens between 8 and 11 years old. We must take this seriously and put protective measures in place. This threat hit close to home for us recently, as one of our boys picked up someone else’s device and inadvertently was exposed to pornography.

 

The affects were first warned to parents regarding their boys. But in todays world porn is addictive and harmful to girls as it is boys.

It is becoming more and more common to have girls as early as middle school sext boys about how masculinity has to do with size, the ability to perform, your body shape, muscularity etc…

Girls tend to stumble on to porn and the curiosity gets the best of them and quickly it becomes addictive due to the fantasy nature of it… rationality goes out the window and reward and risk become their own mental romance novel.

Boys get addicted to it for many reasons, but pure pleasure, dopamine and control are on the leader board.

 

Porn simply destroys the nature of human relationships by making people objects. Simply there to fulfill my wants.

Sexual talk, perverse expectations and pushing the envelope to more extreme sexual behavior becomes the norm. And now it becomes all about consumption and not connection. Porn wants more… and when it gets more, it wants even more and in time it wants even more, then some more and then more. It is voracious it is never satisfied and when your teen becomes addicted to it, they crush their self esteem, they no longer feel comfortable talking to the opposite sex.

 

To an enslaved brain, porn addiction becomes as basic a need as food and water, even all the while shutting down healthy behavior and sucking the life out of healthy relationships.

But why? Simply put just like yesterdays podcast, they want to own their consumer early on and get them addicted so that they can make money off of them and control them.

Bottom line, porn, sexual content, movies etc… they depict sex in a way where the human brain is rehearsing what sex is supposed to be. Their expectations become norms. It is not natural and it is not healthy and more importantly it is not Godly. Thus they are creating a greater and greater hole and void in their lives, minds, psyche and spirits.

Parents the war is on P.2

Parents the war is on P.2

May 19, 2022

 

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Wake the Faith up Slayer… This is Garth Heckman with the David Alliance and you can reach me at

TDAgiantslayer@gmail.com 

 

Brought to you by wellbuiltbody.com Gym Apparel for men and women that rocks and shocks and ain’t for everybody - but just might be for you. wellbuiltbody.com

 

 

Focus and Control Joe B

**this conference is not going to teach you to make a million dollars, or launch an online store or how to better yourself or get thin or strong… MORE IMPORTANT! 

Hey your son or daughter ever get picked on by another kid? Do you or your sons a daughters get picked on verbally? What to do? THE WAR IS COMING, ARE YOUR KIDS READY?

REGISTER NOW VIA EMAIL OR LOOK FOR OUR UPCOMING QR CODE ON OUR MEDIA… THIS WILL FILL UP FAST!

July 9th - Saturday - A Father Daughter/Son conference called PROTECTOR! Speakers on how to protect your son and daughter Emotionally, physically, sexually, socially and spiritually. Ages 10 and up if you feel your student is mature enough. Price $100 per family. At HillSpring Church New prague south of the Twin Cities

Just landed a speaker who will challenge you how to keep your kids safe from human trafficking… you say well my kid will never fall into that… oh not so fast. You obviously don’t know what you are talking about… so get ready to sign up!

 

Parents should be on Alert Part 1

In light of our upcoming conference I am going to give you a sneak peek of some of the things we will be covering. So here is a 5 part series, one point each day over the next week 

 

 

The Relational Challenges Associated with Social Media

 

Parents need to decide carefully if, when, and how they will allow their children to participate in social media. 

According to the Pew Research Center, most parents (45%) think it's acceptable for kids to have a phone between the ages of 12 and 14. 

About 28% of parents wait until ages 15 to 17, 

and 16% think it's fine to let kids as young as 9 have their own phones.

But here is the kicker - of 12 year old’s with a phone, 50% start social media pages like Facebook, Instagram and Tik tok. 

 

Did you know that even Bill Gates did not let any of his kids have phones until age 14.

 

One of the major problems with phones, social media etc.. is that it trains our childrens brains to be interrupted and to interrupt. Chain of command in due brain processing becomes altered for life. Teenagers cannot stay focused because they can’t. I mean their brains have literally lost much of that ability. The long term repercussions of this have yet to be fully understood or felt… but it can’t be good. 

 

Yeah it can help in some ways to build relationships, but it also can be a trap, drawing them into unhealthy habits of drama, poor self-image, the need for approval from others, cyberbullying, and many other threats.

 

Did you know that when a kid is cyberbullied they are 11.5 times more likely to think of and idealize suicide? 

 

I love the story of the father who saw on his daughters phone that a boy in school said send me a bra pic… also known as a titpic. The Dad took out his wife’s bra, put it on, put his 9mm Barretta in the cleavage and took a picture and sent it to him… captioned “now my dad wants one from you”. Love it! 

You have heard the saying “Barbarians are at the gate? Well they are actually at the keypad - and they are merciless.

We covered self esteem yesterday, but lets not forget that many times self esteem shots come from so called friends at school who are quick to point out you have flawed sizes and shapes of body parts, that you are stupid and that you really have no friends.

 

Children may be exposed to:

  • Violence and risk-taking behaviors
  • Videos of stunts or challenges that may inspire unsafe behavior
  • Sexual content
  • Negative stereotypes
  • Substance use
  • Cyberbullies and predators
  • Advertising aimed at your child
  • Misleading or inaccurate information

Too much screen time may lead to:

  • Sleep problems
  • Lower grades in school
  • Reading fewer books
  • Less time with family and friends
  • Not enough outdoor or physical activity
  • Weight problems
  • Mood problems
  • Poor self-image and body image issues
  • Fear of missing out
  • Less time learning other ways to relax and have fun

 

Here is the real overall problem when we are talking about relationships and technology. It stifles the teens relationship with themselves. They never find out who they really are due to all the comparisons. They are too busy looking at the phone trying to figure out who they are rather than being molded by a God centered home, Godly parents and their own devotional time.

When you kid dies, he is not going to be asked why they weren’t more like the social media influencer who has 3 million followers… rather they are going to be asked “why didn’t you become who I created you to be”.

Don’t let the media create your child or their future. 

Parents the War is on P.1

Parents the War is on P.1

May 18, 2022

 

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Wake the Faith up Slayer… This is Garth Heckman with the David Alliance and you can reach me at

TDAgiantslayer@gmail.com 

 

Brought to you by wellbuiltbody.com Gym Apparel for men and women that rocks and shocks and ain’t for everybody - but just might be for you. wellbuiltbody.com

 

 

Focus and Control Joe B

**this conference is not going to teach you to make a million dollars, or launch an online store or how to better yourself or get thin or strong… MORE IMPORTANT! 

Hey your son or daughter ever get picked on by another kid? Do you or your sons a daughters get picked on verbally? What to do? THE WAR IS COMING, ARE YOUR KIDS READY?

REGISTER NOW VIA EMAIL OR LOOK FOR OUR UPCOMING QR CODE ON OUR MEDIA… THIS WILL FILL UP FAST!

July 9th - Saturday - A Father Daughter/Son conference called PROTECTOR! Speakers on how to protect your son and daughter Emotionally, physically, sexually, socially and spiritually. Ages 10 and up if you feel your student is mature enough. Price $100 per family. At HillSpring Church New prague south of the Twin Cities

Just landed a speaker who will challenge you how to keep your kids safe from human trafficking… you say well my kid will never fall into that… oh not so fast. You obviously don’t know what you are talking about… so get ready to sign up!

 

Parents should be on Alert Part 1

In light of our upcoming conference I am going to give you a sneak peek of some of the things we will be covering. So here is a 5 part series, one point each day over the next week 

 

1. The Saturation of Media and Technology

Most of our children don’t know of a pre-iPhone world. And while this comes with advantages, it comes with even more concerns. Never before have kids spent as much time in front of screens or had as much access to the entire world at their fingertips. The average time on the phone for a teenager is 9 hours a day… what the Phone?

Let me read you something: Dancing in the Dark

AUTHOR:Schultze, Anker, Bratt, Romanowski, Worst, Zuidervaart, p.51

From the 1950's to the present, the media have continuously reformulated the youth culture according to the latest trends in clothing, language, leisure activities, technology, and especially electronic media consumption, which has added to its own influence. The entertainment industry has attempted to read the tea leaves of social and cultural change in order to capitalize on the hungers and discontents of youth. Its sense of nascent trends has dictated its investment in a potential box-office smash, a promising radio format, a likely high-rated broadcast or cable-TV show, and a probable gold recording. In the dynamic interplay between the entertainment industry and youth, the media have learned how to appeal to young consumers, and in turn, American youth have learned how to live a hyped-up, Hollywood version of teen life.

This is talking about the 1950’s on up… not just today! 

 

It’s ultimately about owning your kids so they can make money off of them. But in the meantime… these dangers persist… actually are rampant due to the media’s influence. So what are the consequences? 

 

 

The threats created range from (here are 4) 

laziness - I don’t have to study I can google, I don’t have to work I can just build a social media following, I don’t have to go to my friends I can just face time them, 

Did you know that teenagers today are only as active as those over 65…. Hello? That is not a compliment. 

And now we have renamed it… its not called lazy…It is now called a physical dysfunction… no you are just lazy. 

 

Obesity, - Our nation is sick for one major reason. We eat too much. PERIOD. More than any other symptom of technology is that it makes us sedentary… We lack movement and we overeat. Put the phones down and run. There was a father I read about who had his kids earn electricity to charge their phones by riding on a bike… a little extreme, but not a bad idea. Let me shoot straight - your kid is fat and getting fatter!

 

Worldview implications - I never heard of being Gay until I was in Middle school. And even then I never had to choose or even think about wether I was gay or not until someone challenged my beliefs in College. Today kids at the age of 5 are being TOLD they are gay, lesbian, transgender, bi…. our God view is challenged daily by the worldview media shoves down our throat. How many parents were not ready for the conversation about sex… but now its about sex with the same sex, or even being nonsexual, binary etc…

 

Low self-esteem.

Look your kid already has a hard time fitting in and feeling like they are good enough. It is all a part of normal adolescent development and Even if you are an amazing parent and you love your kid emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually- they are still being told everyday they do not measure up. Media tells your kids how bad they are or how great they are… Jesus simply tells them who they are. 

look girls have it the hardest, they are told to be sweet, kind, hot, sexy, smart, athletic, innocent, worldly… Did you know A psychological study in 1995 found that three minutes spent looking at a fashion magazine caused 70% of girls to feel depressed, guilty, and shameful. What do you think those numbers are today in light of that little phone in your daughters hands. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t be Rich, Don’t be Happy!

Don’t be Rich, Don’t be Happy!

May 17, 2022

 

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Wake the Faith up Slayer… This is Garth Heckman with the David Alliance and you can reach me at

TDAgiantslayer@gmail.com 

 

Brought to you by wellbuiltbody.com Gym Apparel for men and women that rocks and shocks and ain’t for everybody - but just might be for you. wellbuiltbody.com

 

 

Focus and Control Joe B

**this conference is not going to teach you to make a million dollars, or launch an online store or how to better yourself or get thin or strong… MORE IMPORTANT! 

Hey your son or daughter ever get picked on by another kid? Do you or your sons a daughters get picked on verbally? What to do? THE WAR IS COMING, ARE YOUR KIDS READY?

REGISTER NOW VIA EMAIL OR LOOK FOR OUR UPCOMING QR CODE ON OUR MEDIA… THIS WILL FILL UP FAST!

July 9th - Saturday - A Father Daughter/Son conference called PROTECTOR! Speakers on how to protect your son and daughter Emotionally, physically, sexually, socially and spiritually. Ages 10 and up if you feel your student is mature enough. Price $100 per family. At HillSpring Church New prague south of the Twin Cities

Just landed a speaker who will challenge you how to keep your kids safe from human trafficking… you say well my kid will never fall into that… oh not so fast. You obviously don’t know what you are talking about… so get ready to sign up!

 

Don’t be happy, Don’t be rich

Be overflowing…

 

Every time I pick up my phone, which ok like most of us is a lot, I am hammered by social media that I can be rich, skinny, ripped, successful, oh and rich and successful and again be happy and Rich and successful.

 

Look, I love business, I love being an entrepreneur - but honestly I love the challenge more than I like the money part of it. I have always liked challenges: writing books, speaking to new audiences, pushing past physical limits in the gym, I love new ideas to start businesses etc… but I am not looking at any of these to BE happy - I do these things because I know my personality and I know what makes me happy - again, not to be happy, but to make me happy. What’s the difference?  Its just the life I have created to meet my own personality, my gifting, my talents, my skills… when I create a life that uses those I am happy… but wait there is more.

Happy is still overrated. Fulfillment is where it is at. 

Quit running after happiness. Quit running after riches.

So yes, I have filled my life with friends, challenges, jobs and hobbies that tickle my fancy… or should I say use my skills, gifting’s and personality… But life can still suck. And that makes me unhappy. HOWEVER… I can be fulfilled and that trumps everything.
I could be in a deadend job, and not using my skills, gifting, passions, desires personality etc… and still be fulfilled.

I like to ask Students what weighs more - A 1000 pounds of lead or a 1000 pounds of feathers… Sometimes they slip up and say a 1000 pounds of lead. I correct them… they are actually both a 1000 pounds, however the feathers look easier. Right? But there is the confusion in life. We see people who have it made, they are rich, big house, beautiful spouse, hot car, killer clothes… etc… and we think they are happy… maybe, but they all have problems… there’s are feathers… but still a 1000 lbs, mine is lead, but still a 1000lbs. I can have have problems and not be happy, I can have problems and be happy, I can have no problems and not be fulfilled and I can have lots of problems and be fulfilled… so what gives? 

First lets get practical… what would make you happy? Seriously have you given it any thought? I would like a house out in the woods, with room to shoot and hunt. Watch the stars at night and big windows to see the snow and rain. My own little gym to work out in and plenty of room outside to play with my grandkids. Maybe a 68 corvette to cruise into town late friday nights for ice cream. I also need to preach, make love a few times a week with my wife. That would make me happy. I have most of those (still working on the corvette) Now If I run after what social media says I need to be happy… I ain’t even close.

But secondly I need to figure out what makes me fulfilled… here is the secret - to be continually fulfilled. Ephesians 5:15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,

 

Hey be careful how you live… this is stating it as a pre-existing thought before you actually try to live. Its like “hey bro, think this through, is this really the path you wanna choose? Do you wanna run after riches… because that may not make you happy”.

Paul Goes on… make the most of every opportunity, - that right there is so important. Are you making the most of every opportunity. they say at the end of our lives we will not be upset at our mistakes, but rather for the things we did not try- the opportunities we chose not to take. and finally he says do not be drunk on wine which leads to debauchery… what the heck? Ok, so this is a statement that the church in Ephesus understand because it is a saying or cliche about a god of sex drugs and money… Paul is saying if you don’t find out how to be filled - that would be fulfilled continually, you will run after things that make you happy… for a little bit, but then in time ruin your life completely. You will run after more things in greater intensity to be happy, instead of being fulfilled continually. This comes through the spirit of God dwelling in us. And so how does that happen Garth…

Ready for this… simply time alone with God. 

It always comes back to time with God.

Whatever problem you have - the solution is ultimately more time with God. To be continually filled with his Spirit.
Quit running after happiness and take time to be fulfilled! 

Fallacies #4

Fallacies #4

May 16, 2022

 

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Wake the Faith up Slayer… This is Garth Heckman with the David Alliance and you can reach me at

TDAgiantslayer@gmail.com 

 

Brought to you by wellbuiltbody.com Gym Apparel for men and women that rocks and shocks and ain’t for everybody - but just might be for you. wellbuiltbody.com

 

 

Focus and Control Joe B

**this conference is not going to teach you to make a million dollars, or launch an online store or how to better yourself or get thin or strong… MORE IMPORTANT! 

Hey your son or daughter ever get picked on by another kid? Do you or your sons a daughters get picked on verbally? What to do? THE WAR IS COMING, ARE YOUR KIDS READY?

REGISTER NOW VIA EMAIL OR LOOK FOR OUR UPCOMING QR CODE ON OUR MEDIA… THIS WILL FILL UP FAST!

July 9th - Saturday - A Father Daughter/Son conference called PROTECTOR! Speakers on how to protect your son and daughter Emotionally, physically, sexually, socially and spiritually. Ages 10 and up if you feel your student is mature enough. Price $100 per family. At HillSpring Church New prague south of the Twin Cities

Just landed a speaker who will challenge you how to keep your kids safe from human trafficking… you say well my kid will never fall into that… oh not so fast. You obviously don’t know what you are talking about… so get ready to sign up!

 

5 Fallacies a day - Day 2

Proverbs 26:4

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.

Proverbs 18:2

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

Proverbs 29:9

If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.

 

The key to understanding a fair fight is stick to the topic at hand and stick to what scripture says - 

If people don’t want to fight fair - or argue fair - then walk away. Don’t engage. 

and here are 5 ways people try to trick you to do just the opposite.

 

 

  1. Red herring A red herring is an emotionally charged issue brought up to divert attention from something the manipulator wants to avoid.

Why do we need to tax the rich even more? Well if you had ever grown up with your moms newest boyfriend stealing your stuff, and your to poor buy groceries… I was suicidal the whole time growing up. You want kids to kill themselves just so the rich can get richer?

 

 

  1. Shifting the burden of proof Manipulators know that having to prove an argument true makes their job more difficult; so they try to shift that burden to their opponent.

I have actually seen Christians do this. they get into a debate or argument with an atheist and they say “well prove there is no God… if you can’t actually prove there is no God then I guess there is one”.

Well that sounds logical at first… but it’s not. There is a God because of many reasons- but not because you can’t prove there is not a God. You don’t prove things out of a void. 

 

  1. Slippery slope This implies that the end result of today's actions could be something terrible.  

If I give you a raise you will have extra money and you will use it for drugs and alcohol And we all know you have a problem with that… and then your parents blame me for you throwing your life away. 

 

 

  1. Spin Spin doctors use the media to positively represent their own viewpoints and encourage criticism of others. For example, after a political debate, each side rallies to declare their version of the outcome, hoping to spin the desired perception their way. 

If you have ever seen the CNN and Fox news coverage of a presidential debate your swear they both saw different debates. They spin whatever comes their way to make it look in their favor.

Bill Cosby tells a joke about his father coming up stairs and yelling at he and his brother… quit jumping on the bed. If I come up here again you all getting a whooping. Sure enough they are jumping on the bed again… their Dad comes up and says alright you all getting a whopping. Bill says it wasn’t us… his dad laughs and said well then who was it. Bill said. a man climbed through the window and jumped on the bed and then ran off. His Dad said “Your room ain’t got no window…. Bill replies… uh, he brought it with him. 

Spinning the facts for your advantage…. 

 

  1. Straw man "You say you want to reform the criminal justice system. What, do you want to free all the criminals?" We do this all the time: take an argument we disagree with and mischaracterize it so it looks weak or extreme, thus making our own side appear more reasonable.

Again this is classic abortion drivel. So you want all the women who are raped and get pregnant to miss school or lose their jobs.

Look we can disagree and still love those we disagree with. When we realize that satan has blinded the minds of those who do not see scripture as truth.  

Fallacies Part 3

Fallacies Part 3

May 13, 2022

 

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Wake the Faith up Slayer… This is Garth Heckman with the David Alliance and you can reach me at

TDAgiantslayer@gmail.com 

 

Brought to you by wellbuiltbody.com Gym Apparel for men and women that rocks and shocks and ain’t for everybody - but just might be for you. wellbuiltbody.com

 

 

Focus and Control Joe B

**this conference is not going to teach you to make a million dollars, or launch an online store or how to better yourself or get thin or strong… MORE IMPORTANT! 

Hey your son or daughter ever get picked on by another kid? Do you or your sons a daughters get picked on verbally? What to do? THE WAR IS COMING, ARE YOUR KIDS READY?

REGISTER NOW VIA EMAIL OR LOOK FOR OUR UPCOMING QR CODE ON OUR MEDIA… THIS WILL FILL UP FAST!

July 9th - Saturday - A Father Daughter/Son conference called PROTECTOR! Speakers on how to protect your son and daughter Emotionally, physically, sexually, socially and spiritually. Ages 10 and up if you feel your student is mature enough. Price $100 per family. At HillSpring Church New prague south of the Twin Cities

Just landed a speaker who will challenge you how to keep your kids safe from human trafficking… you say well my kid will never fall into that… oh not so fast. You obviously don’t know what you are talking about… so get ready to sign up!

 

5 Fallacies a day - Day 2

Proverbs 26:4

Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you be like him yourself.

Proverbs 18:2

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.

Proverbs 29:9

If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Proverbs 18:6

A fool's lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.

 

The key to understanding a fair fight is stick to the topic at hand and stick to what scripture says - 

If people don’t want to fight fair - or argue fair - then walk away. Don’t engage. 

and here are 5 ways people try to trick you to do just the opposite.

 

This year there is going to be 2.6 million weddings in the US alone. and all I can think about is… wow that is a lot of fighting coming down the pipe! 

 

  1. Ignoring the evidence Traditionally called apiorism. We often ignore things we don't want to consider for fear they will produce more work or further confusion.

So Ben Carson was recently quoted as saying “if it is just a fetus, than why are we harvesting human tissue and organs from it?”       Proabortionists will just say “well thats not the point  OR  it doesn’t matter what you call it…

Most people who argue or debate you will do so out of ignoring the facts. If is your job to continue to point out the facts.

 

 

  1. Loaded label or definition Loaded labels or definitions use words that evaluate or have different connotations.

Again a classic is we have redefined killing an unborn child from Murder to abortion and now to pro- choice. 

Most big businesses and politicians are highly skilled at that. Careful that you don’t fall for a reasonably labeled extreme.

 

  1. Non sequitur Translated as “it does not follow,” non sequitur refers to any claim that doesn’t follow from its premises or is supported by irrelevant premises.

 

YOu can’t give me a ticket, I never get tickets.  OR You can’t possibly say the President is suffering from dementia… we have never elected a president with dementia. 

 

  1. Poisoning the well Arguers poison the well by discrediting an opponent or opposing view in advance.

 

They can’t possibly tell me how to build wealth… all their wealth came from their rich daddy. 

I can’t possible believe in Christianity… the Christians I know are the most hypocritical and stuck people. 

 

 

  1. Post hoc, ergo propter hoc Meaning “after this, therefore because of this,” this fallacy happens when a sequential relationship is mistaken for a causal relationship. “Cramming for a test really helps; I crammed for my psychology test and got an A.” 

 

 

The best way to pay off your debts is to play the lottery… I bought a couple tickets and paid off my whole school loan.

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

 

The Fear of the Lord… i.e. I want to make sure I make him look good.

And when that is my motive, he will use me and guide me in discussions, debates or arguments. 

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