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Heart Broken – Guest Post at Big B

Today, I have the privilege of presenting my first guest blog post over at Big B.  Big B is the blog for an incredible young man named Brandon who is passionate about music, leadership, and God.  I’ve connected with him on-line over the past couple of months, and I have been inspired by words.  Please check out my post and please support Brandon by adding his blog to your regular reading.

Here’s an excerpt from my post:

It can be easy to fall into the trap of tunnel vision.  We can all become so caught up in ourselves that we miss out on what’s happening to those around us.  In many cases, we don’t even see those we walk by on the street or sit next to on the train.  We live and operate in a world of me, me, me.


A recent family vacation to Canada took my family into Montreal for a day.  There’s nothing like a vacation and a trip into a city to jolt one out of their routine and snap one to attention to things that matter.  We had a wonderful time touring around Montreal.  We saw many of the famous tourist sites including the market at Jean-Talon, the view of the city from the top of Mont Royal, Old Montreal, and the port.  All these places were new and interesting, but I will always remember a brief encounter with a young man in a park near the home of the Montreal Canadians.  Here’s how I remembered the encounter in my journal…

(If you’re interested in becoming a guest blogger on my blog, please leave me a comment.  I’d love to connect with you.  Also, I would certainly welcome other opportunities to be a guest blogger on your blog, so you can leave me a comment on that as well.)


August 26, 2011 - Posted by | blog spotlight, blogging, experiences, guest blogger, leadership, life, looking back, stretch, thoughts


  1. On Sept 5th I am beginning a Monday series over at my blog on Legacy stories. Legacy is the topic of the Bible study i published last year. I want to focus on stories of people building a godly legacy for those who come behind them. I’d love to have you (and any of your readers who are intersted) post your story of how you are building your legacy for those coming behind you. Here is the link to the guideline for posting:


    Comment by Leah Adams | August 26, 2011 | Reply

    • Very cool! I will head on over to check out the guidelines. I’m definitely interested.

      Comment by jonstolpe | August 26, 2011 | Reply

  2. Heading over to Big B right now!

    Comment by Dustin | August 26, 2011 | Reply

    • Great! Brandon has an excellent blog – well worth checking out and adding to your subscription list!

      Comment by jonstolpe | August 26, 2011 | Reply

  3. Your post was awesome! Thanks for choosing to post it on my site! I really appreciate the community and insight you bring!

    Comment by Brandon | August 26, 2011 | Reply

    • Brandon, Thanks so much for your kind words and the opportunity to guest post over at your blog! I also really appreciate the community and insight you bring to things. I look forward to seeing you on the web…and maybe someday in person. Keep on blogging! Keep on leading! Keep on following Christ!

      Comment by jonstolpe | August 26, 2011 | Reply

  4. Great first guest post! Here’s to many more in the future!

    Comment by Beck | August 27, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks, Beck! It was an honor, a challenge, and a blessing.

      Comment by jonstolpe | August 27, 2011 | Reply

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