Greetings friends!

On April 9 we kicked off the One Million Fresh Start Families by 2020 campaign with a new brand and website: Core Connectivity – A Foundation to Empower Families. Banana Moments Foundation will continue to serve as the 501-c-3 parent corporation for this initiative.

Your participation is easy and makes a difference. Go to $1 Quick Start to a Fresh Start and enroll in this campaign by purchasing the 10-minute video for one dollar. Although we will keep our listing of past original content here, our blog posts and updates will now be served through the Core Connectivity website.



Cyber-safe thinking

August 15th, 2016
My faith teaches me that the only way to gain understanding is to experience life with a heart full of gratitude to God for my own intellect and free will. This is my capacity to learn how to love and be loved fearlessly, as God does. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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My two cents 08-13-15

August 13th, 2016
Ultimately, the kind of leadership required to empower family life in the cyber wilderness is anchored in faith. Much like the authority of the people empowered by their Creator provides limited power to a government of the American republic, the authority of the parent is inherent and cannot be seized. It can only be lost if it is surrendered because it is a divine appointment.
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My two cents 8-12-16

August 12th, 2016

Aim for the bulls eyeWe will not allow ourselves to be unlike ourselves. All of us have the potential to be better. However, when you see yourself as only so good, even though you have the potential to be much better, your creative subconscious always brings you back to the level of where you believe yourself to be (remember that’s its job). If you are absolutely certain that something is going to be really difficult, you will make it …

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My two cents 08-11-16

August 11th, 2016

By my faith I know that something is only true if I allow it be so in my own mind. For I know that the only free society on the planet emanated from acting on one mustard seed of faith that God grants every human being intelligent life and free will. This is power that can never be taken, but is easily surrendered. This is the hope for all generations. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm

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My two cents 08-04-16

August 4th, 2016

Shame_kills_communication_2My faith tells me that the gift of intelligent life and free will requires me to carefully examine my thoughts, because that is where pride starts: in a lofty thought which may be subtle and reinforced by society. Being successful in the culture of man, does not begin with seeking and doing the will of God. So in this cyber-powered society, I pray for wisdom in all things, so that my path is in alignment

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My two cents 08-03-16

August 3rd, 2016

Aim for the bulls eyeMy mother heart asks You LORD to show me Your divine plan this day for me, my family and my mission…so that I may let go of hopes and desires that are of my own invention separate from Your good will for me, my family and my community. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD, And he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

 

All it takes is

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My two cents 08-02-16

August 2nd, 2016

My faith informs me that my flawed humanity is not the truth. It may be my experience, but the truth is what I know by my chosen faith in Christ Jesus, that nothing can separate me from the love of God. There is no evil or disappointment or hardship more powerful than my God who sacrificed His only begotten Son, and who chooses to live in me and through me by my faith. And so

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Daily thought

August 1st, 2016

 What does it mean to love in deed and in truth? For me, it means to walk by faith, not by sight. To keep my focus on who God is in every success and setback. In every success, I give thanks to God for He blesses me. In every setback, I give thanks to God for He saves me from my enemies, i.e., the corrupt thoughts and actions of my own doing, and of others,

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A simple truth that empowers youth to be cyber-safe

April 3rd, 2016
Acknowledging that parents naturally want to raise their children to share their values and make good decisions, Tehran writes: “But what parents need to know is in order to stay relevant in their children's lives, they need to relinquish some of that control they so greatly crave.” So the question remains, how do parents relinquish control and still be a responsible parent?
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Teaching youth mindful use of social media: An app for the heart and mind

March 26th, 2016
... it is important to consider how humans are capable of making their own “hell” on earth (i.e., feelings of isolation, powerlessness and worthlessness) by believing things that are not true, acting on them (thus disturbing the peace) and focusing on things that don’t really matter. This is the danger as the cyber realm becomes a single point of reference for life. Bullies, pedophiles and sex traffickers are counting on it...
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About Joanna Jullien

Joanna Jullien

Joanna (jullien@surewest.net) and her husband have raised two sons in Roseville, CA. She has a degree from U.C. Berkeley in Social Anthropology (corporate culture). Her honors thesis was awarded the Kroeber Prize and funding from National Science Foundation grant. Joanna writes to help parents with the modern-day leadership challenges of raising children. She is a contributing writer for The Granite Bay View, the Press Tribune, the Sacramento Examiner, and editor of Banana Moments.

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