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The Power of Connecting combined with the Power of Making
+Jenn Zeyen​​ walks us through the how's and why's of connecting with a group of people doing the same thing you are.   I've got some thoughts to add, and it's the driver behind the direction +Yarn Mountain​​ is taking.   

"Knit on with confidence and hope through all crisis." - Elizabeth Zimmerman (https://goo.gl/xBIEpJ)

Knitting keeps our hands busy and our minds occupied.  It creates instant connections.   Anytime I knit anywhere in public, someone always stops to chat, to tell their knitting story, or best yet...they sit down and join me.   Teaching someone to knit is equipping them with a way to cope and an instant support network.    That's #KnittingtheWorldTogether  .   Enjoy!

#KnitwithMe   #Knitting  +Hope Shack​​ 
There are many reasons you should join a sit-n-stitch group but the best reason is: you will find a friend there. And you need those.
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Meet Google+ Create Member +Nina Trankova 
 
Meet Create Member +Nina Trankova

"I’m Nina and I come from Sofia, Bulgaria. I’m a consultant and I help professionals with digital transformation of their personal and brand tactics online. Count me in for practice in the art of collaboration. My heart is joy, I create and multiply it with clarity. "

Check out our favorite Collections by Nina: G+Collections PRO (https://plus.google.com/collection/U8pox) and Me and Google+ (https://plus.google.com/collection/YyyRcB).

Visit g.co/PlusCreate to learn about the benefits and see if Create is right for you. We are always accepting applications to join so apply when you are ready!
If you don’t have Collections or want to improve yours, check out: https://plus.google.com/114031212360741340794/posts/Wx8Cbyz4PSS or visit our Collections Community: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104797282868426074024
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LaShondra's Story - Victory over Depression
"I was 14, in 9th grade, when they began to notice the cuts on my arm."
LaShondra is 23 years old, and has a story to tell. It's a story of a desperate child that found Hope. This is one of those, "Do it again, God!" kind of stories. I hope you are encouraged by her story as I was. Read on...

Stories. Hope. Strength.
www.hopeshack.org
‪#‎FindHope‬

h/t +Hope Shack 
#StoriesofHope  
“I found myself in the counselor’s office and within a matter of hours, suspended for 9 days for “possession of weapon (razor blades),” escorted by a police officer to the hospital for a psyc…
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New to Google+?
Get started here!
 
How-To +Google+
I. Getting Started On Google+ > goo.gl/3p0iMz
1. Google+ > support.google.com/plus I plus.google.com/about
2. Get started with G+ Collections > plus.google.com/collections
3. Get started with G+ Communities > plus.google.com/communities
4. G+ Help Community > goo.gl/ZoV3y9
5. Google+ Collections - Community > goo.gl/4um49g
6. Google+ Collections - Support Center > goo.gl/uOULQs
7. G+ updates on all platforms > goo.gl/tlpA99
8. YouTube > goo.gl/aBZGpi
9. Branding Guidelines > goo.gl/PVUgpN
10. Google+ For Work > goo.gl/j7Rpkf
11. Google+ Growth: 2.7 BILLION accounts > goo.gl/xm6SNk
12. Policies for Google+, Hangouts & Photos > goo.gl/QmckkW

II. Google+ Settings
. Part 1 > goo.gl/xoCBlu
. Part 2 > goo.gl/kYjjZt
. Part 3 > goo.gl/ru2yN7
. Part 4 > goo.gl/nczKNG

III. Google+ Collections (How To)
. Why Google+ Collections? > goo.gl/OPZX73
WEB
13. How to create a Collection > goo.gl/oKVWP2 
14. How to customize your Collection > goo.gl/Rs9SRv
15. How to create a post in a Collection > goo.gl/ATHP5d
16. How to reshare a post to a Collection > goo.gl/qxstrP
17. How to move an existing post to a Collection > goo.gl/ZWtBrk
18. How to Pin a Post to a Collection > goo.gl/PTmL8u
19. How to Share a Collection > goo.gl/gp6aTt
20. How to see who is Following your Collection > goo.gl/2TTBMx
21. How to Follow/Unfollow a Collection > goo.gl/D03nLu
22. Why should I have more than 1 post in a Collection? > goo.gl/LS38yu
23. Why I should have a good cover photo? > goo.gl/ojPlmw
24. Why should my Collection posts have a catchy intro? > goo.gl/Vr3ddE
25. Tips for Creating a Featurable Collection > goo.gl/kgSUwm
26. Moving vs Resharing a Post > goo.gl/BrTkhd
27. Credit the content you share > goo.gl/TPKG5Z
28. How to add YouTube videos to Collections > goo.gl/jDuPoK
29. Lightning Fast Keyboard Shortcuts > goo.gl/YDbyCV
MOBILE
30. How to create a Collection (Android) > goo.gl/7Q3Cbf
31. How to Create a Poll (Android) > goo.gl/1tn4Ty
32. How to create a Collection (iOS) > goo.gl/lc9Ik9
33. Create a poll through a Quick Action (iOS) > goo.gl/vqsHnQ
34. How to share your Collection to Facebook/Twitter > goo.gl/ZB4gw9

IV. Google+ Communities (Tips & Tricks)
35. Spark a conversation by commenting on others' posts > goo.gl/kr9wlQ
36. Post a challenge or activity that gets people talking > goo.gl/peFFZZ
37. Encourage people to join the conversation with +mentions > goo.gl/FFZOB1

More
NEW Google+ Create -> plus.google.com/create
. 10 things that every new G+ user should know > goo.gl/WCKvF3
. Beginners Tips for Using Google+ Collections > goo.gl/fja9Mi
. A Masterclass in Google Collections > goo.gl/FKWxHB
. Advanced Tips for Google+ Collections > goo.gl/TyBvNU
. G+ Collections PRO > goo.gl/OkHTCK
. The 3 Cs of Google+ > goo.gl/ovBGjG
. The 3 Ways to Share on Google+ > goo.gl/XTsyX2
. 6 Months of Google+ Updates > goo.gl/uPBmKx
. Reflections on the First 5 Years of Google+ and Thoughts about its Future > goo.gl/ODm8Lm

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BWCA or Bust
We're heading out camping in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area between northern Minnesota and Canada for the week. I expect there will be lots of photos to share with you soon. This one is from a place called Blueberry Hill that we hiked last year. See you when we get back!
#HikewithMe  
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Savannah's Story
"We were arguing, I was stressed, I had no money, and a quarter tank of gas."
Savannah writes out her story of struggling against the odds, trying to make everything work, and finding it hard to trust in something that seemed so out of touch. I hope you're as encouraged by her story as I was. Read on...

Stories. Hope. Strength.
www.hopeshack.org
#FindHope

h/t +Hope Shack 
#StoriesofHope  
“So, here I am, post rock bottom, thanking God for the rain and for never letting go of my hand.”
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This is LaShondra’s Story, shared below via +Hope Shack. It's written in her own words, and is a tale of a broken child, desperate for hope and a way out, and where she found it.

If you are someone that feels like hurting yourself or ending your own life is an option, please keep reading. There is hope, and your life does matter. You are not alone.

Stories. Hope. Strength.
www.hopeshack.org
#FindHope
 
LaShondra's Story - Victory over Depression
"I was 14, in 9th grade, when they began to notice the cuts on my arm."
LaShondra is 23 years old, and has a story to tell. It's a story of a desperate child that found Hope. This is one of those, "Do it again, God!" kind of stories. I hope you are encouraged by her story as I was. Read on...

Stories. Hope. Strength.
www.hopeshack.org
‪#‎FindHope‬

h/t +Hope Shack 
#StoriesofHope  
“I found myself in the counselor’s office and within a matter of hours, suspended for 9 days for “possession of weapon (razor blades),” escorted by a police officer to the hospital for a psyc…
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"He’s calling us to come, as children to their Father. Self-absorbed, honest, authentically messy children. Just as we are."
In this latest post from the Exploring the Light series , +Paul McVety  begins a quest to rediscover prayer and come to a better understanding of how God wants us to pray.
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Stories. Hope. Strength.
www.hopeshack.org
#FindHope

h/t +Hope Shack  #ExploringtheLight
“When you go to the doctor, you don’t try to prove to the doctor that you’re ok. You point to the pain, and tell the doctor what’s bothering you.”
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Withstand the Storms
Hope for Today
Today's promise reminds us that we don't have to struggle alone. In LaShondra's story (http://goo.gl/373BSZ) she shares how she found hope and freedom from suicidal thoughts. That's hope.

Stories. Hope. Strength.
http://www.hopeshack.org
#FindHope

h/t +Hope Shack​ 
#HopeforToday  
“He radically set me free from depression, cutting, and suicidal thoughts. I never picked up a razor blade again…”
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Strength for Today - You can do this!
"I had a long road ahead of me, but each day I saw something positive." - excerpt from Laurie's Story

Whatever it is that you're facing today, be encouraged. You are not alone, and God will give you strength to get through it. There's Hope for today.

Stories. Hope. Strength.
www.hopeshack.org
#FindHope

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#HopeforToday  
“I can’t even tell you what it was I supposed to do; I just know I began to heal. I had a very long road ahead of me, but each day I saw something positive.”
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From Regrets to Restoration
Can we recover from our past mistakes?

In this latest post from the Exploring the Light series , +Paul McVety​​​ digs into how we can move beyond our regrets and find peace with our past. I hope you find this message to be as encouraging and full of hope as I did.
Read on...

Stories. Hope. Strength.
http://www.hopeshack.org
‪#‎FindHope‬ ‪

h/t +Hope Shack
#ExploringtheLight  
“Jesus sees beyond our regrets and restores us with His grace.”
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Here's a little encouragement. Have a great day, Everyone!
 
No One is Forgotten
“When I was ashamed, God showed me I was worthy." - Amber's Story
This promise reminds us of our own worth and value in God's eyes, and encourages us to be true to ourselves, without fear. It takes courage to leave unhealthy situations behind, but we are never alone...or forgotten. Read on...

Stories. Hope. Strength.
www.hopeshack.org
#FindHope  

h/t +Hope Shack 
#HopeforToday  
“When I was ashamed, God showed me I was worthy. When I was dead inside, God revived me. He didn’t just leave once He fixed me, and He didn’t just show up because I was broken. He had been there si…
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Knitting the World Together
Introduction

Hiking:   I hike mostly for fun.  I love to be outside, especially "up north" in the forest..

Knitting:  Find me in The Knitting Lodge community here on Google+.  I operate  Yarn Mountain, an online community site specializing in helping the knitters of the world connect with each other, and grow their talents.  WATCH MY GOOGLE+ STORY  and see how this knitting community stuff all started.

My Hope:   Enabling people to connect with each other, and to find hope for a better tomorrow is where I'll invest my free time.  In this world of over 7 Billion people, and with the technology available to us today, nobody should ever have to feel alone.   I'm proud to share in the Hope Shack project and support organizations that help encourage and bring hope to people around the globe.

First G+ Post:   July 12, 2011.  http://goo.gl/zURAvJ


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