The Antidote for Failure

The Antidote for Failure

Spiritual Warfare
The battle is for your mind and your mindset is the battle-plan.  Your mindset will do for you what caffeine cannot.  It is not that hot cup coffee that jump starts your day.  It is your mindset that determines your level of grit, motivation, and desire because mindset is attitude and it is your attitude that shapes how you will engage with each moment you live throughout the day. Mindsets are the root for building character and just as our bodies grow through maturity, the same holds true for character.  Let’s look at two opposing mindsets that I call “The Limitation Mindset” and “The Persevering Mindset”. The main question within both mindsets is, “How do you perceive challenges in your life as they come?”  For example; you have been challenged…
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Stand firm

Stand firm

Spiritual Warfare
Arthur Mendelson was a patient in the Fairfax Hospital Psychiatric Ward in 1969, the very hospital Hunter Adams admitted himself into.  An orderly was showing Hunter around when Arthur abruptly interrupted the tour by thrusting his hand in front of Hunter’s face and asked, “How many fingers do you see?!  Well…how many?”  Four was the answer Hunter gave.  Arthur grumbled, “Four!  Four?  Huh…another idiot.” The answer is obvious, isn’t it?  Someone shows you their hand and asks how many fingers there are, you count the fingers.   Try it.  Put your hand in front of your face.  How many fingers do you see?  Pinky plus ring plus middle plus pointer equals four fingers. Hunter found Arthur one night sitting in his room doodling with mathematical formulas only an elevated mind…
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What’s Really Going On?

What’s Really Going On?

Spiritual Warfare
Don’t you just hate it when your enemy gets credit for helping others? The audacity that they would even think to help others when they have done you wrong! They cannot be allowed to continue offering free medical care to those sick with COVID-19 because you are offended! As crazy as it sounds, this exact thing is happening right now. Pay close attention to the growing opposition instigated by the LGBTQ against Samaritan’s Purse for their field hospital in New York City’s Central Park. They are aware that Samaritan’s Purse was asked to deploy their resources on American soil yet are fighting to shut it down arguing it is discrimination. What’s really going on? Samaritan's Purse 14-tent respiratory care unit in Central Park Evangelist Franklin Graham, the prodigal son of…
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Just Your Imagination?

Just Your Imagination?

Spiritual Warfare
Tales of monsters under the bed and in the closet will keep a young child up at night afraid to go to sleep for fear of being consumed before morning.  Heart begins to pound and thump in the ears. The child tries to make sense of the dark and begins to see things that are not there?   “Mom did say that if I dared to leave my room before morning that the monsters under the bed will eat me, but she didn’t say anything about those poisonous snakes that now surround my bed!” The child screams for mom to save him. To an undiscerning parent, they will dismiss the fear of the child saying, “it’s just your imagination,” and instruct the child to go to sleep.  The child is paralyzed…
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The Cry of the Impoverished!

The Cry of the Impoverished!

Inspiration, Spiritual Warfare
Judges 6: 1-12 Impoverished people cry out for help and warriors hear their cry! The people of Israel were suffering under the power of Midian. Their story is told in the Bible in Judges chapters 6-9. For 7 years the Midianites invaded the land of Israel to ravage it, “And the Israelite's cried out to the Lord for help!”(Judges 6:7). There is a cry going up to God out of the mouths of God’s people in Canada. This cry is a cry of “What is wrong with our country?”. Charles Colson in his book The Good Life (Tyndale 2005) speaks of a culture where people of all age groups have stopped seeking truth because “they have been told from their preschool days on that one person’s opinion is as good…
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