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The Fearless Mindset

Today is Bipolar Awareness Day in our Nation.  It is quite appropriate to write this blog on such an eventful day.  I hit one of those walls yesterday, which in the end often teaches us more about ourselves and others.  It was one of those “Negative” walls…not my true reality but the perceived reality of others for me. 

People who constantly squeeze you into their mold are doing so for you to conform to their reality.  Perhaps this is where “Fear” has its roots.  People are afraid of the inherent power found in a “Fearless” person.  This quality makes one dangerous as related to fire; you get close and you might get burned.  There is always a proximity challenge when it pertains to the “Fearless”.  Those least willing to get close to the “Fearless” is the religious community. 

The greatest community with the potential to bring a “Faith Filled” influence is the very one who is living furthest from “Faith”.   The reason for this is the ever present lure of “Safe Zones”.  It’s so much ea…

Marketplace Meanderings

Taking a look at our web site, as I do randomly to keep a feel for the progress and direction of Concerts of Hope, I am reminded of the faith and power of this journey.  The picture of the RV freshly purchased through the labor of our hands, sitting longingly in the drive way of the home that we were sacrificing, is so riveting.  Sure the vision was cast and a plan formulated but...there were days of severe faith testing and wondering if the money would add up to the banks requirement.  I worked day and night to secure the loan and the bank came through after several proposals were submitted.  Wow! Those were stressful days yet rewarding ones, as we never lost sight of the goal. 
Part of our plan was to sell the nice van we owned and move this into a truck loan.  We did sell the van, in fact the check was in hand and the vehicle passed the emissions test.  For some reason beyond explanation, the buyer returned the van (which is in good condition, yet still ten years old) and requested…

Hope & Healing

There is a lot of controversy over the subject of healing as it relates to mental illness. Many well meaning or legalistic Christians believe God should heal every infirmity in our lives. Many people also link mental illness to demonic activity. Nothing could be further from the truth. I would encourage you to read Dr. Paul Meiers book Blue Genes to learn more about this truth.
Let's be clear on this. Do we tell all our friends who are stricken with heart disease or cancer that they need to be delivered from oppression? Do we discourage them from facing their journey though pain by saying God should remove this pain? Do we discredit their testimony when in fact God brings them through and transforms their lives because of the pain?
Pain has transformed our family. Was my husband a candidate for healing? Certainly, yes. Do I believe he has been healed? Yes, I do! Let me explain my belief system to you.
Both Glen and I certainly believe that God can and does still perfor…