Love one another as Jesus has loved us.

An eternal mindset enables you to withstand the desire to seek relief rather than victory when… 

Negative circumstances last longer than anticipated. 

Emotions wane and no longer motivate you. 

The anticipation and excitement of a promise from God wears off and is replaced with uninspiring hard work. 

Doubt and worry replace faith and hope. 

Weakened by the winds of adversity and uncertainty. You no longer have the strength to stand. Wave after wave of hopelessness and despair pummel you. Shaking the very foundation of your being. As the winds of death howl at the front door of your heart, it takes all your willpower to resist opening the door and inviting in the darkness that threatens your will to live.

It’s only by looking at the big picture— eternity, can you objectively assess your current circumstances. This objectivity in the midst of chaos allows the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, to saturate your soul. 

Don’t allow the voice of your flesh to drown out the voice of the Holy Spirit. Your faith in Christ arms you with the offensive and defensive weapons necessary to overcome the negative circumstances of life. 

Trust Papa. Be confident the victory is yours because of your relationship with Jesus. A faith that proudly proclaims, “Through all this, I (insert your name) did not sin or blame Papa for doing anything wrong.” 

Then Job replied to the Lord, “I am nothing. How could I ever find the answers? I will cover my mouth with my hand. I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say.”

Job 40:3-5

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Jordan River (Israel)
Rita Poynor

Stop making excuses and make the tough decisions.

To change anything that defines you— forms your identity is difficult. This transformation doesn’t happen automatically or overnight. 

Don’t be frightened or intimidated by the process. Someone is willing to assist you— the Holy Spirit. 

The Holy Spirit empowers you to renew your mind. Transforming your thought processes and perceptions so you are less focused on the temporal and more concerned with becoming the person Papa envisioned when He created you. Willingly co-laboring with Him in the building of His Kingdom here on earth.

Walk fearlessly into the unknown. Knowing Papa has promised if you’ll be obedient. He’ll…

Give you wisdom that’s eternal. Not influenced by the prevailing truth of the culture. Cultural truths that are here today and gone tomorrow. 

Heal ALL injuries incurred on the battlefield in the war for souls. 

Demolish destructive and unholy paradigms and behaviors. Destroying satan’s and your flesh’s stranglehold on you. 

Give you the peace no human can fully understand.

Answer the call to duty. The victory has been won. It’s yours for the taking.

“I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord. “They are plans for peace and not disaster. Plans to give you a future filled with hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11

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God’s children— disciples of Christ are members of a royal family. Granted the birthright, privilege and duty to govern— to execute dominion on earth. This governing must be authoritative and intentional because we are at war with an enemy whose intent is to overthrow Papa’s Kingdom and establish his kingdom of evil.

satan accomplishes this by cleverly interweaving his lies into your soul. 

What are some of satan’s lies?

Your life is nothing but a series of positive and negative events that ultimately ends in nothingness.

Because of your unworthiness you’ve forfeited all rights to live a blessed and victorious life. 

It’s up to you alone to protect yourself from the woes of the world.

Pleasure will fill the emptiness ravaging your soul.


satan is a liar. He has nothing to do with the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies he speaks out of his own character. He is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44 

Using guilt, shame, fear and accusations to extort from you Papa’s promises. Snatching victory out of your hands. 


Jesus is your conquering hero. His resurrection nullified the consequences of sin and abolished spiritual death. You are righteous because of Jesus, and all Papa’s resources are now at your disposal. You are satan’s master. You have been given both the power and the authority— legal right to rule over him. 


Until you recognize and utilize this God given gift and responsibility. satan and his demonic allies will rule over you by subterfuge and deception.


You are a conqueror! 

Walk in authority and victory.

Raise your sword upwards to the heavens. 

Answer the call to duty. 

My righteous one— the one justified by faith shall live by faith. Respecting man’s relationship to God and trusting Him.
If he draws back, shrinking in fear, My soul has no delight in him.

Hebrews 10:38 

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Via Dolorosa
Rita Poynor

The road less traveled is a smoother journey because less traffic creates fewer ruts and potholes.

In a world where the middle ground is the road most traveled. 

Where the color gray is preferred over black or white. 

Where compromise is the order of the day. 

Absolute truth is a relic of the past. 

Synonymous with closed mindedness and ignorance. It’s no longer revered or considered the guidepost for excellence or purpose. 

But in Papa’s Kingdom His truth is your GPS. The roadmap leading to a life of spiritual maturity and victory.

If you desire to travel into parts of the Kingdom few have seen. You can’t redefine Papa’s truth based on personal preferences. Only Papa defines who He is and His blueprint for engaging Him, others and the culture. 

Allegiance to Papa’s truth isn’t for the faint hearted or the spineless. As the preeminent nonconformist, you can’t embrace the culture’s definition of reality. Values, priorities and dreams that contradict Papa’s truth must be rejected. 

Instead you must embrace…

Refusing to color inside the lines. Choose to create an original work of art, not a reproduction. Create a life that makes Papa proud.

Swimming upstream against the current of ordinary. Determined to reach your goals, no matter the cost.

Thinking outside the box. Breaking free of the narrow mindedness of political correctness and religious dogma.

Yes, people will be offended. You’ll be ridiculed and persecuted for rejecting man’s truth.


“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” (Charles Kuralt)

Take the road less traveled. You’ll spend less time sitting in traffic and more time enjoying the drive.

Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. I took an oath, and I will keep it. I took an oath to follow your regulations which are based on your righteousness.

Psalm 119:105-106 

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