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The Determined People Podcast I Interview With Harry Hunsicker

Harry Hunsicker is a bestselling author, and the creator of the film “(S)hit Squad.” Harry joined me in studio to discuss writing, getting ”the voices inside his head” turned into characters, and how he didn’t give up after sending out over 100 manuscripts until he found the one who said yes! Click on the link to watch:

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The Walls

Living in fear makes you build walls around yourself. If I have my guard up, nothing can hurt me.

We can’t avoid pain and struggles in this world. They are part of life. Erecting an emotional stronghold won’t slow down the difficulties of life.

Be fearless. Look over the wall. Deconstruct it. Otherwise you might miss some of life’s greatest moments…

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Romance

Romance is fun and exciting, isn’t it? But it’s torture during those periods of pain. The reason there’s pain is because you care.

Relationships aren’t always happy and free of care. They can be messy. Other people can bring out the best in us, and sometimes the worst. Selfish behavior on our part makes us unreasonable and hard-headed. So how do we make certain we are being loving and kind, even when we don’t feel like it?

Let’s consider the words of The Apostle Paul when he wrote, “Love is patient and kind. It does not envy, does not boast, and it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

The word of God has power. Revere it, believe it and practice it…

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Hold On

Years ago I decided to eliminate all of the one-sided relationships in my life. You know what I’m talking about, the people you find yourself reaching out to but they never reciprocate. I faced a long period of loneliness after doing this. It was awful.

Around the same time, I faced a stressful financial hardship. Compounded with my loneliness, my world was dark. But I never gave up hope. I realized that since I had put myself in this situation, I could work my way through it. I put my head down and went to work.

If you are in a similar situation in your life, I encourage you to hold on. Better days are coming. We don’t have the luxury of knowing when they will appear, we just know they will. Stay hopeful…

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Conveniences

In today’s world, we can have anything from liquor and groceries to Waterford Crystal delivered to our homes. Technology has made this possible.

We gain valuable time from modern conveniences, but everything has a cost attached to it. We lose human interaction when we order from our computer screen. And if the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that we need each other.

Make certain you take time to connect with your fellow man. You need them, and they need you…

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The Battle Unseen

Are you aware there is a spiritual battle going on around us in a dimension we can’t see? Just because we can’t see it doesn’t make it any less real.

One third of the Angels in this realm are demons. The rest are God’s messengers, fighting on our behalf. Every trouble we have in this world is a spiritual battle. This is one of the reasons why prayer is so important. It demonstrates that we believe in God, that He can and will help us. Further, his word tells us he will.

Let’s step away from trying to control everything. Let’s allow God to do his thing. We will provide backup through prayer.

When you change the lens you see the world through and view everything in the spiritual realm, your mindset changes…

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Overwhelming

When you take a step back and observe the challenges our world faces, it can be overwhelming. That’s not a valid reason to give up solving them before even trying.

Hunger, homelessness and mental health must be addressed one person at a time. It takes collective effort from all of us. We can make a difference. It begins with believing we can…

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Who Are You Listening To?

We talk to ourselves constantly. When we are feeling good about our lives, we encourage ourselves. Have a run of bad luck and the opposite is true.

But which voice are we listening to? My parents told me I would never amount to anything, that I “wasn’t worth a damn.” For a period of my life, I validated their belief. Until I no longer accepted what they said as true.

Sometimes the voices of doubt and insecurity return, but I don’t have to believe them. Neither do you…

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Repentance

Repentance is a word I rarely use because it sounds too religious. Let’s take a deeper look into what the word means in today’s blog.

To repent means to “change your mind.” But it doesn’t mean change your mind in the sense of “today I planned to wear green but decided on blue instead.” No, it means to change the way you think. When we change our mindset, we change our outcomes.

Change can be hard. I get that. But if the old way of thinking hasn’t served you well, it’s probably worth taking on the challenge of change…

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