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Good Wednesday morning to all my Brothers and Sisters wherever you are on God's beautiful Earth!

Today is: “Open-Minded Day!” Why Not?

"The closed mind is a disease. You need to have an open mind; otherwise life will just pass you by." - Danny Wallace

"Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success." - Martha Stewart

"If you don't go through life with an open mind, you will find a lot of closed doors." - Mark W. Perrett

"Many a person thinks he or she has an open mind, when it is merely vacant." - unknown

"A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open." - Frank Zappa

"The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size." - Albert Einstein

"If you cannot be open-minded, then you do not possess your ideas, your ideas possess you." - Bryant McGill

It is important to note that...

“Open-minded leaders are ready for everything. They don’t always have all the answers, but they are willing to see things from a different perspective and they are ready for valuable input from their team on how things can be accomplished in a new and unique way!” — COL (Ret) Mikel Burroughs
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SSgt Marian Mitchell - Thank you, Marian!
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LTC Stephen F.
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I hope you have discernment and are reasonable in judgement. No doubt you consider yourself to be open-minded in general and open to new ideas. I expect you are willing to see things from a different perspective and you are ready for valuable input from those who depend on your leadership, advice and knowledge. Hopefully you seek the LORD’s guidance and respond to HIS promptings. 'Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.' [Romans 12:2 ESV] my brother-in-Christ Sgt (Join to see).

I pray for sound judgment, discernment, respect for each person, compassion and humility for each and every one of YOUR adopted sons and daughters who reads or listens to this prayer. Enable us to judge wisely whenever we are called upon to judge anything from food preparation through the written and spoken word to policy decisions by the Federal government. I pray that YOU bless each one of us with eyes to see and ears to hear, dear LORD what we need to see and hear. 'If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. [Mark 4:23-24 ESV]
LORD, I thank YOU for pro-life executives, legislators and judges as well as intercessors and pro-life counselors. I pray that YOU bless those who support life from before birth throughout life and through death with endurances, grace and discernment. I am grateful that the US Supreme Court supported the Texas Heartbeat Bill which requires that if a fetal heartbeat is detected, no abortion can be performed. 'For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.' [Psalm 13913-14a ESV]
I lift the US Citizens, green card holders, Afghanis who assisted the US and allies, citizens of other nations still stuck in Afghanistan, US POWS held by the Taliban, and others left behind by the US government in the evacuation of Afghanistan supervised by the US Department of State to YOU dear LORD. YOU are aware of all from the beginning of time to the end. I pray that YOU free most of the captives and any captive who dies is YOUR adopted child. ‘Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.’ [Proverbs 19:21 ESV]
In this season where evil seems to be encroaching on the light and love of God, it is wise to remember that God is in complete control. HE permits evil to appear to flourish before judgement. ‘Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. “BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.’ [Romans 12:19-21 ESV]
The LORD admonishes each of us to be careful in judgement
a. “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure, you use it will be measured back to you.” [Luke 6:37-38 ESV]
b. 'A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.’ [Proverbs 11:1-3 ESV]
I pray that you and those you love are healthy and that you each sleep well Wednesday night and awake refreshed Thursday morning.
FYI SPC Michael Duricko, Ph.D PO3 Charles Streich SPC Michael Terrell SSgt Marian Mitchell
Jars Of Clay - Thou Lovely Source of True Delight – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMzwj0scuPA&list=PLB6Kx9gyqZqqCFaIvW7YLC1LVGVJ2jzE-&index=13
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LTC Stephen F. , Thank you, Brother...
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Good Wednesday morning Lt Col Charlie Brown.
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I LUV your selections this morning, Maj Robert Thornton, especially the main one!!!
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Hutchinson's quote is just perfect Maj Robert Thornton
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LTC Stephen F.
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I hope you have discernment and are reasonable in judgement. No doubt you consider yourself to be open-minded in general and open to new ideas. I expect you are willing to see things from a different perspective and you are ready for valuable input from those who depend on your leadership, advice and knowledge. Hopefully you seek the LORD’s guidance and respond to HIS promptings. 'Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.' [Romans 12:2 ESV] my brother-in-Christ Maj Robert Thornton.

I pray for sound judgment, discernment, respect for each person, compassion and humility for each and every one of YOUR adopted sons and daughters who reads or listens to this prayer. Enable us to judge wisely whenever we are called upon to judge anything from food preparation through the written and spoken word to policy decisions by the Federal government. I pray that YOU bless each one of us with eyes to see and ears to hear, dear LORD what we need to see and hear. 'If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. [Mark 4:23-24 ESV]
LORD, I thank YOU for pro-life executives, legislators and judges as well as intercessors and pro-life counselors. I pray that YOU bless those who support life from before birth throughout life and through death with endurances, grace and discernment. I am grateful that the US Supreme Court supported the Texas Heartbeat Bill which requires that if a fetal heartbeat is detected, no abortion can be performed. 'For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.' [Psalm 13913-14a ESV]
I lift the US Citizens, green card holders, Afghanis who assisted the US and allies, citizens of other nations still stuck in Afghanistan, US POWS held by the Taliban, and others left behind by the US government in the evacuation of Afghanistan supervised by the US Department of State to YOU dear LORD. YOU are aware of all from the beginning of time to the end. I pray that YOU free most of the captives and any captive who dies is YOUR adopted child. ‘Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.’ [Proverbs 19:21 ESV]
In this season where evil seems to be encroaching on the light and love of God, it is wise to remember that God is in complete control. HE permits evil to appear to flourish before judgement. ‘Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. “BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.’ [Romans 12:19-21 ESV]
The LORD admonishes each of us to be careful in judgement
a. “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure, you use it will be measured back to you.” [Luke 6:37-38 ESV]
b. 'A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.’ [Proverbs 11:1-3 ESV]
I pray that you and those you love are healthy and that you each sleep well Wednesday night and awake refreshed Thursday morning.
FYI SPC Michael Duricko, Ph.D PO3 Charles Streich SPC Michael Terrell SSgt Marian Mitchell
Jars Of Clay - Thou Lovely Source of True Delight – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMzwj0scuPA&list=PLB6Kx9gyqZqqCFaIvW7YLC1LVGVJ2jzE-&index=13
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Good morning Rally Point and Happy Hump day. And to anyone observing Yom Kippur which starts at sundown tonight, I wish you an easy fast and may you and all your loved ones be sealed in the book of life for a good year! And that goes for everyone else here on RP as well.

Keeping an open mind. I remember being asked if I could keep an open mind when I was questioned as a possible jury member on a courts-martial. And I stopped and thought about it. Twice I said yes and I took a seat on those; the third one I said I thought I could not given some previous information and experiences I had. I ended up being recalled to sit that one as well; I worked very hard through the entire trial to make sure I wasn't letting my preconceptions and experiences color my judgement. I have to say it was difficult. I might actually have gone a bit overboard, but I thought it the right t9ing to do. It did remind me constantly about how quick we are to judge sometimes and how tough it can be to remain open to new information.



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CWO4 Terrence Clark
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
This one REALLY resonates.
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SSgt Marian Mitchell
SSgt Marian Mitchell
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I have come to dislike "always" and "never" because there always (one good time to use the word) is an exception to whatever is said. I learned that the hard way as if I would have stuck to my "always", my oldest daughter would probably be dead right now.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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SSgt Marian Mitchell - I try hard to avoid those with clients and kids, especially since they seem to take it as a challenge to prove me wrong!
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LTC Stephen F.
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I hope you have discernment and are reasonable in judgement. No doubt you consider yourself to be open-minded in general and open to new ideas. I expect you are willing to see things from a different perspective and you are ready for valuable input from those who depend on your leadership, advice and knowledge. Hopefully you seek the LORD’s guidance and respond to HIS promptings. 'Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.' [Romans 12:2 ESV] my sister-in-Christ Lt Col Charlie Brown.

I pray for sound judgment, discernment, respect for each person, compassion and humility for each and every one of YOUR adopted sons and daughters who reads or listens to this prayer. Enable us to judge wisely whenever we are called upon to judge anything from food preparation through the written and spoken word to policy decisions by the Federal government. I pray that YOU bless each one of us with eyes to see and ears to hear, dear LORD what we need to see and hear. 'If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. [Mark 4:23-24 ESV]
LORD, I thank YOU for pro-life executives, legislators and judges as well as intercessors and pro-life counselors. I pray that YOU bless those who support life from before birth throughout life and through death with endurances, grace and discernment. I am grateful that the US Supreme Court supported the Texas Heartbeat Bill which requires that if a fetal heartbeat is detected, no abortion can be performed. 'For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.' [Psalm 13913-14a ESV]
I lift the US Citizens, green card holders, Afghanis who assisted the US and allies, citizens of other nations still stuck in Afghanistan, US POWS held by the Taliban, and others left behind by the US government in the evacuation of Afghanistan supervised by the US Department of State to YOU dear LORD. YOU are aware of all from the beginning of time to the end. I pray that YOU free most of the captives and any captive who dies is YOUR adopted child. ‘Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.’ [Proverbs 19:21 ESV]
In this season where evil seems to be encroaching on the light and love of God, it is wise to remember that God is in complete control. HE permits evil to appear to flourish before judgement. ‘Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY,” says the Lord. “BUT IF YOUR ENEMY IS HUNGRY, FEED HIM, AND IF HE IS THIRSTY, GIVE HIM A DRINK; FOR IN SO DOING YOU WILL HEAP BURNING COALS ON HIS HEAD.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.’ [Romans 12:19-21 ESV]
The LORD admonishes each of us to be careful in judgement
a. “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure, you use it will be measured back to you.” [Luke 6:37-38 ESV]
b. 'A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, but a just weight is his delight. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.’ [Proverbs 11:1-3 ESV]
I pray that you and those you love are healthy and that you each sleep well Wednesday night and awake refreshed Thursday morning.
FYI SPC Michael Duricko, Ph.D PO3 Charles Streich SPC Michael Terrell SSgt Marian Mitchell
Jars Of Clay - Thou Lovely Source of True Delight – YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMzwj0scuPA&list=PLB6Kx9gyqZqqCFaIvW7YLC1LVGVJ2jzE-&index=13
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