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Mar 11, 2021



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Dean Stinchfield

Dean and his wife Lisa have 2 daughters and a son-in-law and they live in the west metro of the Twin Cities. He leads the ministry Men of The Kingdom and his personal mission is to glorify God by participating in the advancement of his Kingdom by equipping and encouraging the next generation of moral leaders in the church.

(Matthew 6:33, 1 Corinthians 10:31, 2 Timothy 2:2, 1 Peter 5:2-4, Matthew 28:19-20, Hebrews 10:24-25)

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt




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Show Notes:

  • 3:20 - Quote from Edmund Burke, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
  • 4:47 - In response to this quote from Edmund Burke - pressing into the ownership of the space God has put in front of us. "This is my space and God's given us a space to....we got to have ownership of that and step forward. And we have kingdom power, so we should be stepping forward and utilizing that kingdom power."
  • 5:04 - "The man in the arena" -  speech by Teddy Roosevelt - every dad is a man in the arena.
  • 5:42 - Beliefs passed down from his parents - that the future is good and we have a good Heavenly Father. Drawing out the best in him and projecting that into the future.
  • 6:33 - "That which we focus on tends to multiply....find the best parts of your spouse or the best parts of your kid and focus on those because they'll tend to expand. Either in your vision but also in your life."
  • 8:18 -  Sharing with his girls: "I will always love you. I will always be your dad. Jesus will always love you. We will always be friends."
  • 10:08 - The emotional bank account - word bank account inside our kids. Affirmations are deposits and criticism is a withdrawal.
  • 11:46 - Why repetition is important when it comes to speaking life.
  • 12:26 - Setting up a foundation to be able to recognize when a relationship is right, this is what it feels like.
  • 14:02 - Sharing a not-so-awesome dad moment.
  • 15:12 - The best thing I can do for my girls is to love my wife and respect my wife and honor her, no matter what our relationship is doing, I'm called to sacrifice and love my wife, period.
  • 15:08- Speck management vs Log work - focusing on the small flaws or failures of other people, focus on yourself.
  • 22:10 - "CS Lewis talked about the God-like patchwork. He said, the revealed word is like, we're walking in this dense wooded forest. And every once in a while, the sunlight breaks through the canopy. And I think God's word is like that."
  • 24:34 - On why the local church is so important. "AW Tozer talks about in The Pursuit of God , that we should have an authentic relationship based on an experience, not hearsay, with God the Father, God the son and God the Holy spirit. And the local church gives us a chance to do that."
  • 25:33 - Why he volunteered in the kids ministry.


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