An Ounce Of Prevention
Everyone would agree that prevention is better than a cure, so everyone wins in the healthcare setting when we become more prevention focused. Dr. Jonny reviews the current high grade recommendations from the United States Preventive Services Taskforce so that we can live better and live longer! We don’t make decisions from fear, but of a sound mind. We should be proactive and informed so that we can effectively take care of ourselves and our families.
The Danger Of Free Coffee
As the government is attempting to grow larger and to mandate its way into everyone’s life, we are seeing the dangerous and ineffective outcomes of socialism. Despite all the recent examples of government over-reach, still the biggest and most destructive example is in the realm of healthcare. Dr. Jonny breaks down the all the players involved in delivering healthcare, and by using a compelling analogy, explains why capitalism beats socialism every time! We are at a very dangerous time in history, because the longer an entitlement is place or the longer our hand is out, the harder it is to take it back.
Iron Sharpens Iron
Our culture has been practicing social distancing long before the pandemic. Social media has allowed us to communicate from a distance with no accountability and many have adopted a “don’t tell me what to do” culture. This is counter-cultural to the Kingdom and the way the Father has hard-wired us. His perfect design requires us to need each other. As a result, self-awareness can be very difficult and we don’t easily recognize our own blind spots. Dr. Jonny looks to change the culture by having us surround ourselves with the ones that have our hearts. He never gives all insight to one person, so we become more effective for his kingdom when we position ourselves to need help and to be needed.
Hope In Mudville
The current abortion law is very muddy and the precedents that have sustained it will now be under scrutiny by the Supreme Court of the United States starting in October 2021. They will hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which has the potential to be one of the most significant abortion rulings of this generation. Dr. Jonny breaks down the issues of the case and the potential outcomes. He wants to help us recover the language of public argument and persuasion. When we are informed and in prayer, we will be empowered to bring change to the hearts of the people and protect innocent human lives.
Crisis can create a culture of division. In the midst of a crisis, we as a country need to find common ground in a common enemy. The current enemy is Covid-19, not each other, and our focus need to be getting through this crisis as brothers, sisters and Americans. We should be loud and passionate about what we believe, but if we are not speaking in love, then we are just being loud and obnoxious! Dr. Jonny also explains that “crisis mode” can sometimes feel hopeless and ineffective, but in those seasons, just having the courage to “hold the hill” can turn the tide of a war.
Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings
Our culture has become feeling dominated, as if feelings determine reality. Feelings are part of our soul and our soul is in conflict with our spirit. Our soul isn’t bad, it just was never meant to be in charge. When our soul takes charge it often manifests as anxiety, worry and fear. Dr. Jonny explains that our flesh was crucified with Christ and we have been born again in Spirit and His Spirit in us is to rule and reign in our lives. Our mind, will, emotions and feelings are to come into alignment with His perfect plan for our lives.
State of The Mandate
There has been much debate over vaccine mandates. Dr. Jonny explores the legal aspect and cultural impact of mandates. Although not an advocate of Federal mandates, Dr. Jonny understand and supports private entities taking steps to protect their employees and clients. Mandates are actually a reflection of weak leadership. Effective leaders should persuade, educate, and remind us of history, not just have us blindly comply.
Dr. Jonny discusses some of the listener’s concerns regarding Covid-19 and vaccinations, including the issue of censorship and the control of information. Frank Herbert wrote, “A ruler must learn to persuade and not to compel.” But unfortunately, our leaders today think we are dumb, need to be spoon fed information, and have our behavior mandated. Dr. Jonny believes that we can surround ourselves with real people of integrity and skill, draw from their wisdom, so that we can become informed and knowledgable about any challenge that may come our way.