A little less than a month ago, I announced my “All-In on Jesus” decision (read here). Since then, I’ve experienced the glory of God and a series of events that can only be described as “spiritual” attacks. A spiritual attack is a series of events coordinated by the demonic realm in order to abort promises, sabotage faith, oppress a believer and stall out destiny.
St. Paul reminds us: “lest Satan should take advantage of us. For we are not ignorant of his devices” (2 Cor. 2:11)
I went from “Gung-Ho” for the Lord, to finding myself having:
- Lack of spiritual passion,
- Extreme frustration,
- Confusion about purpose,
- Lack of peace,
- Unusually sluggish and tired,
- Strong urge to quit assignments,
- Drawn back towards old bondages,
- Questioning a direction and a calling that was so clear just a short while ago.
All of this “peaked” on Father’s Day, and thanks to inspired messages from close friends, my sister and a Holy Spirit-filled Sunday Mass, I find myself back on track this morning.
Until further notice, most of my effort will focus upon the work that I do with Peter Grandich and Company, which involves the general public. While we will continue to serve the professional athlete community through Trinity Financial, Sports & Entertainment Management Company, much of our efforts will be confined to immersing Peter Grandich and Company into a “full-fledged”, Judeo-Christian firm. The one exception will be a major undertaking to fully maximize our new relationship with Sportika. I’ve no doubt, that what God has allowed to take place ever since I became involved with professional athletes at the turn of this new millennium, was so that it can be put to good use in the clear vision that both Sportika and I share.
As noted in my May 27th post, it’s clear that I need to get back to being more “observant” on financial markets and economies. As noted earlier, we’re undertaking some changes in our website/blog, which has led to a change in technical support.
The Smith sisters (Jo, Deb and Lynn) were a major reason for the success that I had attributed to my businesses for almost 20 years. Jo has gone on to be an important part of the team that serves one of the few, great Congressmen in America, Chris Smith. While Lynn became a much sought-after Bridge teacher and Deb, has worked on my websites while working at a very busy legal career.
I want to publicly thank the Smith sisters for being so much more than just “paid” support and I wish them continued success in all their endeavors.
We’re now expanding our relationship with John Archibald of Resolution Promotions. Besides being an Eagles fan, we’ve found his work to be professional and very satisfying. May he just mirror the support that we had received from the Smith sisters in whatever time the good Lord has left for me in these future endeavors.
The first order of business is to develop two separate blogs: one blog will be dedicated just to financial markets and economic “observations”; the other blog will be for all other matters. Once ready to go, we will inform you via this blog and a few email alerts. Before wiping out this database, we will give everyone an option to sign up for one, or both of the new blogs. This is still weeks away.
I’m also going to try and do more audio (podcast) commentaries versus written ones. It’s faster and my speech is a lot better than my grammar – lol.
Finally, knowing I will run the risk of greatly-reducing the number of people in my current audience by “openly” declaring my “Judeo-Christian” business practices, I intend to ask my remaining clients and followers to reach out to people in their social, business and family circles who might be interested to consider listening to the thoughts of someone who is still willing to practice the biblical teachings of Almighty God when it comes to matters of finance.
Please feel free to share your opinions and advice with me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.