Creating a Biblical Authenticity Zone
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Creating a Biblical Authenticity Zone

A recent post in Noble Notes titled Porn is a Killer of Men, got a lot of traction and reaction. In my life and ministry, I’ve encountered few men who don’t have a porn story, or at the very least admits that lust is a consistent battle in their lives. As I read this post, 3 Characteristics...

Hiking with Mountain Goats! Part 2
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Hiking with Mountain Goats! Part 2

Originally Posted by Mike Young July 2011 Fun? Hard? Important? Priorities. I told you about the backpacking adventure I recently enjoyed with Tim and Ben. I finally got over the soreness. So this past weekend I did it again… Tim and Ben were at Camp Alkulana so Zach and I did a Sunday-Monday trip. We started Sunday afternoon by...

Your Prayers & Finances Are Shining Light!
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Your Prayers & Finances Are Shining Light!

We’ve recognized both locally and nationally that there aren’t many men of color represented in the discussion of men’s discipleship. Clearly, it’s not because discipleship isn’t happening, we just haven’t been well connected. Your partnership creates opportunities for us to address issues of men’s discipleship that would not get attention otherwise. This month you helped us...

Significant Family Milestone!
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Significant Family Milestone!

Young Adventures / July 2017 Hannah finished the school year with several academic awards. She’s busy babysitting and cleaning houses to raise money for her summer camp experience at WinShape. Ben finished out the school year by being elected as the Junior Class President. He started the summer working a basketball camp with his high school team....

Hey y’all, watch this.
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Hey y’all, watch this.

Google and YouTube are almost as important to me as screwdrivers and wrenches when I fix something in our home. More and more leaders are looking for answers to ministry questions with video searches so we’re trying to meet those needs. Last month you helped us launch three NW videos… NW Answers – How can...

Prayerlessness is Sinful & Dangerous
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Prayerlessness is Sinful & Dangerous

Minute with Mike / July 2017 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. James 5:16. Satan delights in our attempts at ministry in the power of our flesh rather than the power...

But When They Arrest You…
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But When They Arrest You…

But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Matthew 10:19-20 NIV 84 When they arrest you…. How’s that for encouragement? I...

Hiking with Mountain Goats! Part 1
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Hiking with Mountain Goats! Part 1

Originally Posted by Mike Young June 2011 Our family enjoys outdoor adventures. At least that’s what I kept telling myself as I followed Tim and Ben on our first ever overnight backpacking adventure. We tackled the Three Ridges loop in the George Washington National Forest this past Sunday-Monday. The trip was fun, exciting and adventurous but I’m...

There’s Nothing More Important than the Foundation
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There’s Nothing More Important than the Foundation

According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it. 1 Corinthians 3:10. At one point in my life, I worked with my father in-law as a custom home builder. I...

Let’s Get It Done
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Let’s Get It Done

Originally Posted by Mike Young June 2006 We have just celebrated our nation’s independence for the 230th consecutive year. For many of us, it’s just a day off… a day for picnics, family gatherings and fireworks. It really should be a time for us to reflect on the commitments and sacrifices of many brave souls who...