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...

Porn is a Killer of Men
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Porn is a Killer of Men

I’ve talked with way too many men, young and old, who have been caught in the trap of pornography use, either currently or at some point in their lives. They recognize the damage it does in their own lives and marriages and some are even astute enough to say that it keeps them from stepping...

Biblical Decision-Making
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Biblical Decision-Making

Who couldn’t use some help with decision-making from time to time? Check out these insights from Kris Dolberry (LifeWay Men)! 4 Keys to Making Great Decisions Also, here’s a real bonus related to Biblical decision-making. Stephen Kendrick (Fireproof, Courageous, War Room) lead a workshop titled Making Grand Slam Decisions – Presented at our Fredericksburg Iron Sharpens Iron Conference on February...

10 Things Our Family Learned from Outdoor Adventures
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10 Things Our Family Learned from Outdoor Adventures

June is National Great Outdoors Month and National Camping Month. Our family loves outdoor adventures. We’ve hiked, camped and kayaked a good bit (but not nearly enough) over the years. Here are a few things we’ve learned along the way… It always rains when we camp. Last week Stacy and I sat on our front porch watching...