What Abortion Does to a Man
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What Abortion Does to a Man

By Dave Wernli / July 17, 2017 Jim couldn’t shake it. He’d had break-ups before. Why can’t I get over this? What’s the big deal? Why is this one so different? Shauna, his girlfriend he’d lived with for nine months, had been getting more and more distant for several months. Jim couldn’t figure out why. He...

How to Seek Wise Counsel
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How to Seek Wise Counsel

Originally Posted by Mike Young May 2007 Over the years we’ve all laughed about the fact that the stereotypical guy refuses to stop and ask for directions. (This is because having to stop to ask for directions would certainly imply that he was lost; something that a man never wants to be!) I remember reading...

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...

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...

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...

The Message of Psalm 15
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The Message of Psalm 15

Originally Posted by Mike Young September 2005 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31 Last week,...

Twenty-One
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Twenty-One

Our oldest son, Tim, is twenty-one. He’s home for a few weeks before he takes off on his next adventure and assignments. It’s always a delight to have him at home and our family complete. This is a great time of life for him. Someone recently shared that when he was a young man, his...

Dad Lowered the Bar & Raised the Standard for Manhood [Podcast]
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Dad Lowered the Bar & Raised the Standard for Manhood [Podcast]

By Mike Young / June 16, 2017 Check out this Father’s Day message… Dad Lowered the Bar and Raised the Standard of Manhood from Mike Young on Vimeo. I wanted to do everything he did. One of my early memories is of a time when Dad was painting something at the old farmhouse we lived...

Treasures in Jars of Clay
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Treasures in Jars of Clay

Originally Posted by Mike Young June 2005 Father’s Day is upon us. Most of you who read Noble Notes will be celebrated by your children in some form or fashion this weekend. Let me encourage you to spend some time pondering how your children fill your life. Make a mental list of the things you...