Olive Shoots Around Your Table
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Olive Shoots Around Your Table

This post from Eric Geiger caught my eye because I’m currently reading the same book (The Boy Crisis by Warren Farrell and John Gray). I love the fact that secular, academic research continues to point to the value of fathers and/or father figures in the lives of children, especially boys. Eric highlights some key father...

No Complaining! Practice Uncomfortability
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No Complaining! Practice Uncomfortability

Stacy and I used to lead a family camping trip at James River State Park for quite a few families in our Bible Fellowship group at church. It was always a blast. And there were always challenges. We’ve done a 7 mile stretch on the James River with over 50 folks in kayaks and canoes...

Pressing Through Disappointment: 8 Parenting Moments
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Pressing Through Disappointment: 8 Parenting Moments

Originally Posted by Mike Young November 2009 He didn’t make the team. Is it a big deal or not? It’s really a matter of perspective. When you’re a teenager working hard to achieve a goal, pouring your mind, body, heart and soul into something, failure is earth shattering. However, as adults, we know life goes...

Unfinished Projects: Sons & Daughters
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Unfinished Projects: Sons & Daughters

Originally Posted by Mike Young May 2014 We’re about to release our first arrow. Tim will graduate from high school on Thursday, June 5th. He will enter the United States Military Academy at West Point on Wednesday, July 2nd. Things will change drastically for him, and us. Tim’s excited about the adventure ahead and counting...

She Rises While it is Yet Night
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She Rises While it is Yet Night

She rises while it is yet night and provides food for her household and portions for her maidens. Proverbs 31:15 I never remember waking up and finding my mother in bed. She was always awake and busy when I rose as a kid. During the school year, she would be working on breakfast for us and getting...

Passivity is the Bane of Manhood: Young Men Taking Action Against Evil
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Passivity is the Bane of Manhood: Young Men Taking Action Against Evil

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 To be clear, mass shootings and other forms of evil violence are reprehensible. I look forward to the day when we will hear of them no more. However, we currently live in a fallen world. Just this week,...

My Imprisonment is for Christ
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My Imprisonment is for Christ

Minute with Mike / May 2019 Recently, my son, Tim, spent time reading and memorizing parts of Philippians as spiritual preparation for Ranger School. So, I read, listened and prayed through Philippians frequently as I prayed for him. One verse that captured my attention and consumed much pondering time was this… it has become known...

The Other 364 Days
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The Other 364 Days

Our mission is to serve churches as they equip men to walk with Christ and lead well. Here are a few of the questions you helped answer this month… “We have a small team of men who want to launch a formal ministry to men at our church. Our pastor is on board but we...

Walk It Out: 9 Observations on the Road to Emmaus
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Walk It Out: 9 Observations on the Road to Emmaus

Luke 24:13-35 is a manly story. I think most of us can identify with the attitudes and actions of the two disciples in the account. As I write this, I’m sitting in my oldest son’s home at Ft. Benning, GA. We were able to see him yesterday after almost 10 weeks of very intense training....