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...

Ministry Needs Men to Step Up
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Ministry Needs Men to Step Up

Originally Posted by Mike Young May 2006 Recently, I have been working with several other men to develop a strategic plan for our second year of ministry. A handful of men who have been impacted by the ministry are coming alongside to encourage me, share ideas and lend their gifting to the ministry’s future. I...

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,...

A Grandfather’s Heritage
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A Grandfather’s Heritage

We know that some of the best Noble Warriors are men with lots of experience. That’s why we love Grandpa, Gramps, Granddad, Pop, Poppy or whatever your kids happen to call their grandfather! Check out this series of posts from our friends at Christian Grandparenting Network!  By the way, this photo used in part 1 is of...

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...

Spiritual Fathers
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Spiritual Fathers

Originally Posted by Mike Young June 2006 I have spoken openly with several men this week about some of the baggage from their past that weighs heavily on them. The weight they carry keeps them from freely experiencing the abundant life that Christ offers us. It causes them to feel inadequate as husbands and fathers so their...

The Empty Chair
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The Empty Chair

Our country will celebrate Memorial Day this weekend. This day is becoming more significant to me… Tim just finished his third year at West Point. He’ll graduate and commission as a 2LT next May, then serve five years as an active duty officer. In August, Zach will report to Virginia Tech to begin his journey in the Corps...