Airborne School, Job Site, Graduation, & Tractor Work
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Airborne School, Job Site, Graduation, & Tractor Work

Family Update / June 2019 TIM is in Airborne school right now. Should be his last bit of training before heading off to Hawaii for his first duty assignment. ZACH is working at W.M. Jordan for the second summer. He’s happy to be back on a job site rather than in a classroom. He and...

Introducing Strong Links
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Introducing Strong Links

Minute with Mike / June 2019 Of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do… 1 Chronicles 12:32a Moral change is happening quickly in our world. Followers of Jesus should not be frightened or discouraged by this truth. This is a time of clarifying and refining. We must...

Biblical Manhood: Tools for Equipping Men
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Biblical Manhood: Tools for Equipping Men

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 I have recently spoken to groups about raising masculine sons and feminine daughters. (I hijacked that title from a chapter of Point Man by Steve Farrar. Written over 20 years ago,...

Ranger Qualified, First Sergeant, Paper Science Engineering & Grass Cutting
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Ranger Qualified, First Sergeant, Paper Science Engineering & Grass Cutting

Family Update / May 2019 TIM finished Ranger School! Thanks for praying with us for him. He went straight through all three phases and is Ranger qualified! He’s recovering now and waiting for an Airborne slot. ZACH was selected to be First Sergeant for his VTCC Company next Fall. He’s getting lots of leadership experience...

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...

Conferences, Sawdust & Ranger School
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Conferences, Sawdust & Ranger School

Family Update / April 2019 HANNAH enjoyed volunteering at two Noble Man conferences. We’re thankful that every member of our family has been part of the conference team! BEN & CALEB led a workshop at our Richmond Noble Man conference. The title was Faith in the Furnace. They got strong reviews for their teaching on...

Men of Action
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Men of Action

Minute with Mike / April 2019 I love the gospel of Mark! It’s fast-paced! The word immediately is used nine times in the first chapter, alone! We believe this book share’s Peter’s perspective on Jesus’ ministry. Peter was a fireball, a man of action. He moved fast! Sometimes too fast. But, I gotta believe that...

I Will Run!
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I Will Run!

Nearly every man at our Richmond Noble Man Conference responded to Dr. Tom Elliff’s invitation to make the following commitment… Dear God, by your grace, with the rest of my life, I WILL RUN! Dr. Elliff unpacked five commitments from Hebrews 12:1-3 that Noble Men must make! Men want and need to be challenged to...

Processing…
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Processing…

Minute with Mike / February 2019 Our sons often remind me (and Stacy) that lecturing is an ineffective parenting strategy. Although I think I’ve given some powerful ‘Dad Lectures’ over the years, I know there’s greater impact when I process expectations, concerns and discipline with them. This truth holds in the realm of men’s discipleship...