WE are the Reason for the Season
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WE are the Reason for the Season

Originally Posted by Mike Young December 2006 During the month of December, many of us will see and hear the slogan: Jesus is the Reason for the Season. I’m glad that someone coined that phrase to keep us focused on Christ in Christmas. But, I want to share another, powerful thought with you. In this...

Change the Man & Everything Changes
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Change the Man & Everything Changes

This is Part 4 of the Ignite the Flame series. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here. Listen to Mike introduce this incredible story in a video here. If you’ve been following the story of Brian Dalrymple the past several weeks, you have read how he went from unsure of his role in the body of Christ, to...

Spiritual Gifts for Christmas Eve
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Spiritual Gifts for Christmas Eve

Stacy and I want to encourage spiritual growth for everyone in our family. Like many other families, we each open one special gift on Christmas Eve before reading Luke 2. Each gift focuses on spiritual growth. The gifts are always carefully selected to be age appropriate and meaningful to each family member. Over the years,...

Chicken Biscuits & Raw Bible Study
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Chicken Biscuits & Raw Bible Study

This is Part 3 of the Ignite the Flame series. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Listen to Mike introduce this incredible story in a video here. From a Casting Crowns concert, to an Iron Sharpens Iron Conference, to a Leading Men’s Ministry equipping workshop, Brian Dalrymple finally had his answer. After Mike Young outlined a strategic...

A Game That is Okay to Quit
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A Game That is Okay to Quit

Originally Posted by Mike Young December 2006 This week in The Quest for Authentic Manhood we have been talking about the Heart Wound. It’s pretty clear from scripture that none of us were born choosing to do good or putting the needs of others before our own. If you have children you have certainly seen...

Interview with Joe Harvey: One Man’s Role in the Brian Dalrymple Story
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Interview with Joe Harvey: One Man’s Role in the Brian Dalrymple Story

Change the man and everything changes. If you have been following the story of Brian Dalrymple, you have been able to learn about the change in his life and the leader he has become. That change was also brought through men the Lord brought into Brian’s life along the journey. One of those men is...

Men and Hospitality
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Men and Hospitality

So, the fact that we can’t find good photos of men serving at Thanksgiving proves the point of this blog post. So, post a photo on social media of a man practicing hospitality over the holidays and tag us in it! Let’s see men living out hospitality! A Thanksgiving Challenge… Men, I wonder if we...

His Very Next Thing
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His Very Next Thing

This is Part 2 of the Ignite the Flame series. Read Part 1 here. Listen to Mike introduce this incredible story in a video here. Change is a process, but sometimes that change progresses quicker than we expect. Brian Dalrymple didn’t know it, but God was about to ignite something in him that will impact many...

Thankful for God’s Word & It’s Application
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Thankful for God’s Word & It’s Application

Originally Posted by Mike Young November 2005 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Happy Thanksgiving! I have been contemplating how to address the issue of thankfulness through Noble Notes. Let...

4 Key Points to Sharpening Each Other
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4 Key Points to Sharpening Each Other

Originally Posted by Mike Young June 2006 Guys, according to many studies and observations, men (especially Christian men) are friendless. I’ve talked to a number of men about this and there is some logic to the problem. In elementary, middle and high school we all had buddies that were part of our daily lives and...