Standing Near As They Struggle
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Standing Near As They Struggle

I’m not typically a poetry guy but I found this poem (The Writer by Richard Wilbur), and the email from Jay Payleitner, worth my time. Read the poem a couple of times, even if you’re not a poetry guy. Can you identify with this father’s heart? He listens to his daughter struggle with an assignment and...

Boldness That Moves Forward Through Difficulties
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Boldness That Moves Forward Through Difficulties

Originally Posted by Mike Young May 2006 My sons are big fans of the Davy Crockett movies from Walt Disney. Perhaps you remember them. Early in Davy Crockett; King of the Wild Frontier, there is a scene in which Davy and his men, a group of volunteers from Tennessee, have met their obligation and decided...

Join us in Nashville!
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Join us in Nashville!

You’ve read before that I’m now serving a term as the President of the National Coalition of Ministries to Men. Our annual meeting is coming up on November 13-15 in Nashville. Reload is a unique opportunity to connect with dedicated men’s ministry leaders from across the country. I’ve been a member of NCMM since 2006...

Basketball, Navigators, ROTC & Homecoming Prince
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Basketball, Navigators, ROTC & Homecoming Prince

Young Adventures / October 2017 Hannah did what her brothers were not able to do! She made the middle school basketball team! It’s pretty cool to finally see a member of the Young family wearing a Bailey Bridge basketball jersey. Hannah has worked hard but her brothers claim the victory because of all their coaching!...

Noble Manhood
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Noble Manhood

Minute with Mike / October 2017 The word Noble in Noble Warriors caught my attention in 2005 when I was reading through Isaiah 32. In the NIV, verse 8 says, But the noble man makes noble plans and by noble deeds he stands. I was drawn to the fact noble is used 3 times in...

12 Resources for Pastor Appreciation, Support & Awareness
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12 Resources for Pastor Appreciation, Support & Awareness

I’m not a pastor. Nor have I ever played one on TV.* But, I’ve gotten to know many pastors pretty well through Noble Warriors. The truth is, too many of us don’t understand or appreciate the challenges of the pastorate. One observation is that true shepherds not only care for their sheep, they share their...

The Manger Build® Across the Country
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The Manger Build® Across the Country

And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger… Luke 2:7a ESV A growing number of families across the US celebrate Christmas but miss the point of Jesus. The Manger Build provides a strategy to help churches encourage men in their congregations and communities...

3 Lessons We Can Learn From Football
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3 Lessons We Can Learn From Football

Originally Posted by Mike Young August 2006 Guys, football season is finally here. It’s hard to explain the emotions that overcome us at this time of year. Players at all levels are practicing for season openers. Pre-season polls and predictions consume many avid fans. Just recently, Stacy and I watched the end of the movie...

3 Classic Football Movies for Men’s Ministry
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3 Classic Football Movies for Men’s Ministry

It’s football season! And while there’s plenty of football to watch (or not as the case may be), I thought it would be cool to remind you of a few solid football movies that would set up a great men’s movie night this season… Facing the Giants was the breakout hit for the Kendrick Brothers...

3 Keys to Being Men of Courage
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3 Keys to Being Men of Courage

Originally Posted by Mike Young March 2006 Men need more…. COURAGE. Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary defines courage as follows: Courage: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear or difficulty. I’ve always reminded myself and others, especially my sons, that courage doesn’t mean an absence of fear. In my mind, courage...