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...

Setting the Example
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Setting the Example

Originally posted by Mike Young August 2005 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 Paul the apostle was...

Where Am I Least Expendable?
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Where Am I Least Expendable?

Originally Posted by Mike Young May 2006 Recently at a church leadership conference I heard a pastor speak about the challenges of the pastorate. As Noble Warriors gains traction in the faith community, I have greater opportunity to see the significant demands that churches (people) place on their pastors. The ‘job’ of serving as pastor is...

Honey, Let’s Pray
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Honey, Let’s Pray

Originally Posted by Mike Young February 2006 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how...

Real Manhood Plans
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Real Manhood Plans

Originally Posted by Mike Young April 2006 I just completed The Quest for Authentic Manhood with four groups of men. There was only one homework assignment… Write out a Personal Manhood Plan. The results were powerful and inspiring. I thought I would share some excerpts with you. I personally want to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with each...

Being the Model of Contentment
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Being the Model of Contentment

Originally Posted by Mike Young December 2005 One of the things that concerns me about the Christmas season is the incredible effectiveness of marketing corporations. They do it all the time. Companies that want me to buy products for myself and others use slick strategies to convince us that there is no way we could...

Abide in Christ & Lead Well This Christmas!
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Abide in Christ & Lead Well This Christmas!

John 15 is one of my favorite passages. I love this verse… Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. John 15:4 ESV The word abide or some form of it appears 11 times in John 15:1-17. Abide...

All I Want for Christmas!
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All I Want for Christmas!

Families have various Christmas traditions. One that has been particularly meaningful for our family is that we allow our children to open one gift on Christmas Eve. But that gift is always some tool or resource to help them in their spiritual growth. We do this on Christmas Eve just before bed. We want to keep...

Fresh Starts & Strong Finishes
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Fresh Starts & Strong Finishes

Originally Posted by Mike Young September 2006 School started for our children this week. Some systems had already started, but in general I think we all view the week after Labor Day as a time of re-starting routines and schedules that will carry us through the fall. I have experienced the beginning of the school...