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,...

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...

Invest in Your Marriage While Saving Some Money
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Invest in Your Marriage While Saving Some Money

Men, when you think about your most important tangible assets, you probably think about your home or maybe a car. I’m sure that you guard and protect them with regular inspections, maintenance and repair. As a matter of fact, the wise man actually invests in ‘preventative maintenance’ because it’s cheaper and more effective than crisis...

If You Serve in Men’s Ministry, Read This…
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If You Serve in Men’s Ministry, Read This…

If you serve in ministry to men for any length of time, you’ll surely encounter a situation like the one’s detailed here by Gary Thomas. You’ll want to read this article and mark it for future reference. Enough is Enough: Why the Church Has to Stop Enabling Abusive Men by Gary Thomas

How to Seek Wise Counsel
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How to Seek Wise Counsel

Originally Posted by Mike Young May 2007 Over the years we’ve all laughed about the fact that the stereotypical guy refuses to stop and ask for directions. (This is because having to stop to ask for directions would certainly imply that he was lost; something that a man never wants to be!) I remember reading...

Hiking with Mountain Goats! Part 2
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Hiking with Mountain Goats! Part 2

Originally Posted by Mike Young July 2011 Fun? Hard? Important? Priorities. I told you about the backpacking adventure I recently enjoyed with Tim and Ben. I finally got over the soreness. So this past weekend I did it again… Tim and Ben were at Camp Alkulana so Zach and I did a Sunday-Monday trip. We started Sunday afternoon by...

Hiking with Mountain Goats! Part 1
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Hiking with Mountain Goats! Part 1

Originally Posted by Mike Young June 2011 Our family enjoys outdoor adventures. At least that’s what I kept telling myself as I followed Tim and Ben on our first ever overnight backpacking adventure. We tackled the Three Ridges loop in the George Washington National Forest this past Sunday-Monday. The trip was fun, exciting and adventurous but I’m...

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...

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...

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