Nolan Steps Up
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Nolan Steps Up

Part 1 of THE RIGHT NEXT STEP series. “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9 18 hours to change your life and your legacy forever.  That’s what Nolan found when he dared to take THE RIGHT NEXT STEP.  What if THE RIGHT NEXT STEP isn’t what you planned it would...

The “And Then Some” Mentality
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The “And Then Some” Mentality

“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24  Working heartily and not half-hearted is what God wants from us – not just at work but in all the work we do. It’s a principle that can be challenging...

Don’t Waste Your Season
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Don’t Waste Your Season

Fall is often like a new year of sorts. Those of us with school-aged children begin a new school year and new routines. At the other end of the spectrum, some have just had their first child leave for college and live away from home for the first time. Some of you have been there, done each of those phases, and are now empty...

Leap the Hurdle of Discomfort: Tips for Intergenerational Discipleship
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Leap the Hurdle of Discomfort: Tips for Intergenerational Discipleship

Here’s a question and a challenge for you – is God calling you to be a “wise guy” in someone’s life? What’s your next move?  Let me cheat and give you an answer. We hammer this point all the time – being a discipler is part of God’s plan for the mature Christian. As we grow, we need to bring others along...

The Value of Men Being Connected
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The Value of Men Being Connected

Minute with Mike | August 2021 We’ve shared a good bit recently about the value of men being connected with some ‘wise guys’ (see here and here). We all need some men to walk through life with. Seasoned men give us perspective. Peers commiserate with us and cheer for us. Younger men are hungry for...

Are You That Guy?
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Are You That Guy?

I need some wise men in my life. So do you. We can’t have too much wisdom.   Knowledge is valuable. Facts and data are incredibly helpful. But what do you do with what you know? How do you appraise, assess, and act on the information at hand? That takes wisdom.  Wisdom goes beyond facts.   Wisdom knows how to respond.  ...

Made for Community: Steps to Becoming a Paul or a Timothy
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Made for Community: Steps to Becoming a Paul or a Timothy

Loneliness has been such an epidemic that the UK created a cabinet position for a “Minister for Loneliness.” And if it was a problem before the pandemic, how much worse has it become? How do you come out of a year and a half of forced isolation and reengage society?  Guys are infamous for not...

Focus on The Father
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Focus on The Father

The mention of Father’s Day could amass a wave of thoughts and emotions, both positive and negative. Some have been raised by a loving dad, some by a hurtful dad, and some who have had no dad involved in their lives at all. Your relationship with your earthly father may leave you feeling like you don’t have a great understanding of how to view a relationship with your Heavenly Father.  We do not need to look further than Jesus...

The Selfless Giver (Also Known as Mom)
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The Selfless Giver (Also Known as Mom)

Maybe you wouldn’t think of an infantry platoon commander in the United States Marine Corps pointing to his mom’s selfless giving as a top secret to his success, but that is what Brent Niewoehner does in his article The Selfless Giver You Already Know: What Young Men Can Learn From Their Mothers. In her sacrificial...