The Step of Pep
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The Step of Pep

When was the last time a pep rally helped anyone take THE RIGHT NEXT STEP?   Over twenty years ago, Nate and Allison were high school sweethearts. He was the captain of the football team, and she was the captain of the cheerleading squad. Now they are still cheering each other on as they raise their five children, and both work in ministry...

#TheRightNextStep Series
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#TheRightNextStep Series

Battle Briefing | October 2021 We want to tell you some stories – stories of men who have decided to take THE RIGHT NEXT STEP.  They are husbands, fathers, pastors, and workers, and because each of them has decided to take one RIGHT NEXT STEP, we see the ripple effect in lives all around them....

New School Year, Routines and Baby Toes
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New School Year, Routines and Baby Toes

Family Update | September 2021 HANNAH started school as a student at John Tyler Community College. She’ll finish up her high school requirements this year then move on to nursing classes. She’s going back through the book Lady in Waiting with two more girls!   BEN was home for the first two weeks of August...

The Young Man’s Strength and The Old Man’s Wisdom
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The Young Man’s Strength and The Old Man’s Wisdom

Minute with Mike | September 2021 We all need wise men in our lives. But the typical guy, like me, doesn’t realize how much he needs help until he’s in over his head. I’m not sure where I heard this quote originally but…   The old man needs the young man’s strength.   The young...

Training for a New Season
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Training for a New Season

Battle Briefing | September 2021 One of the most enjoyable things about our great Commonwealth of Virginia is that we get to fully enjoy all four seasons. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for the heat and humidity to end and the firepit and football to begin.   Ecclesiastes 3:1 “For everything there...

Alabama, College, VBS and Island Life
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Alabama, College, VBS and Island Life

Family Update | August 2021 ZACH has started BOLC (Basic Officer Leaders Course) at Ft. Rucker. He jumped in with both feet at First Baptist Enterprise, AL and is connecting with new friends and mentors.  BEN finished up his internship at the Rocket Center in WV. He’ll be home for a couple of weeks working...

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...

Everyone Has a Dad Story
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Everyone Has a Dad Story

Battle Briefing | August 2021 ..and it might range anywhere from “I never knew my dad” to “My dad was the largest and best influence in my life.”  These stories cast a shadow over our lives for better or for worse.  The Kendrick Brothers, creators of six – and counting – inspirational Christian films, are...

The Sanctuary of Creation
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The Sanctuary of Creation

Minute with Mike | July 2021 Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me. Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?  Who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb… Have you comprehended the expanse of the...

Hawaiian Grandson Visit, Best Man & First Duty Station
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Hawaiian Grandson Visit, Best Man & First Duty Station

Family Update | July 2021 He’s real! STACY, HANNAH, ZACH and I were able to visit TIM and CAROLINE for a few days last month…  It was great to see Tim and Caroline but BABY OWEN was clearly the main attraction! We spent time on beaches, walked in botanical gardens, ate fish tacos, surfed and...