Today, I learned a new phrase. It's a concept that I'm familiar with... you probably are too, but it's new phrase, and I like it. The Circle of Five. I'm currently reading Darren Hardy's book, The Compound Effect. In it he talks about the people you spend the most time with and the tremendously formative … Continue reading Who’s in your circle of five?
Right now I'm working with a young man who is preparing to be a "walk-on" for a college football team. This requires brutal workouts that exhaust both the body and the mind! Recently he asked me for a "motivational talk" that he could listen to that would re-engage his tired body and mind! I know … Continue reading How bad do you want it?
I am a man. I have a wife who needs/wants a strong, godly man. I have six daughters for whom I want strong, godly men. You can see then why I am interested in what God has to say about being a man. So I was reading my Bible this morning and came across a … Continue reading The profile of an “older man”
I am the father of six daughters. I am teaching my daughters that there are three "must have" characteristics for the men they date. I am teaching them so well that the other day when I started down the list, one of my girls said, "I know! I know!" and then she finished the list! … Continue reading If you’re going to date my daughter you’ll need to do these three things
Starting this weekend at Church180 we are having a conversation called, "Three Things Guys Talk About." Can you guess what they are? Sex. Success. and Sports. The bottom line in this series is to make the case that "it is absolutely okay and good to be a man." During this series we are going to explore … Continue reading 3 things guys talk about
I am a fan of Brandon Lilly. He's a really strong man who knows what he wants and goes for it... hard. In this video he talks about what it takes. It has some salty language but it's worth it to hear what he has to say. BTW, he's talking to powerlifters but what he … Continue reading The secret to success – a lesson from a powerlifter
One of my all time favorite Bible verses is Proverbs 24:16: "...though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity." (Proverbs 24:16 NIV). I love the optimism here. Righteous men (people) get back up! They can take a hit... multiple hits... and get back up. In … Continue reading Strong man
At some point in the future I am going to do a teaching series on being a man. In preparation for this teaching series I have looked again to John Eldridge's book, Wild at Heart. Eldridge's opening line in this book has struck a chord with me, "We need permission. Permission to be what we … Continue reading Men need permission