The three most powerful words that launch you toward a goal

Undoubtedly some sort of big goal lies in front of you. Maybe it’s a dream—something you long to do. Or maybe it’s more of a calling—something you may or may not want to do, yet it still feels like an unmistakable inner tug. You know you should progress. But you don’t know how. And the destination feels far off. Even just starting seems hard. What then? Here are three simple words that will launch you toward your goal.

Consider this your call to action.

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This Veteran’s Day: You’ve Been Given Much

This Veterans Day, I wish we might glimpse anew the freedom we’ve been handed. I wish we would read books about veterans and watch war movies and talk to veterans and rent rooms from them. I wish we’d pray that future generations will never be called upon to make the same sacrifices as those who gave up everything for the sake of freedom. [Read more...]

How the Band of Brothers can Point us to God

A bulldozer had cut a jagged swathe up Mount Currahee, the 3 ½ mile-long incline at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. One company of soldiers—about 140 men—grunted up the trail early one morning in August 1942. They were the men of the now-legendary Easy Company. After almost two years of hard training at Toccoa they parachuted into [Read More...]

What Christian women really, really want

These stunning survey results give us a clue as to why Christianity is so rapidly changing into a family-centered faith; why Christian culture is feminizing; and why the gender gap in many denominations continues to grow. [Read more...]

How to wreck a pastor

Because of these frequent beat downs, some pastors develop a foxhole mentality. They avoid their people. They spend a lot of time in their study. They pack their schedules. They steer clear of their men. [Read more...]

Feel Threatened? Two Vital Actions to Take

Hostilities exist.  President F.D. Roosevelt spoke those two words within his legendary “Day of Infamy” speech to Congress December 8, 1941, one day after Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Empire of Japan. America rallied to arm itself, safeguard its families, and take action against the hostilities that threatened it. Think about those two words [Read More...]

What kids heading back to school need most from dads

“Back to school” has been blaring at us from every media outlet. Ready or not, it’s here. We attempt to lay aside, at least mentally, the sand buckets and surf boards of summer and focus on pencils, notebooks, backpacks and whether jeans this year should be boot cut or skinny leg. Or maybe we leave [Read More...]

Rant of the Day—Make Boys Tough

Exceptionalism and rugged-individualism helped make America the greatest country that has ever existed. Those traits are frowned upon or at least considered politically incorrect today. Multiculturalism tells us that no one culture is better than another. Yet one only has to look at the many civilizations (a word loosely used) around the world that have [Read More...]


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