How to win the Big Reward

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Inspiration can be found in the most unlikeliest of places. Even in this job ad. [Read more...]

Candid Advice for Teen Guys

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What advice would you give a teen or tween boy today? How “explicit” would you be? Don’t let the word “explicit” strike you funny. Explicit seems to almost be a bad word today. It seems like it’s usually paired with the word “lyrics” and describing some pretty raunchy content. But I’m using the actual Webster’s [Read More...]

Why you need to prove you can do hard things

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It’s always tempting to take the easy way out. Particularly if there’s cold weather involved. [Read more...]

Keeping Instagram Safe

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Should I let my daughter have Instagram? I’m asked that question frequently at my parenting workshops, and it’s no wonder. Almost every teen and tween has the photo-sharing app. If your kid doesn’t… their best friend does. Instagram was the fastest growing smartphone app of 2013’s top 10 Smartphone apps (Nielsen data), growing 66% last [Read More...]

The Raging Bull

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Once upon a time there was a man who had been raised in an alcoholic (drug addicted/dysfunctional/abusive—you fill in the blank) home. It was a fearful environment and he was afraid a lot. He hated those feelings even as a young boy because they made him feel “unmanly.” When he was twelve years old, he [Read More...]

Do your actions discount your leadership?

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    Day after day, week after week, I was pedal to the floor.   It was twenty-five years ago, during my second year of college, when I worked as a resident assistant in the men’s dormitory at Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon.   In addition to being an R.A., I carried 19 credit hours [Read More...]

Are You Prepared for the Man God has Planned for You?

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My wife made a hugely profound statement the other day.  We had just finished watching a wonderful movie titled, The Pursuit of Happyness.  In the movie Will Smith portrays Chris Gardner, a man who overcomes tremendous odds as a homeless, single father to achieve his goal of bettering his life by becoming a stock broker [Read More...]

Is Respect Earned or Given?

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Perhaps I’m just a curmudgeonly old guy now, but it seems to me that people are just not as respectful as they used to be. Much of our culture believes that you do not have any obligation to respect someone unless or until they respect you first. It is a twisted vision of biblical respect. [Read More...]


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