What does love require of me - right now?

What Does Love Require of Me – Right Now?

As my Radical Mentoring group moved to the topic of marriage, I wanted to give the guys a memory jogger. A way to remember to respond to their wives better. A catchy phrase . . . some edgy little ditty like you put on a wrist band. I thought back to “WWJD” . . .…

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History Gives Permission

Years ago, I had a debate with a good friend about how much of your past you share with your kids. He’d used a fair amount of drugs while in school and thought, “I need to be transparent about it. When I tell them my story, they’ll see that drugs aren’t the best way to…

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When God Breaks Your Heart…

I’ve been challenged with the question “What does your heart break for?” It’s not “What breaks your heart?” Things like not buying Apple stock before it went crazy, the ding in the door of your new car, innocent people being hurt or killed, a lot of things break your heart . . . for a…

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Yielding Isn’t Serving

Today’s post is from Dave Katz, SVP of Coca-Cola Consolidated.  Dave went through Radical Mentoring in 2008, serves on the board of the RM foundation and is leading his third Radical Mentoring Group. Dave, his wife Daphne and his daughters Shana and Rachel live in Charlotte, North Carolina and attend Forest Hill Church.   My…

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A Wrapped Package

If you found a wrapped gift in the park or on the subway, would you open it? You’d think twice wouldn’t you? I would. Not knowing where or who it came from would scare me off. How many of God’s gifts have we refused to open because of the packaging… race, culture, denomination, economic level,…

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Singing the Same Song

If you’re looking for someone to get close to, find a person who’s read the same books as you. Probably interested in the same kind of things. Singing the same song is different. It’s who you worship. And that’s more important. Angie Bevilacqua worked for Radical Mentoring early on. She died a couple of weeks…

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Hustle

If I didn’t love hustle, I wouldn’t love mentoring younger guys so much. In this ‘staid and stoic’ stage of life, hustle is fun to see and be around. I recently sat before Jon Acuff, a young preacher’s kid who has amassed a huge tribe in the world of social media. He defined hustle as…

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The Perfect Landing

As we pass the entrance to an Air Force Base, my friend says “Hey Regi, look! How did he do that?” It’s funny, but it’s not far from how we men feel a lot of times. We’re expected to land the plane on three 12 inch squares. “Don’t say the wrong thing,” “Don’t forget to…

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Pigs Get Fat, Hogs Get Slaughtered

So how do you know where to stop? When does a pig become a hog? The question behind these questions is simple . . .             How much is enough? Appetites urge us to MORE. More sweets. More carbs. More money. More fun. More friends. More followers. More sales. More clothes. More square feet. More…

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Pouring In. Pouring Out.

Look around your community and you’ll find Jesus-followers. The Bible calls these people “disciples”. They are ‘learners’ and ‘followers’ of Jesus. ‘Learners’ listen. Take notes. Some of them read. They get information about Jesus and what Christians should do. They show up in church and watch preachers on TV. Some might think they’re the backbone…

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