saved

. . . But He’s Not Saved!

“Regi . . . but he’s not saved!” Every now and again, I hear these words from a mentor with a guy in his group who seems a little different. He doesn’t use the same evangelical language. He doesn’t have a ‘. . . then God’ moment he can describe. He may not have found…

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The Father You Want to Be

I ran across this commercial while watching tv the other day and in light of Father’s Day yesterday, I wanted to share with all of you. After you watch it, I think you’ll see why I felt it didn’t really need to be accompanied by many words. Enjoy . . . Scripture: Fathers, do not…

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There’s No Place Like Home

Two birds . . . taken from their nest and brought to unknown lands thousands of miles away remarkably find their way back home. One travels 1,000 miles in 14 days and one travels 3,000 miles in 12 days. Scientists (ornithologists specifically) call this the homing instinct and have been studying it for decades. And…

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marriage

Protest Polka

Recently, my counselor friend loaned me a book about marriage relationships. Unlike most psychologists who are all about ‘fixing’ people, this author’s book is more about learning to ‘dance’ together instead of trying to fix each other. It’s called Hold Me Tight, written by Dr. Sue Johnson about 10 years ago. It’s been more than…

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Slowing the Game Down

I watch no more than seven hockey games a year . . . the Stanley Cup Finals. The effort, quickness and passion on display in such a high stakes environment . . . it’s captivating. And when the puck finally slips through that morass of players and sticks into the net, I never even see…

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Blind Willie

After my last post, some of you may be suspicious that my cheese is sliding off my cracker. Today, you may have proof. But here goes . . . For almost 20 years, my wife and I have had a little fish pond beside our home. I feed the fish every morning. I throw the…

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marriage

“Good Luck Jumping Over the Moon”

I like to think the cow’s loving wife was kind enough to wish him luck before he jumped over the moon. With that in mind, here’s a few other things that will (hopefully) make you smile . . . A husband is someone who, after taking the trash out, gives the impression he just cleaned…

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circumstances

In the Midst of Your Circumstances

Sometimes I say stuff and think “Hmm, that sounded pretty good! I wonder if I made that up?” Usually I find it was from Andy Stanley or one of the many other people smarter than me. But just to make sure, I’ll google it to see if I can find the author. If it doesn’t…

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purpose

Your Third Word

My latest Radical Mentoring group is tackling the topic of purpose. Specifically, life purpose statements. Identity asks, “Who am I?” Mission asks, “What do I want?” Purpose asks, “Why am I here?” The stock answer for Jesus-followers is “I’m here to glorify God” which is 100% true, but doesn’t speak to my unique purpose. Anne…

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mentors

Mentors Are Interpreters

Saturday was an amazing day. Our LDG group (North Point Community Church’s version of Radical Mentoring) spent the day together. We shared what God has done in our lives over these last 10 months. It was huge! Every single man was different. Every single one said how much they appreciated what my co-mentor and I…

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