Yearly Archives: 2010

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    The Decade of 10,000 Hours

      I recently returned from spending ten days in the wilderness of Colorado. I had a once-in-a-lifetime archery tag for a Big Horn Sheep.  I gained a total of 12,585 feet of elevation bushwhacking.  No trails.  Six separate stalks on six different remarkable rams.  Wind. Cold. Beauty. Danger. Ten days and I returned having harvested...

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    The Decade of Sonship

    “If anything good is going to happen, it’s up to me.” “Why is life so damn hard?” “Why does it feel like life is always up to me?” “I feel all alone.” How often have these sentences floated through your mind?  If you’re like the average man, these sentences are so painfully familiar you have...

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    You Can Have Your Integrity Back

    Every man has compromised.  Adam started by choosing Eve over God in the garden and we all have followed suit in one way or another. One of the profound mysteries of the Gospel of Jesus is that He has offered nothing short of the restoration of our integrity.  I was blown away the first time...

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    How Much is Enough?

    John D. Rockefeller was presented with that question at the height of his incredible personal wealth in the oil industry.  To which he responded, “One more dollar.” How much money is enough for you?  Most men have not given that honest thought. And most, like me, spend much of their life living out the answer...

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    Laugh More. Cry More.

    I’m wiping the tears out of my eyes right now.  My stomach hurts from laughing.  And I haven’t even been drinking.  Ahh, it’s relief.  No, it’s deeper than that.  It’s restoration. Four years ago, I sat down with a sage in my life and asked him his counsel for a man in his thirties.  Among...

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    A Powerful Life

    “So what would you like to be for Halloween this year?”  I offered the question casually as we sat around the dinner table.  My four year old son, with a gleam in his eye responded, “I want to be a Hazmat Fire Rescue Fighter!” Perfect. I had no idea what it was but I was...

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