3 Steps to Creating a Battle Plan

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3 Steps for a Battle Plan

Every man needs to be prepared for the battles that will come and to be aware of his blind spots. Temptations and idols are issues for ALL of us, and this has devastated men throughout history. But God is for us, not against us. John 10:10 says that Jesus came so that we could have […]

Responding to Israel Houghton (and Other Leaders Who Fall)

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Responding to Israel Houghton (and Other Leaders Who Fall)

By: JT McCraw Transparency doesn’t exude from the mouths of men easily. Unless a man is caught with his hand in the cookie jar, transparency is as rare as a twenty-three year old bottle of Pappy Van Winkle. It’s why I feel it necessary to share a smidgen of my story to set the stage […]

Finding the Grace to Detach

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Track

On the day track season officially began, my wife Heidi often felt like wearing black because she was going into mourning. For the next three months, as the high school varsity track coach, I was basically non-existent at home. I had a state-ranked team that needed training, and I had a reputation to keep up. […]

3 Keys for Breaking Free of the Escape Game

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3 Keys for Breaking Free of the Escape Game

By JT McCraw Over the past several years a new game has emerged in cities across the country. Although they have different names for this “escape” type game, the concept is consistent. A small group of friends are locked in a themed room where they have sixty minutes to solve riddles and unlock clues in […]

Let’s Take Off Our Shoes

by Tierce Green
Take Off Your Shoes

Something remarkable happened to a man named Joshua outside a city called Jericho. What happened to him needs to happen to us. He became the leader of the Israelites after Moses died. In Joshua 1:3, God promised Joshua that when he led the people across the Jordan River that He would give him every place […]

Creating Margin

by Tierce Green
Creating Margin_HOME

You’ve heard the conversations: “Hey man, what’s going on?” “Busier than ever! You?” “Me, too. Busy, busy, busy! I can’t remember the last time I took a vacation.” “Me either!” Now, this would be unusual: “Hey, man, what’s going on?” “Not a whole lot. Just enjoying the day. You?” The thought would be, “That guy’s […]

Male Friendship Part 1

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Male Friendship Part 1_HOME

The other day I was hanging out with a group of guys at a local cigar shop. We were all telling stories of the crazy things we did as young men. It was fun to reminisce. One thing that stood out to me was how we spoke of friends we had in high school and […]