Immediate gratification is a driving force in our lives. We expect pain to go away fast–that’s what aspirin are for. We expect immediate success. Of course, such expectations are in keeping with what we see on TV–men get sex whenever they want it, relational conflicts are resolved in an hour, and other men have the […]
Nobody, and I mean nobody, makes it through life without encountering discouragement. And how we handle discouragement will dictate not only our emotional and mental health, but our ability to bring a vision into reality. So how do we get past discouragement to the prize on the other side?
I, for one, am tired of being pushed around by a culture that doesn’t give God the time of day. I’m also tired of watching other men passively fade into the background of the wallpaper hanging in Satan’s office. If we’re going to fulfill our God-given purpose as men, it’s imperative we stand up to […]
There’s a question I often avoid. Maybe too often. Sometimes just asking it makes me uncomfortable because it exposes something I don’t like about myself. And so I sweep it under the rug of my consciousness. Lately that’s not been so easy. Every month for the last fourteen months I’ve read through the Gospels. This […]
If I had been with the disciples in Gethsemane the night before Jesus was crucified, and been aware he would die the next day, I would have struggled with some big time doubts. After all, if just the thought of the crucifixion caused Jesus to sweat drops of blood and cry out in agony, what would the […]