I Don’t Want to Be a Control Freak!

Lately the Lord has been prodding me to stop trying to control other people. This direction from God is in response to how I often try to fix family members, friends, strangers, businesses and, well, you name it. I don’t mean I shouldn’t disciple, mentor, teach, challenge and equip people to grow spiritually and live […]

Are Your Kids into Porn?

Note: If you have children, please take part in a short survey at the end of this article. Several years ago the leader of a sizable city-wide men’s ministry picked me up at the airport. I was going to speak to 600 men at a breakfast the following morning and he was driving me to […]

Get the Wood Off the Track!

I sometimes have people tell me they want to write a book, launch a business, or learn a new sport. When I ask what’s holding them back, many shrug their shoulders and say they’re not sure. A few say they have a hard time getting started.

Need a Second Chance?

Anybody who ever failed a test longed for a second chance … one more night to study … one more chance to make the grade. Those who have suffered the agony of a failed romance or marriage look back at hurtful things they said or did and wish they could undo the harm. But they […]

What Are You Afraid Of?

Men have a tendency to isolate themselves. Our culture admires independent tough-guys like Dirty Harry, Rambo, Terminator, Robocop, and James Bond. Nobody gives an inch. Nobody opens up. Nobody gets hurt. (I looked for some current tough-guys and Wesley Snipes, Tom Cruise, Russell Crow and Mel Gibson came to mind but they don’t seem to […]