Think Like A Gardener

Have you ever observed a gardener plant a garden? I don’t mean a vegetable or herb garden.  I mean a landscaped garden.  A peaceful place to walk and enjoy the beautiful wildlife. When a gardener plants trees, shrubs, and flowers, they have to think years ahead. If they only designed their gardens for what theyContinue reading “Think Like A Gardener”

What Kind of Father Are You?

What kind of father are you? Are you the kind of father who is present, engaged, teaching, disciplining and loving? Or are you the type of father who is absent, unstable, weak, and effeminate? Pope John XXIII wrote,  “It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.”Continue reading “What Kind of Father Are You?”

Failure Is Not An Option

My favorite movie is Apollo 13. I was about 10 when it came out and I was obsessed with NASA and space.  There’s a scene in the film where Flight Director, Gene Kranz, played by Ed Harris, is talking to his controllers about options for bringing the three astronauts safely home after their spaceship wasContinue reading “Failure Is Not An Option”

That Hurts! How Healing Comes Through Embracing Pain.

What causes the worst pain in your life? I don’t necessarily mean physical pain as in stubbing your toe or breaking your arm. I mean what causes the most emotional pain? What are some things in your life that you have a hard time dealing with?  What are some things that you’re unwilling to faceContinue reading “That Hurts! How Healing Comes Through Embracing Pain.”

Winning The Small Battles

There’s an old adage that says, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” The idea is that you can’t build something as great and mighty as ancient Rome quickly.  It takes time, effort, and patience to build something that is strong and lasting.   Too many men, in their battles with porn and sex addiction, try toContinue reading “Winning The Small Battles”

Make Yourself Uncomfortable

How comfortable are you right now? Are you lounging on the couch?  Lying in bed?  Sitting at your desk? I hope you aren’t driving while you read this.   Ask yourself, when was the last time you were uncomfortable.  I don’t mean when was the last time that tag on your t-shirt bothered you.  I meanContinue reading “Make Yourself Uncomfortable”

Be A Chad

This past week, a very interesting comment on a PornHub video went viral throughout the NoFap community.   It was a comment by someone with the unfortunate username of Chad Thundercock.  While I can’t really congratulate Chad on his selection of a screen name, his comment was excellent.  PornHub does not screen its users.  Anyone atContinue reading “Be A Chad”

Beware Your Dark Side

If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand – Mark 3:24 Are you where you want to be in life? How many of us reach the ages of 30, 40, or 50 and have accomplished even half of what we thought we would? As children, we all imagine ourselves changing the worldContinue reading “Beware Your Dark Side”

The Spirit Is Willing, But The Flesh Is Weak

“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” – Matthew 26:41 Ever been in the situation where you know what the right thing is to do, yet you’re pulled to do the opposite? On the night he was betrayed, Jesus and his disciplesContinue reading “The Spirit Is Willing, But The Flesh Is Weak”

Finding Solitude

Sometimes, you just need to be alone. We all need time by ourselves to relax, to clear our mind and process our thoughts. Dealing with the daily hustle and bustle of life can make your mind feel overwhelmed and exhausted.  You might be dealing with stress from work or with the ups and downs ofContinue reading “Finding Solitude”