The Men's Room
How you lead and how you followship reflects your worldview
Lessons from the Life of Peter
I recently came across a Success Magazine article about a new version of the classic sales technique called an “elevator speech”.
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. — 1 Peter 3:15
As we approach Father's Day this month, I want to provide some encouragement from Patrick Morley, founder of Man in the Mirror Ministries.
Why I Keep Going Back for More
One of my favorite authors on men's issues is Patrick Morley of Man in the Mirror Ministries.
The Saturday AM Men's Study Group has done several studies recently about the new River Glen mission Statement, Experiencing God's Love and Making Jesus known.
In December, the Saturday Morning Men's Group held another Guy Talk, a periodic discussion among christiian men about random topics.
this month, the Saturday Moring Men's Group begins a study to help us understand and embrace the back half of our new mission statement.
Continuing our study on experiencing God's love, the Saturday Morning Men's Group is discussing the book Plan B.
...we become spiritually empty when we let our busy life creep into our time with God. ... when life begins to sputter ... , it is usually an indicator that ... we need some spiritual refueling.
This week's devotional is another of the periodic list of the 70 Things Every Man Needs to Know from Pat Morley. This one is about The Rat Race. It explains that there is a conflict between who a man is created to be and who he is tempted to be. We are tempted by the endless pursuit of an ever-increasing prosperity that ends in frustration rather than fulfillment. Read below about how there is another race. By fixing our eyes on Jesus, "the author and perfecter of our faith" (see Hebrews 12:1-3) we will understand that our authority is in God's Word which is all important for the daily battle for our souls.
This week's devotional finishes my series on the theme that “Our Work Matters to God”. Now, we all have co-workers that well umm, don’t quite love their job as much as we all do, right?! Well, God wants us to love the people that work beside us. He wants us to avoid jealousy, competition, and backstabbing. He wants us to understand each other's strengths and weaknesses. He wants us to share in each other’s dreams, sorrows, faith, and fears. These characteristics make us a good employee for God. Then ask yourself at the end of the day, "Was I a good employee of God today?"
Finally, this week's devotional is once again from periodic list of the 70 Things Every Man Needs to Know from Pat Morley. This one is about Small Groups and explains that real transformation in men's lives takes place in small groups. Morley provides several factors. such as Air Time, where men flesh out the concepts of life Observation, when they get to observe how other men react to the same concepts, Changed Life, where they see the changed life in other men, Visibility and Accountability, in a small group of trusted men, and Male-Specific time to talk about male-specific issues in a male-specific way.
Well here is my first attempt, of hopefully many, at submitting an article for The Men’s Room (please be easy with the critiques). As I sit in front of my computer, metaphorically glued to my chair seat until my makeshift masterpiece is done, I didn’t have to look very far to find inspiration for a writing topic: saying thank you to The Father for entrusting me to raise my sons, George and Charlie, His children, while they are on this earth.
Recently, I used a devotional called Men Are Back in Again with the weekly E-Male I write to the men and some friends of our church. This particular one was a response to a Newsweek article on the current state of masculinity in America that generated many fascinating opinions in the news and various blog-posts...
One goal of the River Glen Men’s Group is to connect us deeper into relationship with other men who encourage, support and pray for each other in our struggles against sin.