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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 30, 2017

I just got back from attending the Idaho Catholic Men's conference.  What an amazing event, and my special thanks to those who helped make it possible!  We were blessed with a lot of great speakers, including Father Mike Schmitz. He was particularly awesome, and suggested a neat way of looking at the world.  Literally, are you looking in the same direction, and at the same thing, as Jesus is.

I want to expand that idea.  I believe that God is particularly good at seeing the Good.  He can see "good" in almost any nasty, icky, or yucky situation we humans create.  Precisely because He sees the good, he is able to react to that good.  Our very existence is continual proof that He can see the good.

I want to challenge all of us to look for the good as well.  When we find the good in our wives, children, jobs, houses, and indeed ourselves, it shapes our reality, and our understanding of what the world is like.  We become more like Jesus.

Music from bensound.com

Jan 23, 2017

Today we have distractions all around us.  Multiple pieces of technology constantly attack our attention.  Phones are beeping, email is calling, and news updates are flashing.  It's harder than ever to actually be in one place at one time.  Yet, it is critical that we are present with other people to enable real relationships.  I can think of no greater challenge in the technological age than truly being present with people amidst the noise of technology.

In this episode I explore the topic of Presence.  People cannot connect to us or believe that we think they matter if we aren't actually present with them.  This concept isn't new - what's new is that it's now possible to be physically present but not mentally present in totally new ways.  To establish meaningful relationships, to truly affect the change we desperately want to affect, we must be present with people.  In this episode I present my thoughts about how to do that.

Music from bensound.com

Jan 17, 2017

I'm currently reading the book "Developing the leader within you" by John Maxwell.  The book is fantastic, and one point he really drives home is how important your attitude is to every aspect of your life. It's not enough to sit back and wait for something good to happen.  Those who succeed at their dreams are the ones who chose to make the best of their lives - every day.

In this episode, I discuss 4 reasons why our attitudes are so critical.  It probably affects more of our day than we realize.  I also add in the 6 steps that Maxwell offers to change our attitude.  With proper motivation and the right steps, we can salvage any attitude and make the impact we want to our lives.

Music is from www.bensound.com

Jan 11, 2017

Marriage is hard.  Last episode in the discussion with Mrs. Lisa Duffy, we covered a couple things that men especially can do to help improve their marriages.  I want to continue that theme.  I think, as we start this new year and have whatever goals and objectives we've set, we need to start by making our marriages a priority.  We need to realize that a healthy marriage translates into a successful future.  The old adage is still true: Happy Wife, Happy Life!

In this episode I explore 6 disciplines that will not only help us all to change how we look at our marriages, but increase the love and union that exists with our spouses.  Marriage IS hard.  To build it successfully we must be willing to sacrifice.  We must be willing to give, even when it hurts.  I think far too many spouses, especially husbands, are interested in taking.  I want to encourage us all to change our perspectives, and build happy, Biblical marriages.

Music is from www.bensound.com

Jan 9, 2017

This week we are joined by a very special expert.  One of the major goals of this podcast is to help men (and women!) improve the quality of their marriages.  We all know what the divorce rates are.  While we try to pretend like it could never happen around us, the statistics say otherwise.  Whether you are single, married, or divorced yourself, we all need to learn!

Lisa Duffy is an expert on the topic of what the church teaches about divorce.  Having been through an unwanted divorce herself, she is also an expert about both how to recover, and perhaps even more importantly, some ways to help avoid it.  This is the first interview in what may become a series of interviews that is intended to start a discussion on this very painful topic.

Music is from BenSound.com

Jan 3, 2017

New season!  I'm excited to have you all along for this, I hope you enjoy it.  We now have a "Saint of the episode" and some new music.  I'm leading off episode 1 with a review of a truly phenomenal book.  The book is called "Gates of Fire."  It's basically a story of the Spartans death by King Xerxes at the battle of thermopylae.  Yes, it is the battle that the movie "300" is based upon - but all similarity ends there.

This books is really great, I strongly encourage you to read it.  It goes into great depth about the meaning of bravery, courage, and sacrifice.  It speaks to the heart of what makes a man, what man is.  I also think it is a great testimony to the truth and power of living a Christian life.

In this episode, I highlight 4 specific truths that I learned from reading this book, and also that all modern men (and women too!) can learn from the ancients.  I hope you like it.

New music is from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

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