Mentor Others

There are very few men I admire and respect, and even fewer in Hollywood who are actors. But Denzel Washington is the exception. Not only is Mr. Washington a devout Christian, and one the best actors on the planet, he’s an even better man.  How do I know this?  Because…

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Be An Example

As fathers, we can choose to be examples to our children (especially our sons) or we can choose to be excuses.  Daniel Beaty, a gifted slam poet, communicates this beautifully in this rendition of his popular poem called “Knock Knock.”  Fathers, you matter more than you can ever imagine or…

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Love Your Enemies

Sometimes it takes “boys” to teach us how to be “men.” In Waco, Texas, that’s exactly what The Vanguard College Prep Basketball Team and their “fans” did for a special group of young men.  The VCP Basketball Team extended  grace and mercy to a group of young men who desperately needed it.…

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How to Turn Your Life Around

People who know me, know that I’ve endured many hardships in my life. As difficult as I’ve had it, I know deep in my heart my life could’ve been much worse – because I’ve seen others who’ve had it (life) a lot worse. Having survived and endured, abuse, addiction, poverty,…

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Are You Telling the Truth?

One thing I’ve learned about being a man is that when it comes to communicating with others, we usually speak three types of truths: Half truths Exaggerated truths Absolute truths On the surface, you would think, as long as we’re not telling a flat out lie, then any one of…

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A-R-M Question: Learning to Trust

As men, how many times have you heard the saying, “If it is to be it’s up to me”?  This belief is so pervasive in our culture that many men now believe “asking for help” is a sign of weakness.  So instead, many of us adopt a Lone Ranger attitude…

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God Is That You I hear?

Should I stay or should I go? Should I speak up or should I be quiet? Should I step up or do I need to sit down? Everyday, we’re faced with a thousand and one decisions, especially when it comes to our reaction or response to other people.  As Christians,…

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A-R-M Question: Becoming a Man

Be a man! Man up! Act like a man!  If you’re a male, then you’ve either heard these words, spoken them, or been challenged by someone with them.  As a male, I don’t think there’s anything more emasculating than having a woman challenge your “manhood.”  But if we can get beyond…

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