There are many attributes to personal growth.  Awareness, setting goals, challenges, experiences, etc. are some of the attributes to our personal growth. As we come to the close of another year, consider reflection as another aspect of growth. Reflection is valuable in that we are able to evaluate and measure what we set out … Continued

  At the end of the day, at the end of your life, will you be satisfied knowing that you completed your mission?  You have one whether you’ve written it down or not.   If you have written one down already, maybe it’s time to refine it.  Businesses have mission statements. Churches, schools, and other organizations … Continued

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a five-part series that takes a scientific approach to study the value and impact The Crucible Project has had on men who are thirsty to live with more integrity, grace and courage. It is based on work of Crucible brother Ryan Poling, a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology. … Continued

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” -Proverbs 22: 6 (NIV)   I went to the gym recently and was mesmerized by a dad I saw on the basketball court. He was with his son. They weren’t just “hanging out” and … Continued

In Exodus 3 and 4, we read about God calling Moses to go to Pharaoh and deliver the message to let the Israelites go free from Egyptian slavery.  I think we can learn a lot from the back-and-forth dialogue between God and Moses. Let’s pick the conversation up in Exodus 3:11 (I’ll paraphrase): Moses – … Continued

    Introduction Greg Huston has a deep passion for helping men be their best. And he’s interested in doing it one life at a time.  His passion flows out of the wounds he experienced as a boy and the healing he’s received as a result of the work he has done in his own … Continued

Leaders are flawed people who can do harm as well as good. We all have examples in our lives — maybe even from our own leadership — of leaders bringing both enormous benefit by what they do, as well as great embarrassment or even damage when they’ve lead poorly. All leaders must have power and trust. If those aren’t present, … Continued

  “Come up with your ending before you figure out your middle. Seriously. Endings are hard, get yours working up front.” – Emma Coats, Pixar Studios   I attended a funeral this week. And, as those often do, it got me thinking about a lot of things. One of them was a night around a … Continued

  In the first statement of the first chapter of the book Follow Me, Jan David Hettinga writes: “The ultimate issue in the universe is leadership. Who you follow and what directs your life, is the single most important thing about you.” In the book, he describes the tension between living in the Kingdom of … Continued

Have you ever noticed that God isn’t a fan of straight lines in nature? Most objects in creation are irregular, curved, and winding. From plants to planets, rattlesnakes to rivers, grass to galaxies our world is “imperfect” geometrically speaking. There are patterns, to be sure, but things both alive and inanimate are wavy and often grow in … Continued