This evening marks the beginning of The Day of Atonement, a 24 hour period of somber spiritual reflection. Historically, it was the day the high priest of Israel would enter the holy place and atone for the sins of the nation. Sprinkling blood on the mercy-seat and releasing a scapegoat into the wilderness were part … Continue reading The 7 Feasts of the Lord
In my post, Do You Even Lift? I strongly advocate weight training for all men. It is one of the most beneficial self-improvement activities possible. Discipline, perseverance, gratification, confidence, and respect are all part of the transformation. I recommend adopting fitness as lifestyle, something you incorporate into your daily routine. That way, it never becomes … Continue reading Lift for Life
Vox has a post up about creating vs. complaining. Reading through the comments, the topic of greedy businesses practices was discussed. This is something that has irritated me for quite some time. Most large corporations care about one thing: maximizing profit at the expense of everyone and everything else. Having greed, one of the 7 … Continue reading Your Business as Part of Your Legacy
Every male who has undergone a sports physical has experienced the awkward moment when the doctor has you drop your shorts and cough while poking around your scrotum checking for hernias. I was recently performing a Ranger School physical exam on a young infantry soldier and asked him to pull down his shorts. When he … Continue reading Only in the Infantry
Here is advice you can trust. There are 4 aspects (pillars) to every person on the planet: body, mind, soul, and spirit. Acknowledging these is non-negotiable. Weakness in one area leads to a decline in the other three. We inhabit physical three-dimensional space. Our body is the vehicle by which we experience this reality. Though … Continue reading Do You Even Lift?
Why did the letter X become so popular? Once upon a time it was good only for marking buried pirate treasure and spelling X-ray and xylophone as children and xylophone never made any sense since it should begin with the letter Z. Now it is everywhere: X-Men (OK, this one makes a little sense since … Continue reading Jesus X
We do a lousy job of enjoying the present. The past haunts us and the future frightens us. Dogs suffer from neither of these delusions. Whether I am gone all day or step outside for 5 minutes, when I return it is the single greatest moment in dog history: "Oh my God, Brad is back! … Continue reading A Dog’s Life
I get a kick out of reading church signs. They are an endless trove of wit, motivation, and entertainment. Sayings such as “God wants soul custody, not weekend visitation” and “Looking for a sign from God? This may be it” are true gems, absent from the book of Proverbs. I am fascinated with this heavenly … Continue reading Church Sign Nonsense