Steve Meyer and 1 more

Mentoring Troop Adventures Masculinity

Mettle on the Mountain: A Story of Courage and Providence

"Suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." - Romans 5:3-4 The weather on the mountain was brutal. The windchill was at four degrees below zero. Forty mile per hour winds hurled snow and ice pellets straight down the mountain. Whiteout conditions had set in.  One climber after ...
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Wallace Bruce

Mentoring Service

The Honor Theirs, The Duty Ours

Memorial Day Wallace Bruce (1844-1914) I come with chaplet woven new From May-day flowers, to fade away; You come to-night, brave boys in blue, With record bright, to last for aye.
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Parenting Masculinity

A Prescription for Adventure

"Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning, but for children, play is serious learning.” -Fred Rogers Across the country schools are closing for the duration of the year leaving many parents feeling anxious about educating their children at home, and managing the extra down-time without ...
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Parenting Let Boys be Boys Masculinity

3 Keys to Growing Confident Men of Character

1. Cultivate Relationships Boys need dads who remember the world of backyard matchbox cars. Who can recall the time when dirt roads were carved from mulch beds, rocks became doughnut shops, cars drove to the tops of trees, and perils awaited in the grass jungles.
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Parenting

The Outdoor Son of God

"Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray." Luke 5:16 My master was a Man, who knew The rush of rain, the drip of dew, The wistful whisper of the breeze, Night's magic and its mysteries.
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Dennis Rainey

Mentoring Parenting Masculinity

A Call to Courageous Manhood

Boyhood is a time of daring adventure, exploration, action and personal growth – that’s why adventure is a fundamental part of Trail Life’s mission. Adventure is a terrific way to capture the heart of a boy and teach important life lessons. Boys need godly men to lead the way. A boy without a mentor showing him the ...
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Daniel Huerta - Focus on the Family

Mentoring Parenting

Everyday Heroes

And then I caught the lesson God was telling me - 'Do you trust me like that? Will you step with boldness into the life of another?' Are you willing to notice others, connect with them, and become an everyday hero as you build into their lives? We each have our own assignments. As I trust, God is going to use me. Each ...
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Stephen Ashton

Mentoring Masculinity

Christmas Masculinity

In a culture that declares masculinity is toxic and struggles to provide any coherent definition of what a courageous manhood is or should be, Christmas is an incredible opportunity to talk with boys and young men about the example of Christ. What did it mean for him to become a man? What character traits did he ...
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Ryan Sanders

Mentoring Parenting

Overcoming 3 Obstacles to raising godly boys

Parenting is a journey. It’s not a journey of raising kids - it’s a journey of making disciples. I am on this journey with you. My wife April and I have been married 24 years and we’re raising five future men. The full keynote and abridged transcript that follow were presented on Thursday, July 25th at the Trail Life ...
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