Threats to the Glory of Young Men

“The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair” – Proverbs 20:29   This Proverb crowns the young and old man with his distinctive yet complementary qualities: the young man with his strength, and the old man with his wisdom. These two traits, when intertwined in both use and fellowship across

3 Nutrition Choices to Win in the Margins

Nutrition in the Margins   My wife and I generally hawk our meal choices for ourselves and our children. Especially this year, due to health issues, we have been incredibly conscious of what goes on our plate.    We have been reading and researching all things food. One of the resources we have continually turned to is the book Beyond

3 Problems With Counting Calories

The Convoluted Maze of Nutrition   To me, nutrition is extraordinarily convoluted. Cited studies contradict each other, trends and fads regularly enter and exit acceptance, and everyone has their own opinion when it comes to the foods they either will or won’t eat.  I always recommend that you do your own research, and/or consult your doctor or nutritionist.  Recently I’ve been

When You Have 10 Minutes to Exercise

When You Have 10 Minutes to Exercise   Sometimes, all I have is a few minutes to devote to exercise and movement.  If you have young kids, vocation commitments, and other God-given responsibilities, you know what I’m talking about.  Here are 5 of my favorite 10-minute workout strategies that I’ve used when crunched for time. 1. Farmer’s Carry for 10

The One Exercise Goal for 2023

The One Exercise Goal for 2023   This one goal completely reshaped how I thought about setting exercise goals, and I hope it serves you well in 2023.   👊Exercise 3-4 times a week. Each Week. Rinse/Repeat.    Most exercise goals have a more specific outcome. Lose 10 pounds in 3 months. Put on 10 pounds of muscle in 6

How to Create Your Own 20 Minute Full Body Workouts, with 3 Examples

You Can Learn this Skill   Creating your own workouts is a skill that you can learn. It’s like the skill of writing; it requires familiarity with mechanics, technique, form, edits, and lots of practice. This article will teach you how to write a 20-minute, full-body interval workout. Interval training is a technique that cycles through work and rest over

The Home Gym Under Your Bed: 7 Benefits of Kettlebells

The Ultimate Home Gym Tool   Kettlebells were always an odd exercise instrument to me. They were always stashed in the corner of every gym I went to, collecting rust and dust. The color variations were all over the place; they were either a bright plastic-looking blue or a dark metallic black. They were always lined up next to each

20 Ways to Steward Your Strength in Your 20s

Habits Are Like Trees   Your 20s are a pivotal decade for habit formation. It is a decade of beginnings. As you launch a vocation, a marriage, and a family, you are making decisions and, knowingly or unknowingly, forming habits.  JC Ryle, in his book “Thoughts for Young Men”, quips: “Habits are like stones rolling down hill — the further

Latimer and Ridley: The Strength of Conviction

The following account is an inspirational story of strength. This is not a weight loss tale or a bulk-up success story, nor is it a story of mighty Samson ripping a lion apart or heroic David hauling the head of his defeated giant away.  This is a story of steel-spined resolve, and a display of strong convictions in the midst