Rusted or Sharpening

Rusted or Sharpening “Iron sharpens iron,    and one man sharpens another.” — Proverbs 27:17 Never fail to see the truth embedded deep in these words. Iron exposed to the elements of nature and unutilized will ultimately rust. The components of the earth will have an impact on its usefulness and ultimate value. And so is a man […]

Reconciling Friendships

Reconciling Friendships All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.—2 Corinthians 5:18 You’re getting along just fine with your brother when suddenly you find that you don’t see eye-to-eye on something. And the disagreement escalates a little, then a little more, until your friendship […]

Be Quick to Listen & Finish Well

It’s inevitable.  We will experience difficult times.  Over the last several months, I’ve been close to people who are experiencing extremely difficult times.  I’ve sat with these people, listened to them, tried to put myself in their shoes, etc.  More often than not, I’ve realized they just needed someone to listen. As men, I think […]

How to be a Successful Protege – Part 3 – Be Humble & Vulnerable

When I read through the New Testament I always gain a new appreciation for the apostle Paul. He’s one of my favorite men in the Bible to study. While I’m fascinated with Paul for several reasons, I’m most encouraged by his transparency, honesty, and openness. He is the complete package of humility and vulnerability. He […]

Start S.M.A.R.T. in 2017

“Do you see a man diligent in his business?  He shall stand before kings.” Proverbs 22:29   For many, a new year means new goals, new dreams and new desires. A new year gives opportunity to a fresh start. It gives opportunity to get back on the right track and to make things right. Personally, I […]

Start S.M.A.R.T. With Your Wife In 2017

“In all labor there is profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” – Proverbs 14:23 The saying goes, “Marriage may be the closest thing to heaven or hell any of us will know on this earth.” I don’t know about you, but my desire is to have a TRUE relationship with my wife — one that […]

Lead With Excellence – Put God First

“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 I desire to love my wife well, to look at my wife as the most beautiful woman on the planet, and to see my wife as God sees her, a daughter of the Most High. These are desires […]

Second Chances

Featured Story: Eric Stoudt   “Men of Iron gave me the courage to be a leader. Going through the Strong27™ mentorship guide and being challenged by my mentor made me a better person. I started living out the things I knew in my heart I should be doing.” From recovery houses to broken relationships, Eric’s […]

Weathering the Storm

Featured Story: Bob King   “If you fully surrender for one year, you never know what’s going to happen.” Transparency is a word that comes up often in conversation with Strong27™ mentor Bob King. Transparency with his wife, friends, and with his protege. This quest for transparency has helped Bob tear down walls that stood […]

Freedom From Addiction

Featured Story: Paul Leininger   “I always thought I didn’t need help. That I could do this on my own. I couldn’t do it on my own.” As men, we think we are strong enough to handle our issues. The truth remains, no matter how strong a man, there lies an Enemy in the shadows […]