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Mirrors

In Fatherhood, Manhood, Men's Ministry, Priorities, Spiritual Warfareby David Dusek

The “New Normal”.  I keep hearing that phrase and I refuse to accept that this is anything even remotely “normal”. Sure, it’s a different season that is requiring us to make some fairly radical life changes, but just like any Winter, there’s always a Spring. And we will return to the way we were, at least for the most part, …

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Coming Home…

In Fatherhood, Manhood, Men's Ministryby David Dusek

He grew up in Christian school. He attended Youth Group every Wednesday and church every Sunday. Two days before his 18th birthday, he packed his things while his parents were at church and left. No note. No phone call. Just an empty bedroom. Gone. In the coming years, he would live in multiple states, sleeping on couches and spending the …

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MY WORD IS STRONGER THAN OAK

In Fatherhood, Manhood, Men's Ministry, Prioritiesby David Dusek

I don’t often make a big deal out of stuff, but every once in a while, I just hit the proverbial end of my rope.  In my history, both as a Christian and not, I’ve dealt with a lot of different people.  I’ve been the manager of hundreds, the salesman to the people who are building their very first home, …

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Finishing Well

In Manhood, Men's Ministry, Spiritual Warfareby David Dusek

To bring the live “Rough Cut Men” Movie Experience to your church, brigade, battalion, or business, check the links at the end of this article. I’m a self-professed movie freak. But, I didn’t know a single thing about filmmaking until I began shooting a new eight-session video series. Eighteen arduous months of travel put our crew at a dozen different …

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Footballs and Hand Grenades

In Manhood, Men's Ministry, Priorities, Spiritual Warfareby David Dusek

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to speak to a missionary, or have been on a mission trip yourself, there is one very consistent by-product of doing God’s work.  Without exception, upon returning to the United States, every missionary is forever changed by what they saw and what they experienced.  God leaves His indelible mark, not only on the lives …

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WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

In Manhood, Men's Ministry, Prioritiesby David Dusek

You know the older I get, the stranger my memory about my younger years gets.  Now that I am in my late-40’s, much of my youth is in small bandwidth recollections.  No feature length memories from my pre-teen years exist in my mind.  And some of what I remember seems, well, sort of random. Take this one, for example.  My …

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PINNED DOWN

In Manhood, Men's Ministry, Spiritual Warfareby David Dusek

To bring the live “Rough Cut Men” Movie Experience to your church, brigade, battalion, or business, check the links at the end of this article. Or use the “Contact Us” page at www.roughcutmen.org I’m a Christian man.  I’m a follower of Jesus, a husband and a dad.  I’m also the director of an international speaking ministry.  And I’m tired of …

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Man Repellent

In Manhood, Men's Ministry, Spiritual Warfareby David Dusek

It was one of the best days of my life and probably one of his worst. I was in Annapolis, Maryland, preparing to speak at the United States Naval Academy when he walked in the door. This kid was larger than life and a “Firstie”, or a Senior Midshipman. He had started his academic career at West Point, but ultimately …

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SUPERFICIAL

In Manhood, Men's Ministry, Priorities, Spiritual Warfareby David Dusek

A young man walks into the law offices of Joe Miller, a small time attorney in the city of Philadelphia.  Miller appears to be more like a shyster than an actual lawyer, and this young man, Andrew Beckett, had seen Miller’s cheesy TV commercial and is there for urgent legal help. It’s the mid-1980’s, and Andrew has just been fired …