Morley seeks to solve the 24 problems men face

Society will tell you that the number of Christians in the world is declining. Author Patrick Morley disagrees, but he identifies an increase of a different kind – the number of what he calls “Cultural Christians.”

I just finished reading the 25th anniversary edition of Morley’s “Man in the Mirror.” It’s a faith-based book that has sold more than 3 million copies since its first release in 1989. And it’s a riveting read that takes the uncommon approach of challenging men to live for a different set of values in a materialistic world.

“The Man in the Mirror” by Patrick Morley

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Five ways to get excited about running again

It’s spring, or haven’t you heard? So, it’s time to get outside and get active.
If you’re like me, you have a love/hate relationship with jogging. When you first start (after a long winter or an even longer layoff), those first few excursions are tough.
However, once you’ve whipped yourself into shape, it can be a much more enjoyable experience. To help get you started, here are five tips that might just make things better …

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Do the pure thing … adopt your next pet

Have you seen this TV commercial? You probably have … or something quite like it.

It promotes pet adoption – as opposed to the practice and purchasing of pure-bred pets. It’s a topic that I’ve become quite passionate about, and I owe it all to the little guy shown below. After all, being active with the lovable little pup has turned out to be one of my best hobbies.







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Joe Satriani: the greatest guitarist you’ve never heard of

Experts believe the guitar was invented in 16th century Spain – with four strings and reasonably small and acoustic. And it really didn’t change much for the next 450 years.

The last 50 years? That’s an entirely different story, as electricity and musical geniuses like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen raised the bar for guitars and their masters.

But there seems to be one common thread through this modern renaissance of guitar, and he may be the greatest axeman you’ve never heard of.

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What’s better than a good movie? Real life, answers Joshua Ferris.

When you really think about it, a good movie is just about that — good. Sure, we may convince ourselves it’s cool, visual and suspenseful. But just how compelling can it truly be if we know the hero is just an actor and the storyline is simply contrived?

And that’s ultimately what makes the book “And Then We Came To The End” by Joshua Ferris so engrossing. A feature film? Meh. Juicy gossip from your co-workers? Bring it on. After all, in these days of endless corporate cubicles, it seems too many people are relying on office hearsay to feed their addiction to drama.

Ferris’ story is based on his own experience in a Chicago marketing agency. It identifies an intriguing modern phenomenon – the idea that so many Americans are caught up in the tribulations, rumors and innuendo within their workplace. As Ferris alludes to, it’s a major shift that has affected the attitudes and productivity of millions of Americans who have been huddled together in unnaturally close quarters for the sake of corporate America.

I encourage you to check out this book. It will make you view your workplace differently – and it might just save you a little money at the movies.