When does a boy become a “real” man?

I just watched this “telecast” (“Stepping-Up National Men’s Simulcast/a>) via online with a groupit of 30+ guys at a local church in town (Morris Minnesota), which several churches got together yesterday early on a summer Saturday morning (8a-12p). I thought it was worth my time as we got equipped to become “better” men to fulfill God’s purpose or calling in each of our lives. What is “our” purpose?..


1 Corinthians 16 –

The Collection for the Lord’s People (Session 1: A Man’s Charge-“Act Like Men” by James MacDonald

13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 14 Do everything in love.

Don’t act like this..

BREAK:

“Men don’t run from the battle but they run towards it”

Welcome Back, Duke

From the ashes of Sept. 11 arise the manly virtues. OPINION
October 12, 2001 By PEGGY NOONAN online.wsj.com
“…I believe this quite literally. But then I am experiencing Sept. 11 not as a political event but as a spiritual event.

And, of course, a cultural one, which gets me to my topic.

It is not only that God is back, but that men are back. A certain style of manliness is once again being honored and celebrated in our country since Sept. 11. You might say it suddenly emerged from the rubble of the past quarter century, and emerged when a certain kind of man came forth to get our great country out of the fix it was in.

I am speaking of masculine men, men who push things and pull things and haul things and build things, men who charge up the stairs in a hundred pounds of gear and tell everyone else where to go to be safe. Men who are welders, who do construction, men who are cops and firemen. They are all of them, one way or another, the men who put the fire out, the men who are digging the rubble out, and the men who will build whatever takes its place.
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1 Timothy 3 -Now the overseer is to be “(life) above reproach”..-Session #2 by Dr Crawford Loritts

“…faithful to his wife (see marriage, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full[a] respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap…

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One of the questions that was asked during a video was-“When does a boy become a “real” man?

“11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.”1 Corinthians 13

Q: What are some of your childish ways (e.g. complaining, pornography, anger, etc..)

Session #3: A Man’s Challenge-“Accept Responsiblity” by Robert Lewis

Man is to [Genesis 2 ]..

1. Obey
2. Lead and love a woman
3. Work (Garden)
4. Serve and better their community (e.g home)

Q: How do you prevent your teenage son skip the “foolishness” of life?
A: Spend time with your son

BREAK:
Michael Vick shares first-ever testimony, POSTED Saturday, Feb. 6. bpnews.net
“Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy listens while a fan congratulates Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick on turning his life around after spending 23 months in Leavenworth Prison for dog-fighting. Dungy told the Super Bowl Prayer Breakfast earlier that he and Vick spoke at least once a week during Vick’s incarceration. ..


Titus 2

New International Version (NIV)

Doing Good for the Sake of the Gospel

“2 You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. 2 Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.

…6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. 7 In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness 8 and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. ..

Session #4: A Man’s Commissiion-“Help Other Men be Men” by Dennis Rainey

“2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”2 Timothy 2

Q: Who was your hero growing-up?

In a study, 1/3 “parent(s) 1/3 “no one” 1/3 “me”

40% boys born to “wedlock” mothers

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After each session, we were challenged to ask God the “action plan” (2 minute meditation) on what we do next after hearing the message after each session.

ACTION: Mentor someone younger than you are!

more…http://men.goodnewseverybody.com/

Where did your name come from?

Where did your name originate, like how did your parent(s) choose to name you? This was a question that has been popping-up lately in conversations, which is the reason I decided to do a topic on this. I have been asked this many times what is my full name and what it means. I’m always excited to share this as it’s very meaningful and personal to me. Before I share this answer, I would like to bring up the history of names. I found this great site…

Origins and Meaning of Names, from mayrand.org
“…Historically, names have served as a fingerprint of life, perhaps a basic clue to one’s personality. Knowledge of naming practices in our ancestral country of origin can help us trace our respective families back to a village or a place, tell us their occupation, or it can give us an idea about what our ancestors looked like..

That is what I did one day. I searched my last name “Monteagudo”, which originates in Spain. This is where my great-grandparents immigrated from to the Philippines. It means “pointed” (agudo) “mountain” (monte) according to ancestry.com.

People ask how I got my first name, which is Salvador (sal for short)! I told them that my parents got it from a Catholic Calender (see other Philippine Baby Names) in the Philippines, which they have names for each day throughout the year. I saw this as a kid and thought it was cool. I hold dearly the meaning of my name, which is “savior” (see wikipedia & babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com). I don’t deserve the capital “S” in “savior” as that belongs to Jesus Christ Himself, who is the true “Savior“!

With this, do you think your name serves a purpose or destiny in your life? What do you feel is yours?

Favorite Names from Around the World

https://www.youtube.com/v/IyudaBRyO4M?version=3&hl=en_US

more…
http://life.goodnewseverybody.com/purpose.html

Counting your days: What do you want to accomplish in your life-time?

If you knew your life is coming to an end, what would you want to do in the remaining seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, etc..? Not many people have that opportunity to know the number of how much time they have. I had this thought-provoking question running around my mind the past week during a “freak” accident at work last Thursday, April 7th 2011. A client pointed out to me there was a lot of “sharpies” or lancets (short pointed needles people use to draw blood on their finger for diabetics) thrown in a recycling bin. I didn’t want any of the clients to get hurt, so I put on some latex gloves and hand picked each one by one. It was taking too long as this recycling barrel (4 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide) was half-way full and would take “forever” to sort through this. I decided to dump the barrel into a plastic garbage bag. As I was tipping the barrel, a lancet somehow made it’s way down and poked my right “middle-finger” through the plastic latex glove. I saw the blood gush out inside my latex-plastic covered hand. I immediately finished what I was doing and threw the garbage out in the dumpster, so no one else will get poked. I then washed my hand with water and soap, I took the Coke can where I was throwing the lancets and brought it with me to our staff’s nurse and got medical attention. When I went home, I didn’t realize how serious this was until I “googled” on my personal lab top computer. I immediately called the local hospital and was scheduled to get a blood test right away.

….see GoodnewsEverybody.com LA: Nurse, Nursing, etc..

Through this whole time, lots of questions started to pop on my mind. I even still have them popping-up as I write this. However, my peace grew as I kept giving it to God. I then started to think about the movie “Bucket List“…

The Bucket List – Official Trailer


Uploaded on May 22, 2009
“Corporate billionaire Edward Cole and working class mechanic Carter Chambers are worlds apart. At a crossroads in their lives, they share a hospital room and discover they have two things in common: a desire to spend the time they have left doing everything they ever wanted to do before they kick the bucket and an unrealized need to come to terms with who they are. Together they embark on the road trip of a lifetime, becoming friends along the way and learning to live life to the fullest. Each adventure adds another check to their list, all done with insight and humor.

… (see GoodnewsEverybody.com Elderly, Old, Longevity, Senior Citizens, Wisdom, etc… Outreach) , which I started to reflect on things (e.g. reconcile some folks) I would like to see done or more importantly-“Do for Heavenly Father“- before I die or when God takes me Home.

Beautiful Near Death Experience | John’s NDE!

Q: What would you want to accomplish in your life-time?

Good News Death
https://www.facebook.com/groups/108262006010983/

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*I’ll be giving-updates on what has happened since getting my 1st of many blood test results (negative so far..for now!) this past Friday (April 15th 2011). Till then, I’m going to “try” to live my life to the fullest for my Heavenly Father…