An Uncommen Blog

Uncommen Goals for 2018

It’s goal setting season, which prompts an important question. Do you know the difference between a goal and a dream?

Dream: I want to lose 20 pounds, so I’m going on a diet.

Goal: I’m going to lose 20 pounds by July 1st by changing what I eat and exercising three times a week. I have monthly and weekly milestones to help me achieve my goal. With hard work and support, I’m going to do it!

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Second Shift: Fatherhood

Picture this: It’s Wednesday evening. After making your way through traffic and into your neighborhood, you drive down your street and pull into the driveway. Home sweet home. You have survived another day at the office. But there are a few more roadblocks between you and your house. The entrance is strewn with a few basketballs, a bicycle, a tricycle, a hula hoop, a cozy coupe and a pile of sidewalk chalk. But after exiting your vehicle and doing some quick “dad clean up,” you are home.

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What It Takes To Run a Non-Profit

We’re glad you asked! Many times throughout the year we get approached by people wanting to help further the reach of Uncommen and help us reach men around the world. The amount of encouraging feedback we receive from people is staggering and makes us take this God-sized task all the more serious. After all, we are wanting to bring God Glory, encourage men to be the Husband, Dad, and Leader they were always meant to be and have some fun while we do it.

As for the day-to-day activities in the Uncommen studio, it’s meetings, creative ideas and lots of coffee. But we wanted to list some things that we are in need of in 2018, so you could be praying about it and asking God how He’d like to you get involved with Uncommen right where you are.

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Punch Back at Passivity

Confession time. I struggle with passivity as much as any other man. There is something inside of me that likes to check out. When I say check out I mean: back down, ignore, disengage and take the path of least resistance. Passivity is a compulsion or learned tendency to live at half-speed.

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The Power of Touch

Touch is a language that all people seem wired to understand. And it’s imperative in the marriage relationship. Remember when you were first dating your wife? If you’re like me, it was electric. Remember your first kiss? Incredible!

Then somewhere along the way, the hand holding, the kissing, even the sex sometimes loses its appeal. But why?

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Love Thy Neighbor

What does an old man out walking his dog, an elementary school kid riding his bike, and a father mowing his lawn have in common? Chances are they are all your neighbors. Unless you live in a very rural area or have a high wall around your property, you likely live ridiculously close to a lot of people. These people come from all walks of life, have different beliefs, make up different races, and all have very different stories.

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