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Category Archives: Another Man
A few years ago, I wrote about my respect and appreciation for my father-in-law, Alan Shates. In that blog post, I recounted the story of our twins who spent time in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after being born … Continue reading
Reading for Friday, Aug 24: 1 Timothy 6 Paul’s mentorship of the young Timothy is an instructive model for our day. Paul just pours himself into Timothy, instructing him and guiding him away from controversy and deeper into a ministry … Continue reading
It’s fitting for me to remember my own father on this Father’s Day. Many of you have heard me share my story, but all I can say is that there is something very therapeutic about remembering. I miss my Dad … Continue reading
When I originally wrote this post, I was serving as a youth minister at Mayfair. Even though my ministry role has changed over the past couple of years, I still look to Johnny as one of my “mental models” of … Continue reading
I originally wrote this back in 2006 as part of my Another Man series. This post is in recognition of my brother-in-law, Richard Beard. _______________ Another Man: Richard Beard, my brother-in-law My sister, Tara (my elder sibling by 10 years), … Continue reading
The next entry in my Another Man series was devoted to my paternal grandfather, William Bybee. I originally wrote about his influence here, but a year later Granddaddy passed away and I had the highest honor of my ministry career: … Continue reading
With Father’s Day looming this week, my thoughts always turn toward my own father and the other men who have had a tremendous influence in my life. A few years ago, I came across a quote that stuck with me: … Continue reading
I sincerely appreciate all the thoughts and prayers so many of you have expressed in the days since my grandfather’s death. A few of you asked if I wouldn’t mind posting a copy of the eulogy here. There are a … Continue reading
Yesterday I received the call that my grandfather passed away. I wrote about his health a few weeks back; the final years of his life were difficult because of a variety of physical ailments. Although I’m certainly sad that he’s … Continue reading