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There are 5 things you need to know about a Pencil

At times it takes a simple story or parable that even a child would understand to bring things into perspective. We get so wrapped up in our lives that we forget the simplest of lessons. This past Sunday at church my pastor relayed one of those parables many have likely heard before, some maybe for the first time. Even so it was like some of the words pierced right through me and you could tell it affected a few others as well. It is possible that you too have heard this story, but I wanted to share it once again. Pencil Story The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box. “There are 5 things you need to know,” he told the pencil, “Before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.” “One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in Someone’s hand.” “Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you’ll need it to become a better pencil.” “Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.” “Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s inside.” “Five: On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.” The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose […]

MAN UP! God’s Way for Real Men

Man Up God's Way

Men have daily struggles we face but don’t talk about. Many of us believe that we are in our battles alone. These challenges can be a mix bag. Challenges like money, self-esteem, pornography, anger, addictions. They may be called different things, yet in the end are just the devil incognito.

In today’s technology savvy world there seems to be an app for almost anything. One app that I have on my Samsung Galaxy that I would not want to go without is the MAN UP! God’s Way app.Man Up! God’s Way

The MAN UP app is guy centric. It is an app for real men. Men that want to be challenged. This is not an app for the weak-hearted. It is the one made for men that want to face life head on.

If you want to share your story with other men, the Man Up app is for you. Maybe you are struggling and need some real non sugar-coated advice, MAN UP! is for you. Perhaps your prayer life has weakened or your moral character gone astray. Download the Man Up app and join the community of broken men.

Iron Sharpens Iron …

Finally it is here, many hours of work and rework. Starving my fears and hammering out the details. In order to create a new image, scratch that a new platform. There are still a few pieces still to come, but the anticipation has worn me weary. You see I bought the new theme that you see before you a couple of months ago. I have tweaked and re-tweaked it until what you see before you. This new image along with a forthcoming logo will become the image and persona of SecondIron. Maintaining the theme and concept of iron sharpens iron, SecondIron’s Blog is being relaunched with this new design, passion and goals. I will strive to provide consistent content to you and welcome you into the conversation. Blogging is an interactive process the more the readers join the conversation the more we will all be sharpened. Hope that you enjoy the revamped look, as well as the new content. Take a moment and subscribe today to ensure that you will continue to receive the content in your inbox. The site was built using the Tribe theme provided by Jeff Goins. It is hosted by Dreamhost and regularly modified by me. Be sure to check out the resources page to learn more. I have provided a page of interesting links that will periodically grow when I find other sites that are befitting the SecondIron recommendation. Most of these sites are offered simply as a courtesy and there are no affiliate relationship unless noted. Hope you enjoy […]