Armory

"For I will refresh the weary soul and replenish all who are week."

- Jeremiah 31:25

Why an Armory?

Whether it’s restoration of your masculine heart, discovering your role in the larger story, healing of your wounds, learning to resist the enemy, or intimacy with God, it doesn’t happen with a snap of your fingers, it’s a process, it’s a battle. You have an enemy who is opposed to your spiritual restoration, so your going to have to fight for it. That’s why we have created this Armory, to equip you with the weapons, and tools you will need to win this battle. So use the resources below, and find the weapon you need most to help you fight the battle you are currently in.

Prayers

Prayer is the heart of the Christian life, the greatest weapon we have for bringing the breakthrough we long for, finding guidance, and simply developing a deeper life with God. Every day you must take your place in Him and cut off the attacks that come at you.

The Daily Prayer

We strongly urge you to pray The Daily Prayer, it is so important for realigning and recommitting yourself to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. There are two essential parts to this prayer, one is taking your place in the full work of Christ, bringing yourself back under his authority. The second is using the authority of Christ to cut off attacks from the enemy. We have experienced including this prayer in our lives and not, we have chosen to include it. It really does make a big difference.

St. Patricks Breastplate

This prayer is attributed to Ireland’s patron saint, St. Patrick. Wrote in 433 AD for divine protection before converting the Irish King Leoghaire, and his subjects from paganism to Christianity.

Daybreak Prayer

Perhaps this prayer is best named as a sort of centering liturgy. What began as the Carpool Prayer has formed into The Daybreak Prayer. The first year, our 1.0 version was simply leading the kids out loud through putting on the armor of God. After almost a decade of formation, we’re on the 7.0 version. This prayer continues to work in us and we through it. With every emerging version, we feel invited deeper and deeper into God’s Kingdom.

A Prayer for Life

Inspired by George MacDonald’s description of why Jesus came. This is a prayer focusing on Christ’s promise for life.

Gatherings of Men

The offer of Jesus is life, but your journey to take hold of it will be the fight of your life. You can win that fight, but you cannot do it alone. Share the battle with men who want the same things you want and have to fight through the same stuff to get it. There is tremendous hope and power in each of our stories, which is why we take a few hours together off the front lines. Stories among good men embolden, bring deeply needed perspective, instruct, inspire, and are medicine to the soul.

San Antonio Fight Club

"Blessed be God, my mountain, who trains me to fight fair and well." - King David

Boerne Fight Club

Fearless lambs, trusting in the Shepherd “Rise and Rise Again, Until Lambs Become Lions”

Blogs

John's Blog - John Eldridge
Becoming Good Soil - Morgan Snyder
The Allander Center - Dan Allender
Jump! For God's Sake - Jay Heck
Schroller's Blog - Brian Schroeler
The Blog of Alan Pyle

Books

Waking the Dead by John Eldredge

Waking the Dead—newly revised and updated for these trying times—reveals the secret of finding a full life, identifying the fierce battle over our hearts, and embracing all that God has in store.

The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Williard

In an era when many Christians consider Jesus a beloved but remote savior, Williard argues compellingly for the relevance of God to every aspect of our existence. He helps us to explore a way to experience God, by knowing him as an essential part of the here, and now, rather than only as a part of the hereafter.

Living the Lord's Prayer Prayer Day by Day by Wilson Wayne Grant, MD

Jesus instructs the disciples to “pray like this “ , we may begin with the simple words of the Lord’s Prayer. But the words lead us into a deeper relationship with God where we can listen to his voice, and send up our voice to him. Living the Lord’s Prayer Day by Day : Provides fresh insight into the Lord’s Prayer, citing examples of how it effected the author’s life. Grant offers an honest look at Christian life, and the many benefits of prayer.

Victory Over the Darkness by Neil T. Anderson

Being in Christ, and all that it means to Christian identity and freedom, is the overwhelming theme of the New Testament. If you see yourself as a child of God who is spiritually alive in Christ, you'll begin to live in victory and freedom. Every day millions of Christians live below par because they do not fully grasp the central fact of their identity in Christ, they miss the freedom and maturity they should enjoy.

Moving Mountains by John Eldredge

Jesus says, “ I will give you the keys of heaven, what ever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven “ When we operate from this position, we approach prayer with a far greater confidence. We understand we have a role in making change happen, and are not victims of circumstance, that we are sons, and daughters of God bestowed with tremendous authority

Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge

Beautiful Outlaw breaks Jesus out of the typical stereotypes, when you discover the true character of this man who made the wind, music, and Flying squirrels, suddenly all of the remarkable qualities of Jesus bursts forth with color, and brilliance like fireworks.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years by Donald Miller

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller's rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative.

Podcasts

In a world that seems to have simply gone crazy, here are some podcasts that are worth listening to. They will help add some clarity and sanity to your kingdom. These people carry both truth and authority and will aid you in the great battle.

Ransomed Heart

The Ransomed Heart Podcast is a free resource offered by Ransomed Heart. Each week you can download the audio file directly to your iPod, computer or MP3 player.

Becoming Good Soil

In Become Good Soil, Morgan Snyder offers a unique invitation into a journey of receiving sonship, choosing the narrow road, and becoming the kind of man and the kind of king in whom God can entrust His Kingdom.

The Allender Center

Dr. Dan Allender and The Allender Center Team candidly discuss the deep places of heartache and hope that are rarely addressed in our culture.

And Sons

This podcast was born out of a shared desire to see quality content address a wider landscape than what most people would assume to be “Christian” or “masculine” or “Millennial.” The name “And Sons” calls upon the history of apprenticeship, of following in our fathers' footsteps, of a shared experience at a core level, because we are all sons, and our goal is to become students.

Restoring the Soul

Conversations that cultivate freedom, flourishing, and wholeness of heart through Jesus Shaped Spirituality.

Being Sons

There are so many good men looking to navigate the journey of manhood well. Hearing other good men tell their God-stories can help. That's why we’ve recently started to create podcasts that equip the masculine soul.

Christian Counselor

Danny Wade, LPC Grace Counseling Center

Danny Wade is a local psychotherapist/counselor who has lived and practiced in the area since 1996. He is a retired Air Force pilot, coming to his calling of counseling after a full career in the military. Following his Air Force retirement, he and his wife moved to Colorado for both of them to obtain master's degrees in counseling at Colorado Christian University. He and his wife were mentored along with John Eldredge by men (and women) who understood a man's true calling. Danny caught the vision for godly masculinity and has been passing that torch to other men faithfully for many years. He is available to meet with men of all ages who are ready to find they are truly 'wild at heart'.