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February 24, 2014 | Newsletter | Every Man Newsletter November 2013 Volume 4

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Every Man Ministries Newsletter

Holiday Treasures: 10 New Tradition Ideas


While holidays provide times to thank God, and celebrate Christ’s birth, so often we get caught up in the familiar patterns we’ve always followed. Turkeys, trees, trimmings. Cookies, cakes and gaining weight. That’s all ok. But I think many men just show up, instead of getting involved and taking the lead.

We all have holiday family traditions. Some are handed down, others are created by accident. Some traditions we’d rather never happened. But I think God’s man can play a greater role. What if we intentionally created a new tradition(s) that honored God and others — and was fun to boot?

Here are a couple of traditions in the Luck family:

  • We “Ding-Dong-Ditch” a single mom. That’s right, we ring the doorbell and run but not after leaving presents on her porch for her and each child that are age and gender specific. This combines dangerousness with goodness. My favorite Holiday giving moment. We save change all year, count it, go to the bank, get dollars, and my kids go shopping for others. Me and my son Ryan are NAVY SEALS on delivery, insertion, and extraction. HUGE fun.
  • We keep a Christmas journal. There’s a picture each year, stories of presents, the names we have given our two Christmas trees, and other specific info related to that year’s X-mas festivities and happenings. It is a precious little book and my son has taken it on to be the family scribe with HONOR.

Holidays have treasured moments waiting to be opened, and I’m not talking about gifts wrapped under a tree. I’m talking about memories. Memories of togetherness, moments with meaning, memories that last. Let me encourage you to think and pray about trying something new this year. You don’t have to announce to the family, “We’re starting a new tradition.” As Nike would say, just do it.

Here are a few ideas for new traditions that honor God and others.

10 New Traditions Ideas:

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Being Blunt: Just Say Nope to Dope, It’s Not Your Bud



Marijuana use is experiencing a new “high” in popularity, particularly among baby boomers, according to the recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The “medicinal” use dispensaries popping up in several states, which have turned their reddened eyes away from the Federal laws, provide easier access for anyone seeking temporary relief from a wide variety of pains.

Most Christians think the Bible doesn’t provide guidance about the wonder weed, however, you might be surprised. Smoking pot gets in the way ofGod’s plan for your life.

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I am praying for you each week during the month. Next month, I’m going to ask for your help with a few things. Again, take courage and live as God’s man, flaws and all. Don’t let your struggles keep you from doing good. Come to the site and share your comments and thoughts, and encourage others! Until next week…




Kenny Luck


Kenny Luck




Kenny Luck is the founder of Every Man Ministries and the men’s pastor at Saddleback Church.  His 20th book – SLEEPING GIANT: No Movement of God without Men of God – is the proven blueprint for men’s ministries, and was recently released through B&H Publishing. Leadership kits and church resources published by LifeWay. Watch and read more of Kenny’s teaching here at




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