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MJC2.04 Improvement, Not Perfection

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC2.04 Improvement, Not Perfection
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“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” -Bill Gates We often tend to …

MJC2.03 Back to basics

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC2.03 Back to basics
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We can overcomplicate things in life, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Let’s discuss a few ways to simplify.

MJC2.02 Don’t live for the approval of others

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC2.02 Don't live for the approval of others
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So often we make decisions in life based on what other people are going to think of us. We do things to …

MJC2.01 Invest in Yourself

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC2.01 Invest in Yourself
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Happy 2018! It’s a new year! What are your plans and goals? I encourage you to invest in yourself and your personal …

Influences

There have been times that I’ve mentioned a certain person as being influential in my life only to get a surprised reaction …

Getting serious

The new year is upon us. Gym memberships will be up, diet plans will be plentiful, and by March many of them …

Tough and Tender

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. …

Make the choice

Joshua 24:15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods …

Walk your talk

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and …

Developing Spiritual Grit part 3

Developing the right Mindset In order to have spiritual grit in life’s storms, we have to decide beforehand how we will handle …

Developing Spiritual Grit part 1

Matthew J. Cochran
Developing Spiritual Grit part 1
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I have, over the past couple of years, become interested in mental toughness. I listen to podcasts and read books by Navy …

Step it up

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. Parenting is hard work. It’s …

If you’re like me, you’re trying to keep up with all the reading your kids do by having fresh and interesting books for them to dig into. I get most of my kids’ books on Amazon … → February 8, 2017

Tactical Dads Overcoming Parenting Mistakes

Matthew J. Cochran
Tactical Dads Overcoming Parenting Mistakes
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We all make mistakes. It’s important that we don’t dwell on them and we learn how to move past them and improve. …

Tactical Dads What Have You Learned?

Matthew J. Cochran
Tactical Dads What Have You Learned?
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Now that you’re a bit older, and a bit wiser, what do you wish you would have known when you started out …

MJC1.35 Discerning Friendships

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.35 Discerning Friendships
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My mom used to say that who I spent my time with mattered, but I didn’t always believe her. Now I get …

Tactical Dads Core Values

Matthew J. Cochran
Tactical Dads Core Values
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We all operate out of a set of core values, but we aren’t always aware of what they are. Let’s take an …

MJC1.34 What is Your Why?

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.34 What is Your Why?
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It’s become cliche to talk about your “why,” but we’re going to do it anyway. Why are you doing what you’re doing? …

MJC1.33 New Year, More Podcast

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.33 New Year, More Podcast
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Sticking with the theme of talking about the new year, this go around I’m focusing on the podcast and where I see …

Tactical Dads Who is your tribe?

Matthew J. Cochran
Tactical Dads Who is your tribe?
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We all need a support group, especially as dads. Who do you have? If you’re not already part of a great group …

MJC1.32 A Few of My Favorite Things

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.32 A Few of My Favorite Things
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Reflecting back on 2016, it was a pretty great year. Maybe not for celebrities, but nevertheless, my life was good. Support the …

MJC1.31 New Year, More Time

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.31 New Year, More Time
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2016 flew by. Now it’s time to look ahead and decide on what really matters going forward. Support the podcast as a …

Tactical Dads Yes you CAN do it

Matthew J. Cochran
Tactical Dads Yes you CAN do it
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This is the year of no fear. Stop feeding your mind negative self-talk. You CAN and WILL be a great dad. Believe …

MJC1.30 Just Say No

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.30 Just Say No
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Sometimes we just have to say no to good things in order to maintain moderation and balance in our lives. What can …

MJC1.29 My Obsession

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.29 My Obsession
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It’s time to deal with my obsession. Politics can easily take over my life, and I’m going to cut it out for …

How not to lead your kids

Colossians 3:21 (ESV) Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. What’s your purpose in parenting? Is it all about you …

MJC1.28 All Pro Dads

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.28 All Pro Dads
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It’s amazing to see so many involved dads these days. There are lots of kids without anyone though. Anyone can step up …

MJC1.27 How do you deal with waiting?

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.27 How do you deal with waiting?
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Waiting can be one of the hardest things we’re asked to do. How do you deal with the times of limbo in …

MJC1.26 Coping Through Christmas

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.26 Coping Through Christmas
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The holiday season can be difficult for many, not such a joyous time. Even Christians aren’t exempt from feelings of sadness or …

Leading in integrity

Proverbs 20:7 (ESV)  The righteous who walks in his integrity—blessed are his children after him! Sometimes I get wrapped up in thinking …

MJC1.25 What do you really want?

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.25 What do you really want?
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I recently got a gift card for my birthday, and I just couldn’t figure out what I really wanted to buy with …

Arrows in the hands of a Warrior

Psalm 127:3-4 (ESV) Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a …

MJC1.24 On the road again

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.24 On the road again
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Loyal listeners, I’ll be doing podcast episodes more frequently, however many of them will be recorded via my phone. It’s a busy …

MJC1.23 Tough and Tender fatherhood

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.23 Tough and Tender fatherhood
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Chris McCallus, a Tactical Dad, joins MJC this week to talk about being active with your kids and how to keep them …

MJC1.21 Theology Thursday

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.21 Theology Thursday
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God has made everything beautiful in its time.

MJC1.20 Public Outrage

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.20 Public Outrage
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What do Michael Brown, Harambe, and Colin Kaepernick all have in common?

MJC1.19 Theology Thursday

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.19 Theology Thursday
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1These are the words of the Teacher, King David’s son, who ruled in Jerusalem. Everything Is Meaningless 2“Everything is meaningless,” says the Teacher, …

MJC1.18 A Tribe of Rad Dads with Walter Eggers

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.18 A Tribe of Rad Dads with Walter Eggers
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In this episode we discuss the need for a community of dads, the purpose of fatherhood, and where pain can take us in life.

MJC1.17 Theology Thursday

Matthew J. Cochran
MJC1.17 Theology Thursday
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Are you putting anything else before God in your life? Would you even recognize it if you were?