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Mighty Oaks Blog

Civil Rights and the Second Amendment

By Jeremy Stalnecker Each year we as a nation stop to celebrate the birth of the 20th century Civil Rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King was a man who understood that in the United States equality, and more importantly freedom, was not reserved for a...

The Foundation of Faith

By Bill Coate Our journey was clear, the path firm, the route cleared of all imaginable obstacles, success guaranteed.  As evening approached a fog settled over the path. At first it seemed that this apparition would be nothing more than a temporary disruption and...

Transformation Begins by Understanding Identity

By Keith Pace, Vice President of Junto Tribe A few years back my family and I visited a butterfly garden, and this helped me understand a powerful truth found in God’s Word. I was standing in front of a glass case filled with cocoons, and this was called the...

No Man Is An Island

by Bob Dees John Donne, a sixteeth century English poet who was well acquainted with grief, suffering, and resilience; penned these famous words “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main…”  While there is a strong...

You Are Never Truly Alone

By Jamie Warner Recently, a team from Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs converged, once again, on the Freedom Ranch for Heroes in Wise River, Montana, for another Men’s Legacy Program. This time we had eight new Warriors participating in the Legacy Program. There was the...

Compliance is a Choice

By Jeremy Stalnecker One of the many lessons that I have learned over the last few months is this: Compliance is a Choice. I don’t say this to make a statement about whether or not you SHOULD comply, but rather to make a statement about how you FEEL when you make the...

Lost His Legs, Found His Soul

What did this process of bouncing back…look like for Allen Clark, Vietnam Veteran, successful banker, distinguished leader in the Department of Veterans Affairs, founder of the Combat Faith ministry to veterans, and author of Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior, a personal story of a Vietnam Veteran who lost his legs, but found his soul?

Don’t Stuff It!

While we don’t intend to wallow in self-pity, we must recognize how unhealthy it is to stuff grief about loss.  It is far better to recognize reality, grieve loss, and move forward from loss to a brighter future.  In fact, experienced counselors will tell you that “stuffing grief” only prolongs