20 Characteristics of a Godly Man: Thoughts

I read this awesome article last night on the 20 Charactersitics of a Godly Man and I couldn’t help but feel challenged by it.

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I also wanted to comment on a few things I felt were missing from the article.

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So, what does it mean to be a man of character? Is it synonymous with someone who is godly? What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.


Top 10 Reasons the Wilderness Retreat Will be the Best Thing Ever


So you’re thinking about signing up for Living to LAST’s upcoming Wilderness Retreat, but no one’s talked you into it quite yet. Well get ready… because it’s about to happen RIGHT NOW.

Here are the top 10 reasons you need to register. Like today. Now, if convenient.

1. You get to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of Portland life. You know, because it’s so huge and populated and stuff.

2. Fire. You get to make it. Need I say more?

3. You’ll never be lost in the wilderness. EVER. Heard that story about a hiker who got lost and suffered hypothermia and DIED? That won’t be you.

4. It’s Maine in the spring… and you get a front row seat. You’ll probably even get to melt some snow with the AWESOME FIRE WE’RE MAKING (Did I mention we’re making fire?)

5. You’ll come a little closer to finding out what it means to be a real man. And how cool is that?

6. You’ll feel like Lewis and Clark (Minus Sacagawea… because it will only be men), and you’ll know how to read a map and everything!

7. You’ll be eating a meal you cooked OVER A FIRE (THAT YOU MADE). Seriously, are you picking up on the whole fire thing?

8. You’ll feel like Bear Grylls (ok, so we can’t guarantee this per say, but I mean, it seems like pretty much a given to me)

9. You’ll get to meet some awesome other men who are learning how to be manly, JUST LIKE YOU!

10. It’s only TEN DOLLARS. I mean really, would you rather buy a meal at McDonalds and a drink at Dunks, or learn how to BUILD A FIRE FEELING LIKE BEAR GRYLLS WHILE NAVIGATING YOUR WAY THROUGH SCENIC MAINE FASTER THAN LEWIS AND CLARK CAN SAY SACAGAWEA?

The answer is obvious. You should sign up for the Wilderness Retreat. I’ll be right here.


Hot Off the Press! Wilderness Workshop announced for April 25

We here at Living to LAST are excited to announce that registration has opened for the upcoming Wilderness Workshop on April 25. Register now for the chance to learn and practice some of the essential skills for enjoying and surviving the outdoors.

This event will primarily focus on land navigation and fire making. In between and during these sessions we will spend time talking about the characteristics of what makes men, men.

Lunch will be provided and will be cooked over an open flame! So if you aren’t sure how to build a fire without matches and paper, or are a bit rusty on your land navigation abilities, come out and join us as we learn to be stronger men together. We’ll send out a reminder email with further information on parking, wavier forms, and suggested clothing after you register. For more information about Living To L.A.S.T. follow us on Facebook or check out our website.

And just to get you excited, here’s a taste of what you might (or might not) experience if you join us for this exciting workshop:

The Basics Series: Jump starting Your Car

DISCLAIMER: These are not directions. This is a test. Being a man yourself, you already know how to do this. I just needed your help testing me in my car jumping skills, and I also wanted to display the gloriousness of my budding art career.

Let us begin. Determine the validity of each statement as you read along.

Statement 1: I need jumper cables in my vehicle. Always. That means AT ALL TIMES. This is what they look like. This is how to hold them.


Statement 2: Both vehicles should be OFF when you begin.


Statement 3: I should connect one end of the red (positive) jumper cable to the positive terminal on the dead battery.


Statement 4: I should connect the other end of the red (positive) jumper cable to the positive terminal on the good battery. (Yes, that cable is supposed to be red. No, I did not intentionally draw an extra finger on that hand).


Statement 5: I should connect one end of the black (negative) cable to the negative terminal on the good battery (Just imagine the red cable is on the other side right now).


Statement 6: I should connect the other end of the black (negative) cable to a clean, unpainted metal surface under the disabled car’s hood. Oh look! The engine block. That’s a good place. I’ll put it there instead of the negative terminal of the dead battery so sparks don’t fly everywhere.


Statement 7: Start the car with the good battery and let it run for 2 or 3 minutes.

Statement 8: Start dead car… which should now be ALIVE.

Statement 9: Keep the (previously) dead car running for 30 minutes to allow for sufficient time to bring the dead battery back to life (i.e. full charge).

The information in this article was taken from an article originally posted on The Art of Manliness blog. You can check out the link here.

Why Living to Last? Co-Founder Andrew Ochsner explains the heart behind L.A.S.T.

Have you ever felt there was something more out there for your life?

Co-founder and visionary thinker behind the Living to Last program explains why for him, that feeling was never meant to lay dormant, but was instead a pressing call to action. Now he wants to share that vision with his fellow man and inspire others to do the same.