Ballard quits NFL for good…reasons

By Zeke Pipher on October 1, 2013

I read a great Man on the Run-type of story this week: Minnesota Vikings’ standout, Christian Ballard, just quit the NFL. A 24-year-old man living his childhood dream and making almost $700,000/yr. walked away from professional sports. Why? Other things…

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Helping Children Through National Tragedies

By Zeke Pipher on May 21, 2013

“Did you hear that children my age probably died in that tornado today, Daddy?” Those were the first words out of my eight-year-old daughter’s mouth when I got home from work last night. I can’t imagine what it must be…

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Watching People Drown Themselves?

By Zeke Pipher on February 25, 2013

“I know it’s wrong, but I can’t stop,” said a husband who had just admitted to me that he was having an affair. His wife was sitting next to him, holding a picture of their three children. When I asked…

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Clicking Parties and Other Milestones

By Zeke Pipher on January 14, 2013

Our youngest daughter, Claire, has had a hard time learning to read. Our first two children took to books like honeybees to flowers, but their sister has had a harder time locating the nectar. Awhile back, my wife, Jamie, told…

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5 Dumb Things I Did (Or Almost Did) In Past 10 Days

By Zeke Pipher on December 20, 2012

1. Chased a mouse in my boot: On Monday night, I slipped on my Muck Boots to grab some wood for the fireplace. When I stepped into the garage, I heard a squeak. Another mouse, you’ve got to be kidding…

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Dealing With The Holiday Blues

By Zeke Pipher on November 28, 2012

The holiday season seems to bring out the blue in all of us. I see it every year – shortly after Thanksgiving, and through the celebrations of the New Year, people struggle with a heaviness of heart. It’s virtually impossible…

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Enjoy The Holiday Season Without Guilt

By Zeke Pipher on November 26, 2012

I will exercise less this month. I will eat more butter. And I will feel less guilt about spending fewer minutes on the treadmill and more time at the table. These are a few of my resolutions for the month…

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The New World Good Music Brings

By Zeke Pipher on November 9, 2012

“The music, while it lasted, brought a new world into being.” – Wendell Berry in Jayber Crow My seven-year old daughter, Claire, is always squirmy. Except when she’s on my lap at a concert listening to Sara Groves sing Fireflies and…

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Orphan Sunday

By Zeke Pipher on November 4, 2012

Today is Orphan Sunday! Please join me in praying for children around the world who are in need. We call them the “fatherless” or the “orphan”…but this ALSO includes nearly a half million children who are in the United States…

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Hyper-Hobbied, Pursuit-Driven Men

By Zeke Pipher on July 21, 2012

Do you have a work-a-holic or a hyper-hobbied man in your life? Do you want to help him find balance and purpose in life? I’ve had several people ask me what “Man on the Run” is all about…so here’s a…

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