In a culture that seeks to place men in a predetermined category, Bear Woznick defies easy classification. A rare combination of serious adventure seeker, husband, father and devout Catholic, Bear’s creed, “the most radical thing you can do in life is to abandon yourself to the wild adventure of God’s will,” dynamites an opening in people’s souls to the possibilities that God has for them.
As a World Champion surfer, certified Ninja Black Belt, creator of the reality TV series Long Ride Home and all around adventurer, Bear’s life message transparently communicates the thrills and spills of a life lived in the quest of abandonment to God. His life inspires people to rise to the unique challenge and purpose that God has for them in every dimension of their lives.
Men and women want a challenge. They want an adventure and they want meaning. Throughout his use of media – writing, blogging, reality TV, radio features on the virtues, his talks and his show The Bear Woznick Adventure – Bear inspires people to a high calling as well as a weightiness of purpose that gives them traction to lead by example those that God has called them to serve.
Find out more about Bear at his website deepadventure.com
Men you are standing in the breach between the devil and your family. Be a man with a disciplined prayer life. Be a contemplative thinking holy thoughts throughout the day. Put on sacramentals. Read the Bible daily. Go to Mass every week. Quit making excuses and be a man! Jesse Romero joins me this week and together we are going to give you some tools to take into spiritual battle with you!
I often share my testimony of my return to the Catholic faith. This week Keith Nester joins me and we have a great discussion about both of our conversions. Keith was raised a United Methodist pastors kid and became a pastor himself. As he became more engaged in his faith he encountered a number of Catholics who showed him the true beauty of the Catholic faith.
Keith became inundated with books, videos, and other material that simply blew his mind. Catholicism got him and he eventually converted to the Catholic faith. Once he abandoned himself he was locked into that wave, ready for the ride of his life. I love this guy and can’t wait for you to hear how he has totally sold out his heart for Jesus!
Do you realize every one of us is meant to have a personal relationship with Jesus? I get it….life gets a little uncomfortable, it doesn’t seem to fit, we take ourselves too seriously and we end up missing out on the simplicity of what it means to give our lives to Jesus and experience the infusion of his love and his truth.
My Cajun friend, Karlo Broussard joins me this week to discuss how to be in the world…..but not of the world. We need to learn how to properly order our goods in our lives. Let me tell you, pleasure and material goods will not last forever. Remember memento mori. We are going to die. We must ensure we possess the ultimate good. One that never will pass…a relationship with God.
This week I welcome back Long Ride Home cast member Grady Dyke. Grady never realized a simple ride to the Big Bend with a group of Catholic men would turn into something greater. Riding in a pack with men he had never met before taught Grady unity and trust.
We quickly learned that men can grow in their faith by working together and challenging one another to attain greatness. Want to learn how? Join Grady and I while we share our experiences on Long Ride Home as we prepare to release Season 2 in October.
You’ve probably heard people talk about hearing this small voice. I bet you’ve wondered how exactly do we hear that still small voice within each of us? We have to be quiet. Life requires us to step out in faith and see where God leads us. We may not know what is beyond the horizon but it is worth the ride.
This week Long Ride Home cast member Tony Orband and I reflect upon the challenges and triumphs of seasons one and two as we prepared to film the third season of Long Ride Home.