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July 12, 2019

I was standing at a jewelry kiosk in the middle of the mall when I noticed the brewing altercation. Cecily and I were on a quick overnight getaway to Las Vegas and stopped to walk the shops at Miracle Mile mall on the Strip. I followed Cecily to the small jewelry cart...

June 2, 2019

In case you’ve been living under a rock, let me give you an update on the cost of college: it’s a lot. (and is outpacing wage growth too). As that cost has increased over the years, so too has the amount of loans needed to pay for it. From my personal experience workin...

December 23, 2018


Note: I use some PG-13 rated language and imagery in this blog as a tool to convey my message. My apologies in advance to anyone it offends, as that’s not the intention. No apologies to those who are generally offended by the message. That IS intended. :)  

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January 3, 2018

“The best way to get rich while serving a grand purpose is to become a youth minister.” - Said no one ever

Let’s face it, if you’re a new youth minister the benefits are great. Purpose, built in community, flexible job schedule, and endless opportunities for creativity....

December 9, 2017

Cecily and I do not have children yet. It’s a conscious and intentional choice that we made years ago for a variety of reasons, one of which is because we are lucky enough to fill our life with mentorship of teens through my role as a youth minister. It brings us great...

December 3, 2017


A recent Sunday morning started out with a bang: two mile run, one hundred hydro-burpees, seventy-five sandbag squats, fifty sandbag cleans, and twenty-five sandbag get ups as quickly as possible. The only thing that made this experience somewhat enjoyable was the gat...

November 28, 2017

The best adventures often begin with a bit of trepidation. The sweaty palms, increased heart rate, and pit that forms in your stomach the moment you sign on to a friend’s crazy idea; these are the moments that provide great opportunity for growth. I call this elective...

September 5, 2017

I have a love/hate relationship with doing hard things. No one can attest to this more than my wife, who has been by my side as I’ve wrestled with challenges. I envy her willingness to do anything with no questions about it, as I’m what you might call an over thinker....

August 19, 2017

“I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy, the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.”[1]

This line from the Soldier’s Creed of the US Army is a powerful statement of purpose. In comparison to most professions this statement acknowledges the inevit...

August 10, 2017

Over twenty-five thousand runners show up at the starting line each year to run from Dodger Stadium down to the Pacific Ocean for the LA Marathon. Watching from the sideline an observer will see graceful, athletic bodies with quick strides and confident looks on their...

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Dusty Breeding is a minister, trainer and mentor living in Malibu, CA.

His four core values are leadership, integrity, freedom, and faith.

 

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