Year: 2018

Posted on: December 31, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Here It Comes!

2019: A brand new year. Time for the lists. Best of. Worst of. Top 10. _____ of the year. And resolutions. There will be lots of resolutions, things to begin or end, to do more of or less of. Gyms will be crowded for a couple of weeks. Nothing really …

Posted on: December 28, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

It Doesn’t Matter. Until It Does.

“It’s not about dollars.” We say that a lot about the FREEDOM TOUR, and we’re serious. We’re about building community, following Jesus, doing justice. I spoke recently with Jonathan Barrett, CEO of Project Rescue. He agreed…it’s about the work, about educating, supporting, and building a couple dozen kids into whole, …

Posted on: December 24, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Not How I Would Do It

A tiny baby in a manger. Vulnerable. Poor. Experienced gossip, injustice, discrimination. He could’ve come with an army of angels, but he chose to be born and to live among the marginalized and disenfranchised. Christmas isn’t about the conquering Savior. It’s about sacrifice and service and strength in weakness. It’s …

Posted on: December 20, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 1

One Or The Other?

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” I still remember the physics class. The professor demonstrated conclusively that light is a stream of particles, best understood by thinking about a bunch of tiny objects that can be counted one by one. Then – in the same class – he …

Posted on: December 19, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Show Your Work

Setting: A middle school math classroom Student: “I got the correct answer. Why didn’t I get all the points for this problem?” Me: “I already knew the answer. I want you to show me how you got there. I want to know your process, what you’re thinking.” Student: “That’s not …

Posted on: December 17, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Just Do It?

Folks join the FREEDOM TOUR with all kinds of backgrounds. Some have done multiple tours and have tons of experience with group cycling. Others have never been part of a group ride. We love that variety. It’s a blast bringing people together and watching them become team. It’s a process, …

Posted on: December 14, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Look Again

Ever see a brand new idea wrapped in familiar words? Jesus said, “You are the light of the world.”  It’s part of the sermon on the mount. He spoke to a crowd. You…plural. All of us. Light, not lights. You, me, all of us…one light, the light of the world. We’re in this …

Posted on: December 11, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

It’s Really Pretty Simple

Did you watch CNN Young Wonders? Five remarkable young folks are making a difference. They remind us it’s possible to change the world by simply by doing what they can, where they are, with what they have. One of them was asked for advice. Her reply: Start small. Invite your friends. …

Posted on: December 7, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

DQ Drive Thru

“Where’s Larry?” On a toasty day, the team stopped for some rest and water. As they enjoyed the shade in front of a strip mall someone noticed a missing rider. Larry has this tendency to travel his own path (some would call it “wandering”). So no one was especially concerned …

Posted on: December 4, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 1

Who’s Your Neighbor?

This week America celebrates the life of its 41st president. George H. W. Bush lived a remarkable life marked by devotion to service. Among 41’s considerable accomplishments, I’m personally grateful for his support of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Bush’s 1989 signing of the ADA marked a major milestone …

Posted on: November 27, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

It’s Not About The Hashtag

Today is #GivingTuesday. Sort of odd, in a way, to set aside a day to be generous with its own cool hashtag, but maybe that’s not the point. Maybe it’s like Thanksgiving, not a special day to be thankful but a day that reminds us to always be thankful. So …

Posted on: November 26, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

It’s Too Crowded

“Nobody goes there any more, it’s too crowded.” Yogi Berra offered, in his unique style, a humorous review of a popular nightspot. As holiday shopping begins in earnest, Yogi’s upside-down analysis reminds me of my impressions of the crowds, lines, and occasional confrontations connected to the Great American Tradition known as …