Author: Rich

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 …

Posted on: November 21, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Faith And Fake Thanks

I’m having a tough time feeling thankful. Details aren’t important, and honestly it’s hard to admit because tomorrow’s THE BIG DAY and I’m surrounded by blessings I don’t deserve and we’re supposed to be thankful. What in the world is wrong with me…how can I possibly not be thankful? Wait…I …

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

Fruit Salad

Are you a plum…or a banana? Oscar Wilde once said, “Be yourself, everyone else is taken.” Great advice for you and me as we navigate a world of often-picky fruit lovers. If you are the world’s finest plum and someone you love does not like plums, you have the choice of …

Posted on: November 15, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Freedom And Fun?

The FREEDOM TOUR is a lot of fun. People sorta mock my personal tagline: It’s gonna be a blast! That’s okay. We work and train earnestly. We’re serious about our mission because it’s literally life-and-death for our kids. We care deeply about doing well as we follow a God-inspired dream. Lots of …

Posted on: November 13, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Just A Nudge

Seven years ago this week, we thought we crossed a finish line. After eight incredible weeks, Becky and I completed our 1500-mile journey along the Mississippi River. Countless friendships and stories. Forty speaking gigs. $60,000 raised for Convoy of Hope. We were ready to celebrate, rest, and head home. Done. …