Author: Rich

Posted on: June 24, 2014 Posted by: Rich Comments: 1

Life’s Not Fair

There’s a lot about life that’s simply not fair. It’s not fair that a team of people can bring hope and freedom to victims of human trafficking by riding their bikes through beautiful Colorado country on a picture-perfect day. It’s not fair that I get to have all this fun …

Posted on: June 23, 2014 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

50 Orange Jerseys…

…created quite an image along the highway heading out of Cheyenne. About 40 single-day riders joined our core team to help us get FRONT RANGE FREEDOM Tour ’14 underway. The unity and common sense of purpose made this, for most of the riders, much more than a bike ride. We …

Posted on: June 20, 2014 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Time To Check Out The Horizon

Today, we begin. This evening our team will gather, meet each other, and celebrate weeks of training. We’ll learn together about the HOME OF HOPE and pray for the kids we’re supporting. And we’ll look forward, a little, at what God might have in mind for us as we wind …

Posted on: June 18, 2014 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Racing Or Touring?

Former Texas basketball coach Abe Lemons once joked that track was a simple sport to coach. “Just tell ‘em to turn left and get back as fast as they can.” Some folks approach a bike tour with a similar mentality—follow the directions and get to the end as fast as …

Posted on: June 16, 2014 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

It’s Time For A Cliche

Clichés become clichés because they’re true. Yeah, they’re overused and trite, and we deploy them too often when we don’t know what else to say. But all that doesn’t reduce their truth. FRONT RANGE FREEDOM TOUR ’14 begins in five days. There are about a million items on the checklist. …

Posted on: June 13, 2014 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

A Time To Reflect

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. (Ecclesiastes 3:1) There’s a time to move boldly ahead, and a time to pause and reflect on the path you’ve traveled. In seven days our team will gather to begin the tour. The heavy lifting’s mostly …

Posted on: June 11, 2014 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

It Might Not Work

You might pray and trust God with all your heart and still not reach your goal. You might get rejected. You might try and fail. Your dream may not turn out as you imagined. It’s okay. The world wants odds of success before committing. But the question at the beginning …

Posted on: June 9, 2014 Posted by: Rich Comments: 1

A Time To Rest

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. (Ecclesiastes 3:1) I think we tend to fight the seasons of life. We want to sow at harvest time and speak when we ought to be silent. It’s about our desire to be in control, which …

Posted on: June 6, 2014 Posted by: Rich Comments: 1

What Motivates You May Be Harming You

If we’re truly honest, I suspect fear motivates many of our actions and choices. I remember some of my best students coming to exams bleary-eyed from late-light cram sessions. “Why did you lose sleep over this test? You know the material.” “Yeah, but I’m afraid I’ll forget something.” Afraid I’ll …

Posted on: June 4, 2014 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

We’re Blessed To Be A Blessing

We’re surrounded by an incredible circle of support. You don’t do something like FRONT RANGE FREEDOM TOUR or RICH’S RIDE on your own. Those things happen in communities, and occasionally I shake my head in amazement at the power of a community to follow and accomplish big dreams. Every big …

Posted on: June 2, 2014 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

What If You’re On A Mission?

What if God had something in mind when He created you? What if He gave you specific gifts, stuff you enjoyed and were good at? Don’t you think using those gifts would be a big part of what you were made to do? What if you could figure out what …

Posted on: May 30, 2014 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Ever Get The Urge To Complain?

I sent an email yesterday that put some things in perspective. I wrote to two American missionaries. As I proofed my message I realized the danger they encounter in tasks I take for granted. I wonder about the remote possibility of identity theft if my personal details end up in …