Author: Rich

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 …

Posted on: May 28, 2014 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

What’s Your Story?

Becky and I discovered this week that lots of people don’t “get” what we’re doing. That’s a little frustrating. When you’re in the middle of something and you’re passionate about it, it’s hard to imagine how any rational being can’t understand every nuance of our project. Obviously, they’re not listening. …

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

What Do You Do With An Open Door?

Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7) I think I spend a lot of time in front of open doors. I can wonder all I want about opportunity and possibility and …

Posted on: March 13, 2009 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Where’s The Healing?

Why doesn’t God heal me? Why doesn’t He fix this relationship? Why doesn’t He stop the pain, the struggle, or the grief? At the risk of sounding trite, I think He does. I’m absolutely convinced that God does heal and fix and comfort. But it’s frequently not the sort of …

Posted on: March 9, 2009 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Who’s Running The Show?

Occasionally I let myself get overwhelmed by the awesome responsibility of representing Christ in the world. Last week I talked about letting my actions speak for me, but I’m afraid that I’m not happy with the message communicated by my behaviors.