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Magic Bullets

We all want them. Overnight success. Viral ideas. Instant vaccines. Magic bullets are illusions, of course. Overnight success springs “magically” from lots of sleepless nights, crumpled papers, and cold coffee. Successful ideas almost always rest on a string of “failures.” The scientific method doesn’t care about expediency. Skip steps and you might get faster results, […]

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People Like Us

Jesus asked 12 friends to share His teaching. No social media. Hostile government. Actively oppressive religious establishment. Didn’t matter. Friends told friends who told friends, and the good news of Jesus spread across the world. It’s the way ideas spread. Always has been. “Here’s Jesus. Here’s who He is. Come in, everyone’s welcome.” The entire […]

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Stop!

I don’t stop enough. Odd comment about bike riding. Usually we think keep going, just a little more, you can do it. DON’T STOP. It’s easy, especially on a bike, to roll on with that mindset until you’ve cranked a lot of miles. Yesterday I was huffing and puffing my way up a significant climb. […]

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Previews

The FREEDOM TOUR is quite a balancing act. Get it? Bikes…balancing? Okay, it’s a bad pun. But in current circumstances, our team is doing an actual balancing act. And you’re wondering about “Coming Soon,” right? Keep reading… As restrictions are relaxed, we hear so many contradictory messages. Most organized bike rides have canceled. It’s safe […]

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Faked Out

Bike riding can trick you. You crank along, mile after mile, and nothing much changes. You get lulled into the idea that it’ll always be like that. Suddenly, your nice, smooth ride is interrupted by a flat tire. Maybe it was random debris, or a pothole, or a worn tube/tire. Whatever the cause, you were […]

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Who We Are

Human trafficking didn’t shut down. No surprise, perhaps, that those who prey upon the weak and marginalized don’t observe niceties like social distancing. Ruthless criminals exploit vulnerability wherever they find it. No surprise, either, that those already rescued and living in shelters and safe houses are struggling during this crisis. As lock downs limit access […]

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