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Posted on: February 12, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

First, You Gotta Begin

The sermon topic was “Finish Well.” We all want to hear “Well done, good and faithful servant.” But as I listened to Jeff’s discussion about crossing the finish line with integrity, I couldn’t help wondering how many folks in the audience were still in the starting blocks. I spent this …

Posted on: February 11, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

If They Only Knew…

…they’d do something about it, right? If people really understood what these kids endured, really truly got it, they’d have no choice. So that’s the goal: awareness. We gotta make sure everyone knows. Because once they know, they’ll do something. Not so fast, my friend. Smoking causes cancer. And millions …

Posted on: February 4, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Let There Be Light!

We’re supposed to add light, not eliminate it. We need to spend our time taking the light of Jesus into the dark corners.

Posted on: February 1, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Risky Risky

It’s easy to conflate hard and risky, especially from the outside. Doing another trip, riding more miles, following a similar path may appear to be a leap of faith when it’s really just staying committed and doing the hard work.

Posted on: January 30, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Ever Meet A Hero?

We give it a clean-sounding name – human trafficking – but it’s *people buying and selling people* for sex or for labor. It’s slavery and it’s a scourge and it’s happening all over the world and in your town.

Posted on: January 29, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

We Needed Air!

Sometimes we think what we’re doing isn’t enough, but that sort of “logic” puts us in charge and takes God out of the process. He uses and magnifies our efforts in places and ways we’ll never understand on this side of eternity.

Posted on: January 25, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Way More Than Enough

We’re asked only to do our best with what’s in front of us, to keep going when it’s impossible, and trust Him for a result we can’t possibly understand. He’s using our efforts in ways bigger than we imagine, ways we may never see.

Posted on: January 22, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

When Truth Conceals

Story tellers frequently become pick-n-choosers. They cherry-pick cool-sounding snippets, often out of context.

Posted on: January 21, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

About Purpose

Leadership, efficiency, fundraising, training – all that stuff matters. But we must do it, every single bit of it, with love. Otherwise, we’re just making noise.

Posted on: January 17, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

We’re In The Way!

If we’re gonna get in the way anyway, we might as well be intentional about it. We might as well make it count.

Posted on: January 15, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

How Big Is Too Big?

We need to be sure we’re following the right dream, God’s dream. Once we’re confident our vision aligns with His, we can work together, do our best to figure out the details, and trust Him for the outcome.

Posted on: January 14, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Let’s Go!

“Let’s go” says there’s value in the journey, that it’s not all about the destination. It says getting there quickly might diminish the experience, that we might even learn something along the way that clarifies and enriches the destination.