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It’s About Trust

COLORADO MOUNTAIN TOUR 2020 blasts off today. Isn’t that amazing? With all that’s happened, through historic financial disruption and social isolation amid a global pandemic, our team kept hope alive. Instead of giving up, they trained, spread awareness, and raised funds to support the kids at the HOME OF HOPE. During the next five days […]

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Tough Conversations

I’ve been in some tough conversations recently. I’ve had opportunities to learn, or re-learn, or un-learn. Opportunities to examine my beliefs and either re-think or hold myself accountable. I’ve also had opportunities to engage in arguments. Maybe you’ve had similar encounters. And maybe, like me, you’ve wondered why these discussions so frequently devolve into verbal […]

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About Lines

It seems lots of folks are drawing lines these days. Everywhere I look I see lines about US and THEM. Here’s the line: you’re either on my side, or the wrong side. Those who draw them are certain they’re absolute, true, and righteous, but in fact they’re mostly opinions transformed into hard-and-fast rules, unnecessary false […]

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Freedom & Truth

I told you last time about our team’s ZOOM conversations. Dick Foth said he wanted to discuss freedom. He began with Jesus’ words: “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” So there’s a chain: obedience –> truth –> freedom. It’s […]

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Extra Weight

Cyclists deplore extra weight. Serious riders go to great lengths – and spend lots of money – to remove every unnecessary ounce. Especially during climbs, seemingly small grams make a big difference. So it’s a big deal when we ask every FREEDOM TOUR participant to carry two stones with them during the journey. It’s a […]

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A Modern Epistle

Last time I talked about prophetic voices. I mentioned how many times I’ve read Dr. King’s Letter From A Birmingham Jail – without really listening. This morning I read it again. He was arrested during a nonviolent march – for parading without a permit. In response to white pastors who published an article criticizing his actions as […]

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