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About Fighting

Perhaps we shouldn’t fight injustice. We want to end the horrible blight of human trafficking. Some might say we’re engaged with ruthless, violent criminals. The only way to win, they say, is to fight back. I’m looking at our never-ending war on drugs, terrorism, human trafficking and thinking more, bigger war might not be the […]

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A Little Extra

I re-learned a lesson this weekend about “extra.” We had an amazing team of 45 volunteers in blue t-shirts for the FREEDOM TOUR Prologue. Nearly 100 cyclists on two routes, and the whole thing ran smoothly. Smiles everywhere. One of those volunteers made a little sign to stick inside the lid of the supply tub […]

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Only 12?

Jesus called 12 disciples. He could have summoned thousands. He could have surrounded himself with huge crowds of adoring followers. He spoke the truth of the universe. He might have opened a university-sized teaching enterprise to spread the message as far as possible. He didn’t. He wasn’t concerned with bigger and more. He wanted better. […]

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Let’s Gather

People gather for lots of reasons. A group just showed up at the same place and time. It’s a collection of individuals with different purposes and destinations, but for this moment they’ve formed a group. A crowd is a group gathered for some common purpose, but there’s not much interaction among the members. Concerts and […]

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When I Feel Angry

Does injustice make you angry? When I see kids abused and abandoned, I feel angry. When I see people homeless and hungry, or imprisoned unjustly, or oppressed because they look or think differently, when I see kids in cages, when I see a legal system that filters folks based on financial means – I feel […]

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Are You Religious?

Yes, you are. Someone said, “I’m not religious.” I understand the meaning, but it’s not really true. Whether they realize it or not, each person is engaged in a two-way conversation. God is speaking, revealing Himself through scripture, through other people, and through His creation. Religion is simply our response. How we respond indicates what […]

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The FREEDOM TOUR made a quick trip to Iowa. Bike World is an enormous Trek bike dealer with amazing personal service. Owned and operated by two generations of the Ridgeway family, they’ve been a great friend to the FREEDOM TOUR. So Becky’s cruising around the Des Moines bike trails getting her new bike all dialed […]

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