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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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Prophetic Voices

It’s as if he wrote this quote just for us. “We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Wheels, spokes, and victims of injustice – the perfect bumper sticker slogan for the FREEDOM TOUR, written by […]

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No Words

I haven’t posted anything this week. With everything that’s happening, I should have something to say. But every time I try to express what I feel, I come up empty. Here’s what I know: I need to listen more. So I’ll do my best to do that. And I’ll share with you a story I […]

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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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