Pay It Forward – Mentor a Young Man

What would my life be like without my childhood mentors? I entertain that question often, especially as I invite others to mentor boys and young men. As a mentor, speaking into the life of a young person via your...

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Mine, Ours, and God’s – Four Letter Words I Am Learning – Loving Community – 2016 Non-Profit of the Year

In the English language few words carry the weight as do four letter words. For good or ill, drop one of these into a conversation and it’s game on! It might be something salty and cutting like #@%$ —...

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Volunteer Your Time – Help A Child – Lewisville ISD Back to School Fair

As a child I can remember the the excitement of back to school - maybe you can too? New clothes, new shoes, new hair cuts, new school supplies, etc… Sadly however this is NOT the case for all kiddos. In...

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Happy Birthday Loving Community – Three Years Old!

Has it been three years already? It HAS — and in the words of most founders of any organization, be it for profit or non-profit as is the case of Loving Community, it’s been the hardest thing and the...

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Two Visions of Refugees – Fear and Furthering Dreams

It seems ironic that yesterday the current POTUS was doing a victory lap on changing the fabric of our country, built by refugees and immigrants, and just across town in Dallas a former POTUS was congratulating a refugee and...

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Happy Father’s Day – However Not For Everyone

Tomorrow is the third Sunday of June and we celebrate Father’s Day. This annual holiday was officially established in the United States in1972. Actually though its origins date back to 1910 when Spokane, WA resident Sonora Smart Dodd arranged for...

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A Season of Good News — The Sacrament of Party – 10 Celebrations in 10 Days

I love a good party. Count me in! I also love a good “Top Ten” list. So combining the two, below is my“Top Ten Celebrations" I’ve been part of in the past ten days. Now in fairness, there’s not...

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When Leaders Lead Well Everyone Wins — Congratulations Leadership Lewisville Graduates

Yesterday was a GREAT day in the life of our community and its future. We got better! At the monthly partner luncheon of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce we recognized sixteen new graduates of Leadership Lewisville, a prestigious 9-month...

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It Was a Good Friday – The Genius of the AND

This Good Friday found me out way past my normal bedtime. We were with friends we don't see often enough. Our reminiscing and laughter was life giving. The glow of the fire pit and hospitality of good wine enchanting....

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No Building, So Where Do You Meet? – The Life of a Community Pastor

I can almost always see it coming. A Community Pastor, huh? Then with curious facial expressions come the predictable questions. “So what church do you pastor? Where do you meet?” Early on in my role as a Community Pastor I...

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