Challenge the Body, Renew the Spirit – Hike to Help 2020

In life most things worth achieving come with a challenge! Face it, when we have to work for something it just seems a little sweeter. I remember at sixteen buying my first car with money I had earned from...

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Today’s the Day! North Texas Giving Day! 

Happy North Texas Giving Day! On this special day we have the opportunity to bless our communities by investing in the causes that mean the most to us. At Loving Community, Mentor America and Forge Dallas we pray and work daily...

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Celebrating Gospel Storytellers – A Day of Contrast

Sunday was a day of celebrating for us. Celebrating two families we love and do life with in ministry. It was lots of fun — and yet VERY different in almost every way! Meet the Parsley and Kresge families. Larry...

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Childhood Mentors – They Changed My Life

What would my life be like without my childhood mentors? I entertain that question often, especially in this season when we are inviting others to mentor alongside of us in our Men of Distinction, Boys2Men and Grow Girls mentoring...

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Hitting the Curve Ball – This Girl Can Do It

It is commonly acknowledged that the hardest thing to do in sports is hit a baseball.  Hall of Famer Ted Williams was quoted as saying "I think without question the hardest single thing to do in sports is to hit...

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Spiritual Awakening – Honey, Vinegar OR Chocolat

I’ve been mulling over spiritual awakening in my morning meditations this a.m.. How does it arrive? Where does it come from? What awakens our own hearts and the hearts of our neighbors to the ways of Jesus? Favorite chair, cup...

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Rest Break 2019 — Re-Capping 13 Days Away

I confess the mere idea of a “rest break” freaks me out a bit. I mean come on, who will save the world while I’m away! :) Or so goes the quirky and sometimes not so charitable thinking of...

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What I Am Learning: And Now That You Don’t Have To Be Perfect, You Can Be Good

“Perfection. To be perfect. What a marvelous idea! There’s only one problem…we’re not. And when imperfect people aspire to perfection the results can be disastrous…” or so writes Pastor Brian Zahnd.  And this is what I am learning. John Steinbeck’s...

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Honoring The Pastors In My Life – As Imperfect as WE are!

So I did the math. In my 59 years of life I have had eleven people I called Pastor —  and gladly so! And from my college days forward (pastor # 2 on the list) I worked and served...

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The Alpha Weekend Away

This past weekend a dozen sojourners slipped away to the welcoming home of Scott & Dianna King in the peaceful countryside of Aubrey, TX for the Alpha Course Weekend Away. This pivotal retreat in the 11-week Alpha Course created...

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