So what would you like for Christmas? Ask Alexa (yes an Amazon Echo was on my list) and I’m sure she’d tell you that this is the number one question asked during this annual season of gift giving. Everyone...
This past weekend, Caleb and I hiked 27.2 miles on the Ouachita Trail. We have been section hiking the 223 mile “OT” for the last two years and on this hike we crossed the half way mark as we...
As a Community Pastor and Neighborhood Advocate I’ve often dreamed of what it would be like if in every community, if every church and place of worship, was connected with every school, for the benefit of every single child. What...
As the summer winds down, the Lewisville Independent School District will begin classes on August 15. Loving Community is currently recruiting men to staff their student mentoring teams. Study after study and story after story show how mentors positively...
When a middle school in Dallas ISD planned its first-ever Breakfast with Dads Day, organizers worried that some boys wouldn’t have dads in their lives – amazingly nearly 600 volunteer mentors answered the call as reported nationally on the...
I love a good adventure! And the highest elevation point on the Ouachita Trail (Mount Rich 2,681 ft - not bad for AR) and plummeting temperatures didn’t disappoint! This past weekend our hearty group of backpackers trekked 6 miles (us...
Some of my favorite life memories have happened outdoors in the wilderness. Taking in a panoramic view from a mountain top or gazing into a starlit sky renews my spirit. Is it any wonder that the Gospel stories of Jesus...
“We need a renewed emphasis on civic learning in schools. And our young people need positive role models. Bullying and prejudice in our public life sets a national tone, provides permission for cruelty and bigotry, and compromises the moral...
The number of boys growing up without fathers in their lives has reached epidemic proportions. High rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock births have created a generation of fatherless boys. The Magnitude of the Epidemic •One in three children are born to...
“Good men are not born. They are built, shaped and molded during their childhood and adolescent years by the adults in their lives. But what if no man is there to teach him, to be his role model, his guide?” That’s...