Not long ago TOMS Shoes, behind the leadership of Blake Mycoskie, popularized the idea of charitable purchases. In other words, you bought a pair of shoes from TOMS, and they give a pair of shoes to someone in need. It's obviously a great business model, but it also help us do good while also acquiring…Read more Buy a shirt, give a home!
My birthday is this week. I'll be 36 years old on Tuesday, October 28th. A friend gave us a great idea about how to celebrate, and I want to share it with you. You can help me celebrate in a really big way. Some of you may be aware that we are in the process…Read more 36 for 36 : Help me celebrate my birthday
I am struggling to sleep tonight. I just got word that a very good friend of mine, the man who was my translator and language teacher when Tracy and I lived in Africa, was in a motorcycle wreck this past Sunday while traveling to a village to lead a worship service and is now in…Read more Please pray for Raymond
In 2001, while planning to graduate from college and go off to seminary, God changed our plans and redirected us to West Africa. As a newly married couple we set out for Burkina Faso to work among the Dagaara people, a people group who were predominantly unreached by the gospel of Jesus Christ. We graduated,…Read more Overwhelmed & grateful
Probably the most moving, impactful book I have read in a few years has been "The Insanity of God." Author Nik Ripken traveled around the globe interviewing members of the persecuted church and chronicling their stories, but before you get to that portion of the book, Ripken tells the story of his own experience as…Read more Kindle Deal – The Insanity of God
Missional Monday is something I started mainly to help those who are part of our Frederick family to find additional ways to engage and serve the world. As we talked last week about loving all life, I decided I wanted to ways to help our church connect with people personally. I am specifically trying to…Read more Missional Monday : Kiva