Coffee Is A Human Right

I met someone last night who works at a coffee shop in an area heavily populated by those who are homeless, suffering with mental illness, drug addiction and other issues. The coffee shop essentially acts as a service to the people in the area, and the person I met said she thinks everyone, no matter … Continue reading Coffee Is A Human Right

The Next Big Step for the Next Big Adventure

I've traveled nearly every state in the USA, walked thousands of miles pilgrim-style along the west coast and met so many incredible people over the past 9 years. Now I'm preparing to move overseas to one of the poorest countries on earth to live and work locally in the region to discover and meet needs. … Continue reading The Next Big Step for the Next Big Adventure

Finding The Sense of Mission in Your Life

Many years ago I remember asking my father if there was ever a point in his life where he discovered his mission in life- his purpose for what he was here on planet earth to do. I’ve often been told I am an idealist with grand impossible goals for what I want to do and … Continue reading Finding The Sense of Mission in Your Life

Solving The Global Water Crisis in 7 Minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=71&v=MnTgx11eQ74 Forbes 30under30 Entrepreneur, Hamza Farrukh, and his team at Bondh E Shams (The Solar Water Project) have developed a cost-effective and transportable solution for the global water crisis. Their innovation, the OASIS BOX (Off-Grid Aqua Solar Integration System) provides 25 years of safe water to 2,000 people in just $10,000. Each liter of water … Continue reading Solving The Global Water Crisis in 7 Minutes

Opportunities for connection are all around

I’ve been contemplating recently about how every day there are so many opportunities to show others love, compassion and encouragement and I wonder how many of those opportunities we miss because we’re more focused on what we’re doing than what others around us may need. I was on the bus yesterday on the way to … Continue reading Opportunities for connection are all around

Love will be our fuel through all storms

I’ve always known it to be there, somewhere rolling around my skull but not originating there. Like feeling a wind blowing in one moment from the south, then the north, then the west, then the east; until realizing the wind came not from any particular point but was swirling all around as in a chaotic … Continue reading Love will be our fuel through all storms

6 days to go!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj2xZZMF_mU Dear Friends, I am in the process of moving with my soon-to-be-wife to one of the poorest countries in the world where I am committing at least the next five years to build long-term relationships with people locally, working to create and develop projects that will meet needs and transform lives for the better. … Continue reading 6 days to go!

8 days until Chicago Training

Dear Friends, Since the beginning of 2019 I have been preparing to move overseas to one of the poorest countries in Central Asia to live and work for a minimum of five years to serve people in need. I am entering the next stage in this process, and I greatly need your help to move … Continue reading 8 days until Chicago Training

Man finds hope again after loss of son and wife

He staggered about the campgrounds scratching his scalp, aimless and with a most worried look on his face. David was his name and within the first few minutes (sometimes seconds) he would explain to whomever he met that his wife was murdered and his son committed suicide one week after. Those events occurred two years … Continue reading Man finds hope again after loss of son and wife

The Miracle of Being Alive: Living from the Gift

I am often struck by the marvel of what it is to be alive. Life is a gift which I received. I did nothing to earn it, yet here I am, experiencing what it is to be alive. This life has incredible difficulties, pain and tragedies we traverse upon. Yet when challenges may attempt to … Continue reading The Miracle of Being Alive: Living from the Gift