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Ice Bucket Challenge? No, thank you.

I hesitated to write this blog. But the more I hesitated, the more I couldn’t get it off my mind. And, as anyone who is a writer knows, if something is in a writer’s mind that needs to come out, it will not stop until it gets out there. 1,654 more words

Freestyle Writings/Musings

Celebrating Missions: Part 2 of 3

Sunday night the Grace Church missions team hosted a missions celebration! Those who attended thoroughly enjoyed the variety of experiences throughout the night and walked away challenged to be more engaged in our responsibility to “reach the nations” with the good news of Jesus. 169 more words

Development And Deployment

2014 School Supply Drive: Help Local Schools!

This school year, Real Life Church will be participating in a very special partnership with two of our local schools. Gaiser Middle School and Riverview Elementary School have high percentages of students in need, which is why, during this summer’s VBX, kids gave money to buy supplies for students at the schools. 386 more words

Church News

Beautiful People Do Not Just Happen

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. 35 more words


#Tzedakahstraightupnoice Challenge Day Two

As another cease fire with Israel is violated by Hamas in Gaza, the safety and welfare of all in the region are first and foremost in my mind. 293 more words


What is the #TzedakahStraightUpNoIce Challenge?

(Reprinted from my Facebook Page to provide context for the following posts. The post was in response to reactions to my questioning the long term value of the ice bucket challenge.) 130 more words


All of this over 40 pence...

A chance encounter with a beggar has left you confused about whether giving is really right…

Could it be that you’re too nice? Could this random act of kindness have finally sealed the tomb of your philanthropic streak? 684 more words