November 29, 2016 – Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California

Giving Tuesday (and Beyond)

You've probably been overwhelmed with online "deals" over the past week and a handful of "Giving Tuesday" options today. Everyone has a cause and an ask, but for whatever it's worth I thought I'd share a handful of organizations that mean something to me personally and that I've seen amazing work come from.

  • Love Does. I have always been thankful for the work that Bob, Debs, and company take part in. By providing a safe and fun environment for kids to learn in, they create future leaders who break cycles of poverty, restore hope in their communities, and spread love wherever they go.

  • Bro-Am Foundation. Not only are the guys some of the best guys you'll ever know, but their heart to make a difference in the lives of deserving yet underprivileged youth is so awesome.

  • PastorServe. PastorServe is a ministry I know, trust and personally support. This year, PastorServe is dedicating Giving Tuesday to serving Haitian Pastors impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Go to their website to find out how you can help Haitian Pastors by giving Haitian pastor couples an experience they will always remember.

  • Young Life. Through a handful of really important people in my life, I have learned from multiple sources how important Young Life is to introducing people to Jesus.

  • Show Hope. I love how Show Hope paints the message of the gospel with the story of adoption.

  • Preemptive Love. These people are going to really hard places and loving people anyway, regardless of circumstance.

  • Nations Foundation. I am a new Nations super fan. On top of donating, buy the journal!

  • Charity Water. I really appreciate what Charity: Water's attention to detail and care on the mission of providing clean water to people who need it on a massive scale.

On the for-profit side, I have been very impressed over the past few days of the messages sent by Patagonia, Miir & Soma about how to be conscious consumers.

December 20, 2013 – San Diego, California

Weekend Links: December 20, 2013

  • Thanks for all the kind words about the Abroad EP. (If you didn't hear it yet, you can just click on "Music" up to the right at the top of the page.) I figured while I am putting music out there, here are some fun Christmas songs from the past few years. 'Tis the season...

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  • I had a blast in Brooklyn / New York City earlier this week for the Charity: Ball. Any time a group of people raises over $4million in one night to help people on the other side of the globe drink clean water is a success.

  • Came across this quote a few days ago, and it struck me because it is so true. I wonder how often I miss thoughts and ideas directed at me: "The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." - George Bernard Shaw

  • As a wimp in cold weather and a new lover of UBER, I definitely used the service a lot. Check out this article on why it is becoming one of the most valuable companies in the world. Also, sign up for UBER and try it out! You'll be glad you did.

  • While you're in the giving spirit, please take a look at the Light The World campaign for JOYN India which just went live this week! Austin, Esther, Jordan, and several others have put a lot of heart into it. These stories are amazing.

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March 27, 2010

Charity: Water + Invisible Children

Really impressed with this collaboration.

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