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.

November 16, 2016 – Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California

Links: November 16, 2016

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August 21, 2015 – San Diego, California

Weekend Links: August 21, 2015

  • A huge congrats to Aaron Lieber for winning the Surfer / RED Film Contest with "Wild." Take a look at the amazing film:

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August 25, 2012 – San Diego, CA

Weekend Links: August 25, 2012

These weeks are flying by! Lacey is starting classes at her new school on Monday and I am so proud of how she is throwing every effort she has at this new job. (Super proud husband here.) I am helping her in the classroom today and I am excited to lead worship at Clairemont Emmanuel this weekend. Always fun to team up with my dad. Now, some links:

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  • Have I already mentioned how pumped I am for the new Lakers roster? Dwight Howard on top of Kobe, Steve Nash, Ron Artest & Pao Gasol?! That photo is just ridiculous.

  • Keiran said it best: "Samsung owes Apple one Instagram." I'll probably never try to get in any legal battle with Apple.

  • Here is a great story FastCompany featured from my friend Bob's new book, Love Does. Check it out here.

  • The blood, sweat, and tears we have put into ZenCash are starting to pay off. Fun to have this feature released.

  • Everyone has been watching Charity: Water since they set the bar so high in conveying what they do as an organization with their media. They released a new home page this week and they definitely met the level of clarity and simplicity they've done so well with.

  • Holiday Matinee is not only a great blog, but they have the best mixes. Their August Mixtape is fantastic.

  • It is inspiring to get a glimpse into lives of people who craft things with their hands: thosewhomake.com

  • This week, two of my favorite companies (Evernote & Moleskine) announced they are combining forces. I carry both of them with me essentially everywhere I go to record notes, ideas, quotes, thoughts, etc. I am interested to see how this notebook turns out.

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