Jun 27 2012

It's Like Riding a Bike

You’ve heard this saying before…”it’s like riding a bike, once you learn you never forget."

But what if you never learn.

What seems like a right of passage is really a luxury...not every kid is as fortunate as you were or as your kids are.

But, there’s this guy Ron that wants to change that… he started this organization called Recycle Bikes for Kids to make sure every child learns how to ride a bike.

All anyone who wants a bike needs to do is turn up at the door in Little Rock and  enter the treasure trove of finished bikes and pick one that will become their own. There is no charge.

The bikes help more than just kid, they’ve been given to the homeless, even several tandem bikes for the blind to allow those with no or partial sight to ride with a pilot. In the last three years, they have collected, repaired and given away over 3,000 bikes.

Because once you learn how to ride a bike…you also learn that when you fall, you gotta get back up again…

In the NEWS: Recycle Bikes For Kids. Huffington Post

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Jun 26 2012

Live Love

You hear this saying all the time, “Preach the gospel…if necessary use words.”

You don’t have to have the Bible memorized to make a difference in people’s lives…it’s really just about being a friend.

I’m reading this new book, by Bob Goff it’s called Love Does.  Full of stories from his life…about acts of love…not telling people that their life is wrong and dragging them to church…(I’m sorry if someone has done that to you).  He writes about doing things out of love for others…

I highlighted this passage:

“I’m not that great at spelling and thankfully my phone auto corrects the words I type for me. What I’ve noticed though is every time I type in the word love, it gets changed to the word “live”. It’s a reminder to me of something I learned about following Jesus. I learned that fully loving and fully living are not only synonymous, but the kind of life that Jesus invited us to be part of. “

Love Does by Bob Goff

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