• Through the course of my life's work, there have been many moments in which I have been confronted with death. Perhaps this has made me more melancholy as I age; however, there is for me a realization that many of these places - difficult as they may be, are sacred spaces or "thin places" as the Celtic people use to call them. Thin places were those places where heaven and earth seemed to touch - there is a solemnity to many of these moments and sometimes there is a strange sense of relief, even joy for those that are present when someone they love dies. In more recent years, there have been several babies and young children whom I have

    Aug 24,
  • Just a reminder that today is Timothy Project Thursday! If you or someone you know has a suitable project idea please check out our Timothy Project page for more details. If you would like to support future Timothy Project ventures, such as this one, please use the PayPal link below to make a donation. Your financial gift helps to secure additional equipment, sponsor a missionary or organization in an outreach effort, and cover associated costs of providing bibles, soccer equipment, and other outreach tools locally and around the world! #TPT

    Aug 21,
  • If you are part of the CrossTraining or Colorado Rapids community, we have been praying for a former player and his wife and their three children that were recently born. Today, one of the babies, a girl, died from complications. The other two are clinging to life in the neonatal unit and there are many prayers that are being said on their behalf and for this husband and wife. For my own family, we have wept tears in knowing that this couple have lost a child. In these times, as people of faith, we are confronted with the question of, What do we do with the enigma of unanswered prayers? For some, unanswered prayers can become a breaking point of one's

    Aug 17,
  • There is currently a team in Kenya (you can check out the team blog here for updates) as part of our Timothy Project program, but we have a lot of gear still left to give away (see pictures below)! If you or someone you know has a suitable project idea please check out our Timothy Project page for more details.                 Find out more about the Timothy Project and get involved today! If you would like to support future Timothy Project ventures, please use the PayPal link below to make a donation. Your financial gift helps to secure additional equipment, sponsor a missionary or organization in an outreach effort, and cover associated costs of providing

    Aug 14,
  • The Colorado Rapids latest loss on Saturday meant the longest slump of the season with three losses in the last three games, and only one win in the last seven. While not the longest losing streak in recent times (a six game stretch during 2012), it comes at a difficult point in time for the team during this season with many difficult opponents yet to play. Slumps are not uncommon in sports - every athlete in every sport can slump at any time and sometimes it is difficult to get back into a winning or successful rhythm. Many athletes and organizations put a lot of time, money, research, and energy into overcoming the droughts that come in performance-oriented environments. But

    Aug 10,