An unfortunate episode of déjà vu (who’s changing things inside the Matrix!?): Tragic & terrible fires in Colorado Springs that are burning densely forested areas, burning homes, and displacing so many families.

It wasn’t even a year ago that we lived through the destruction of the Waldo Canyon fire, which I experienced nearly first hand alongsideYoung Life Norge (Norway) as they were headed to camp at Frontier Ranch in Buena Vista. (Quite the welcome to Colorado & America!)

Please join me in praying for relief from the heat, the winds, the lack of humidity (and rain!!)

YES! I CANNOT agree more with this article. Seriously. 

Women of all ages should be asked about their thoughts, opinions, and views of the world, not just praised (or criticized) for their looks. 

The next time you meet a little girl, young lady, or any woman, take that opportunity to get to know who they are as a person; compliment their heart and their mind first.

Ah. Someday.

“Date a boy who travels. Date a boy who treasures experience over toys, a hand-woven bracelet over a Rolex. Date the boy who scoffs when he hears the words, “vacation”, “all-inclusive” or “resort”. Date a boy who travels because he’s not blinded by a single goal but enlivened by many.

… His Facebook friend count will be over-the-roof and his wall will be plastered with the broken English ‘miss-you’ of friends he met along the way. When he travels he makes lifelong friends in an hour. And although contact with these friends is sporadic and may be far-between his bonds are unmessable and if he wanted he could couch surf the world… again.”