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.
I love ocean photography and it has been awesome to watch Ryan Pernofski do this thing:
- This is important work for Bob, Debs, Love Does & Jeremy, Matt, Preemptive Love Coalition. Learn about it and support:
As Blinksale continues, I am interested what David Heinemeier Hansson has to say as the founder of Ruby on Rails, the framework that Blinksale is built on. Tim Ferriss' podcast with DHH is a great way to get to know his work.
This documentary, "I Saw The Light," will be very interesting.
I get weary of tech products, but this Eclipse looks pretty sharp.
Joseph is killing it:
- Now that the Cavs and the Cubs have both won championships, the focus has shifted to San Diego as America's saddest sports city.
- Nothing to see here, just Tim Cook tweeting about Austin's iPhone 7 work (!!!). (Also seen here and here.)
The first time Jillian sang in public was a night in the fall of 2007. I was there, and I can still remember the chorus to the first song I heard her sing. She's making a record and I think you'd love being a part of it!
Flight upgrade trick. H/t to John Ruhlin for posting this.
Thrilled with what Nations Foundation is doing.
The John John Florence doc series, "Twelve," by Hurley/Nike is beautiful.
We've known for a while self-driving cars are coming, but it's still crazy.
On a whim a few nights ago, I checked out the new Beatles documentary on Hulu. Unique to have captured the Beatles last public performance this way:
- 'Stranger Things' fans will enjoy this Andy Mineo tune: