- Firstly, I’d like to start a weekly road ride beginning this Saturday morning (9/30) at 7:30 am. Initially, we’ll depart from the Grace Pres church parking lot on Hopkins Road at 7:30 am. I was thinking we could do a 15-17 mile loop which would allow for some participants to ride shorter or longer distances, for some laps to be faster than others, and allow for differing fitness levels.
- Secondly, I’d like to start a weekly Salem Lake ride which would be on Sunday afternoon and be a ‘family ride’ – trailers, children, etc…. Salem Lake is a 7 mile loop and of course there are no cars. You do have to watch out for the horses and the horse…stuff, though. More info later.
- Thirdly, I’d like for us to set some goals for next year and train with the goal of doing some events together.
- And lastly, I’d like for us to encourage and support one another in the pursuit of those goals, serve as resources for one another, and welcome others into the activity we enjoy.
For a pastor, the fall back into the desperate pace of church life is marked with the shocking regularity of Sunday morning. Thankfully in my case, God put a stop to that. The day after we returned, I got sick as a dog. Being bedridden led me to an awareness that, though I had apprehended it, I had never been able to articulate it, and now I am (thanks to my good friend, Ping) able to relate it to you: I realized that I am only free when I am sick.
There is also the universalist approach which sadly is more definitive, less debatable, and absolute; it is called: sola morte.
*This quote is pulled from Alan Jacobs excellent book on the life and thought of C.S. Lewis entitled, The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis.
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