Hebrews 12:1-3

Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Sandra's condition

Well it has come to my attention I have never posted on Sandra's exterior condition, meaning road rash. The quick answer is she has none. Not a scratch, burn nothing. She had a manicure days before the accident and she didn't even break a nail. She had a small bruise on her chin the size of a dime and her left knee was bruised but the rest on the exterior is 100%. We are very thankful for that. Of note to our motorcycle buddies, the sergeon measured her head and helmet and said she had a perfect fit and the right brand of helmet. He said " if it was an HJC helmet she would have broke her c2 and possibly had head trauma" The one time I'm thankful my wife picks from the top shelf. Mike


  1. She must have picked from the top shelf when she got you for a husband also! I'm proud to have you for a bro-in-law dogger!

  2. I guess I should go shopping.
    Karen L

  3. HUMMM Makes me think Cynthia is due for a new lid. I feel Good about the Bell on my head. But hands down Bill Byker needs to be first in line at the Arai or Shoe tent.


  4. Dear Mike and Sandra, We just want you to know that Calvary in NY is praying for you and your family - and praying is one thing they do with gusto! Thank you for being so vulnerable and honest about what you are going through. It is causing many people to re-evaluate priorities and be honest about our walk with Him. I remember one "nugget" that Irene Williams would always say, "Believe in the dark what He has told you in the light." And it is obvious that you and Mike have invested wisely in His Word and standing on His truths. Thank you for your beautiful testimony of God's grace and mercy in the midst of such a difficult situation. I am currently reading a book called "Choosing to SEE" written by Mary Beth Chapman (Steve Curtis Chapman's wife. Their teenage son Will was driving and accidentally ran over their adopted daughter Maria behind their home and Maria went home to be with Jesus. They talk about "choosing to see" things from His perspective. It has really touched my heart. Thank you for "choosing to SEE" things from His point of view and trusting Him with all the unknowns. You are both a blessing.

    Love, Sandy and Dave Epstein

    "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Cor. 4:17-18

    p.s. I realized I was saving all my posts the wrong way and they have not been saved at all. Just know that we have been following your journey and have been praying for you every day. Hopefully this post works!