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, July 6, 2012

Is Mike going to continue to ride?

I feel like an aged athlete that knows its over but is having a hard time admitting it. I love bikes and always have, they get my adrenalin going. With the recent events my level of responsibility has risen dramatically and it is looking like I will have to take a break form riding. So keep your eye open for a 2009 ZX14R Special Edition for sale in the next few weeks. I will miss it but am certain that this is the wise thing to do in this season I'm in. Mike


  1. Love you guys so much! Praying for the big toes.. waiting with you for the Lord's will in your lives. Thanks for keeping us in the loop with your updates... the good and the "bad," the happy and the sad. Ann & Ron

  2. :( Coming from a family of bikers I can imagine how you feel. I must admit my enthusiasm has "soured" since Sandra's accident. God is in control but has given us choices to make and you are a wise man Mike and will do what you feel is right for everyone. Seasons change and we do what we feel is best while waiting for another one. Have a great weekend. Still praying for you all. PJMA

  3. Annette BrinkmanJuly 6, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Thank you for your continued updates.
    I too will continue to pray for movement of your big toe.
    Your hope like laughter, is infectious.
    May God continue to uphold you Sandra, Mike, Julia and Emily.

  4. I haven't made a comment lately, but I want you to know that we keep in prayer every single item you mention. It is so special to be part of your prayer team and be involved in your lives at this difficult time. May you count on the sufficiency of God's grace, as we have learned to do, from moment to moment. With much love, as always, Irene and Charles

  5. To save dear Amanda having to relay our thoughts to you, I am finally commenting to convey our support from afar. We pray for you daily and find your updates so encouraging. May you continue to feel God's clear presence and love for you through this journey...we promise to keep praying expectantly!
    Hold fast,
    Shana and Jeff
    Give D&A a hard time for us. Sometimes it's how we show them we care. Plus then they will want to come home...