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!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Most asked questions

We had a great weekend at the cottage, enjoying Canada day. On the way home the 4 of us were discussing the most common questions we are asked and I will try to answer 1 per day. So let's start with, how did the accident happen? Well it was Mothers day we had just finished mothers day lunch (restaurant of course), had a few things to do in the afternoon and around 6pm we were able to get out and enjoy a great evening. I was on my bike, Sandra on hers and her brother Rob was on his with his friend. For those who know the area we were on river rd just past Hurst Marina, came to a stop sign checked with Sandra if everything was ok she gave the nod of approval and off we went. The very next corner was a left, We were riding staggered and I had the left side of the lane, Sandra had the right. She had some gravel and had to change her line, caught a tar strip, possibly some gravel and she got too close to the shoulder and went off the bike. We were travelling at around 70km/hr. I was ahead of her and lost vision of her in my mirrors when I saw Rob who was behind her pull over I got terrible feeling in my stomach and quickly turned around. At the scene we had no idea the extent of her injuries but took the proper precautions. At first Sandra didn't want us to call 911, she said "let me just catch my breath and I'll be fine". The one time in our marriage I didn't listen to her I was right and called 911. The ambulance was there in less then 10 minutes and we were at the civic very quickly where we got the bad news. I still am a little perplexed at the extent of her injuries for the rate of speed we were at and the fact that she didn't hit anything on her way to the ditch. By the damage to her gear it would appear she landed on her head around her hair line and compressed her spine. Sandra's jacket has a small scuff on the shoulder and that is it, the back doesnt even have a scratch. Wow I think this is my longest post. Mike

1 comment:

  1. Today I read this and I was blessed by these words which I share with you:

    "The incredibly hard things that we go through will truly become some sort of blessing in the hand of the Lord, and will produce a greater prophetic fulfillment in our lives. Yes, a sad, bad, unbearable time can become a joy-filled moment when we placed that moment in the hand of God and give Him thanks for the moment. Time then takes a turn. The harsh memory of pain from the loss of expected joy can now be redeemed. That situation can become a transforming work of grace that can be seen in you for a lifetime."

    Praying for you.