Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

Wow!  It enormity of this ride hit me today.  I got up and made it to church for the first time in a while.  I will admit that I have not been "worshiping" in the traditional manner the last couple months.  Trying to ride multiple days with back to back to back 100+ mile rides has prevented me from going to church.  However, as most of you that know me know, I consider each bike ride as a unique worship service.  I am amazed by Gods wonderful earth and the neat things that He puts out for us to see if we will take the time to look for it!

Anyway, I made it to church in time and was pleased to be able to stand and sing God Bless America and America the Beautiful.  I was overcome with emotion as I attempted to sing these two songs. (My apologies to those I was sitting next to as I know I sounded awful!) It hit me and hit me hard that I will truly be living "America" over the next month.   I am very very blessed and lucky to have the opportunity to see our Great Land first hand. 

I hope yall have a wonderful and safe Independence Day!

7 comments:

Rando Rob said...

Read your blog, looks like you are ready - keep us up to date on your transcon adventure

William said...

Well said Michelle. We'll all be thinking about you as you start the ride this week.

-Bill

Dianne said...

Hey Michelle-I will try and call you Wednesday night to wish you the best-I know you are ready for this-you have worked your butt off for 1.5 years to get ready and I am so proud of you! I will keep track of your blog and send you texts along the way. Love ya!

Bonhomme said...

I'm so excited for you. What an adventure. Can't wait to hear all the stories.

Richard

Brooke said...

We've been thinking about you! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear all about your adventures!

Nancy said...

My prayer for you, "May God watch over you and keep you safe, healthy and strong! May the weather be perfect and if not, still good enough to ride. I pray that this experience exceeds all of your expectations." Amen

Now.....GO KICK SOME MAJOR BUTT!!!! Have FUN!!! Be HAPPY!

Remember:
Phil 4:13 I can do ALL THINGS through Christ who gives me strength

Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on the wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint

Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak

Psalm 18:32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

Karen said...

WHOO HOO!! Michelle. They time is finally here! All of your gym friends will miss you and be thinking of you while you are on your amazing adventure! I don't think I have to tell you to look for God on this trip cuz I think He is going to be EVERYWHERE!! But I do pray that you see Him in unexpected and different ways than ever before! Keep us posted!! Karen