Cape Cod Getaway: Katie’s Turn

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Day’s Verse:
He [the righteous man] will have no fear of bad news;
his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.

Psalm 112:7
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I’m sure you’ve all been dying to hear a blow-by-blow account of all 150 miles of this weekend’s the Cape Cod Getaway. Sadly, you’re going to be disappointed, because in almost all respects it was nearly identical to last year’s CCG ride. That means you can just read last year’s post and imagine that I wrote it for this year. Some different highlights: Continue Reading >>

Cape Cod Getaway – Saturday Afternoon – Sunday Morning

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Day’s Verse:
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Romans 8:37
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From Ian:

Katie made it to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzard’s Bay at 1:45 PM Saturday afternoon! She did in fact meet up with her friends Saturday morning and rode with them for about half the route. She was in good spirits when she got in, and unlike last year her knees weren’t hurting. She attributes this to having more gears. Last year she only had to gears in the front and they were set up for speed rather than climbing hills. It impressed several of the guys she rode with when she told them what gearing she used to climb hills. This year with a triple in front the hills weren’t nearly as killer. Continue Reading >>

Cape Cod Getaway – Saturday Morning

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Day’s Verse:
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31
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From Ian:

If you’ve been reading Katie’s blog recently (and if you haven’t, shame on you) you may have noticed that she’s been training for a couple of long bike rides. Well today begins the first one: The National MS Society Cape Cod Getaway. After a very busy day yesterday (chores for me, work for Katie) we went to bed at 9:00 PM knowing that a mere seven hours later we would be dragging ourselves out of bed. After eating breakfast and packing some last minute things we left our apartment and headed to Quincy. Continue Reading >>

Big, Bad News

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Day’s Verse:
O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you,
my body longs for you,
in a dry and weary land
where there is no water.

Psalm 63:1
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More layoffs at my company. I still have a job, but I don’t know what it is — they are eliminating the reporting group and splitting it into a “Publishing” group that just formats, PDFs, and ships reports; and a “Study Specialist” group that will support scientific staff in some as-yet-undefined way. I want to ask, “Isn’t there an Option C?” Continue Reading >>

Open Letter to New England Weather

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Day’s Verse:
Meanwhile, friends, wait patiently for the Master’s Arrival. You see farmers do this all the time, waiting for their valuable crops to mature, patiently letting the rain do its slow but sure work. Be patient like that. Stay steady and strong. The Master could arrive at any time.
James 5:7-8
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Dear New England Weather,

HDR TestI know it’s a big job being the weather. You’re the most complicated system in the world and scientists need supercomputers to even attempt to predict your patterns. So I really appreciate that you do your best for us: snow in the winter, rain in the spring, sun in the summer, rain in the fall — we admire this consistency. Continue Reading >>

Bike Ride Pictures – Saturday, June 20

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Day’s Verse:
Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?
James 2:14-17
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