‘Finals’ Week

I leave tomorrow for Canada – actually, I leave today, as it’s after midnight and I can’t sleep! I’m not fearful, just excited about the journey that lies ahead.  While this week has been filled with making lists and checking them twice, it has also been a time of reflection on what (and who) I’ll…

God is SO Good!

Two weeks from today I’ll get in my Prius before dawn, loaded with my maps (yes, I still like the paper ones), gear for all types of weather, bicycle, air mattress, guitar, all my devices (or ‘appliances’, as Pastor Zac likes to call them 😀 ), my prayer list & Bible – and a bunch…

Getting Reacquainted With The ‘Pack Mule’…

5 weeks from today, I take the first official steps of my 1700-mile trek. I’ll be using my bike as transportation back to my car at the end of many of my walking days, so I dragged my 23-year-old horse-on-wheels out of mothballs & took it in for a tune-up last week.  It’s not as…

6 Weeks & Counting!

I can barely believe that in less than 6 weeks (Friday, Feb 26) I’ll be driving North on I-5 for the first cycle of my mission! I don’t have a clear idea where I’ll be sleeping each night for the next year, but things are starting to come together and  I’m comfortable stepping out in…

It’s A GO!!!

The meeting with our Church Council went well yesterday, so now we feel comfortable taking the next steps in the planning phase – such as publicizing it on a broader basis, contacting the other charities to see if they’d like to be included, stepping up my conditioning, doing more detailed scouting of the route, and……

Ashes to Asphalt

Really – I don’t know why this notion has just now come to me. It’s been a couple of weeks since this happened… During our trip to Florida, my niece Jori asked me if I’d like to have some of my Mom’s ashes.  I had no idea they existed.  She had a small portion that…