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HH100 Pics

Saturday, August 25, we rode in this year's version of Hotter 'n Hell 100 bike ride. The conditions were better than last year, but it still lived up to its name.

Here are the sleeping quarters at the Wichita Falls YMCA. That's Jim Craig in the suite next to me, and Frank and Beth Usnick are to my other side. Yes, that is plaster coming off the back wall of the racket ball court where we stayed. Over 400 of the 11,000 plus riders slept in every flat spot there. It's all part of the experience! The quote of the night was another guy in the room who said, "All I know is that my friend told me not to worry. He got me a room at the Y." Hey, it was $12 bucks!

This is the gang at the spaghetti dinner the night before the big ride. Frank and Beth are closest to John Huber and his camera, them Tim Parker and me, Jim Craig and Keith and Bridget Giddens and their children are at the far end. I don't know all the others. Daniel, Ray and Shasta who ride with us on Sund…

Information for a Fast

Wednesday, August 29, has been set aside as a day of prayer and fasting for the 40 Days of Community which begins September 9. Patsy Weinberg, a member of our 40Days leadership team, shared this information with me. It provides everything you need to know to join us Wednesday. If you have questions, comment or email Patsy or me.

1) Here’s a link to Bill Bright’s website, and it has all kinds of practical stuff:It’s LONG--pages and pages and pages. And most of it deals with 7-40 day fasts, but it’s a good starting point.2) Here are some practical things I found on a web site that agree with what I’ve always been taught (my edited version is below)Prepare yourself physically. Fasting can actually be a cleansing opportunity for the body, but you don't want to make yourself sick. Eat a good meal prior to beginning your fast. Don't gorge yourself, but don't go into it on nothing but a snack-size meal. Avoid caffeine and any stimulantsPrepare yourself spiritually. Confess si…