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Showing posts from November 18, 2012

Riding the trails

Took to the trails this morning for the first time on my secondhand mountain bike. (Thanks K Brown) The conditions were ideal, but I was super cautious. I was glad no one else was riding! There was one runner, and I told him I'd rather be running than riding as I passed him. He laughed. (At me?)

Rode the 2.5 mile loop at Arbor Hills in Plano. Excellent for newbies like me. I'm sure if you go more than 5 miles an hour it would be even more challenging. Made two loops before heading to the office, and I'm ready to go again.

More upper body work on the mtn bike, and the climbs are trickier than road cycling for sure. No clipping in for a while. Needed to bail too many times. Someday.

Trail running is my favorite sport. Now I can drive up to a trailhead and either run it or ride it. Nice.

And the Nations Shall Praise Him

It's Thanksgiving, and Legacy Church hosted its annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the students and families connected to the English Language Program. As a Pastor, I am seldom more proud of Legacy than when we provide the food, table hosts, and loving atmosphere for the international families in our community. 

Lue Kraltchev, our Literacy Missions Director,and her team planned and served the meal to over 400 students, their families and friends. Over 50 Legacy volunteers cooked, served and donated all the food and drinks except the ham and turkey meat.

Legacy members and ELP faculty members also served as table hosts. They were the English experts for those who sat at their tables. I sat by two families from China, and we shared as much as we could about our homes, families, and language while sharing traditional, homemade Thanksgiving food. These table talks were where life connected to life, and hearts opened to the love of God.

We had families who had only been in the USA for a week.