and familiar with suffering.
The Son of Sorrow
Staring Down Forever
With an Aching View
|I asked Gary to write some reflections on this year's ride across Iowa|
Bring Forth The Kingdom
by Marty Haugen Verse 1 You are salt for the earth, O people, salt for the city of God! Share the flavor of life, O people: life in the kingdom of God! Verse 2 You are a light on the hill, O people, light for the city of God! Shine so holy and bright, O people: shine for the kingdom of God! Verse 3 You are a seed of the word, O people, bring forth the kingdom of God! Seeds of mercy and seeds of justice, grow in the kingdom of God! Verse 4 We are the blessed and a pilgrim people, bound for the kingdom of God! Love our journey and love our homeland: love is the kingdom of God! Refrain Bring forth the kingdom of mercy, bring forth the kingdom of peace. Bring forth the kingdom of justice, bring forth the kingdom of God!
|Pastor Rick, Dick and his son Grant (Left to Right)|
|Gary S. took this photo. It was even more beautiful live.|
|My daughter & I had fun riding part of RAGBRAI together.|
|Tire Dip at the Mississippi River. I made it!|
|New Life Riders: Pastor Rick & Jay rode day 5 together - Tough Day!|
|RABRAI = Rag-Pie!|
|This fruit smoothie was just what I needed.|
|Gary rode for New Life & organized the event for Pella Cycling Club.|
|A crowd of riders in Brooklyn, the community of flags.|
|In South Amana with a man who rode RAGBRAI on a longboard!|
|Riding through town on the final day.|
|In Walcott - German theme in this pass-through town.|
|Happy to get 'er done at the high waters of the Big River!|
|We tented it out all week. In Altoona, we could sleep inside with AC|
at the Lutheran Church of the Cross.
|It was fun to visit with Rose & my daughter in Altoona & Grinnell.|
|Texting Rose south of Bondurant|
|On Day 3, many of us did the extra Karras Loop|
for a 100 mile day, earning this patch.
|New Life riders Corrine & Gary with friend Tim|
|New Life riders Corrine & Corinne.|