Tag Archives: God

Rock solid values, allowing for sandstone

This weekend I drove up to Decorah, Iowa to visit friends and conduct some business on art and writing with former professors at Luther College. The weather was pleasantly gray in that Decorah way, often threatening rain. That only gave … Continue reading

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Getting your ass kicked by Jesus

Most of us with a religious faith go through ups and downs during our developmental years. Many teens and college students drift away from the bible stories of youth. Some lose their faith entirely during college years, dumping church attendance in … Continue reading

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The memory that rides along with you

Mountain biking is a wonderful thing to do on a late Sunday afternoon in February when the skies are gray and the temperatures nuzzle into the 40s. That’s what found me pedaling north through the tri-cities of Batavia, Geneva and … Continue reading

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A dialogue with the dawn

By Christopher Cudworth Those of us who run and ride tend to be early risers. Some get out the door before the sun even rises. In winter we may not even see the sun during our workouts. Just cold trudging … Continue reading

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The surprising power of determination

By Christopher Cudworth “You’re so determined.”  That’s one of the biggest compliments you can give any person. When you say that someone is “determined” it means they are focused on a goal. They mean to achieve it the best way … Continue reading

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Ever been really lost on the run or ride? Or in life?

By Christopher Cudworth If you’re a runner or a cyclist, or even a swimmer who gets out into open water, you have likely experienced the awful feeling of getting lost. Out in the woods It doesn’t happen that often for … Continue reading

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Doing the possible so the impossible can happen

 By Christopher Cudworth There are accomplishments about which we all dream. Personal records we strive to achieve. At times these goals seem unreachable. Impossible. But we persist, doing the small things that add up to big changes in our bodies, … Continue reading

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Thoughts that run through your mind on Memorial Day

By Christopher Cudworth Yesterday when I arrived at my father’s house to check on his caregiving needs, he pulled me over to his dining room table to show a drawing he’d just done. My father is a stroke victim going … Continue reading

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Life is just a shade better when you run and ride

By Christopher Cudworth Against every promise to myself upon buying a new set of sunglasses, I took them with me on errands and sure enough, let the beautifully designed shades fall to the ground where they received a scratch right … Continue reading

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“People will die”

A few years back the church youth counselor called to tell me she was going to take the kids in the middle school and high school youth groups on a bike ride. “Would you like to come along?” she asked. … Continue reading

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