Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Knowing in part...

Words cannot express how much I Loved this MAN. But here is a bit of inspired Word from a man who understood it better than I.

"Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

-From 1 Corinthians chapter 13

Love remains and will throughout ETERNITY!

We all face the three that will remain at some point. These days Kyle is causing me to stay closer to that which will remain more than ever before in my life, while allowing that which will fade away to become dim in the character of who I am being.

When a seed dies, if planted well, watered and nourished with light, it brings forth new life. Allowing Kyle's life as it passes to bring redemption and new life, will happen if it is planted well, watered with Word and nourished with light in our hearts. All of those who are with the Ultimate Lover now would want nothing less to be done with their lives.

Thank You All for sharing life with us, and honoring my brother.

To the fading of the imperfect and the clothing of Kyle in perfection...

I have, do, and will always Love you My Brother, My Blood.
See you sooner than I think we realize,

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bike Time?

More time on the bike this week than anticipated, just could not get out to the ski trails. So lots of base time on trainer and loving every minute of it actually, 3hrs mon., 2hrs tues., 2 yesterday., and some hockey tonight! We'll see how well this goes once the 5+hrs have to kick in...

I just refuse to ride in the cold...its torture, too much frostbite on this body, pin no matter how i dress..maybe i am just a wuss.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

No Interest or No Race Directors?

I was like YIPPEE! Until I read EXCEPT....

Monday, December 8, 2008

I think Midwest was forgotten?

Stealing a little from Tim Drankus, but he is right! Check it out. As if mountain biking does not exist in the Midwest? Last I heard we have the best turn out for races as compared to anywhere else in the nation. Not to mention a few of the largest MTB point to points. Its almost offensive to me that they are called East Coast/West Coast Cups. True, the geography give credence to the names, but thats the point, maybe lack of attendance is due in part to lack of diversity in geography. Any thoughts?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

After midnight :O

1:20 AM
Just Pounded out a 12 page paper due tomorrow. Still have to make a power point about the paper to present tomorrow.
Blogging cause I want to stay updated after the little break i took from blogs and riding stuff.
This week in short...

Rest Monday

Good skiing Tuesday! Did a full Lapham Peak Black Loop, squeezed it in on the way home from school.

2 hrs+ trainer time in basement Wednesday.

Was gonna do something Thurs. (hockey, ski, basement trainer time) but after late night study and writing the night before...I just passed out on couch after putting the kids to bed :)

Won a hockey game tonight, the Guerra's rocked it again with 4 goals between Dad, kyle, and myself!

Oh yea, like 4 papers written, a zillion pages of reading, this presentation, started working as a tutor, and 4-5 more papers in the next week and a half!

And now back to the grinder...
Thanks for reading,

Monday, December 1, 2008


Been a while...
On the riding front, officially started training for next year. Base miles on the bike in basement slowly getting logged, about 5 hrs over the weekend, its actually fun this time around. Playing Hockey, skiing, and using Wii Fit for all other cross training till an actual base period kicks in later this month. Then it will be mostly bike with some skiing and hockey and weights to replace the Wii. Yoga on the Wii is pretty basic, but noticing a difference in posture and bike related aches, pains, and tightness. Hoping to put in an even better foundation for the intense stuff later next year than I did last year.

On the College front...
I have 5 papers , a presentation, and 3 final exams all due in the next week and a half. Its insanity of time management at its best. Refinement for the reality of the job I suppose. I hear teaching can have this kind of craziness when your getting started.

Family front...
Thanksgiving was amazing
3 celebrations over the extended weekend, with a hockey game we won in between. Dad, Kyle, and I all scored goals and worked well together on the ice. There was also some pretty high tensions and a little push and shove with plenty of penalties, which always makes things more interesting.
Thanksgiving on my side had the traditional little teaching from Gpa, which was great. A bit about Squanto and his captivity in Europe that led to being a blessing to him and his people and for the pilgrims as they struggled to survive and how their lives were building upon this intersection of thanksgiving. My question with that one is, what if Squato had lived with someone other then Christian monks in Europe, would his response been very different to the arrival of the pilgrims and if so would that have had any effect on how the USA exists today? Seeing as he was taken captive by people like the pilgrims, forgiveness and mercy might not have been his highest priority, interesting thing to ponder.

Charis is starting to talk and my official name is now BA-DA. BA-BA is blanky and botltle, both comforts, so maybe I am a mix of comfort and security/authority? :)

Asa is learning how to be such a great help around the house (4yrs old and can do dishes almost solo) and is starting some schooling with Lindsay to get ready for the real deal.

Oh yea were moving next door, and Hannah (my sister) and her new Husband Caleb are moving in here, tentivley. Gonna be a great little community with Kyle (my bro) upstairs, Hannah Caleb here, and my family next door!

Here are some pics of all the latest. Mainly Hannah's wedding and Some stuff around the house.

Thanks for reading!