Greetings from Atlanta

May 20, 2014

I’ve ridden a bicycle eastward for 8 days now. What do I know? Atlanta is an eight day bicycle ride from Little Rock– for me. I’m beginning to think that I may actually make it to the Atlantic Ocean. Certainly my attitude can change, but I think the terrain is going to become more hospitable to an untrained rider, and the mileage will become more bearable (except Wednesday). I can get excited about my accomishment, but then I start thinking about why I’m doing this.

The “why” questions are always hard to answer, but as near as I can figure it I just wanted to see if I could. I don’t think anyone other than my wife would provide me with a grant for this enterprise, but I can testify that it’s a powerful experience to get to put yourself in unusual, unfamiliar, and extreme circumstances. It’s been nothing short of a spiritual journey. I’m sure I would be hard pressed the articulate the measurable outcomes of this experience, but to use the the language we preachers often turn to — I would call this a revival experience. My soul feels nourished, my spirit feels uplifted, and my sense of wonder about this whole enterprise of life has been expanded. This is a big beautiful ball that we live on. It’s been fun to cruise around on it for a little while. It’s been more than fun — it’s been a great journey!

Blessings to you in your journey !



3 Responses to “Greetings from Atlanta”

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  2. Pratt Says:

    Yea Thompson. double yea.So glad you made it safe and sound in 8 days to Atlanta. Cool ! Ive been away from Computer for days but so glad to read my email tonight here at our friends e in Madison where Lucy and I are we visit Hannah. love pratt.

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