The #ReparationRide has officially begun!
Aaaand... My phone won't let me load the app I need to post pictures to this site. (Do you remember my saying how I miss my laptop? 😉)
God be praised! He is granting many opportunities to offer things up in reparation.
I've always said that you know something grace-filled is about to happen when things begin to go wrong.
As I rode the first 10 miles south of The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, I encountered the strongest headwind I have yet encountered on my bike. It didn't seem to matter which direction I turned. Coincidence?? I think not, but..
God is good.
One pedal stroke at a time. Mile by (slow) mile. He gave me the strength to push through and not give in to discouragement! He even helped me to actually hear the Divine Mercy Chaplet through the sound of the wind.
Wouldn't you know it? The wind finally died down shortly after the Chaplet ended and I was able to regain a decent pace. THAT was His Divine Mercy (in my life, at that moment, anyway)!
An unexpected road closure ("water over the roadway" sign) and stretch of gravel road; steep hill and a little rain... Here I am. Having carried your prayer intentions through it all, I've made it safely to my first overnight. (God be praised!) I will carry them on tomorrow.
Good night and thank you for your prayers!
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!
Still "Alive in HOPE!"
For those who've known this blog for years, know that I am still "Alive in HOPE!" Still looking at life through the eyes of faith and finding HOPE in a "hopeless" world... The only difference is that I now feel called to do so from the back of a bicycle on a 500+ mile pilgrimage; to share a message of hope from Our Lady of Fatima!