I was rereading the story in the Bible about Caleb where he says when he is 85 years old, “I am as strong now as I was when I was 40, give me this mountain to conquer”. I wonder how strong I will be at 85 years of age. I wonder how many years I can Pastor and preach effectively. I wonder how many more years I can bicycle. I can hope, and I can pray, and I can set goals, but only God knows what His plans are for my life. I am working hard at doing my part to exercise to keep my body strong and memorizing to keep my mind sharp, but God must bless. At this point I am planning on continuing on in ministry until I am 80. I have a goal of doing a 7,000 mile bicycle trip where I would hit every one of the lower 48 states in 4 months in about 5 years from now. It might happen, I don’t know, but I am going to plan it anyway. I feel pretty good right now in my tent at 11 pm writing this blog, but when I wake up in the morning I could feel aweful. I love the Lord with all my heart and I want to serve Him as long as I can, but He is in charge and I trust Him with my life with no hesitation or regrets. So anybody want to go with me on a 7,000 mile bicycle trip?