Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Math

The Beauty of Mathematics and the Love of God! This is TOO cool!

Just the math part is good enough, the end is even better.

I bet you will NOT be able to read it without sending it on to at least one other person!

I received this e-mail and thought it was pretty cool! Keep scrolling it gets better. 

Beauty of Mathematics!!!!!!!

1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn't it?

And look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 12321
1111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

Mind Boggling...

Now, take a look at this....

101%

>From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What Equals 100% ?

What does it mean to give MORE than 100% ?

Ever wonder about those people who say they
Are giving more than 100% ?

We have all been in situations where someone wants you to

GIVE OVER 100%...

How about ACHIEVING 101%?

What equals 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help
Answer these questions:

If:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.

Then:

H-A-R-D-W-O- R- K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%

And:

K-N-O-W-L-E- D-G-E

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96%

But:

A-T-T-I-T-U- D-E

1+20+20+9+20+ 21+4+5 = 100%

THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:

L-O-V-E-O-F- G-O-D
12+15+22+5+15+ 6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, It's the Love of God that will put you over the top!

If you find this interesting share it with your friends & loved ones.
Have a nice day & God bless you

Friday, November 20, 2009

Commit To Him

Day 81; Now I have started to take care of my physical needs. I have loved reading the Bible everyday and posting it on facebook. I feel it keeps me accountable to God and it helps when others help out as well. I am not surprised but it has been 41 days of no junk food. I wish I would have been a do'er earlier in life. I have made a lot of wrong choices, and I am so glad I am making better choices now. I am not perfect and never will be. I can tell you this for sure, I have that joy back and am going to let my light shine for Him.

So here is how God has been working in my life. I hope this helps you in your life. I feel God's word speaks to me everyday. I pray that His word works in my life daily for others. I try to focus all on others and not on myself. It is very hard to do all the time and I don't know why but it is the hardest with family. My family is the best and I just really want them to be happy and they are. I have to talk to someone and it is usually my family first. It is a great thing to go to your family first but they also need to feel loved too. I have spent some more time on the phone talking about cycling recently, more on that in a second. I have spent time being a servant of the Lord and have enjoyed that as well. Also I have been riding more on the weekends with friends. All of this time away from family and things have been better than before. My wife and I have enjoyed spending more time together. Also Caylin and I spend more time together playing the wii and her learning the Bible. I feel all these things are going on because I spend more time caring about them. This all has to do with the Bible changing my life. God will continue to mold me the way He wants as long as I Love Him with all of my heart and life. Last year was a good year but I have enjoyed the last 81 days more and so has my wife. She says I am doing good and we are doing good. I have tried to be their for my friends as well. I pray that I will do everything He wants me to do and this has been hard for me.

So with God, family, and friends in my life the next thing is cycling. God has brought cycling into my life to enjoy as well. I didn't have that joy in cycling that my good friend talked about this year. I feel very confident in taking the leadership role of RGF Team Captain for 2010. I have to say I feel more at ease with the great job that the RGF leadership board is doing. That is why I have been on the phone so much. Panther is no longer a part of RGF for 2010. I have decided to stay with Polo because Panther wanted me to commit to races and I told them I would do my best to show up at the races but couldn't make any commitments. It has all worked out better this way for everyone I feel. Polo is an Awesome Team Owner. I feel that it has been very easy for me to continue cycling for Him and Polo. They have always been closer to me than any other cycling group. It is so hard to leave from guys that feel like family. It was also hard to leave Panther and new teammate Kirk Albers as well. When Andy told me I could sit in more at the races I thought wow that is huge. Things come up and in this case family came before cycling. I am glad that Paul was honest with me and made it to easy to leave Panther. I wish Panther the best and I can't wait for RGF 2010 to mix it up with them. The new RGF Elite Team will be posted soon at our Team website. http://www.rgfsolutionssportsmarketing.com/ I am really excited about 2010. I feel I have improved every year racing. I am below race weight for the first time during the off season and will have more hours than last year as well. I have also avg 15 hours per week for the last 3 weeks. God is working in my life in all things to the Max and I am going with the flow of Him.

Listening and Doing:

James 1: 19My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. 21Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.
22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.
26If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. 27Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Great Commission

Matthew 28:16Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

God wants us all to be with Him in Heaven. Yes that is why Jesus hit the bars instead of being with His brothers (those that already believed in Him). God calls us all to do this. How do we? Very simple...Well it is easy to tell you but hard to do. First you need to accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior. Do you believe that Jesus is the son of God? Next you need to get into His word daily and live by His words in the Bible. Read, Study, and Obey.

The last step can be hard. Ask a friend or ask anyone it doesn't matter. If you are loving to them and take the time to be with them. The hardest part is trying to do what is right, everyone is different. Go to God in prayer and He will let it be known. Be quick to listen and slow to speak. The things you say and do can change there life as well. Live off of the word of God in all you do, and others will come to Him as well.

So what have I been trying to do recently? I have been trying to live for Him. You do this in all things. Give yourself to Him and everything falls into place. Some things are more important than others right? I feel nothing is more important than another. You are saying "whatever nothing is more important than your family." Well actually God is more important. Here is an example of how God is first and everything else falls together. Remember that you can do all things through Christ because He gives you the Power to do them.

I have changed.... I Said... I Have Changed! Hope I have your attention. I had a hard year at putting family, cycling, church, and other things together this year. Had a lot of great races and not so great races. Becky and I could have had a better time, but I would continue to talk about myself. I would complain about cycling or how much I was gaining weight as the season went on. It just was one of those years that I wanted to quit and just get our life back on track. Thanks to simple words from a very good friend telling me "Jeremy you need to have Joy in your life." This friend was telling me about Jesus. I raced in the race and I crashed hard to the pavement. It was the last turn of the Pro race in good position for a top twenty finish. I could have been a good witness to the rider that wrecked me and also to those hundreds of people watching. It made me realize that I didn't have Joy in my life. So I decided to change my life and give it all to Him.

Sept 1st I started reading the Bible day and night. The Bible has transformed my life to give everything I have that is taking away from my time with Him. So I started giving more time to Him. I spent a lot of wasted time doing nothing! I still do it! So after the first 40 days of reading the Bible day and night I decided to give my junk food to Him. Yes you heard me right no more cookies! At least for one year. I do have people betting that I don't do it but they really want me to succeed for they know the real reason why I am doing it. It was hard at first coming home and right in front of you is cookies, my favorite cookies that Becky makes me. God has been changing my life though, and for people that really know me they know how impossible it would be for me not to just grab one of my favorite cookies. The last couple of years I have enjoyed spending the times with my family when we don't talk about cycling. Becky and Caylin have stopped going to races mainly because I don't win Pro races but also I think it is because I don't spend quality time with them on these trips. I have been a downer for them. I always talk about the race before and after. How bad I did or should have done this better or that. So since Sept 1st I have changed and I will start following God where ever He leads me. No more selfish thinking and asking for more. 2010 will be for others and where God leads me. For now that is not clear but I want it to be clear in His timing of things.

I will continue to try and be a better husband, co-worker, cyclist, father, son, friend, but most importantly I need to have Him come first so I will try and be a better student of His word and what He wants me to do. That my friends is not selfish at all. For when you give your self to Him you will have love in all things that are in your life. If love isn't for you than I feel sorry for you. Key verse that has more of meaning to me now.

Philippians 4:13 (New International Version)

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kalahari








We went to Kalahari 2 weeks ago and had so much fun! Caylin got to paint pottery. She painted a surfer girl.
Our Caylin is growing up, this time when we went on the lazy river Caylin had her own raft and didn't have to sit on Mommy's lap. I think we went around about a dozen times. She kept saying, "Lets do it again!" She had fun going down the kiddie slides, riding the waves in the wave pool, and swimming.

My Sweet Caylin


Caylin started swimming lessons this fall. She is doing so well! She can swim an entire lap, she can jump off the platform into the 9 feet, and swim on her back. Caylin loves the water. I am amazed everytime I watch her. Who knows, maybe she will be on swim team one day!
Caylin also has started going to AWANA. She is a Cubbie. It is a program that focuses on biblical teaching to children. She has to learn 1-3 memory verses a week. They play games, hear stories, do puppets, crafts, and have snacks. Caylin wears a vest to Cubbies and as they learn their memory verses they get a patch. She is SO PROUD of her vest. I will post a picture of her in it later.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Just Horsing Around

We had fun at the Wayne County Fair. Caylin loves walking through the barns and visiting all the animals. When we went into one of the horse barns Caylin spotted this cute pony. They both smiled for the camera!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Thanks for reading

Sorry for the delay, thanks for waiting. I sure am glad God has been watching over me. It has been a hard year for cycling. That is because I didn't have my focus on Him, family, and friends all the time. As I think my wife would say, "It is all about cycling all the time." She is right you know. Without her in my life I would have ruined everything, but God has been there to encourage me as well as family and friends. I do Love cycling, and it is easy to tell I love food a little,.... ok more. So it is way past time, I need to start changing things. Now that I have my act together I figured I would post something. So what do I write about?





God is good! The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit is my light, and the path I choose. Does it really have to be hard to do the right thing all the time? Is it for you as well? Have you been down that same road I have when you hope God is going to be there to encourage you. I don't know about you but knowing that He will makes me feel comfortable. Sort of like sleeping straight through the night for almost 8 hours. Then waking up with nothing to do but to enjoy God's beautiful sunrise coming up while walking on the beach with family and all you can hear is the sound of the Ocean. You know what I also like? Riding my bike for a 6 hour ride knowing I can do it and going places I have never seen while riding on the bike. It is hard to do that now because I think I have been on every road around Orrville within a 40 mile radius. I still enjoy it very much and am so blessed to be able to continue to ride my bike.



As I spend some time away from cycling I spend it with people I love the most. My family is so very important to me and that will never change. They help me to stay focused and let me know how much I am loved. This year I have also felt loved by so many friends. Yes I have been stalked and hunted down but I enjoy every second with each and every person. Sometimes I can be a very hard person to talk to though. I do wish I had more time to talk to everyone in my life. I have been picked up off the pavement and taking to the hospital as well. People just Love me and I Love them too. I pray that people will also let it be known how I can improve my life so that we all can be better together. I struggle so much with a lot of things and right now I have several friends praying for me and helping me to be the best I can be. Everyone needs more prayer in there lives so who wants to pray for me? I need prayer and you need prayer let us pray together prayer partners.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I Love Play Dates!


My friend Ellie came over to my house today! We had so much fun playing together! We played dress up, played with Barbies, went to the park, rode in my Jeep, and went to lunch at Dairy Queen. We had a great girlie day!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pool Time



I love going swimming. Grandma got me this new swimsuit at my new favorite store, Justice. When I go swimming I still like to have Fun Dip at the rest breaks. Some habits never change!

Fun Times


I had fun playing with GG this weekend. We got our faces painted, jumped in a jump house, and played with scooters.

Next Top Model


Maybe Caylin has a future career in modeling? She comes up with these poses all by herself.

Rock Star



Caylin loves to sing and dance in the car! She was showing off her moves in the backseat!

Podium Girl


I was a podium girl this weekend. Daddy won the race in Troy, OH on Saturday.

Bike Race




Caylin got 1st place among all the girls in her bike race and got 4th place overall, competing with the boys. When I asked Caylin if she could of pedaled faster, she said, "Yes!" She said she was afraid of wrecking. Caylin doesn't want to follow in her Daddy's footsteps of wrecking! We were so proud of her! She even looked like she was trying to throw her bike at the line! She already knows racing tactics at the age of 5.

I Love Blondie!


I take Blondie everywhere with me. He is the best dog ever! He doesn't bark, doesn't shed, and he likes to do whatever I like to do!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My 5th Birthday Party









I had 2 birthday parties this year. I just love birthday parties. I love the balloons, cake, flowers, presents, playing with my friends, and being with my family.

Presents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




I got lots of fun gifts for my birthday!!! My favorites were a pink guitar, Barbie Clean Up Pups, Rapunzel Barbie, an MP3 player, and pretty clothes.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Le Tour De Mount Pleasant

Today was my 12th year Anniversary and my awesome wife told me I could go race with the entire team. It happend to be a 105 mile Road Race and not a Crit. It was great seeing how strong everyone on the team is. Our team is so much stronger than everyone else. I think we needed that weekend to learn that we are capable of so much more. It will be a great summer.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Animals at Kalahari





Kalahari just opened a new animal exhibit! You can feed kangaroos, giraffes, and lots of other animals. In the morning we got to go see Jack Hanna. He brought out lots of animals for us to see and learn about. We had another great day at Kalahari!