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Decisions, Decisions – Our story and the decisions made along the way

 

SpiritualityMurfreesboro, TN – I’ve made a few decisions in my 23 years.

The absolute-hands-down best decision I have made was when I decided to admit that I was broken, sinful, completely lost; I was desperate for the blood of Christ to cover me and make me new, clean, righteous, holy, redeemed, forgiven, free, satisfied.

And every decision I have made since then has been filtered through the lens of this great grace, filtered through the lens of obedience to Christ. (Now… when I say every decision, understand that I’m not counting the 17 million times I have decided to take a nap instead of spend time with God… There is grace, praise Jesus.)

Whitney And J J Johns

Whitney And J J Johns

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Dodging the Roadkill: After The Fall

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – One of the many things I absolutely LOVE about this journey I’m on is the people I meet.  From the very first trip I took, to the ride I had with friends this weekend, I hear the most amazing stories of their motorcycle journey.

I’ve been struck by the number of “former” bikers who quit riding for a variety of reasons.  Some of them are due to illness, surgery, or age.  One of the most common themes though, are bikers I meet who quit riding after they had an accident.

I’ve had brothers show me their scars, or describe in intimate detail the injuries they suffered that drove them away from their motorcycle.  

Motorcycle Wreck

Motorcycle Wreck

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Dodging the Roadkill: Till Death Do Us Part

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I was hanging around a few bikers last week, complaining about the weather of course, when the discussion turned to, when was it time to stop riding, and if your significant other asked you to stop, would you?

The discussion touched on a variety of topics related to when it was time to maybe move to a Trike, or, stop riding altogether (and that’s no disrespect to Trike owners).  If the physical skills had slipped, or you reached an age where it was “time,” what would you do?

Some of the comments were; “I’ll ride ’till I die” or “I’ll know when it’s time, but ain’t nobody gonna tell me to stop riding!”

Happily Ever After. (Ben Rosett on Unsplash)

Happily Ever After. (Ben Rosett on Unsplash)

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Dodging the Roadkill: The Thankful Biker

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN As I begin to gather around the dinner table for another Thanksgiving meal with family and friends, I would be remiss if I didn’t list a few of the things I’m thankful for as a biker.  Maybe some of these apply to you as well, if so, that’s great. 

One of the biggest things I’m thankful for is how this motorcycle has brought me to places I would have never seen without it. 

I traveled to Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Florida, Kentucky and Indiana.  To Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Mississippi. 

Thankful to have ridden the great Rocky Mountains and all their beautiful glory. 

Hank Bonecutter

Hank Bonecutter

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Dodging the Roadkill: Life In The Left Lane

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I don’t know what it is about the left lane that people LOVE so much.  It doesn’t matter where I travel, they seem to be everywhere.  You know, the ones who think they own the left lane, or don’t care that they’re holding up traffic, or just flat out want to make life miserable for the rest of us. 

Maybe we’re just more sensitive to it, or maybe we all have a bit of “road rage” in us that needs to get out, or maybe, JUST MAYBE, we know it’s the passing lane and your ass is in the way!  But at the end of the day, it’s dangerous and I wish people would realize that!

Traffic

Traffic

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Dodging the Roadkill: Solo Or Group?

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – When I first started riding a couple of years ago, I couldn’t wait to hit the road.  There’s something about traveling on a motorcycle, alone, with just me, the motorcycle, and God’s beautiful creation.  Within a couple of months of owning my first bike, I took off for Texas.  One of my dearest friends and mentors lives near San Antonio, and I couldn’t wait to get out there and show him my new bike, and of course, ride the amazing Texas back country.

When I returned, I had several friends call me and tell me how “proud” and “amazed” they were about my trip.  I didn’t understand what the big deal was.  I’ve traveled many miles by myself and didn’t think anything about doing it on a bike. 

Riding Solo.

Riding Solo.

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My Two Cents: When The Music Dies

 

My Two-Cents with Hank BonecutterClarksville, TN – I took a motorcycle trip this weekend and with it comes lots of time for reflection as I roll down the highway. It’s one of my greatest pleasures now. The music and me.  Alone.  

It’s been a sad couple of years for losing musical icons.  It seemed like every day there was one right after another.  I remember thinking, “boy this year sucks.”  Then another, and another.

Guitar

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My Time with Pastor Jimmy Terry

 

Written by Charlie Koon

Charlie KoonClarksville, TN – The tributes to Pastor Jimmy Terry have been fast a furious since the passing of the beloved community activist.  His life’s work has been glorified through the testimony of hundreds and thousands of Clarksville area residents, who have been touched by his loving spirit, and service to his community.  

Incoming Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce President, Charlie Koon, penned this letter about his relationship with Pastor Terry, and a visit he had with him in his final days. 

As someone who has been fairly active in Clarksville for most of my life, I’ve known Pastor Terry for a long time. He has been a fixture in our community, showing up at Chamber events, school functions, ball games and ringing the Salvation Army bell at Christmas time. Our paths have crossed countless times, over the years.

Jimmy Terry.

Jimmy Terry.

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Austin Peay State University student Tia Jones discuses overcoming abuse in memoirs, titled “Come See a Man”

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Tia Jones, a communication student at Austin Peay State University was in Germany, serving her country in the U.S. Army, when her past finally caught up to her.

A native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, Jones grew up in a self-described broken home. Raised by her mother, Jones did not meet her biological father during her early years, and in his absence, a six-year-old Jones found suffering as the victim of sexual assault at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend.

Tia Jones

Tia Jones

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Kris Wolfe: I Love Me, I Love Me Not

 

Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – Self love sounds weird.

At least it did to me when I was barely double digits and a woman at a church I was uncomfortably visiting with my slumber party pal suggested that I should “love myself.”

Love myself? What in carnation was this nut-job talking about?

I knew how to love pizza and chocolate. I was comfortable loving the Facts or Life and even Ricky Schroeder. But loving myself? That seemed so strange.

Love Thyself

Love Thyself

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