Written by cycleguy on January 14th, 2019

I began Cycleguy’s Spin in February of 2008.  From the very beginning Ryan Spires (he calls himself techgeek in the comments) has been there. He helped me get started. He helped me launch it. For the past several years he has even gone above and beyond by designing my header and also various banners for sermons. I owe him a lot because he has done it all as a friend. He keeps telling me this is not his forte’ but as i was at his desk at home one evening before the end of 2018 and watched him do stuff to make my other blog, LivingintheShadow happen, I sat amazed. Forte’ Smorte’. Sure coulda fooled me!

One of the saddest days of my time here in Spencer was the day he told me they would be moving to another town which is close by but too far for them to make the trek here every Sunday.  He played bass on our worship team and is sorely missed there as well. The good point is that we have maintained contact and gone out to eat a few times as couples and as a family.

Ryan was part of my group of men whom I recruited to be a part of a daily walk through New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp. He was the steadiest contributor (almost every day) and now continues commenting on Living in the Shadow. I welcome his input and insight into things.  Ryan made a commitment to start journaling which has honed his contributions even more. Now…he is putting them to good use by starting his own blog.  He is calling it Reflecting the Light. I’d like to encourage you to go here to check it out. I have put it into my Feedly and will get a new thought each day. I’m asking you to do the same. Thanks.

Remember that is Reflecting the Light. (How many times should I repeat that to sound like a commercial?)


6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S. says:

    Thanks for the shout out Bill, I’ll be honest… this is a leap for me… A giant one. I needed to do something that would push me beyond my comfort. I am finding that writing my thoughts in some form or fashion help me solidify what I am reading. Initially I was simply setting up a site for links… the blog just happened.

    I’ll be updating my links page to allow comments there as well.
    I will be including more as I come across them.

    Ryan – aka – techgeek

  2. How exciting for Ryan!!! I will definitely sign up to follow his blog, Bill.

  3. Linda Stoll says:

    Looks like we started blogging the same month, Bill! And looks like we’ve had our fair share of people who have come and gone since then.

    Something tells me that you and Ryan are a team and that your connection will continue.

    Bless you guys …

  4. floyd samons says:

    What a gift and blessing Ryan is to you. I feel like I know him since he’s been around here so long!