Written by cycleguy on January 30th, 2017

Yeah…I committed the unpardonable sin.

I told the age of a woman. Remember those admonitions? “Never ask a woman how old she is.”  Besides, it has been my experience most of them will “lie” and say “29” or “39” or some such silly number. Especially when they have a 20 something child.

Specifically I told the age of my wife…today…she turns 66. I have a staff meeting this morning and she will sleep in a little but this afternoon she wants me to take her to see Hidden Figures at our local theater (we are crashing a homeschool private showing to do so). She saw it Saturday with some friends and asked if I would take her to see it again. Following that we will be meeting Tami for supper at Texas Roadhouse (unless she changes her mind…which I understand is a woman’s prerogative).


We had a great day yesterday. The leadership has been telling the people they had an important announcement to make for several weeks now. I understand now it made some people rather nervous. At the gym this morning one of the guys (who was unable to be there) asked me about the announcement. When I asked him what he thought it was, he said, “Usually one of two things. Either the building program is getting started or you are leaving.” I told him I wasn’t going anywhere. We did announce the money has all come in for not only the youth addition but we will also be able to pay off the mortgage. We will, by God’s grace, be totally debt free! That was a reason to rejoice and clap…and we did!


Woke up this morning to cold weather and a dusting of snow. We can’t complain though. Plus I’d rather have a dusting any day than have to shovel for hours. Have a great week! I’ll be back!!


14 Comments so far ↓

  1. Lisa notes says:

    Happy Birthday to your wife! 66 is a lovely number. Jeff and I saw Hidden Figures on Friday and both loved it. Such an inspiring influence. I wish my father were still alive so I could ask him about black women that he worked with during his years at NASA and how they were treated.

    Congratulations on your church being able to pay off its mortgage and begin a youth addition!

  2. Linda Stoll says:

    Hidden Figures! Texas Roadhouse! A woman aging with grace and beauty!

    My kind of afternoon … happy 66th to your lovely woman.

  3. Betty Draper says:

    Looking forward to seeing Hidden Figures. But I want to wait till my diet includes popcorn.
    Bill, that is great news on being debt free, it’s rare these days in the church world and private lives of us all. We live debt free and have much more then we need.
    Hey, I’ll be back too…

    • cycleguy says:

      You will love the movie Betty. I suspect even moved to tears upon occasion. I’m thrilled about the church and look forward to it again personally. Jo retired and life happened. 🙁

  4. TC Avey says:

    Happy birthday to your wife and praise God for His abundant provisions!
    God bless.
    Have a great week.

  5. Happy Birthday, Jo!!!
    And what a joy it is to have a debt-free church, Bill. Shows the power of disciplined stewardship.

  6. Jeff says:

    Congrats on the debt free future. You must have a good bunch of planners and thinkers.

    • cycleguy says:

      We have both of those and a givers as well. All the planning in the world doesn’t make people give. We choose to stay very low key about it. But thanks for the nice words Jeff.

  7. Dan says:


    You can’t begin to know how relieved I am to know what the big announcement was. Amy was just sure that you and Jo were going to announce that you were expecting! 😉

    • cycleguy says:

      Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh! Picture the kid from Home Alone as he splashes cologne on his face. That’s my reaction to that comment. It would be a more than medical miracle for it to be. 🙂 🙂 🙂 It is more likely for you and Amy than for 64 & 66 year olds. Always a refreshing comment to hear from you Daniel.