Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ragbrai Information Booth ... 7-18-09 Council Bluffs,IA

Starjumps of JOYous gratitude to Kathleen Daw...thank you for being such a positive inspiration...Congatulations on all your success and wishing you endless abundant blessings!

IOWA 7-15-09 Starjumps for JOY!!!

Starjumps for JOY reaching Iowa 7-15-09

Cycling from Pollock to Akaska, SD 7-10-09

Starjumps for JOY to John, Susan and Tim 7-12-09 Chamberlain to Pickstown, SD

Starjumps for JOY to Sylvia 7-12-09 Chamberlain to Pickstown SD

Starjumps for JOY from Akaska ,7-9-09

Starjumps of tremendous joyous gratitude to Tim's beautiful sister Susan and awesome newphew John for driving 13 hours from Oklahoma to meet us in Akaska today. What a blessing it was to share 250 miles of our journey with them over the next 3 days through Pierre, Chamberland and Pickstown, SD. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your loving support....the incredible roadside lunches, transporting our gear...fond memories filled with love, laughter and tears of joy, Diane xox

Starjumps for JOY for the warm welcome from the Ihanktonwan Yankton Sioux Tribal Reservation and St. Paul's Church of Marty, SD 7-13-09

What a joy it was to be surrounded by the strong Indian motif beautifully displayed throughout this beautiful church. In addition to St. Theresa, the Little Flower, the Patroness of the missions of the church....there was also a shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the Lily of the Mohawks, who is the central figure in the piety of the Native people in this country.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

St. Paul the Apostle to the Nations Church, Marty, SD 7-13-09

Starjumps of joyous delight and gratitude in meeting Sr. Marian and sweet Emma (Cathy's daughter)...and her beautiful timely gift of a book that Fr. David Tickerhoof wrote about theophostic prayer ministry. The mural behind us is called 'Highway to Heaven' and highlights the central theme of the 'Kingdom of God'.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Starjumps for Joy into South Dakota with the help and loving support of the Winnipeg, Canada Habitat for Humanity Cycling Tour

My heartfelt gratitude to 42 cyclists and support group from Winnipeg's Habitat for Humanity during our 90 mile day for graciously providing support snacks and gatorade every 15 miles, an incredible roadside lunch, carrying our equipment for 45 miles...inviting us to dinner sponsored by the wonderful people of Pollack and providing overnight shelter from the rainstorm in the high school gymnasium: ). Through a headwind challenging thanks to God for our blessings, my love and gratitude to this amazing group you June, Syl, Derrick, Bob, Donna,Lorraine,Olenka...Diane xox

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Breathtaking morning in Cusick, WA

Special thanks to Chris and Kory Evers, who graciosly invited us to stay overnight in their new lodge so we did not have to camp in the rain...they also cooked us some awesome cheeseburgers. They followed their hearts and relocated from Atlanta, GA and built Eagle's Landing RV Lodge on the riverfront...God Bless them and their children for opening their hearts to us...My love and hugs of JOYous gratitude, Diane xox

Sharing divine hope filled moments of JOY with Pam and Evette in Whitefish, Montana

God Bless these 2 beautiful survivors...when Pam and I first met Evette on the roadside during a bladder break...Evette's eyes immediately teared up. What an honor it was to meet this beautiful woman who lives her life with JOY in her heart...regardless of the fact that she has been caught in the court system. Being involved with hospice she has been blessed with many a miraculous moment...we are all one in spirit. Thank you for BEing such an love, hugs and starjumps of JOYous gratitude, Diane