Howdy my fellow PrayerBikers .
My wife and I joined the CMA in April of 2005 . That is to say , we signed up for it and got our CMA membership numbers . We had watched the hours and hours of video tapes to become patch wearing members , but never sent in the paperwork for it because our local CMA chapter fell apart . However , our local CMA is back and doing well , so we decided to take the CMA training course over again ( lucky for us the new course is only about 4 hours long. LOL ) and become full patched members .
One of the things that really got me very interested in the CMA again was the CMA Bighorn Mountains Roads and Trails event that was held on the Bighorn Mountains this year. Until we attended this event , we never realized how much fun the CMA could be. This was the first CMA Bighorns Roads and Trails event and it was a success . We had 55 people registered for the first event and I can't wait until next years. I'm also looking forward to attending other CMA Roads and Trails Events around America . If you haven't attended one of these events , give it a try , it's loads of fun.
Anyway , I'm glad the Lord has taken me in this direction , I hope I will be able to serve Him well as a CMA member.
It's been a while since anyone added to the debate on this topic. In it's time, it got just about more replies than any other issue that was put on the forum for discussion (63)! I came across this article in the weekly "gotquestions.org" website, & thought it might be worth adding to the discussion. It contains some thoughtful Scriptural input on the subject of obesity, which is a big problem these days, & getting worse. Thought it might give y'all some "food for thought"!
Question: "Is gluttony a sin? What does the Bible say about overeating?" Answer: Gluttony seems to be a sin that Christians like to ignore. We are often quick to label smoking and drinking as sins, but for some reason gluttony is accepted or at least tolerated. Many of the arguments used against smoking and drinking, such as health and addiction, apply equally to overeating. Many believers would not even consider having a glass of wine or smoking a cigarette but have no qualms about gorging themselves at the dinner table. This should not be! Proverbs 23:20-21 warns us, “Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.” Proverbs 28:7 declares, “He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.” Proverbs 23:2 proclaims, “Put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.” Physical appetites are an analogy of our ability to control ourselves. If we are unable to control our eating habits, we are probably also unable to control other habits, such as those of the mind (lust, covetousness, anger) and unable to keep our mouths from gossip or strife. We are not to let our appetites control us, but we are to have control over our appetites. (See Deuteronomy 21:20, Proverbs 23:2, 2 Peter 1:5-7, 2 Timothy 3:1-9, and 2 Corinthians 10:5.) The ability to say “no” to anything in excess—self-control—is one of the fruits of the Spirit common to all believers (Galatians 5:22). God has blessed us by filling the earth with foods that are delicious, nutritious, and pleasurable. We should honor God's creation by enjoying these foods and by eating them in appropriate quantities. God calls us to control our appetites, rather than allowing them to control us.
(Courtesy of "gotquestions.org")
Very well said Doc ,
Love those bible verses . It's true , we look at people who smoke , drink , gamble and say: "Hey , don't do that, it's a sin" , while we ourselves are sinning by gorging on food instead of just eating what we need to survive on. The bible warns us of this in Matthew 7:3 "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye" ?
Most times it is easier for us to look at other peoples sin , than to look in the mirror at our own sins and faults .
I could use your prayers in helping me to lose some weight . I could stand to lose 20-25 pounds . ( I'm 6 foot , 4 inches tall and weigh 240 lbs )
Hi there JT,
Checked out the pictures --- some real nice scenery up there in the Bighorns, although I don't think I would be risking the Harley on those trail roads --- they look to be a bit challenging for any bikes not equipped for off-road work! You've certainly branched out in choosing your roads to ride since you got rid of the Gold Wing --- must have opened up a whole new area for you to explore this past year. Glad you had the company of the CMA riders for those recent rides ---- Good company on a ride can turn a good ride into a memorable one! Enjoy the rest of the riding season & ride safe!
God Bless ---- Doc.
Hi Doc ,
This was a CMA "Roads and Trails" event . They had Paved roads for Street motorcycles , dirt roads and trails for Dual Sport , Adventure and Dirt Bike motorcycles , and some rough 2 track routes for ATV's . So there was something for everyone at this event.
I don't ride the rough dirt roads or trails , just the maintained dirt roads . We really enjoy this motorcycle over the Goldwing . It's given us a lot more places to ride and explore.
Post some pictures of your next ride , I'd love to see them.
Good afternoon folks ,
Last weekend we had our first ever CMA Bighorn Mountains Roads and Trails Event. We had 55 from people from different states register for the event and we had a real good time. Here are some pictures from the event. Can't wait for next years.
That was a great ride you had, & I enjoyed looking at the photographs too ---- Plenty of open space around you up there, & I bet you didn't have to worry too much about the traffic!
Did anyone actually live in those deserted cabins up there on the hills, or were they just for summer use when folks were looking after cattle? --- Just wondering. Must have been a hard life if they lived up there in winter!!
Hope you are enjoying your 18th Wedding anniversary today! Time goes past so quickly, so make the most of it & enjoy the ride!
God Bless --- Doc.
There sure is a lot of open space out here Doc , Wyoming is the Least Populated State in America . While riding the dirt roads we seen 3 cattle trucks ( ranchers were branding cows and shipping cattle that day ) and 2 pickup trucks . That's it , that's all the traffic we encountered while riding the back country dirt roads ( well , unless you count the herds of cattle that were in the road every now and then and Cowboys on horseback ) . That's why I love riding them so much . Plus the scenery is mush better . We had never been on this road before and it took us up into Montana . There were plenty of dirt roads off of that to explore to , but that's for another day . In the spring and fall we explore the dirt country roads out on the prairie and in summer we explore the dirt roads in the mountains . It's nice to ride up there where it's a lot cooler in the summer .
The old log cabins were Ranchers homes at one time. That's what people lived in on the prairie way back when . We came across a few of them , but I don't stop to often to take pictures . Wish I had a GoPro camera for the bike .
These are some picture my wife and I took at the Outlaw Cave in Wyoming . It's where the famous outlaw "Hole In The Wall Gang" with Butch Cassidy and the Sundace Kid hid out . ( www.atlasobscura.com/places/hole-in-the-wall-outlaw-hideout ) . There is tons of History in Wyoming to explore and it's my wife and I's favorite thing to do . Read More...
Thank you for the birthday wishes Doc ,
I had a great ride with my wife today . We found this old dirt road and got ourselves lost . Lucky for me , we brought along our GPS and made it home okay .
Seen people on horseback rounding up cattle and branding them , seen plenty of deer and antelope , Bald Eagles and Hawks , cows and long horn steers in the middle of the dirt road , old log cabin range homes ... It was an awesome birthday.
We stopped a couple times to rest and I took a couple pictures .
Blessings my friend.
Good morning on ya ,
Doc , glad your weather is improving and your getting some riding in , that's always good for the soul . Good to hear your church services are also doing well . It is fun to see how different countries have their church services . I spend a fair amount of time watching Adventure Riding Video and on Adventure Riding Facebook pages . I love to see how other countries ride and enjoy motorcycling . And if there is one thing I learned is that in most countries the people are very friendly and helpful .
Well , tomorrow ( May 25th ) is my birthday . My wife bought me a pair of Moto Skiveez and I'm going to test them out over this Memorial Day weekend . I will report back on Monday or Tuesday with a review of them . motoskiveez.com/adventure-skiveez/
Sunday May 25th is also my wife and I's 18th wedding anniversary . I love her more now then the day we met . The Lord has blessed me with a wonderful woman , wife and best friend , and I couldn't be happier or more grateful .
Hope everyone here at Prayerbike.com is doing well . May God Bless You All .
Please remember Pastor Saeed in your prayers today. He has been in an Iranian prison since 9/26/12 for his Christian faith. He is an AMERICAN citizen, husband and father. The Obama administration refuses to do anything to secure his release. Today Naghmeh (his wife) will be sharing her testimony and experiencing God faithfulness in our trials during a conference called Awakening . Please pray for
Good morning folks ,
Yesterday the local CMA held their annual "Run for the Son" ride . We started out here in Sheridan , Wyoming and rode to Leiter , WY to meet up with CMA members from the Gillette , Wyoming area . While in Leiter , Wy , a round of prayers was said and every motorcycle was blessed . Then we rode to Buffalo , WY for lunch at the Dash Inn and back to Sheridan , WY . We had about 20 motorcycles and 2 cars . On of the guys on a Harley had a Transmission failure and had to be trailered home . We enjoyed meeting new people and talking with them , and we had a very nice time .
I didn't think my wife and I were still members of the CMA because shortly after we joined the CMA ( in April of 2005 ) our local chapter fizzled out . I found out yesterday that we are still active CMA members .
Hope your all doing well . May God Bless You all .
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