March 30, 2015

When a Man Stood Up

By Dana Bean My very best AngelRide memory did not happen on the bike, or at a rest stop, or a finish line. It happened at about 8:30 PM on Saturday night May 26th 2012 at camp, when a man stood up. A digression is in order. From 2009 to 2011 (and for some years …

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March 26, 2015

Dave Gruendel’s New Perspective

By Dave Gruendel For the last 10 years, I have looked forward to AngelRide – the entire experience that is “AngelRide” – with enthusiasm, excitement, and energy. For those of you are part of the AngelRide family, you know. For those who will take part for the first time this year, you will soon know. …

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Fundraising: A Form of Ministry
March 23, 2015

Fundraising: A Form of Ministry

By Karen Grouten Fundraising is certainly not begging. It’s just the opposite. Fundraising is first and foremost a form of ministry. It is a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission. It is proclaiming what we believe in such a way that we offer other people an opportunity to participate with …

March 19, 2015

It’s Asia or AngelRide

By Katherine Bartlett Six years ago I gained a new family: AngelRide. In 2009, I was fortunate enough to participate in my very first AngelRide. AngelRide is not just a one-weekend event, but those whom have done the ride for many years become a family. My favorite weekend all year is AngelRide, as we all …

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March 13, 2015

Pain Threshold

By Theresa Birmingham Pain is such a relative word. Childbirth. Marathons. Migraines. Stubbing your toe. Paper cuts. Seven years ago, I went in for my second tattoo, and damn, it hurt. After sitting there for about forty five minutes, I felt I would give up. The burning and tearing at my back right scapula felt …

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March 11, 2015

Get ready AngelRiders. It’s going to be another great year!

By Lynn McCarthy In life “we’re really called not to dispel mystery but to abide it, to engage it.” says Joe Henry. And so this is what I will practice today. I will not try to figure out why. Why do the 25 team leaders who make AngelRide, AngelRide do what they do knowing they …