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    • Standing in the Missouri river for the start of Ragbrai, which is where one cycles from the Western edge of Iowa to the Eastern edge and dip your tires in the Mississippi River when you accomplish the ride. 420 miles and 18,000 feet of elevation.  Praying for you and hope you will keep me in your prayers.  #ragbrai16 #ragbrai #ragbrai2016 #iowa #shenandoah #day1 #iowacorn #betterthanwatchingpoliticalconventions
    • Yesterday, today, tomorrow and every day I desperately need the Lord.  Without Him I would be lost, broken and hurting.  I am exceedingly grateful that He would care and love someone as fleshly as me.  He is my King, my Savior and my Lord.  #prayer #praise #unity #yourlifematters
    • Boarding this bird.  Love the colors.  Love my country.  The good, the bad and the ugly, although I prefer the good.  #AA #ragbrai16 #hopeihavelegroom
    • Who you looking for today?
    • Want to give my beautiful daughter @kaylafrancisla a big thank you for helping lead our West LA campus.  She served on the executive committee of the North American Christian Convention this year and it was the best ever under the leadership of @davestone920.  She is still a newlywed and getting ready to be a homeowner for the first time.  I know God is just preparing her for even greater things.  Love you K K Rae!!! #stayhumblenothyper #Westla #shepherdchurch #fatherdaughter #gotonacc #abetterstory #proudfather #ilovela
    • This is the world's greatest Mother-In-Law.  Darlene Epps says she loves men in spandex. :) Those are my words not hers. :) Please keep her in your prayers.  She has a few health issues and anything to encourage her is greatly appreciated.  #inlaws #motherinlaw #cervelor5 #cycling #prayers #loveher
    • Lights are working, but no seats yet!!!!!!!! Just a few more months and we are going to be worshipping and watching folks walk down the aisles surrendering to Jesus!!!!!!!! #worship #praise #shepherdchurch #almostthere
    • Having a Chile Dog at the Stand with my father-in-law.  Ronnie Epps is one of the great soulwinners, church builders, preacher and family man.  Love him and his family.  #preacher #kcroyals #legacychurch #myfriend #thestand #ilovela
    • We love because God first loved us.  God is love.  That's what the world needs now more than ever before!!!! #yourlifematters #mylifematters #alllivesmatter
    • We need the Spirit of God in our lives.  We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly realms.  Praying fervently for our nation.  For you.  For peace.  For salvation. #yourlifematters #mylifematters #alllivesmatter

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