Bicycling Home: My Journey to Find God by Virginia Mudd PDF

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By Virginia Mudd

ISBN-10: 1611392896

ISBN-13: 9781611392890

Wanting to be freed from a terrifying nutrients habit and pushed by way of a poor longing to discover God, whomever and no matter what that intended, Virginia begun a ten-year trip that coated greater than 10,000 miles via bicycle and numerous internal miles of self-discovery and transformation. Her seek takes her from a well-ordered, chuffed married lifestyles into divorce, chaos, confusion and despair—and eventually to the unforeseen and profound resolution to her quest. This tale follows a modern day seeker as she bicycles her way—alone on again roads and in lengthy distance races—all the way in which domestic, the place she unearths herself as she reveals the God she is looking for.

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It was spotted by some of the organisers responsible for securing the permit. They immediately asked a young man to climb up and remove it. He did so, as we watched with bated breath to see whether some Israeli sniper would shoot him before he could get it down. When he got to the flag, he proceeded to wrap it up so carefully and lovingly, and before putting it away he brought it up to his lips and kissed it. Then he tucked it away in his shirt and came down. We all watched spellbound. I wondered where this young person – who must have been born after the Israeli occupation, since when flying the flag has always been an offence – learned how he must treat the flag.

I wanted them to be as proud as I am 46 18 July 2010 of the Islamic heritage of their country. Jerusalem, only sixteen kilometres south of Ramallah, is the site of one of the most attractive architectural treasures of Islam, the Umayyad-era Dome of the Rock. The Haram al-Sharif is third, in religious significance, behind the two mosques of Mecca and Medina. I consider myself as shaped by an enduring IslamicChristian culture that has been dominant in Palestine since the eighth century, when Byzantine Jerusalem came under Islamic rule.

I could sense that my father was depressed and not too communicative. Yet on one occasion we managed a rare intimate conversation when I confided that I was finding it very difficult to adjust to the broken-down court system. ’ I asked him. ‘You will,’ he assured me. ‘You’ll find your own individual way. ’ Yes, Father. You were right. I have found my way, though it took many, many years. 4 APRIL For over a hundred years with a few significant breaks, every year on the Saturday before Orthodox Easter Sunday, the Main Street in Ramallah is transformed with numerous groups of scouts parading and playing music.

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