How you really can do it...
Direction Magazine|October 2020
God removed our stabilisers, and without our ‘stuff’ we have learned to focus on Jesus in lockdown, writes MPower’s Gordon Allan
Gordon Allan

On a family holiday I deter-mined that child number three would be the next Chris Froome. My boy was not so keen, crying ‘I can’t do it’ as the spanner removed the support wheels on the rear tyre. There were louder sobs of ‘I can’t do it’ as my hand supported the saddle as he began to cycle. He continued shouting ‘I can’t do it’ as he rode on his own, far into the distance!

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