“Ease the breaks, Bubba!”

We were mountain biking in Ashland when one of the kids stopped in front of a complicated section of trail. He looked back at me with the “Oh crud, bro!!” look. I stopped behind him as he started to freak out a little about the difficult section of trail, and as he stammered on about how he thought he couldn’t do it. I got him calm and told him to “Ease the breaks, Bubba!” His eyes said, “Are you serious?” then he looked at the trail and made his way down. The young person’s life may not have changed drastically during this brief exchange, but he sure gained confidence on the mountain, and we built a little bit of trust.
71Five exists to share God’s story of hope, with young people, through trusting relationships, in any relevant way. Thanks for providing a little bit of trust that opened the door to change.
ISAIAH ABNEY,  71Five Intern  
(706) 748-1999 | isaiah@71Five.org
“Lord God, you are my hope. I have trusted you since I was young.” Psalm 71:5 ICB