I’m so thankful I can incorporate my one word, thankful, into my favorite Friday activity – Five Minute Friday, which I confess takes longer than five minutes for me to compose because I’m a deep slow thinker, but only takes five minutes to read. That counts, right? This week, the word is favorite. 


A few of my favorite things in somewhat specific order :

  • Jesus
  • Scripture
  • 2 sons
  • 2 little piggies
  • Road trips
  • Exploring
  • Coffee
  • Cycling
  • Music
  • Silence
  • Solitude

Given all the time in the world, I could probably think of hundreds of favorite things because, well, life. Life is a favorite even when it’s super hard, which it isn’t at this moment in time.


Happy Friday!


Stuff I’m thinking about today :

  • I tend to turn people, family, coworkers into enemies, people out to get me, get in my way, foil my plans. I also tend to exaggerate things, blow things up, make mountains out of molehills. Enemies? Really? I know what an enemy looks like and I believe I can safely say I do not have any human enemies. The devil on the other hand.
  • I’m going to fit in better in Arizona than Florida. Why? Because I’m like a cactus, tender on the inside, tough and prickly on the outside, with a sense of humor as dry as the desert. 😜
  • Grey’s Anatomy is ridiculously dramatic. So is House. As medical shows go, they are barely accurate. Don’t judge me for sinning differently than you.
  • I’m getting so excited for the big move, my head might explode.
  • If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m easily excited, saddened, angered, fearful, fearless, and all my emotions make my head want to explode.
  • I turn the thermostat up when my favorite #1 son isn’t looking. I like to mess with his head. Plus it’s too cold in this house.

Happy Tuesday/last day of June!


I’m not proud of the way this week started. In the words of All Sons And Daughters, I am a sinner, if it’s not one thing it’s another. I am thankful the Lord doesn’t remember my sins. Thankful. It’s my word for 2015.


517. Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (‭Psalm‬ ‭73‬:‭25-26‬ ESV)

518. Stingrays and manatees.

519. Smoothing over family troubles as best as possible and remembering I need to forgive 7×70 times.


520. A family that forgives me when I don’t deserve forgiveness.

521. Feeling ashamed means I have a conscience.

522. Cycling.


523. Incline my heart to your testimonies, and not to selfish gain! Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. (‭Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭36-37‬ ESV)

524. Despite my worst efforts, my family still speaks to me.

525. <— symmetry


526. <— landed on —> 6/25 palindromes.

527. Let your steadfast love come to me, O Lord, your salvation according to your promise; then shall I have an answer for him who taunts me, for I trust in your word.

and I shall walk in a wide place, for I have sought your precepts. (‭Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭41-42, 45‬ ESV)

528. The skills to be on a team that saved a woman from bleeding to death from a ruptured ectopic pregnancy.


529. The Lord is allowing me to do a lot of emergency surgery since I got my new contract to work in a level 1 trauma center. Preparation.

530. For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars.” (‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭16‬:‭9‬ ESV) I love the truth in this verse. The whole verse.

531. 3 weeks to go. Almost there!


532. Found a place to live! It’s huge AND affordable.

533. This is the first of the last 3 weekends in Florida and I don’t have to work!

534. Bless the Lord oh my soul.


535. We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds. (‭Psalm‬ ‭75‬:‭1‬ ESV)

536. Thanks to a lady I met on the ship, I signed up to volunteer with Remote Area Medical USA for a clinic in Lexington Kentucky in the fall.

537. That same friend is going to join me there!

Happy Sunday!

Thankful to join Give Me Grace