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Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for GOD ’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to GOD! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! 

Proverbs 3:5-8

I don’t need or want to lean on myself. I get things wrong all the time. All. The. Time. But the Lord gets me. He gets my life right. And he’s so loving, he makes my path straight even after I make it crooked. I tend to always race for the path of least resistance because I’m fearful. This is why faith is my word for the year. I’m focusing on trusting the Lord. Someone said the only good reason for fear is to run from physical danger. That’s it. So I’m praying God will help me remember this and that I fully trust and lean on him. Amen. 

Happy Thursday!

Sharing with my friend Lyli.

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7 weeks since I broke my ankle. 6 weeks post op. 2 weeks until I can possibly return to my day job. 1 week since my favorite #2son moved to a new nation. Walking more. Walking farther. I am thankful!

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2128. 8 Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ NCV) O Lord! Help me remember each day to think of things that are true, honorable, right, pure, and beautiful. Help me fill my mind with your truth so I can keep my enemy of fear out of my heart. Faith. Belief in your greatness to overcome my weakness. Thank you Jesus for all you do for me!
2129. It is the beginning of a new year. I love the numbers program that allowed me to make a spreadsheet for my thankful list. This is the third year of thankful and when I lay it out on the spreadsheet I can look back over two years to see what I was thankful for then. To reflect and remember.
2130. In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus. When I am alone, give me Jesus. When I come to die, give me Jesus.

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2131. 1 God is our protection and our strength. He always helps in times of trouble. 2 So we will not be afraid even if the earth shakes, or the mountains fall into the sea, (‭Psalms‬ ‭46‬:‭1-2‬ NCV) O Lord! You always help me in times of trouble. So I will not be afraid. Even if the earth shakes. Even if the mountains fall into the sea. Even if the floods come. Even if terror attacks. Help me be brave. Help me have courage. Please do the same for Galen. Help him draw near to you today. Help him to seek you with all that he is. Help him to become friends with someone who needs to know you. Use him for your glory so others will glorify you. Thank you Jesus. For everything.
2132. Day 2 of PT made me cry. But it’s okay. It’ll get better eventually.
2133. Met a lady today who calls Uber, youber. So cute.

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2134. 1 I, Jude, am a slave to Jesus Christ and brother to James, writing to those loved by God the Father, called and kept safe by Jesus Christ. Relax, everything’s going to be all right; rest, everything’s coming together; open your hearts, love is on the way! (‭Jude‬ ‭1‬:‭1-2‬ MSG) O Lord! I so delight in your word! I’m always amazed when I read a scripture and it seems new to me because I haven’t read it in a year or I haven’t read it in a certain translation. Your word is so rich with treasure. This one is so comforting. Relax, everything is going to be all right. Rest, everything is coming together. Love is on the way! O Lord! How awesome! Thank you for giving me a way to stay in touch with out boy. Bless him today. Fill him with peace. Guard his mind from the schemes of the enemy. Help him stay focused. Help him to bond with his new co workers and family. Help him believe he is valuable to their team. Help him to understand he is the only one you created for this. I love you so much Dad!
2135. The Word is alive and active and I love that I see new things in it that I never noticed before.
2136. Walking without crutches is such a pleasure.

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2137. 28 Don’t be afraid of people, who can kill the body but cannot kill the soul. The only one you should fear is the one who can destroy the soul and the body in hell. (‭Matthew‬ ‭10‬:‭28‬ NCV) O Lord! Let me live fearlessly today. Let Galen live fearlessly today. Give him your joy so he is strong. Guard his mind and heart in Christ that the enemy won’t be able to see him. Hide him under the shadow of your wing. Protect him. Protect Jethro too. Use us for your glory today Lord. I love you!
2138. Being able to perform all the exercises at the PT, new and old.
2139. That #2son loves his new city.

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2140. 5 God’s power protects you through your faith until salvation is shown to you at the end of time. 6 This makes you very happy, even though now for a short time different kinds of troubles may make you sad. (‭1 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭5-6‬ NCV) O Lord. It is faith that keeps me safe from all the troubles that come my way. Remind me of your goodness. You always help me and somehow life becomes good and I forget you always help me! Let today be a wonderful day for our boy as he trusts in you. Let him be filled with marvel as he walks through the streets of his new city which is an ancient city. Loved are you calling me to go to that city too? Are you calling me to go to that region? I don’t know much about those matters, but I’ll learn and go if you want me to go. I’m just putting this out there for you to think about. No more fear.
2141. The Lord has protected me from so many vehicle 🚗 mishaps.
2142. Talking about Jesus with passengers.

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2143. 1 Jesus said, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust in me. (‭John‬ ‭14‬:‭1‬ NCV) Yes Lord!
2144. 👆🏼it’s my favorite number day of the month. And the first Friday the 13th of the year! And there are 2 of them this year!
2145. FaceTime with my favorite #2son!

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2146. 34 So don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭34‬ NCV) Dear God, this is one of the harder commands for me. But oh how I want to follow this one because I know you and know you will provide for me. Help my to stop looking at the small picture. Help me to see from your perspective. Help me see the chariots of fire around me. Help me to be okay with not being able to fix things. Lord, help our boy to love the way he wants to love, to see the log in his own eye, to be settled in his own heart once and for all in this matter that troubles him so much. Help him to be fixed on you and how you love us. All of us. Thank you Lord for giving me something so important to pray for. Help me to understand if you want me to go to the place I’ve been seeing so frequently. I love you Jesus!
2147. Mercyships reunion with a beautiful friend who’s going to be working for the same company as me!
2148. Being able to tell visitors about my favorite places to visit in the Phoenix region.

Happy Sunday!

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Well, it’s the middle of January. How are you doing with those resolutions so far? Do you make resolutions? I believe statistically, this is the point where people already start to give up on resolutions. I’ve never really been a huge resolution buff myself. I’ve been doing the one word thing for 3 years now. This year, I’m living by faith

At the end of November, I went hiking, slipped on a boulder and broke my ankle. That incident threw me in the middle of the worst anxiety attack I’ve had in 2 years. This led me to examine my heart, which led me to realize I had been basically living in fear since July when my sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. Suddenly I realized I was caught in the middle of enemy territory with no hope of escape. 

But God. He spoke to me in the middle. He never left me. 

“Elisha’s servant got up early, and when he went out, he saw an army with horses and chariots all around the city. The servant said to Elisha, “Oh, my master, what can we do?” Elisha said, “Don’t be afraid. The army that fights for us is larger than the one against us.” Then Elisha prayed, “LORD, open my servant’s eyes, and let him see.” The LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw that the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.”

‭‭2 Kings‬ ‭6:15-17‬ ‭NCV‬‬

And in that moment I repented. I turned back to God. To fix my eyes on him. To know he is good. Always good. He has a plan. He has my life figured out. He walked with me through the middle to bring me safely to the other side. To choose faith over fear. I’m so very thankful to know him. 

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