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This week was a whirlwind of activity and emotion. My favorite #2 son came to town. I stayed up past my bedtime on several nights, ate too much ice cream (but really, can there ever be too much ice cream?), discussed my terrible diet, was accused of being the worst nurse because of said diet, charged back I am not afraid to own that accusation, antics, laughter, coffee as a family. And I am SO thankful. It’s my word for 2015.


412. The little pigs are getting to know each other better and without as much fighting.

413. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬ ESV)

414. Being a shepherd to my favorite boys.


415. Instructional YouTube videos so I can adjust the brakes on my bike.

416. My favorite #2 son has a friend letting him borrow her car so he can come visit us!

417. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4‬:‭17-18‬ ESV)


418. Filling out the last schedule for my current job.

419. My favorite #2 son is in town!

420. Seeing swordfish on my bike ride.


421. Starbucks with my favorite people.

422. Just being in the same room with both of them.

423. for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ ESV)


424. For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5‬:‭21‬ ESV)

425. The air is very smokey today, reminding me of far off places — Haiti, Uganda, Ghana.

426. Learning the Fibonacci sequence because I’m a wanna be geek.


427. Building the piggy dream house.

428. My favorite #1 son ran all the way home to check on me when I didn’t answer my phone.

429. Listening to the Bible on my phone.


430. I only have to work one more Saturday at this job.

431. For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. (‭Psalm‬ ‭62‬:‭5-7‬ ESV)

432. <— Because number sequences make me happy and don’t just occur randomly because God is awesome like that!

Happy Sunday! Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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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, so slow this week that Im a day late, but only takes five minutes to read. That counts, right? This week, the word is rise. 


In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus. And guinea pigs. And my favorite guys. 

I had all of this this week. Nothing makes me happier. 

In 8 weeks I will rise and move to a new place. With Jesus. And guinea pigs. And my favorite #1 son. 

I confess I am more than a little terrified at the number of tears I may shed for the #2 son I leave behind. And the friends. 

But it’s time. It’s right. Adventure is waiting. New friends. New sights. Time to take this little light of mine, let it shine. 

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭60‬:‭1‬ ESV)


Happy Saturday!

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And with this week, May is half over bringing me 1 week closer to Arizona. 9 weeks left. Yes I know I’m not supposed to start a sentence with a number, but it’s my blog and I’m thankful to make grammatical errors if I choose. Thankful. It’s my word for 2015.


391. This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me? (‭Psalm‬ ‭56‬:‭9-11‬ ESV)

392. Deciding to pursue talk therapy. Again.

393. Got my Arizona license in the mail. Woohoo!


394. I surrender all.

395. My favorite #1 son does the dishes for me without complaining or me asking.

396. He loves me despite all that transpired over time.


397. Day 13. It’s my favorite number. 13.

398. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
- Psalm 92:4, ESV

399. Feeling happy.


400. A recommendation from a good friend.

401. Making a coffee date with another good friend.

402. National palindrome week. Another fun, albeit useless thing to celebrate. 51015, 51115, 51215, 51315, 51415, 51515, 51615, 51715.


403. Ride your bike to work day.

404. Working early means starting the weekend early.

405. The Father of mercies and God of all comfort.


406. A new little pig name PidgeonGPig, AKA GPBrown, AKA Brownmon as a playmate, AKA sparring buddy for GustaferGPig, AKA GPig, AKA Pigmon.

407. Coffee with a sweet sweet friend and sister in Christ.

408. The courage to walk away from the cutest little dog at pet store #4 on the search for the little pig’s new friend.


409. Almost chopping my finger off with a box cutter doesn’t count. And it wasn’t even more than a 4mm slice.

410. Having the supplies to make the piggie cage bigger thanks to the Home Depot.

411. Knowing how to make the piggie cage bigger thanks to my love of building stuff thanks to my dad and my job. Yes my job. We rebuild stuff there. 😉

Happy Sunday!