Shine

Greetings WordPress friends!

Once upon a time I started blogging. I blogged before it was even a word. I blogged before I knew Jesus. I was looking for community when I couldn’t find it in real life because I’m an introvert and awkward. I was drawn to the virtual world and the community I found there with like minded people.

When I met Jesus 13 years ago, I suddenly knew that I could make a positive impact in the virtual world. I could share the love of Christ with others all while being this imperfect weird human who is fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God. Please allow me to introduce you to God’s weird, wacky, goofy, nerdy side. Me! 🤓

When I rediscovered the passion for hiking a few years ago, I decided to try my hand at vlogging. Oh man I have fun with vlogging. Now I get to SHOW the world the wonderfully weird, wacky, goofy, nerdy side of God. And I figure If I can have a positive impact on even one person, then it’s worth it. I may not be able to change the world, but I can try to change the world for one person.

I am the light of the world. Jesus says so. So I’m gonna let it shine!

Happy Thursday!

♥️🤓m

If you want to watch my hiking adventures, visit http://www.youtube.com/c/m1ceyh1kes

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A Trillion Thanks

I just spent the last 4 days backpacking on the Appalachian Trail in the North Carolina wilderness. I had the best time! It was challenging and invigorating. I am so very thankful that I had the chance to do something that I love so much! But you know what the best part about it is? God knew. God knew because he formed me in my mother’s womb. He knew me before I was even born. He created me this way.

“Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalms 139:16 ESV

This is incredible to me Lord. You’ve written the story of my life, like a novel. You know the beginning and you know the end. I imagine you sitting on your throne with Jesus at your right hand, the Holy Spirit in your midst, saying, “Oh! This next part coming is going to be so good! Michelle is going to finally cry out to me for salvation! Won’t the angels rejoice!? I knew this day was coming!”

Ever since that day of salvation, my life went from black and white, ho hum, to brilliant technicolor adventure! Like BOOM 💥! Instant joy!

May the people who read this blog find you the way I have. May they find the BOOM 💥 the way I have! Let this be their day of salvation! Thank you Lord! A trillion thanks! I love you!

Happy Wednesday!

I Reserve The Right To Change My Mind

What’s up Friends!

I know I said I was going to post my prayer journal here once a week, but now looking at my prayer journal, I realize it may not be something you want to read or even skim through because it’s mine. And it’s also written in a very specific way to the most important person in my life. That being said, going forward, I will still be doing the once a week thing, just making the writing more enjoyable for you the reader, all 2 or 3 of you. Haha.

Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life in your ways. (‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭37‬ ESV)

What will I write about? Life. But not in a way that is just about the daily grind or in a way that’s just whiny or complaining. I want to write about life in all its beautiful, heartbreaking fullness in Christ! Because when I met Jesus 13 years ago, my world turned right side up. I went from seeing everything through human, two dimensional eyes, to seeing everything through the high def, 4K eyes of the Holy Spirit! And what a gorgeous view it is! I hope to share my view with you. I hope to encourage you. I hope to reconnect with you. I hope to reconnect with writing. Stay tuned for more!

Happy Saturday!

♥️m