Thankful _ April9 _ April15


4•9
2401. Successfully made it back to the trailhead.
2402. Rolled my broken ankle and it didn’t break again.
2403. Even though I felt abandoned, you never left my side Lord. And I had quality time with Rebekah. Iron sharpening iron. Truth.

4•10
2404. 4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭53‬:‭4-5‬ NIV) oh thank you Lord!
2405. Opening up the phone and finding a message from Galen.
2406. Opening the front door and finding Abby and Suzie waiting to greet me.

4•11
2407. 25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭29‬:‭25‬ NIV) let me please you Lord over any man.
2408. All the wildflowers and cacti are blooming.
2409. So very tired today. So very thankful for a soft comfy bed.

4•12
2410. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. (‭1 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬ NIV)
2411. Disposable paper OR jackets.
2412. Still wearing my Owl 🦉 hat in April.

4•13
2413. <—— 4 1 3 👌🏼
2414. 8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. 9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭31‬:‭8-9‬ NIV) always remember this.
2415. Bright sunshiny days.

4•14
2416. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭3-4‬ NIV) and thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
2417. Moonlit nights.
2418. Seeing birds that make interesting calls.

4•15
2419. 18 “ ‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. (‭Leviticus‬ ‭19‬:‭18‬ NIV) yes. Thank you for reminding me.
2420. The way the Lord reminds me of who I am and how I should live my life; All by opening his word.
2421. That time I found my owl hat in the bag in the mailbox; from Galen.

Happy Easter!

FiveMinuteFriday _ Empty

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Tuesday, March 4, 1980. The day after my dad died. I woke up. It hit  me. My dad is dead. I felt so empty there was a  heavy weight to the  feeling.

Today is Good Friday. The day Jesus gave his all for me so that I could have abundant life here and with him.  For some reason, I always think of the disciples on the day after the crucifixion.  I can feel the weight of their emptiness.  There is nothing quite like losing  The most important person in your life. The loss leaves a gigantic empty hole in your heart.

But with The death of Jesus, we know the tables are turned. Sunday is coming. The tomb is empty! Christ is risen!

And because Christ is risen, my hope is when I get to heaven I will discover that  my dad’s grave has been empty all these years also!

It is finished!

3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭3-4‬ NIV)

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Happy  FiveMinuteFriday!