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Good morning friends! I wanted to just let you know that I’m not writing because I’m enjoying blogging more. If you’re so inclined, please follow me over on YouTube at

YouTube.com/c/miceysworld

I share all my life and faith there. 😁

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New Year – New Word

Happy New Year! I’m super excited for 2019. First of all, I love odd numbers. Since this is an odd year, I’m hoping it’ll be a good one. Secondly, I’m going to take up the one word ‘challenge’ again. I barely wrote about my word in 2017, I wasn’t in the mood to write. I didn’t even pick a word for 2018, again, I wasn’t in the mood to write. But hitting the end of 2018 has me feeling like I’m in the mood to write again, so why not choose a word, a theme on which to center the blog?

What word have I chosen? I’m so glad you asked. This year, I’m choosing the word UNCONDITIONAL. Why? I’ve been struggling to live and let live, to accept life as it is, to let go of expectations of myself and others. Because of this struggle, I’ve been allowing self-pity to rear its ugly head. I’m not okay with this. I’m not okay with this because it shows a lack of faith that I haven’t experienced in some time. I’m choosing this word because I sense the Lord leading me to take this journey with him. God is all about sanctification, molding, shaping, changing me into the person he had in mind from the beginning. And I say yes! Here I am!

So yeah, UNCONDITIONAL. It’s my word for 2019.

What about you? Have you chosen a word for the year? Leave me a comment. 🙂

~ m

The Faith Of A Backpacker

When I dreamed about moving to Arizona 30 years ago, I never imagined how much I would love it here. Never could have dreamed how much better it was.

Soon after arriving, I rediscovered hiking. Fun hiking. Up and down over mountains hiking. Then I discovered backpacking. The first trip was an epic disaster, or at least it felt like it to my catastrophizing mind. I’m so thankful for the friend who told me not to give up on backpacking yet. She encouraged me to update my gear and try again. Boy am I glad I took her advice!

6 backpacking trips later, I am loving it more and more! Backpacking has increased my faith so much. Of the last 6 trips, I’ve gone out alone 5 times. Why? I like going out alone. I see the Lord work so clearly when I go out alone. He’s a good good Father. He answers my prayers specifically each time. For a water source. For a campsite. For animal sitings. For people to show up when I need a little help over an obstacle. His creation is magnificent and I do believe proclaims the glory of the Lord!

So yeah. Backpacking. Give it a try. You may just fall in love with the Lord even more. I know I have!

Happy Sunday! 😁