2783 | 97 | A solid two weeks of work. A good friend coming to town to visit. Hiking fun. I am so very thankful. 

1939. 31 The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. 32 Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭15‬:‭31-32‬ ESV)
1940. Year 2. No daylight savings time nonsense for me AND now my people are 1 hour closer in time. Double thankful!
1941. Spending the whole day with family, eating, watching football, holding a new baby. So much thankful.

1942. 7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! (‭Psalms‬ ‭37‬:‭7‬ ESV)
1943. Getting out of work early to get an emissions inspection and passing the test.
1944. Having a heart to heart talk that has me Taking steps to get into a community group and to stop avoiding community.

1945. Getting enough hours at work means working more hours. A catch 22.
1946. Election Day is almost over and I know who I choose to worship and serve.
1947. A really nice day at work with a surgeon I haven’t worked with before taking care of folks who are having reconstructive plastic eye surgery after trauma.

1948. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. (‭Revelation‬ ‭3‬:‭20‬ ESV) We had free pizza for lunch and Revelation 3:20 was stamped on the boxes so I had to look it up. So cool.
1949. Conflict resolution is never fun, but it is still good and I am still thankful.
1950. Walking the canals around Phoenix.

1951. 17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. 18 And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (‭James‬ ‭3‬:‭17-18‬ ESV)
1952. All bad moods pass eventually.
1953. A friend is moving to Arizona soon!

1954. 8 Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, 9 obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. (‭1 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭8-9‬ ESV)
1955. A very full 2 weeks of work.
1956. The DUDE has arrived for the weekend!!!

1957. 11 Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. (‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭29‬:‭11‬ ESV) 11 years. HBD 2 me!
1958. Hiking the Highline with my people.
1959. Daytime high of 69° up in Pine 🌲 is so heavenly.

Happy Sunday!


2782 | 96 | Reaching the 1900s. My favorite #2son has arrived. My family is reunited for a whole month. So very much thanful!

1918. 21 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: 22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (‭Lamentations‬ ‭3‬:‭21-23‬ ESV)
1919. It is always morning somewhere so God’s mercies are new every minute of everyday.
1920. Napping 😴

1921. 3 Our God comes; he does not keep silence; before him is a devouring fire, around him a mighty tempest. (‭Psalms‬ ‭50‬:‭3‬ ESV)
1922. I’m glad God is strong and nothing is impossible for him.
1923. One. More. Day. #2son arrives tomorrow!!! Hurray!!!

1924. 6 Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. (‭Psalms‬ ‭51‬:‭6‬ ESV)
1925. When family comes to town.
1926. And we are 3 again! Thank you Lord for a whole month with my 2 favorite people!

1927. 10 For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. (‭Romans‬ ‭6‬:‭10-12‬ ESV)
1928. The temperature dropped below 60°!
1929. Brothers together again. Doing brotherly things. Being brothers.

1930. 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. (‭John‬ ‭15‬:‭9‬ ESV)
1931. First surveillance appointment is made. Learning this BRCA2 mutation is more prevalent in people of French Canadian descent.
1932. Instead of getting my step goal today, I got rain ☔️. I am so very thankful for rain now more than ever because it makes the desert 🌵 even more beautiful!

1933. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (‭Mark‬ ‭12‬:‭30-31‬ ESV)
1934. <— the year my dad was born. His life was very short. He was my childhood hero. Without him I would not be here. I would not be me.
1935. Open window and patio door season has finally arrived in full. Yay! 🙌🏼🤘🏼👍🏼

1936. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭2‬ ESV)
1937. Learning how to do normal life with my favorite #2son because we don’t know each other the way we used to know each other and being okay with all of it.
1938. <— the year my mommy was born AND climbing to the top of camelback mountain with same favorite #2son and witnessing a rescue by the fire department that had a happy outcome.

Happy Sunday!


2776 :: 90 :: A fun quality week in PA with my people. Lunch with 4 of 6 family elders. Hiking the D + L Trail. Making it back to AZ to retire the backpack for a season. I am super thankful!

1792. “The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.” Nahum‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1793. So thankful the Lord is in charge of justice.
1794. Got to cut my favorite sister’s hair to prepare for chemo. She cried. I’m thankful she is still here and now we are hair twins for a minute.

1795. “Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.” Habakkuk‬ ‭3:17-18‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1796. “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1797. Even though the day ended with me being baffled about why a certain person is angry at me?

1798. “The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.” Nahum‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1799. My stronghold in the day of trouble.
1800. And just like that the storm has passed.

1801. “We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin.” Romans‬ ‭6:6-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1802. I am no longer a slave to sin!!!
1803. Quality time with all the adult ladies in my family.

1804. ‬‬“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” Colossians‬ ‭3:14-15‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1805. The peace of Christ.
1806. 1st day of fall AND dad’s birthday AND lunch with the old guard!

1807. “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” 1 John‬ ‭5:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1808. Goodbyes are never forever now that I know the Lord.
1809. After a summer in Tucson, a quick hop to PA, a delay at the airport, and a long stuffy plane ride, I can finally put the backpack away BECAUSE I’m home again, home again, jiggity jig!

1810. “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalms‬ ‭139:13-14‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1811. To spend the first whole day back in AZ with #1son hiking in Prescott National Forest.
1812. Happy National Public Lands Day! Free usage!

Happy Sunday!