40 weeks in Arizona and I’m off on an epic Grand Canyon adventure! I am beyond thankful!


1348. “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1349. The fragrance of the mesquite trees in the desert.
1350. Quality time with my AZboy.


1351. “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” Psalms‬ ‭139:23-24‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1352. Sunrise before work is back.
1353. Arizona has blustery wind.


1354. “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” John‬ ‭14:18‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1355. Making travel plans.
1356. AZboy is doing really well at his job.


1357. 1 Corinthians 2:12
”Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God.”
1358. Talking to floridaboy.
1359. 2 days until an epic Grand Canyon birthday weekend.


1360. “God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we cannot comprehend.”Job‬ ‭37:5‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1361. Fake Friday!
1362. Grand Canyon in the morning!!!


1363. “The mountains may disappear, and the hills may come to an end, but my love will never disappear; my promise of peace will not come to an end,” says the LORD who shows mercy to you.” Isaiah‬ ‭54:10‬ ‭NCV‬‬
1364. Sleet! In April!
1365. Rim2River2Rim in the morning!


1366. Campfires.
1367. Camping under pine trees.
1368. Roasting marshmallows.

Happy Birthday to me Sunday!

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This year my one word is thankful. I have lived far too long to keep focusing on the things I don’t have when all I have to do is look around to see the beautiful gifts right in front of my face! So that’s it! 2015 will be a year of thankful!


19. I will always be thankful for my mom’s gift of time and love to my boys when they were little. She helped me raise them as I am a single parent. She continues to play a very big part in their lives. They have a deep love for her. She went above and beyond for us.

20. I am thankful for the gift of time with my South Florida friends. Sharing meals, church, outreach, Bible study, beach time, life.

21, I am so so thankful for the gift of time with my kids. That we have such a strong bond is a miracle. That we can always get together and pick up where we left off. That we have a rhythm that flows whenever we’re together, as if we are never separated.

His… Michelle
Philippians 1:20

Thankful to share with #TellHisStory and Three Word Wednesday

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Colossians 3:15-17
15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Happy day after Thanksgiving!

I give thanks I was able to go to work and serve my OR by answering the phone, adding cases for today, picking cases for today, and being available in the event of an emergency.

I give thanks that no emergencies arrived between 3pm and 11pm. I give thanks that people were able to be happy and healthy and with their families for at least that brief period of time in my little corner of the world.

I give thanks that I was able to be light and joyful and cheer up my co-worker who accidentally signed up to work on Thanksgiving when she thought she only signed up to be on call.

I give thanks I had a co-worker to keep me company for those 8 hours.

I give thanks for another co-worker who joined us for the free meal the hospital provided, turkey with all the trimmings! I give thanks he joined us because it turns out he has no family or friends and would have been completely alone, but instead he shared in the meal with us!

I give thanks for Jesus! For His life. For His love. For His sacrifice!

I give thanks!

His… Michelle
Philippians 1:20

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