Thankful _ February19 _ February25

What a week! So much to be thankful for! He’s a good good Father!

2•19
2254. 24 Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God? (‭Mark‬ ‭12‬:‭24‬ NIV) O Lord, I want to know you completely. I do not want to be in error because I do not know your Word or your power. Thank you for your Word that I may know you. I love you and all of your sameness.
2255. I thought I would serve the Lord in Africa for years but, he had another plan. Plan B. Plan Better. Because his plans are always better.
2256. Peaceful rainy day Sunday walk thanks to everyone else’s plan B of staying indoors and lunch with Phil.

2•20
2257. “We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in you.” Psalm‬ ‭33:20-22‬ ‭NIV‬‬
2258. Getting to text with Galen in the wee hours of the morning.
2259. Orientation at another new surgery center.

2•21
2260. 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭3-4‬ NIV) yes Lord. Let love and faithfulness never leave me. Amen.
2261. The Gospel of John left for the owner of the white jeep 🚙 that the Word would not fall to the ground.
2262. A full 8 hour shift for the first time in ages.

2•22
2263. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (‭John‬ ‭14‬:‭27‬ NIV)
2264. 2 really good job interviews.
2265. Even though I don’t know how the current job will turn out, I’m thankful to have any work I can get.

2•23
2266. “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms,” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:18-20‬ ‭ oh Lord! Please open the eyes of my heart that I would truly know the power of your spirit living in me. I love you so much Jesus!
2267. Hired!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Full time!!! Benefits!!! $6/hr pay increase!!!
2268. Robert had A misconception, a misunderstanding of God’s design for marriage and I was able to set that straight for him.

2•24
2269. 12 What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for, “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2‬:‭12-16‬ NIV) thank you God for helping me to understand this passage of scripture. I never understood it before. Thank you!
2270. Prayer walking at 0 dark 30, studying the Word, texting with Galen.
2271. Meeting an Air Force guy from Lancaster Pa who wants to be stationed at Dover AFB and has the same job as Galen’s dad had. Amazing small world 🌎

2•25
2272. Camping in Bulldog Canyon with Robert. Peace and quiet.
2273. Helping an older couple after they’re ATVs broke down by giving them a ride back to their vehicles.
2274. Right place. Right time. Always.

Thankful _ February12 _ February18

So many good things this week. Released by my surgeon. New job opportunities. A chance to scout out a camping ⛺️ location. I am thankful!

2•12
2233. 13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (‭Romans‬ ‭15‬:‭13‬ NIV) yes and amen!
2234. Doing church and coffee with Hannah and discussing the challenging year we had.
2235. Anticipating a weekend camping ⛺️ trip with Rita.

2•13
2236. 25 Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all the Gentiles might come to the obedience that comes from faith— 27 to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen. (‭Romans‬ ‭16‬:‭25-27‬ NIV)
2237. Even though my schedule is totally unpredictable, I will praise the Lord.
2238. 6 miles all at one time.

2•14
2239. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.” (‭Luke‬ ‭1‬:‭37‬ NIV) O Lord! Thank you for this word!
2240. I feel the love of God in the strong embraces and hugs of my friends and colleagues and family.
2241. I feel the love of God in the way he speaks to me in my joy and my pain and my sorrow and my distress. He speaks to me through his Word and through my salvation and in the wilderness.

2•15
2242. 2 Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.” (‭Isaiah‬ ‭12‬:‭2‬ NIV) O Lord. Surely you are my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid. You are my strength and defense and my salvation. Amen.
2243. Losing a job opportunity because of breaking my ankle led me to find a better job in sticking it out with this company.
2244. My new manager doesn’t think I’m a pain in the neck even though I bug her all the time. 🙄

2•16
2245. 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. 24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭4‬:‭23-24‬ NIV) yes and amen.
2246. Successful positive phone interview.
2247. Officially finished with the orthopedic surgeon!

2•17
2248. 30 Do not accuse anyone for no reason— when they have done you no harm. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭30‬ NIV) and Lord, I confess that I am guilty of accusing people for no reason when they have done me no harm. Forgive me Lord. Don’t turn away from me. Help me change! I’m clinging to you. I’m desperate to be more like you! I love you Jesus!
2249. I got to work today at a new surgery center and fill in to help them out.
2250. Another interview is lined up.

2•18
2251. 27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭3‬:‭27‬ NIV)
2252. Finally learned why my tax return is delayed.
2253. The damage from running over a rock in the wilderness was minor and easily repaired!

Thankful _ February5 _ February11


Another week for the record books. 4 mile hike with a friend I met in Africa who moved to Phoenix a couple of months ago! Another FaceTime session with my favorite person living overseas!! I am incredibly thankful!

2•5
2212. 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭4‬:‭23‬ NIV) Dear God, please help me guard my heart. Let everything that flows from my heart bless others as I serve you and also serve them. Let everything that flows from my heart be light and encouragement. Thank you Lord for all you are doing. Thank you for establishing Galen’s calling in the Middle East. Make his calling clear as crystal. Surround him with encouragers. Thank you Jesus for loving me!
2213. How the word of the Lord is hammered and woven into my life all day everyday!
2214. Being able able to give Rebekah my bicycle as a gift.

2•6
2215. 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭13‬:‭4‬ ESV) O Lord, please help me to be diligent in all I do.
2216. When I start my walk at 3:30 AM and the streets are super quiet, so quiet I can hear the train whistle blowing and see kitty cats playing in the street.
2217. Even though I’m not getting all the hours I need at the surgery center, I now have a fun part time job to supplement my income.

2•7
2218. 2 Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭4‬:‭2‬ NIV) Lord, let me be faithful with all you’ve given to me.
2219. A free coffee treat from a passenger at 1130.
2220. Worked at a new surgery center for 2.5 hours and found out I get guaranteed 4 hours because of the new pool system that started this week. 👍🏼🙌🏼😃

2•8
2221. 20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭13‬:‭20‬ NIV) dear God, help me to choose the wisest of friends, to always have Wise counselors.
2222. Getting to work with 2 surgeons I haven’t seen in a year because I’m at a center in their neighborhood. 😲😁
2223. Almost 3 months from being broken and fixed and somehow God bringing me through to the other side!

2•9
2224. 29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 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: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (‭Mark‬ ‭12‬:‭29-31‬ NIV) thank you for always reminding me Lord!
2225. One month of walking started with baby steps and has progressed to 4 miles a day. Surprise!
2226. Released by PT to be free to pursue all activity!

2•10
2227. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. (‭Romans‬ ‭13‬:‭7‬ NIV) Lord I will repay my debtors with your help!
2228. First big paycheck since I broke my ankle!
2229. People coming into town for the weekend all full of hope and laughter.

2•11
2230. 11 Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. (‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭29‬:‭11‬ NIV) Because this is just truth Lord. Thank you for FaceTime. Thank you for teaching Galen wisdom now while he is young. He’s learning so much. I pray that he continues to learn how to navigate life and continues to believe what you say to him. I pray he is able to become an expert in conflict resolution, for his fear of man to be completely eradicated. Thank you for him Lord. Thank you that Robert woke up early and also got to chat with him for a bit. Strengthen their relationship. Let Robert see you through us Jesus.
2231. 4 mile hike that led to an amazing view of the valley with the friend I met while serving in the Congo.
2232. For all the people I get to serve through my jobs.

Happy Sunday!