Changes

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

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A Trillion Thanks

I just spent the last 4 days backpacking on the Appalachian Trail in the North Carolina wilderness. I had the best time! It was challenging and invigorating. I am so very thankful that I had the chance to do something that I love so much! But you know what the best part about it is? God knew. God knew because he formed me in my mother’s womb. He knew me before I was even born. He created me this way.

“Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalms 139:16 ESV

This is incredible to me Lord. You’ve written the story of my life, like a novel. You know the beginning and you know the end. I imagine you sitting on your throne with Jesus at your right hand, the Holy Spirit in your midst, saying, “Oh! This next part coming is going to be so good! Michelle is going to finally cry out to me for salvation! Won’t the angels rejoice!? I knew this day was coming!”

Ever since that day of salvation, my life went from black and white, ho hum, to brilliant technicolor adventure! Like BOOM 💥! Instant joy!

May the people who read this blog find you the way I have. May they find the BOOM 💥 the way I have! Let this be their day of salvation! Thank you Lord! A trillion thanks! I love you!

Happy Wednesday!

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! 😁