23 weeks in Arizona! Just about 6 months. For the first time in many many years, I want to put down roots. Crazy, right? I am thankful. It was the word for 2015. Now I have a new word. But I’m not going to stop counting or posting my thankful. Thankful never stops…


994. Another road trip this week.
995. H. I. K. I. N. G.
996. Riding the scooter and remembering the fun of a scooter ride.


997. “but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬ ‭ESV‬‬
998. Overheard a boy on Echo Canyon Trail, “Did you see those pilgrims dad?”, referring to the Amish folks hiking.
999. Seeing Amish folks on Echo Canyon Trail.


1000. <— Reason enough.
1001. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1002. For the blizzard that shot across New Mexico and Texas that has closed the road to visiting my friends because that’s the way it goes sometimes.


1003. “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.” Psalm‬ ‭27:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1004. The last day of an amazing year!
1005. Because it’s the best day to say ‘See you next year’. 😬


1006. HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🎉 2016
1007. “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah‬ ‭43:19‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1008. So much fun hiking Picacho Peak with #1son today.


1009. “And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1010. The relief that comes when you wake up from a bad dream.
1011. Resting.


1012. “Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.” Proverbs‬ ‭13:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬
1013. Learning to live a new word — generous
1014. Beginnings

Happy Sunday!



22 weeks and still counting and still loving Arizona so much! This was a week filled with fun and love and adventures with both of my boys. I am thankful. It’s my word for 2015. 


973. “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭ESV‬‬
974. Salvation is a divine interruption in man’s heart.
975. I don’t feel the pressure of commercial Christmas anymore.


976. Getting to do echo canyon trail to see Santa with #2son.
977. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬
978. For the car that took me and #2son to see Horseshoe Bend in the Colorado river and then to Utah because it was just another 15 miles from there to discover there is nothing in Utah but more of the amazing beautiful country that God created and home again in just under 12 hours even with rain, snow, foggy weather, and time zone jumping.


979. Hummingbirds at my little feeder.
980. Even day before work blues.
981. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”” Luke‬ ‭2:11, 14‬ ‭ESV‬‬


982. “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Luke‬ ‭2:13-14‬ ‭ESV‬‬
983. “But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,” Philippians‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭ESV‬‬
984. On this day, 30 years ago, I received the best Christmas present. #1son. ❤️


985. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” Luke‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬
986. God is here! God is here! Christ is born to you , to you ! The glad tidings are to you , to you !
987. Movie with my 2 favorite people.


988. “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬
989. Even when things get dramatic.
990. A whole week with my 2 favorite people.


991. #2son made it home to Florida safely.
992. One more 12 hour shift.
993. Your soul has a curious shape because it is a hollow made to fit a particular swelling in the infinite contours of the Divine substance, or a key to unlock one of the doors in the house with many mansions. CS Lewis

Happy Sunday!


21 weeks in Arizona. #2son has arrived for a visit! So excited to show him the wonder that is Arizona! I am so thankful. It’s my word for 2015. 


952. “She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭ESV‬‬
953. Because Jesus means Yahweh saves.
954. No more call until next year!


955. Winter in Arizona.
956. Giving.
957. God speaks to me.


958. Living in a place with snow and freeze warnings. Not visiting. Living. 🙂
959. “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬
960. Feeling light hearted all day.


961. 1. More. Day!!!
962. “He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.” Isaiah‬ ‭53:3-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬
963. <—> 3 6 9 <—> VACATION!


964. “To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.” Proverbs‬ ‭21:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬
965. Today is the day! Hurray! Hurray!
966. Watching #2son reunite with his cats AND get attacked by the jumping cactus because he didn’t believe it could.


967. “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬
968. ROADTRIP!!!
969. Taking #2son to the Grand Canyon.


970. SNOW!!!
971. S. N. O. W!!!
972. “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” John‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭ESV‬

Happy 4th Sunday of Advent!