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20 weeks in Arizona. The hiking is getting more challenging. The adventures more adventurey. I am so thankful. It’s my word for 2015. 
12.7
931. “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John‬ ‭1:14 ESV

932. ““Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).” Matthew‬ ‭1:23‬ ‭ESV‬‬

933. Hiking a new trail. Lookout Mountain.
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934. “so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.” Hebrews‬ ‭9:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

935. Even when I wake up a bazillion times.

936. 10. More. Days!
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937. The automated speeding ticket that ironically didn’t slow me down from reaching my destination.

938. The reminder to slow down.

939. Even when the day is aggravation.
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940. [The Lord said,] “Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!” DEUTERONOMY 5:29 ( NIV )

941. I am more sinful and flawed than I ever dared believe, more loved and welcomed than I ever dared hope. ELYSE M. FITZPATRICK

942. Finding someone to take my call.
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943. 1. More. Week!

944. Early dismissal.

945. Watching the cats play with teeny tiny things.
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946. Brilliant people don’t deny the dark; they are the ones who never stop looking for His light in everything. Ann Voskamp

947. New hiking buddies.

948. Siphon Draw to Flatiron proved to once again show I am always in the right place at the right time even if every muscle in my body aches at the moment.
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949. People judge by outward appearance, but the L ORD looks at the heart. 1 SAMUEL 16:7

950. The injured hiker was rescued from the flatiron.

951. That the name of Jesus is lifted high on the radio this month.

Joyful 3rd Sunday of Advent!

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19 weeks in Arizona! Hiking mania continues. Advent. Jesus is coming! I am thankful! It’s my word for 2015. 

11.30

910. “This also comes from the Lord of hosts; he is wonderful in counsel and excellent in wisdom.” Isaiah‬ ‭28:29‬ ‭ESV‬‬
911. A universal number to call for help should never be taken for granted, especially when you have lived in places that have no emergency medical services.
912. Remembering to get an oil change.

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913. Christ, “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians‬ ‭2:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬
914. Happy December!
915. A day of floating.

12.2

916. “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Genesis‬ ‭1:27‬ ‭ESV
917. I am alive because God chose to create me.
918. Autumn IN a river.

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919. The Lord came down!
920. The peacefulness of 3am.
921. God looked for me.

12.4

922. “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. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.” Isaiah‬ ‭9:6-7‬ ‭ESV‬‬
923. Today is my favorite BIL’s birthday.
924. 2. More. Weeks!

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925. Discovering the whistle built into my REI hiking pack!
926. Meeting new people on the hike today.
927. 1502ft elevation gain. New personal best.

12.6

928. “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?” Psalm‬ ‭56:3-4‬ ‭ESV
929. Every detail in my life passes through the Lord’s hands.
930. Heat in the morning. AC in the afternoon. TIA. This is Arizona.

Happy 2nd Sunday of Advent!

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18 weeks and counting up! So. Very. Thankful. It’s my word for 2015. 

11.23

889. “Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭9:15‬ ‭ESV‬‬
890. Wind Cave and dinner with my favorite #1son.
891. 52 hike challenge.

11.24

892. “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭ESV‬‬
893. My friends.
894. Locating a long lost colleague.

11.25

895. “And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.” ‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭29:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬
896. #2son is in Pennsylvania for TG with the fam.
897. The festive atmosphere in the OR the day before a holiday.

11.26

898. “Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” Psalm‬ ‭100:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬
899. Long sleeves. Long pants. Socks. Closed toes.
900. Thanksgiving gatherings with family for food and friends for hiking.

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901. My uncle Mark. He makes me laugh.
902. 3 weeks until #2son visits!
903. Speaking to a friend while I run made the run fly by.

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904. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” 1 Peter‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬
905. Lost Goldmine Trail with my awesome hiking group.
906. That I found my awesome hiking group thanks to my awesome #1son.

11.29

907. “and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” Romans‬ ‭8:17-25‬ ‭ESV‬‬
908. Advent begins.
909. HOPE.

Happy Sunday! Advent!