Thankful _ April9 _ April15

2401. Successfully made it back to the trailhead.
2402. Rolled my broken ankle and it didn’t break again.
2403. Even though I felt abandoned, you never left my side Lord. And I had quality time with Rebekah. Iron sharpening iron. Truth.

2404. 4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭53‬:‭4-5‬ NIV) oh thank you Lord!
2405. Opening up the phone and finding a message from Galen.
2406. Opening the front door and finding Abby and Suzie waiting to greet me.

2407. 25 Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭29‬:‭25‬ NIV) let me please you Lord over any man.
2408. All the wildflowers and cacti are blooming.
2409. So very tired today. So very thankful for a soft comfy bed.

2410. 17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen. (‭1 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭17‬ NIV)
2411. Disposable paper OR jackets.
2412. Still wearing my Owl 🦉 hat in April.

2413. <—— 4 1 3 👌🏼
2414. 8 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. 9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭31‬:‭8-9‬ NIV) always remember this.
2415. Bright sunshiny days.

2416. 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭3-4‬ NIV) and thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
2417. Moonlit nights.
2418. Seeing birds that make interesting calls.

2419. 18 “ ‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD. (‭Leviticus‬ ‭19‬:‭18‬ NIV) yes. Thank you for reminding me.
2420. The way the Lord reminds me of who I am and how I should live my life; All by opening his word.
2421. That time I found my owl hat in the bag in the mailbox; from Galen.

Happy Easter!

Thankful _ April2 _ April8

IMG_6110Super adventurous week. Tired. So very thankful!

2380. 1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭20‬:‭1‬ NIV) thank you for turning me back from these Lord!
2381. Drained my iPhone battery practicing my Australian accent with Siri. Because I’m a nerd 🤓 like that.
2382. Planning to backpack 🎒 next weekend! It’s been a year. This should be good.

2383. 3 In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. (‭Psalm‬ ‭5‬:‭3‬ NIV) you hear my prayers and answer me. Thank you Lord!
2384. 10 mile hike on the canal.
2385. Getting everything done from my list of things to get done for the backpacking trip 🎒

2386. 16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. (‭2 Timothy‬ ‭2‬:‭16‬ NIV) help me with this Lord.
2387. 1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. (‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭1-2‬ NIV) I have been set free from condemnation!
2388. 1 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory in the heavens. (‭Psalm‬ ‭8‬:‭1‬ NIV) so majestic!

2389. 1 I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. (‭Psalm‬ ‭9‬:‭1-2‬ NIV) even when Robert brings up the past because I hurt him then, I will praise you and remember there is no condemnation in Jesus Christ.
2390. Retired surgeon. Served in Vietnam. A first meeting a war veteran who is also a surgeon.
2391. Unexpected 9 hour day at work.

2392. 10 If you falter in a time of trouble, how small is your strength! 11 Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. 12 If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done? (‭Proverbs‬ ‭24‬:‭10-12‬ NIV) thank you for reminding me of what is important.
2393. Galen looking relaxed and happy on Skype.
2394. a solid workday.

2395. 1 In the LORD I take refuge. How then can you say to me: “Flee like a bird to your mountain. 2 For look, the wicked bend their bows; they set their arrows against the strings to shoot from the shadows at the upright in heart. 3 When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (‭Psalm‬ ‭11‬:‭1-3‬ NIV) thank you for being my refuge Lord!
2396. I waited 27 years for this awesome gift of living in Arizona!
2397. I waited 24 years for my current job which is almost perfect !

2398. “But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.” ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭NIV
2399. The sun rising over the Superstition Wilderness.
2400. Car camping and backpacking for the weekend and rising early to hike 10 miles to camp in the wilderness.

Thankful _ March26 _ April1


A bonus day off. 9 mile hike. And car camping. Such a fun week! I am thankful!

2359. 5 Bondservants, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ, 6 not by the way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, 7 rendering service with a good will as to the Lord and not to man, 8 knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭5-8‬ ESV) let this be my cry as I work to serve you Lord, as I serve my patients and co-workers because ultimately, I serve you for your glory.
2360. That Robert and Galen had a chance to Skype and catch up.
2361. Even though it is Sunday and the transition continues to be hard.

2362. 9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (‭Philippians‬ ‭1‬:‭9-11‬ ESV) oh Lord, help us. Help us to have love that abounds more and more with knowledge and discernment. Let us bring you glory Jesus!
2363. I have been redeemed. Galen has been redeemed. Robert will be redeemed. My family will be redeemed.
2364. The Lord’s plans can never be thwarted!

2365. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5‬:‭16-18‬ ESV) thank you God! For giving your Holy Spirit to me and Galen. That we are united in your spirit and in mind! You gave this scripture to both of us at almost the exact same time! You are amazing God!
2366. All the solar twinkle lights entwined around the patio.
2367. New hiking gear – UV protection umbrella 🌂 is light weight for hiking AND bear 🐻 spray 👍🏼

2368. 20 Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭20‬ ESV) oh that this word you spoke to me would help Galen to seek you even more and to find comfort in you Lord.
2369. You say that if I seek you with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength, I will find you!
2370. Your promises are always yes and amen in Jesus! Thank you Lord!

2371. 4 For thus the Lord said to me: “I will quietly look from my dwelling like clear heat in sunshine, like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.” (‭Isaiah‬ ‭18‬:‭4‬ ESV) because this is beautiful.
2372. Bonus day off means bonus hiking!
2373. 9 miles in Brown ‘s Ranch!

2374. 13 To answer before listening— that is folly and shame. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭18‬:‭13‬ NIV) oh that I would be a better listener Lord!
2375. I heard that Jesus Christ came to die for sinners of which I am and hold these words to be true and hope for eternal life with him in heaven!
2376. Car 🚗 camping ⛺️ in the Superstition Wilderness. Beautiful views. Unidentified animal call. Peace and quiet on this side between salt river and the lakes. Turning the car on for heat.

2377. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4‬:‭6‬ NIV) thank you for shining your light in my heart!
2378. Javelinas at sunset. Coyotes at dawn.
2379. French press.

Happy Sunday!