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Nov 5

Hello, Father!
Thank you for the amazing long walk in the woods yesterday with my Mate, exploring the ravines and ridges and bluffs, and discovering so many details of your amazing creation in this part of the country! 😀 Thank you for the thrilling climbs up and down several exposed treeroot systems, and thank you for all that I managed to capture with my camera phone — and everything I witnessed but did not record. Thank you for the amazing discovery of Jack-in-the-Pulpit, and all of the fungi, and the little critter’s nest — which when I watched this morning I discovered little critter squeaky sounds caught on audio!! Thank you, most of all, for the little carpet of liverwort and all their tiny gemma cups — a sight I have not seen since one lovely day in Michigan, exploring the riverine forest with my children, back in 2008. Thank you, even beyond that, Oh Lord, for giving me a Mate that I can share all this with, and he with me. Thank you for giving him the patience to allow me to linger in delight over the tiniest details, and thank you for giving him his own unique perspectives to share with me! Thank you for giving us both the physical health and flexibility — along with a healthy dose of fearlessness — to climb and slide and boldly explore nature, perhaps even to feel more “at home” out in the woods than inside a house or city block.

Hebrews 12:23-29 ERV

You have come to the meeting of God’s firstborn children. Their names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all people. And you have come to the spirits of good people who have been made perfect. 
You have come to Jesus—the one who brought the new agreement from God to his people. You have come to the sprinkled blood that tells us about better things than the blood of Abel. 
Be careful and don’t refuse to listen when God speaks. Those people refused to listen to him when he warned them on earth. And they did not escape. Now God is speaking from heaven. So now it will be worse for those who refuse to listen to him. 
When he spoke before, his voice shook the earth. But now he has promised, “Once again I will shake the earth, but I will also shake heaven.” 
The words “once again” clearly show us that everything that was created will be destroyed—that is, the things that can be shaken. And only what cannot be shaken will remain. 
So we should be thankful because we have a kingdom that cannot be shaken. And because we are thankful, we should worship God in a way that will please him. We should do this with respect and fear, 
because our God is like a fire that can destroy us. 

Lord, I am so very grateful that you have chosen me and that you protect me and guide me each day. There are many things that elicit fear and dread in this life, some of which still lies ahead, and yet my heart can rest at peace, knowing that no matter what you put before me, I can handle it just fine because of your Spirit strengthening me on the inside. You equip me perfectly for every task, so that I sincerely have nothing to fear. Please help me to live boldly for you, and to travel to wherever you lead us, helping whomever you allow us. Please be with my husband today as he spends time with his male companions and completes their manly tasks. Be with me as I continue to practice Adobe Animate CC, learning more ActionScript and JavaScript code to walk further down the road from printables to interactives. Show me what YOU would have me to do this day, Shepherd. I give you my time, my hands, my mind, my heart. Amen.


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