8.19.18 Update: Kimberly’s PCT Hike!

For all those praying for my Cousin Kimberly as she has been hiking
the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) from Mexico to Canada.

As you know we have been saying extra prayers for her
because she while she was currently hiking the Sierras,
she gained a stress fracture in her left foot
and a sprained ankle on her right foot.

Below is an important update
from Kimberly’s Facebook page!

August 12, 2018 FB Update
Tomorrow makes a whole month off trail. I’m terribly sad to officially be ending my hike for this year having not completed the whole trail. However, I’m super happy to have hiked 1,090 miles from Mexico to South Lake Tahoe. My body just couldn’t do it and I’m hoping that with time and the proper rest for my feet, I’ll be able to finish the PCT next year. Since getting off Trail I’ve been eating… lots, still enjoying nature and it’s beautiful views, finding wildlife to laugh at, enjoying visiting my Dad in Florida and my family and friends back in Taylorsville and Charlotte, watching sunsets and straight up relaxing. Real life starts again soon but I know the trail will still be there next year! Here’s to #kbpct2018 and #kbpct2019 @ Ponce Inlet, Florida

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What a hard and brave decision to make… to wisely care for one’s health! Kimberly has walked so many miles… 1,090 miles! And that’s just what she hiked from Mexico, through the desert, and to the Sierras! For those who may not know (and to remind you who do) in 2016 Kimberly was the first woman to YOYO the MST (Mountain to Sea Trail) here in North Carolina. She hiked from the NC/TN border to the Carolina Coast, and then walked back to the NC/TN border! That was a total 2,310 miles!

 🙂 Wow! 🙂

CONGRATULATIONS ON A JOB WELL DONE, KIMBERLY!

I have such confidence in what the Lord can do for you next year. Lord willing, I will blog and pray for you then as well, staying with you til you have walked the last mile!! Thank you for sharing so much of your journey with us! I hope you enjoy your slideshow! You provided the material! 😉

We continue to pray for your feet.
Hope you get plenty of rest!
You have earned it!
God loves you, Kimberly!!

6.11.18 Update 2: Kimberly’s PCT Hike

An update for those helping me pray for Cousin Kimberly (aka Legs, trail name) as she hikes the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) from Mexico to Canada.

Kimberly is having so much fun! You see it in her smiles! My favorite pictures! She has so many other photos on her blog of so many friends that she has made along the way. She even has so many videos.

(Reminder: I don’t reblog or link the blog because of some of the language and  I have so many young people actively following my blog, as well as several friends who are Pastors, Evangelists, Worships Leaders, and serving in ministry in many different ways. I love my cousin and have been led by the Lord to pray for Kimberly on her journey! I am so grateful for those helping me pray for her! Kimberly has expressed how much she loves everyone praying for her!)

If you would like to make an extra note of encouragement to let Kimberly (aka Legs) know you are praying for her, note in your comment where in the world you are!

I love that so many from so many countries are helping me to pray for my cousin! God made her to be an awesome woman! Thank you! Me and God love you! ❤

 

 

ME AND GOD LOVE YOU, KIMBERLY (AKA LEGS)!

6.11.18 Update 1: Kimberly’s PCT Hike

An update for those helping me pray for my Cousin Kimberly (aka Legs, trail name) as she hikes the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) from Mexico to Canada. Some very important and special accomplishments have happened for her!

Be sure to read Kimberly’s note below the pictures
on why these are important milestones!
And how you will be able to pray for her specifically!

(quoted from her blog) 

She reached 700 miles!

She made it to Kennedy Meadows!

She completed 1/4 of the PCT!

She finished hiking the desert!

She began hiking the Sierra Mountains!

Wow! God is giving that woman some strength, energy, endurance, good health, and so many blessings to help her hike on! Praise the Lord! God certainly leads His dear children along the PCT trail!  ❤

Go, Kimberly!

 

 

 

 

Kimberly’s note on why Kennedy Meadows is an important milestone.
(quoted from her blog)

Hello all. I’m excited to say I’ve now hiked 702.2 miles on the PCT and arrived at Kennedy Meadows. I got here on May 29th and I’m currently on my second Zero here. Kennedy Meadows is a milestone on this trail for many reasons:

1. A lot of attempted thru-hikers don’t make it this far.

Due mostly to injuries, running out of money, and/or poor planning: a ton of hikers won’t get to see this spot. I can count on both my hands and a few toes the hikers who I met out here a month ago that are no longer hiking. It’s sad usually because they hurt something bad enough to cause them to have to leave the trail. Others have had family emergencies that cause them to have to make the choice to get off trail. Even some of those hikers who have made it here are having to work at general stores, restaurants and dive bars doing odd jobs. Hikers are helping cook, help locals with trade jobs and taking out trash to save/make money just for their room and board.

How this changes her specific prayer needs.

2. Goodbye desert, hello sierras.

It’s been crazy good weather out here so far but it hasn’t all been great. It’s hot out here in the desert. I never knew that the desert also involved rolling hills, lush pine forest and rock mountains… but those were few and far between. The desert really has been a lot of dry heat stretches with little to no shade and heavy water hauls. Often times there’s been a minimum average water haul of 12-15 miles, so mostly dry camping is involved. The sierras mean more real water holes with rivers, big streams, and cold mountain water. I’ll be carrying an average of 2 liters of water instead of 5 liters. Huge difference in pack weight. However, the new average of packing for days of food will change. In the desert I could hit up towns about every 7-8 days. Now I’m going to be packing food for 9-12 days at a time. Plus, now I’ll also be toting my bear canister, ice axe and micro-spikes for the harsher, snowy weather conditions. A lot of hikers who got to Kennedy Meadows before I did are having to get off trail for side trips, zeroing for weeks at a time, and stalling because the snow has too deep and hard to get through. I want to be able to enjoy my time in the sierras not have to suffer through it.

Until next time,
Legs xo

Thank you for helping me pray for her! God loves you! ❤

❤ Praying for you, Legs! Me and God love you! ❤

5.27.18 Update: Kimberly’s PCT Hike

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

 Legs (Kimberly’s trail name) has hit 650 miles!

She has officially completed 1/4 of the PCT!

Only 2,000 miles to go!

Sorry to be behind on the updates. I have been keeping up with her, but I have been slacking on passing those updates to you who have been helping to praying for her.
(I’m still struggling with suddenly and randomly falling asleep throughout the day).
In case you are just joining us, my cousin Kimberly (whose trail name is Legs) is hiking from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). Below are just some of the many pictures she has shared. Enjoy them! My favorites are her smiles! 🙂

 

You can see when she hit 500!32312931_10155253131331035_2161704499465420800_n

600! ❤33046831_10155271685026035_5261820449293074432_n

and then 650! 33310156_10155277061251035_4638583053550092288_n

That’s 1/4 of the trail!33676458_10155281440221035_1872404199715635200_n

 🙂 It’s worth repeating! 🙂

Congratulations, Cousin Kimberly on your accomplishment of completing 1/4 of the Pacific Coast Trail! That’s a lot of hiking!
The Lord has constantly made me think on your journey with His song.

God Leads Us Along.

He is surely leading you along!

❤ Me and God love you! ❤

5.3.18 Update: Kimberly’s PCT Hike

An update for those helping me pray for Kimberly on her PCT hike:

Kimberly has now hiked 400 miles!31753191_10155233901676035_3468862596113760256_n

I thought I would share more pictures with you this time, as Kimberly has been taking so many awesome pictures. I love the mile marking pictures like above, as well as the feet shots, the sky (especially when it looks like she’s above the clouds, looking like she’s on top pf the world, or when it looks like the sky is on fire), all the trail pics, one pathway that doesn’t look big enough to make room for one foot, a spider caught in its own web, power lines, train tracks, bridges, Kimberly drinking her beloved Sun Drop 😉 , the cliff she and her friends were jumping off of into the water, cool trees, and so much more.
So I leave you with those pictures.

Keep praying!

 

4.4.18 Update: Kimberly’s PCT Hike

For all of those who are helping me pray for Kimberly (aka Legs) as she hikes the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail), this is an update.

Tomorrow Is Day One was her introduction to her beginning for this incredible hiking journey. I will no longer be reblogging, but will give updates instead.

I will be using this picture for you to identify the updates on her hike in the Reader.29511773_2055391427809044_3113805081282536436_n

**You also will remember that I always make sure to put a heads up about the language that could make you uncomfortable.**
That is what this particular post is regarding. Because I have hundreds of families and friends who are missionaries, evangelists, pastors, worship leaders or are in some form of ministry, and because a great majority of them have children who are active in reading posts, e-mails and whatever forms of greetings and/or communications, I want to be mindful in not filling up their feeds with offensive material.

It is NOT to come across as judgmental on Kimberly or to discourage her!!

Particularly in this post is a topic a lot people simply don’t realize is extremely offensive. It is actually thought to be “keeping it clean” or simply not given a second thought (or first) to even be an issue. Using the word Holy with anything other than something you mean to refer to as being Holy, and IS genuinely Holy is considered offensive to God (or more specifically the Holy Spirit). Just as using God’s name with anything other than something you mean to refer to God with in a reverent way is offensive to God.

“Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.”
– Exodus 20:7 KJV

Many people either have no idea of an issue, while most even have the best of intentions by believing not adding a cuss word or anything vulgar is being respectful, humorous, or simply keeping it clean. A lot Christians do this as well. I use to think like this too, having no clue that it is so important to God… the one I love and do not want to offend. While it is horrible to hear or read intentional offense, it is just as offensive to read God’s Holy Spirit being used as a punch line, or inconsiderate adjective or adverb.

“Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.”
– Matthew 12:31-32 KJV

“And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not beforgiven.”
– Luke 12:10 KJV

“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”
– Ephesians 4:29-30 KJV

For this reason, I will give you updates, instead of just reblogging. I thank you so much for praying for my cousin as she walks from Mexico to Canada! I thank you too for knowing that this is in no way meant to be judging my cousin, or causing a debate. I have many family and friends who use far worse language. While I am to be careful in what I see, read, and do, I am also called be like Christ in loving one another. Christ walked among men… lived among us… and still lives among us… regardless of our imperfections. Vulgarity can come in many forms. When He leads me to pray for someone, to encourage them, or to simply be present in a part of their journey in life, I am to simply do that… pray… encourage… or simply be there… not to judge.

I love my cousin, and I love each one that God gives me to remind them of just how much God loves them, sometimes letting someone know for the first time ever. God’s love can be hard to know, understand, or felt if all one receives is judgment and offense. The most important thing God wants to let us know is…

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
– John 3:16-17 KJV

So until the next update, keep walking with Him, and keep walking in His love! ❤

Me and God love you, Kimberly (aka Legs!) ❤
Me and God have faith in you! ❤