My 2014 “One Thousand Gifts” List

I have never done this before, but I know it is important to be thankful for the little things in life. As I find out more about this challenge, I will put more info here.

I found out about this challenge from A Holy Experience by Ann Voskamp. She writes: “The whole collection of this year’s Joy Dare – to keep Jesus at the center of everyday…”. Now isn’t this exactly what we want?

From the “January Joy Dare”

3 Gifts Heard – 1/1/14

  1. “Firecrackers & Shotguns” announcing the New Year
  2. “Happy New Year dear, I love you, see you in the morning”
  3. “Guess what … I stayed up all night!”

A gift outside, inside, on a plate – 1/2/14

  1. outside – snow falling quietly
  2. inside – everyone home
  3. on a plate – homemade “chips”

3 Graces you overheard – 1/3/14

  1. “I love you baby girl”
  2. “Some one wants me to shovel their driveway!”
  3. “I’d rather snuggle…”

 A Gift Old, New, Blue – 1/4/14

  1. “Old Love – my husband!”
  2. “New Love – my daughter & fiance”
  3. New blue hairdryer warming up wet gloves

Something you are Reading, Making, Seeing – 1/5/14

  1. Reading – God’s Word = so soothing lately!
  2. Making – Homemade Chili & Biscuits = great on a cold day!
  3. Seeing – Ashley come in the door after her car accident tonight = tears in my eyes! Thank you Father!!!

One thing in your bag, your fridge, your heart – 1/6/14

  1. My bag – new book Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith
  2. My fridge – being thankful there is food there, esp. fresh eggs from a local farmer
  3. My heart – Birthday boy today = youngest, where does the time go?

Three graces from people you love – 1/7/14

  1. “Thank you for going with me to the VA hospital today.”
  2. “Oh, my new rock display racks are cool!”
  3. “The doctor said there was more damage to my knee than he thought, but it looks and feels great today!”

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