Just a glimpse of me...

My photo
Do you ever feel STUCK? In 2000, I began looking for answers to some tough questions in my life. I'd searched high & low and finally conceded to search the promises found in the Bible. Those promises have sustained & guided me through the loss of a parent, the struggle with anxiety & depression, the loss of a valued relationship and so much more! I've found joy amid the pain. And, I want to share it with you!

01 August 2013


JUNE 2013 
One Thousand Gifts (by Ann Voskamp)
#1000Gifts #JoyDare

Buy book here...      

I took the 1,000 Gifts Dare for 2012...
and now I'm on the 1,000 Gifts Dare for 2013... 
my format now is a bit more simpler than before though...

Today I find JOY in...

6/1/13 Sat
1533. "Look where my DeeDee put me now!!!"

1534. kisses w/eyes closed

1535. women celebrating women

at Festival of Tables 

1536. young people serving

1537. iHop for lunch & kisses

1538. The lawn boy, pool boy, grill master, garden man, etc.
our itty bitty garden

6/3/13 Mon
1539. #TempleMaintenance in the morning
w/T :)

1540. God is great, God is good, and we thank Him...

1541. early to bed... :)

6/4/13 Tues
took my Miss Frizzle Magic School Bus
kids to Gene's for an ice cream cone!
1543. my NEIGHbors

1544. wonderful night knowing there
is NO afternoon J-O-B tomorrow :) 

6/5/13 Wed
1545. coffee in bed
1546. watching the sky change colors
1547. nights outside when you just don't want to go back in :)

6/6/13 Thurs
1548. morning coffee w/pie

1549. A. walks with PapaBear
1550. pool party in a COLD pool - muahahahaha!

6/7/13 Fri
1551. rough start to the morning - resulting in a GOOD talk w/son
1552. safe travels to Atlanta w/T
1553. car dates & meeting K's GParents

6/8/13 Sat
1554. being a "creeper" & getting an awesome shot

1555. new friend
Miley H
1556. GIRLFRIENDS over the years!!

6/9/13 Sun
1557. trying out a new church w/friends in the Atlanta, GA area
Worship team at the church we visited today
closed their service with "Taking Care of Business"
(Bachman Turner Overdrive)

1558. Chateau Elan

1559. men who cook dinner & serve it to their wife's friend :)

6/10/13 Mon
1560. the first thing I saw this morning
seriously... that's what i saw!
1561. new friends who feel like family!!
1562. evening walk w/the H family

6/11/13 Tues
1563. 10 hours traveling w/my son :)

1564. being missed

1565. two overnight guests (J&A)

6/12/13 Wed
1566. kissing a baby awake!
1567. waiting for flowers to bloom
so late this year :/

1568. emptying suitcase almost immediately
(very rare for me!)

6/13/13 Thurs
1569. getting to keep this little one this morning:
SELFIE... starting her out early
1570. rickety trellis - gorgeous flowers
clematis blooming

6/14/13 Fri
1572. cool, comfortable temps this am
1573. lunch w/T on the deck

1574. trombone practice - 4-5 times today

6/15/13 Sat
1575. getting bigger by the day

1576. body image :)
be happy w/who you are!
1577. pool time after the sun goes down

6/16/13 Sun FATHER'S DAY
1578. family at church - PRAISE GOD!

1579. trusting, praying, trusting, praying...

1580. the famous C Sundae :)

6/17/13 Mon
1581. sitting on the ground on a broken swing!

1582. BFFClub Stats
14lbs 15 1/2 ounces; 25 1/2 inches 
1583. Pampered Chef party at Aunt Kimmy's house

6/18/13 Tues
1584. Oh My Word! God the INCREDIBLE Artist!
it totally looked like God combed His fingers through the clouds

1585. leftovers from Red Lobster on Sunday
1586. sunset panorama

6/19/13 Wed
1587. morning walkabout

1588. neglecting housework today to read
1589. finishing a great book!

6/20/13 Thurs

1590. multi-tasking - a million projects, so little time :)
1591. my little "beach"

1592. vintage clothing

"Today I'm modeling a vintage top that my Mommy wore 23 years ago.
It goes perfectly with one of my DeeDee's floppy hats & my white rolled up jeans!" ~ A
6/21/13 Fri
1593. sharing about wearing yourself out in worship

1594. fast pitch church softball

1595. Frazier's Dairy Maid w/JT&A

6/22/13 Sat

1596. hiding things in the house...
1597. hosting a little birthday party for my niece & friends

1598. choosing to love others in spite of our differences

6/23/13 Sun
1599. short night of sleep - but great morning of worship at MPC
1600. 4-hr Sunday Afternoon Nap - yes, please!
1601. the humor of the LOML:
Sitting outside by the "pond"...
ME: I suggest we go for a slow leisurely walk & then watch a show on TV.
The LOML: A slow leisurely walk into the house?
PS I tricked him into a walk by getting his to look at HIS GARDEN first :)

6/24/13 Mon

1602. early morning walkabout w/KokoBear

1603. lunch w/Janet - a wonderful BFF

1604. family matters

6/25/13 Tues
1605. good words from a friend:

Today love ur family in a way that matters.
Take time 2 affirm, encourage, build up, sacrifice & serve 4 their good. #lovethatmatters
via @RevRoll on Twitter

1606. beautiful perrenial day lillies
along my rickety fence
1607. windy day for a baby


1608. big hair - bahahahaha!

1609. found a bird nest with a ROOF

while doing over 2hrs of weeding!!

1610. Meichka's birthday & GMBev's LASAGNA SOUP!

6/27/13 Thurs

1611. getting things DONE around the house
1612. no surprises for God - very comforting
1613. left over pot roast & trimmings & a salad for OUR garden!

6/28/13 Fri
1614. busy, busy morning - feeling God's hand upon me
1615. an especially sweet experience
as I worked on the MPCWorshipArts note:

God's faithfulness to His church and
to each of His children on a personal level
will remain constant.
There are changes ahead for our Madison Park family.
And, undiscovered blessings from Him are awaiting us,
as we continue to seek and to serve Him.
Be encouraged! God is at work!!

1616. wonderful celebration of K & N
Here comes the BRIDE :)
6/29/13 Sat
1617. early morning awake - NOTE TO SELF: No cafeinne after 2pm
1618. organizing the pole barn w/the LOML
God moment or call me crazy... but I feel strongly impressed
to hold on to this OLDIE for something down the road
1619. Bonge's date night to celebrate anniversaries


1620. Celebration of pastors who are like FAMILY
 "I'm on my way to church to celebrate Jim & Maureen Lyon's 22 yrs of ministry.
22 years... WOW, that's a lot." ~ A

1621. me & my sensitivity... and depression
(I can only CLAIM & BELIEVE that God will make a good thing out of something that happened today!
I am certainly not feeling optimistic now!)
1622. a husband who deeply loves & supports me

I've taken the 1,000 Gifts Dare for 2012 & 2013... click on the links below for specific months...

1000 Gifts 5/13

1000 Gifts 4/13
1000 Gifts 3/13

No comments:

Post a Comment