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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!

26 February 2015

That's NOT My Job

That's NOT my job! Have you ever heard or SAID that??
  • It's not my responsibility to clean up YOUR messes.
  • My job description does not require me to do that.
  • It's not my job to raise YOUR children.
  • They pay people to do THAT.
  • That's below a person in my position.
I can think of so many scenarios where it is easy to say or think... that's NOT my job! We've all done it. But, what about the things that literally are not our job? How about the things we carry around that should have been left behind us... long ago in the past. Sometimes we take on more responsibilities in our "job" of life that really aren't ours to carry. Have you ever stopped to say...

21 February 2015

2015Feb 2 of 3 ONE THOUSAND GIFTS

Three Gifts A Day For...
FEBRUARY 2015
2 of 3
 
Based on the book, One Thousand Gifts, (by Ann Voskamp)
#1000Gifts #JoyDare
I took the 1,000 Gifts Dare for the year of 2012... continued in 2013... and 2014! Now, I'm headed into 2015 :) GOD IS FULL OF BLESSINGS!
 
Wed 2/11/15
3392. resilient plants which haven't YET been covered with straw
3393. milkshake date
 
3394. excuse me but... I think this is MY spot!
 
Thurs 2/12/15
3395. excited to go out... VERY UNUSUAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR!
3396. lunch w/my girls & Baby Max


3397. breakfast for dinner
 
Fri 2/13/15
3398. lots of creating on the page
3399. my brilliant writer/author/speaker friend
3400. the LOML's sense of humor
 
Sat 2/14/15
3401. double date with the inlaws
3402. silliness at Skyline Chili

3403. home spa date for the girls
 
Sun 2/15/15
3404. friends sharing a cause

3405. having my own washer & dryer
it truly is a BLESSING
3406. Downton Abbey with the LOML & daughter after "the little" has gone to sleep

Mon 2/16/15
3407. playing catch up on the blog - FEELS SO GOOD!
3408. so many new words from our 2-yr old
3409. thankful for a warm fire AND public servants & medical people who don't let the cold stop them from serving!

Tues 2/17/15
3410. living where I can get away with stepping out the door
in my PJ's to take pics of the sunrise, sunset, etc.

3411. pretending the ocean is just east of me
3412. finally publishing the 1st Feb #JoyDare post

Wed 2/18/15
3413. a morning out of the house
3414. old graveyards covered with snow
 3415. open spaces & country places

Thurs 2/19/15
3416. entertaining a friend in my messy home
3417. big girl panties (for our little 2-year old)
3418. good night kisses

Fri 2/20/15
3419. so grateful for FRIDAYS
 
3420. true confessions to ANN VOSKAMP!!!

3421. movie night w/the LOML at home before the snow hits
 

Stay tuned for the next & final installment for February 2015
I took the 1,000 Gifts Dare for the year of 2012... continued in 2013... and 2014! Now, I'm heading into 2015 smile emoticon GOD IS FULL OF BLESSINGS!

 For other #JoyDare #1000gifts entries... search the blog for the labels...
#1KGiftsJoyDare or #1000Gifts
 

17 February 2015

2015Feb 1 of 3 ONE THOUSAND GIFTS

Three Gifts A Day For...
FEBRUARY 2015
1 of 3
Based on the book, One Thousand Gifts, (by Ann Voskamp)
#1000Gifts #JoyDare

I took the 1,000 Gifts Dare for the year of 2012... continued in 2013... and 2014! Now, I'm headed into 2015 :) GOD IS FULL OF BLESSINGS!

Sun 2/1/15
3362. my next door neighbor
a monastery :D
3363. the LOML doing a grocery run for some special treats
3364. Downton Abbey - instead of the SuperBowl finish

Mon 2/2/15
3365. bald eagles on the rise in Indiana :)

16 February 2015

2015Jan 3 of 3 ONE THOUSAND GIFTS

JANUARY 2015 - 3 of 3
Based upon One Thousand Gifts (by Ann Voskamp)
#1000Gifts #JoyDare


I took the 1,000 Gifts Dare for the year of 2012... continued in 2013... and 2014!
Now, I'm headed into 2015 :) GOD IS FULL OF BLESSINGS!

1/21/15 Wed
3329. chicken soup... again...
 
3330. being a bottom-feeder

3331. a great quote by a young author
“Stop setting yourself on fire for people who just stand to watch you burn.” ~ Nad├Ęge Richards

1/22/15 Thurs
3332. sister friends
3333. waking up just fine from anesthesia :)
3334. Bryan Duncan - Quiet Prayers

1/23/15 Fri
3335. pain meds after small surgery

3336. ha ha ha... leftovers from surgery
some one forgot to take this off!!
3337. sharing news with people
#LoveHeals

1/24/15 Sat
3338. PBS early morning broadcasting for mommies & "DeeDees"


3339. being blessed by Frederick Buechner
3340. feeling like maybe I'm being used for the good


1/25/15 Sun
3341. the quiet sound of my "neighborhood"
3342. help with the dishes & cleaning
3343. a room with a view

(I don't think I'll ever tire of the view from my bedroom)1/26/15 Mon
3344. a cold, yet gorgeous, beginning to the day


3345. fellow gang members...the Riverwood Gang:

3346. the wonder of how time heals wounds

1/27/15 Tues
3347. seeking sunny spots

3348. cold walkabout

3349. a fire & a kitty


1/28/15 Wed
3350. being reminded of what an airhead I am!

3351. fighting against Human Trafficking & Slavery
3352. home on a winter night

1/29/15 Thurs
3353. baby snores
 
3354. ice cream date
3355. remembering Chautauqua
1/30/15 Fri
3356. reflecting back on 1 year ago today


3357. starting out the weekend with a clean counter


3358. movie night with the LOML

1/31/15 Sat
3359. early morning walkabout & crunchy frost on every thing

3360. Saturdays with the family home!!
3361. a happy camper at her booster seat



 I took the 1,000 Gifts Dare for the year of 2012... continued in 2013... and 2014! Now, I'm headed into 2015 :) GOD IS FULL OF BLESSINGS!
 
For other #JoyDare #1000gifts entries... search the blog for the labels:
#1KGiftsJoyDare or #1000Gifts