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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!

13 April 2015


Three Gifts A Day... APRIL 2015
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 4/1/15

3439. the hilarious things that can happen with TEXTING!!!

3440. friends of all ages
3441. modern music

Thurs 4/2/15
3442. the LOML getting to go in to work a bit late - such a treat!
3443. making jokes, jokes and more jokes
3444. nowhere to go tonight :)
Fri 4/3/15
3445. everyone home for the day - a rare treat
3446. our cluttered pole barn - thankful to have one though!!!

Sat 4/4/15
3448. morning cuddles... and 2 "family members" who love PapaBear
3449. a church who cares about families and the community
3450. way more than 3 blessings!!!
Sun 4/5/15
3451. early morning family time before heading to church
3452. simple prayers from a 2 year old
3453. homemade -- from scratch -- food... at the inlaws
Mon 4/6/15
3454. slow start to the day
3455. getting on my hands and knees to be a kitty
3456. daughter and dad DWTS TV date :)
Tues 4/7/15
3457. feeling loved deeply by a little 2 year old
3458. singing 80's songs with the LOML while driving to Cinci
3459. good friends (soon to be family too)

Wed 4/8/15
3460. accidentally sleeping in -- oops
3461. inside Easter Egg hunts :D
3462. the colors of spring
Thurs 4/9/15
3463. catching up with a friend
3464. overwhelming feeling to WRITE right NOW!
3465. playing in puddles

Fri 4/10/15
3466. blue skies & green grass from my bedroom window
3467. Instagram... and my shagbark hickory tree... it has it's own hastag
3468. Burn Notice on Netflix :)

Stay tuned for 2 of 3 for APRIL of 2015. GOD IS FULL OF BLESSINGS! For other daily blessings, search for the blog labels of:
           #1000Gifts  # JoyDare #1KGiftsJoyDare


  1. I LOVE this...short and to the point! Don't you just love attending the recitals...my daughter went to an "arts" school for piano and voice and I loved the recitals and competitions. We took 3 trips to Chicago when she was a senior in college, two for recitals or musicals she was in. "K" is beautiful!!I And the little one is adorable!!

    I did my post a little differently including the heading for each day and then the 3 blessings; but then I always get a bit WORDY on my posts!!!

    Thanks for sharing...I'll get mine posted soon (I had wanted to include some photos or other images or quotes; but may not since it is already LONG!! Can't wait to read more...

    1. Thanks for reading & commenting Barbara :) I have followed the suggestions before (like the 3 things orange, 3 things new, etc.). I've lately just been listing things that take my breath away or make me pause and give thanks :) Looking forward to reading more of yours. Just published a new short post - Check it out & let me know your thoughts. Headed outside for a country walk-about now :D BLESSINGS, c