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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!

23 August 2015

2015 August ONE THOUSAND GIFTS 1 of 3

Three Gifts A Day: AUGUST 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 into 2015 :) GOD IS FULL OF BLESSINGS...

August 2015... 1 of 3
Sat 8/1
3808. seeing the cross in the every day things

3809. visiting w/the neighbor at her garage sale
3810. killer sunset!!

Sun 8/2
3811. new pastor candidate & wife at church
3812. our Little being like Mommy - pink fingernail polish

3813. sitting outside with all our kiddos  :)

Mon 8/3
3814. unusually cool, comfortable air for this time of year
3815. cucumbers from the garden
3816. promotions for our Little - new classroom at school & a princess big girl bed

Tues 8/4
3817. friendly chickens
3818. double yolks 
3819. evening walkabout & cows on a hill

Wed 8/5
3820. finally getting my July #1000gifts posted
3821. neighbors that sell sweet corn
3822. bubble baths

Thurs 8/6
3823. tons of yard work!!!
3824. Bonge's with friends (Jamie & Mark) 
3825. son texting pic of sunset
Fri 8/7
3826. my view from the MBR
3827. seeing a cross in the sky at sunset
3828. the kids on FaceTime calls

Sat 8/8
3829. a tradition - State Fair Band Day!
3830. the best of the 2015 Indiana State Fair
3831. coming home to our chickens

Sun 8/9
3832. grace! we are usually late to church... but today, we were REALLY late!!!
3833. support & love of Rolland and Ellen
3834. TSC after church - yes, we are THAT family

Mon 8/10
3835. broken glasses
3836. dinner out with the kids - Burro Loco
3837. a spouse who works hard at work & at home!

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


  1. Love doing this!! I am behind because of our vacation; I jotted things down but haven't written into my journal yet...neet to catch up on my blog, too...but I will catch up!!

    1. LOVE DOING IT TOO! It's made such a difference in my life. It was also a GREAT VALIDATION for me when I could actually list these things as blessings directly from God. Many of my friends had told me that they were coincidences and not "GOD GIVEN BLESSINGS" :/