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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!

09 September 2015

2015 August 3of3 ONE THOUSAND GIFTS

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... 2 of 3

Fri 8/21

3868. doing my best to fill 2 dumpsters
3869. busting open briefcases from the early 90's... property manager days
3870. a purring kitty late at night

Sat 8/22
3871. measuring junk - the LOML will throw this away if we measure it
3872. the grumpiness of the LOML makes me laugh sometimes
3873. dinner date at an Indy restaurant

Sun 8/23
finally posted 1 of 3 for August
3874. a Little helper washing the car

3875. tackling the garage
3876. an evening swim 
  Mon 8/24 
3877. my idea of an awesome 6-pack

3878. weeding, pruning & cleaning up an occasional "spill" here & there

3879. evening walkabout & throwing pebbles into Barb's Brook

Tues 8/25 
3880. apples getting bigger

3881. prayer reminders from yrs ago still around

3882. dinner date with the Little & then family time at GMB's & GDD's

Wed 8/26 
3883. thankful that the low flying plane was just a crop duster
3884. the realization that we might not be able to use mulch ever again out front

3885. 3.5 acres = happy chickens

Thurs 8/27
our son's 23rd birthday 
3886. hazy beginning to the day

3887. completing my assignments from the LOML

3888. "repairing" the fence at the south end of the pool 

Fri 8/28
3889. killer yummy salad for a hard yardwork day

3890. crazy things that come out of my mouth

Things that come out of your mouth that you thought you'd never say... #253 We do NOT poop on the Welcome mat! #goldencomets #helpersnotsomuch  FYI, that's Elizabeth - the instigator & initiator of all things crazy with the ladies!
3891. a spoiled kitty

Sat 8/29
3892. working outside with the LOML for HOURS - the land refuses to be tamed 
3893. the Little closing her eyes as she was splashing water 

3894. pizza party while watching Mary Poppins

Sun 8/30
3895. focusing on transitions with my church family
3896. eating on a restaurant patio under a canopy & a fan

3897. taking advantage of the summer nights - hard work followed by a little down time 

The #LOML and I have been outside for over 6 hours. Our chores for the day are done. He said, "Can we go in now?" My reply, "When the lights come on." Goodnight cicadas. Goodnight tree frogs. Good night crickets. Goodnight chickens. 

Mon 8/31
3898. surviving running errands in town for the LOML - I never seem to want to leave my house!
3899. some awesome women friends!!!
3900. deciding to go on strike for a few days

Stay tuned for September... 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 your gifts!!! And the photos...I guess I make mine so - what? - complicated?? I think that is why I can't always seem to get EVERYTHING I want to do completed!!!

    Thanks for sharing...

    1. You are so very welcome Barb. I try to make them simple... because there've been times in the past when I struggled to appreciate the "every day blessings". I don't want to fall into that ever again!!