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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!

15 December 2015

2015 December 1of3 ONE THOUSAND GIFTS

Three Gifts A Day: DECEMBER 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...

December 2015... 1 of 3 

Tues 12/1
4174. starting the countdown for our 2 Colorado kids to come home... 14days...
4175. sunset walkabouts on my country roads
4176. our "little" shagbark hickory tree on the northwest

Wed 12/2
4177. the strong belief in LIFE after death (RIP dear friend Karen)
4178. memories of a kind - but very strong - woman who spoke into my life
4179. white chicken chili in the crockpot; lights on the house & cold weather

Thurs 12/3
4180. giving gifts when they aren't expected :)
4181. dental chair selfies

4182. fleeing the county -- walkabout from our house to the next county and back :)

Fri 12/4
4183. Greek yogurt :)
4184. making the hard decision to give away things the Little used as a baby -- a good reminder that we should not hold on to THINGS
4185. the LOML home early from work :)

Sat 12/5
4186. great morning running around & shopping w/the LOML and lunch out
4187. our DIY water warmer for the winter - cost $5 and change vs buying one for $30+
4188. the Little met Santa

Sun 12/6
4189. beginning to look a lot like Christmas
4190. yard work with the little
4191. 44 degrees after 18 degrees feels really good

Mon 12/7
4192. re-purposing or too cheap to buy a basket to carry eggs back to the house 
4193. celebrating the life of my friend... we hold this hope as an anchor to our soul... eternal life
4194. TSC & Panda food w/the Little

Tues 12/8
4195. the date of my father's birth - always reason for celebration
4196. text messages
4197. acorn squash from our garden this summer = YUMMY

Wed 12/9
4198. sunrise looked like sherbet
4199. a not-mean dentist 
4200. KMart Christmas shopping... socks, jackets, undies... :)

Thurs 12/10
4201. finally getting the OCTOBER 3of3 posted :O
4202. the varying colors of a sunset
4203. singing Away in a Manger to the Little as she fell asleep

2015 December 1of3 ONE THOUSAND GIFTS

There are more blessings to come! GOD IS FULL OF THEM! Search for other daily blessings from us by searching for the blog labels of: #1000Gifts #JoyDare #1KGiftsJoyDare 


  1. I was not familiar with this book but I love that you are collecting your blessings. I am going to take a look at the book.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, reading and commenting Traci :) I would highly recommend reading the book. It well written & contains so much truth. I think you'll be blessed by it. I know for me, it's been a life changer to actually write down 3 things a day. We often get so busy that we forget all those little things that made our heart smile! Have a blessed Christmas!