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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 January 2016

2015 December 3of3 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... 3 of 3 

Mon 12/21
4234. finding a warm spot

4235. "5 tickets to The Force Awakens please"

4236. Holiday GNO

Tues 12/22
4237. Barb's Brook

4238. brotherly love

4239. safe flight for Aunt Cooah from North Carolina

Wed 12/23
4240. Fort Wayne Christmas with Mom & her 3 daughters and more - here are 3 of 4 of the generation there

4241. a good doctor's visit 

4242. ring around the rosey 

Thurs 12/24
4243. having the LOML home from work 
4244. sitting in the sun with my sister

4245. Christmas ham on Christmas Eve

Fri 12/25
4246. morning joy around the tree

4247. eggs & ham for Christmas brunch 

4248. safe flights for our kids... from here to Atlanta

Sat 12/26
4249. playing catch-up on a lot of things... dishes, laundry, housecleaning, etc. 
4250. family members in my home
4251. pizza party and Beauty & the Beast

Sun 12/27
4252. new Senior Associate Pastor at our church
4253. Skyline Chili and To-Go containers
4254. relaxing times at home

Mon 12/28
4255. our talented little

4256. Red Lobster & traditions
4257. finding flights after my sister's were cancelled - CREDIT GOES TO THE LOML!!!

Tues 12/29
4258. getting to do my outside chores with crazy hair & no make-up (well, make-up from days ago)

4259. the Little making the kitty into a mountain for her My Little Pony

4260. his and hers new books

Wed 12/30
4261. my big sissy - it's been so nice to have her here
4262. the game of Tap Tap on Instagram & selfies

4263. bedtime story time with PapaBear

Thurs 12/31
4264. sleeping in late with the LOML
4265. braving the cold so that the hens can hunt for worms & get a little green grass
4266. traditions - that other people might find boring, but that I find wonderful (and, the pic below was another New Year's Eve when we stayed home but put fancy clothes on)

2015 December 3of3 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 love that you continued the list and that I'm not the only one who has 3-day-old makeup on my face!

    1. You are NOT alone sister :) Thanks for reading & commenting!!! It's been crazy around here with one of our family members being really ill & not getting a diagnosis yet. BUT, we are keeping our heads looking up!