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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!

31 January 2016

2016 January 1of3 ONE THOUSAND GIFTS

Three Gifts A Day: JANUARY 2016
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... and 2015. HELLO 2016!!! GOD IS FULL OF BLESSINGS...

January 2016... 1 of 3
Fri 1-1
4267 the ABC's and a soon-to-be 3 year old
4268 days with no plans
4269 laughing at ourselves until we almost cry

Sat 1-2
4270 cuddling with the "fur baby"
4271 a good relationship with a once estranged child - PRAISE THE LORD!
4272 sitting by the fireplace at night enjoying the lights on the Christmas tree -- tell me again, WHY do people remove their Christmas trees so quickly?

Sun 1-3 
4273 reminders of the Little visiting in the wee hours of the day
4274 warm cozy throws on a cold day
4275 birthday eve Downton Abbey with our firstborn

Mon 1-4
4276 working outside - some winters I haven't been able to get out... due to winter blues... this year, I have no choice w/the hens... that's a GOOD thing!
4277 patches of grass without snow
4278 pizza party & Disney movie to celebrate the 26 year old because we live with a soon-to-be three year old

Tues 1-5
4279 having to choose other work clothes since the cat found the others!

4280 chickens prefer weeds over most decorative plants - go chickens!
4281 sunset and pines and miles of open fields

Wed 1-6
4282 eggs and cottage cheese - my winter breakfast go to
4283 wispy sunsets
4284 goodbye Christmas bear; hello Snow bear

Thurs 1-7
4285 ER staff who are very proactive
4286 glad I got some things done around the house yesterday!
4287 15 minutes of sleep

Fri 1-8
4288 ER doctors and nurses and varying opinions
4289 sleeping in a parking lot in our car while waiting for an Rx - some people don't even have warm cars
4290 a LOML who helps out with the Little when "Mommy" & "DeeDee" are worn out

Sat 1-9
4291 breakfast in bed - thank you to the LOML
4292 a sign on our daughters IV bandage?
4293 black eyes get better with time... like many things

Sun 1-10
4294 having an almost 3 year old stroke your arm tenderly while she looks through a story book
4295 fun in the snow w/the Little

throwing snow, snow angels, running & falling & more
4296 Downton Abbey date with the LOML

2016 January 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. DA was very dramatic last night. And, old Mr. Carson is so priggish!!!!

    1. YES IT WAS!! The LOML, daughter and I were in shock. And, Mr. Carson needs an attitude adjustment! Thanks for stopping by Susan. I am thankful for YOU!