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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!

12 February 2016

2016 February 1of3 ONE THOUSAND GIFTS

Three Gifts A Day: FEBRUARY 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...

February 2016 - 1 of 3

Mon 2-1
4360 two cups of coffee - much needed

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4361 good biopsy results!
Thanks so much friends for the prayers for our daughter. She met with her doctor today and, the biopsy results came back normal - no cancer or pre-cancerous cells. 
4362 celebratory family
dinner around the table

Tues 2-2
4363 reminders of the past - love all the old fence posts & property markers from years ago!!
4364 not having to buy eggs - our girls are still considered to be pullets & laying almost every day
4365 breakfast for dinner... fresh fruit salad and ham, Swiss cheese & rye egg casserole for dinner 

Wed 2-3
4366 time with my mom & good dr report
4367 country streams in my "neighborhood"
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4368 pajama evenings on cold nights

Thurs 2-4
4369 keeping warm... all 5 hens seem to lay in the same box on extremely cold days
4370 #citygirlgonecountrygirl #chores
4371 battling SADD - so much easier on sunny days & when you are working your butt off in cold, fresh air!

Fri 2-5
4372 Rachel... the runt... my little buddy

all puffed up from the cold air and basking in the sun
4373 discovering a sister from another mother!
4374 sunbathing chickens!!

Sat 2-6
4375 playing the #WhoDoneIt game
4376 3 year olds who fake napping when they are really playing "Pretend" and dressing up like TinkerBell
4377 cleaning out flower beds & raking leaves in February 

Sun 2-7
4378 like Mom like daughter

4379 3rd generation playing on an OLD chalkboard
4380 family SuperBowl party - yummy food in comfy clothes

Mon 2-8
4381 morning walkabout & a free deep derma-abrasion from the ice pellets

4382 being into February & feeling better than I have in years w/regard to seasonal depression
4383 reading bedtime stories to an interrupting 3yo who will NOT let you skip words

Tues 2-9
4384 hiding in my room & catching up on the FBpage
4385 my mom being more mobile... today's her birthday & I can't seem to catch her at home!!
4386 comfort food on a frigid night - ham, beans & cornbread

Wed 2-10
4387  when a 3-yo who usually gets up around 5:30-6am sleeps in until 8:30am on her sick day -- that's worth CELEBRATING
4388 playing Beauty Shop w/a Little who is feeling better
4389 ginger ale & saltines -- when you're feeling puny!

2016 February 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 love the 'feeling puny' line! I also love all your photos and the sharing of your blessings. Have a splendiferous weekend!

    1. Thanks Anita! My grandma always asked, "Are you feeling puny?" when we seemed a bit off - ha ha! The pics are a great reminder to me of the details to each of the short #JoyDare posts... I LOVE PICTURES :)

  2. Our internet is NOT working (thankfully I have a smartphone to post this quickly). I may seem distant until things get back up and running. To quote a phrase I used a lot in my college days:
    It's not YOU. It's ME!

  3. Love this! I too have a One Thousands Gift journal and post from time to time... it's been awhile - since I have posted or written down the gifts actually! Thanks for the reminder!

  4. Always good to read your blessings! Brings a smile to my face.