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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!

03 February 2016

2016 January 2of3 ONE THOUSAND GIFTS

IThree 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... 2 of 3

Mon 1-11
4297 Kathie Lee & Hoda with the first born
4298 morning nap - quite rare
4299 a warm comfortable bed at the end of a hectic evening

Tues 1-12
4300 clearance items that just keep on giving
4301 living on Hoth

4302 tundra sunsets

Wed 1-13
4303 the root of evil
4304 bridges, walkways & solitude

4305 spying on the girls at the end of the day

Thurs 1-14
4306 sunrise - the hints of hope & new blessings

4307 the runt leading the group - Go Rachel

4308 double yolks - grrrrrrr accidentally popped the yolks

Fri 1-15
4309 Instagram and Two Women and a Hoe :)

4310 the mist over the open fields
4311 a blue cupcake for dessert equals a blue tongue

Sat 1-16
The Little's THIRD birthday
4312 blueberry muffins

4313 first voice recital - the day of her 3rd birthday!!!
4314 family dinner at Burro Loco

Sun 1-17
4315 oops... everyone overslept... but I loved the extra down time with family
4316 silly faces from the Little
4317 party time - have I mentioned that our firstborn, aka "Mommy" is an artist

Mon 1-18
MLK DAY - tons of great quotes from Martin Luthur King, Jr.

4318 Rachel guarding 5 eggs

4319 oops, door was left ajar

4320 hiding from the wind & finding a sunny spot

Tues 1-19
4321 sun on a cold day - beautiful
4322 walking in the cold air - invigorating!!

4323 chicken broth, jello & Gatorade

Wed 1-20
4324 friends praying for us
4325 reading a book - don't sit down and do that enough

4326 killing time & killer beauty

2016 January 2of3 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 your short, concise lists of Gifts! I need to shorten mine - majorly shorten!!! But, I get carried away "explaining" WHY or WHAT triggered it as a "Gift" for me...guess that's the way I started doing it and wanted to keep it that way...but, I LOVE yours!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for reading Barbara :) I read the book first & then started the list back in 2012. I have made some changes along the way so that I can make it work for my schedule. Often, I will take one JoyDare & write a separate post about that.

  2. What a great list! I've been doing a 1000 gifts journal, too, but I love your idea of using photos!

    1. Thanks Anita. I'm a very visual person... so the pics are a HUGE reminder to me of the blessing without having to write down specifics about why it was a blessing to me at that time... The pictures remind me of the details later too :)

  3. I enjoyed your list and your pictures! I read the book back in 2011 and actually starting my list, but it's been off and on so I'm nowhere near 1,000 yet. Guess I'd better get back to it! Blessings to you!

    1. Thanks Gayl :) If I keep mine short & sweet, I can manage them better. It's been a great reminder on days that weren't all that great. Enjoyed reading your post today!!