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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!

07 February 2016

2016 January 3of3 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... 3 of 3

Thurs 1-21
4327 sticking together for warmth - the Golden Comets had to do that this morning

4328 beauty in the ice, snow & sun do you see that SPARKLE :D
4329 the goofy LOML - wanted dinner so badly that he couldn't totally change out of business clothes

Fri 1-22
4330 watch KLG with the firstborn without interruptions
4331 bleaching everything
4332 a relaxed night at home

Sat 1-23
4333 coffee in bed with the LOML
4334 a hard working life mate - even on weekends
4335 cheap home dates that are usually more fun than going somewhere

Sun 1-24
4336 waking up with a pony in the bed - Little Ones have ALL the FUN!
4337 after church afternoon chores
4338 family - SO BLESSED

Mon 1-25 no internet today
4339 always being at the beach - an early morning reminder!!

4340 humor that's too close to home
4341 making fun of fans of The Bachelor

Tues 1-26
4342 the blessing of true friends
4343 hard, hard, hard work 
(otherwise known as finally getting both cars BACK into the garage)
4344 the look of shock on the LOML's face when he drove into the garage when he got home!!!!!

Wed 1-27
4345 having internet back - I do enjoy my internet connection to the rest of the world
4346 not having to go out somewhere to do my laundry - what a blessing to have a washer & dryer right in my home!!!
4347 leftovers that we all love = no cook night

Thurs 1-28
4348 living in a broken world

4349 killer clouds - sure wish they'd stuck around for sunset!!
4350 celebrating our firstborn - 26th birthday (which was on 1/4) and new job offer for her today!

Fri 1-29
4351 omelettes with sauteed mushrooms from BONGE'S... yummy!

4352 a piece of sun while doing chores
4353 watching "Brave" with 2 of my favorite red-haired girls

Sat 1-30 gorgeous sunny day with mild temps
4354 working in the chicken run - new caulking and chicken wire roof raised!!!
4355 the Little sitting on her PapaBear's lap as he drives the truck on the property picking up fallen sticks and limbs
4356 yummy dinner after a hard day

Sun 1-31
4357 Celebrate Recovery testimonies at church
4358 55 degrees on a January day, a walkabout & Barb's Brook
4359 no football today -- yeah, I understand that some of you don't get this one... but, for me, sometimes it's great to not have football on a Sunday :D

2016 January 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


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    1. YES!!!!!

      Speaking of "Jimmys"... did you know that Jimmy Fallon introduced me personally to Shaq? I'll message you one of these days about that Susuan :)