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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 May 2016

2016 April 3 of 3 ONE THOUSAND GIFTS

Three Gifts A Day: APRIL 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. Going to hit 5,000 in 2016!!! GOD IS FULL OF BLESSINGS...

Thurs 4-21
4600 using my Valentine's present for hours
#tbt photo of when I got it:
4601 the sound of rain on the pole barn roof

4602 taking pics of the rainbow - in my jammies & robe
Fri 4-22 EARTH DAY :)
4603 lunch with a friend for eternity - BFFHeiter <3
4604 taking the long way home

4605 dinner out with the LOML at The Bank... and the drive home :)

Sat 4-23 KILLER day outside
4606 the Little composing & singing her own songs on the swing set
4607 opening the summer house for the hens
4608 smelling like dirt at the end of the day

Sun 4-24
4609 God's timing with what I hear at my church!

4610 the Little helping get rid of those pesky dandelions... one at a time
4611 being a Loser Loved by God - that needs to be a blog post!!!!! aka Thanks Kelli Bays... Thanks God!!!
Mon 4-25
4612 4 more boxes for Goodwill
4613 a gifted swingset and a very active 3 year old

4614 a clean kitchen aka someone finally cleaned up their messes 😳

Tues 4-26
4615 beginning the day hearing the words, "I'M STRONG!!!"

4616 chicken pile-up at the front door... AGAIN :O
4617 a big front yard.. a monastery... cool clouds

Wed 4-27
4618 success & safety for a friend who had surgery
4619 the silent treatment from the LOML (sometimes that's a good thing)
4620 "A Happy" from friends

Thurs 4-28
4621 a throw-together outfit for breakfast

4622 mountains - visiting friends in KY
4623 conversation with good friends over a good meal

Fri 4-29
4624 driving through the mountains - always reminds me of childhood days
4625 the LOML & my good friend hiding from me - not really... but...

4626 silly "new traditions" with friends (after church on Sundays, Friday's, etc.)
4627 homemade sausage gravy & biscuits - to die for!
4628 safety on the roads
4629 welcomed home by a cuddly cat

2016 April 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 always enjoy seeing your photos and reading about your blessings! I really should start doing a post each week just sharing blessings. Thanks for sharing yours! Blessings to you!

    1. Thanks Gayl :) I love looking back on them & remembering all the blessings!!