32 In Faith

Small But Significant

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“And when I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic,
I make a place for God to grow within me.”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

I am on a journey of gratitude for the seemingly insignificant things in my life.  These things, although small and often times missed, are the beauty that God places in front of me each and every day.  The Master Artist paints treasures for me and lays them before the blank canvass that is my life.  And all of these treasures, woven together on life’s canvass, creates the testimony of His handiwork in my life.

Grace Gifts 331-341

331.  Smiles on dirty faces.
332.  Children who desire to live pure and holy before the Lord.
333.  A husband who continually gives grace when I don’t deserve it.
334.  Sugar-Free Jello.
335.  The way He whispers His love to my heart.
336.  Crockpot meals.
337.  A reminder that it’s okay to take a time out for myself once and a while.
338.  The way He meets me, exactly where I need Him to.
339.  Sugar-Free flavored Peppermint Mocha creamer!
340.  Friends who love me well.
341.  More layers being peeled back by His gentle love.

I am linking up today with Ann at A Holy Experience.  Will you join me there?  Or leave a comment below and tell me what you are grateful for today.

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32 Comments

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    October 10, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I make it a habit of visiting the posts to my “left” and my “right”… your post came to my left.  And, I am so glad it did.  I love the title of this post:  Small but Significant.  This just sums up what God has been showing me… significance in the small things.  Beautiful.  And, my favorite from your list is the smiles on dirty faces.  I love dirty faces, with smiles, in my house too.  🙂  Blessings on you as you count.  

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    Jenifer
    October 10, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Beautiful list!

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    Amy Hunt
    October 10, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    “More layers being peeled back by His gentle love.” — choosing gratitude Here can be so hard. But when we do…it’s such beautiful worship. 

    Rich blessings, sweet Friend. 

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      Barbie
      October 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you Amy!

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    Lisa
    October 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Barbie, I feel like I could have written several items on your list:  #333, 335, 336 (chili in the crock pot right now), 338 & 341.  Many blessings!

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      Barbie
      October 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you my friend!

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    Keenalynn
    October 10, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I am doing the 1000 gift list too but I am just starting out.  It’s awesome!!

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      Barbie
      October 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      It’s been such a great journey for me!

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    Barbie
    October 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you so much for visiting and commenting Stephanie!

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    Barbie
    October 10, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Thanks Jenifer!

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    Lea
    October 10, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I always enjoy your gratitude list, reminds me of many small blessings in my life.  It always lifts my spirits when I stop by.  Blessings to you for a wonderful week!

    • Reply
      Barbie
      October 11, 2011 at 2:52 am

      Thanks Lea!  Have a blessed tomorrow!

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    Tiffany Stuart
    October 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Beautiful list. I love smiles, dirty faces or not, smiles make life better. hugs, t

    • Reply
      Barbie
      October 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm

      Me too Tiffany!  Thanks for stopping by!

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    Tiffany Stuart
    October 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Beautiful list. I love smiles, dirty faces or not, smiles make life better. hugs, t

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    r.elliott
    October 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    great list…love #341…being peeled too…
    Blessings~

    • Reply
      Barbie
      October 11, 2011 at 2:56 am

      Thank you so much!

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    Inspirationsbyd
    October 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Always enjoy the Grace gift list  here.  

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      Barbie
      October 11, 2011 at 2:56 am

      Thanks for stopping by!

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    Jennifer
    October 11, 2011 at 1:27 am

    What a gift to have such a wonderful husband!! Jello… yum! Crockpot cooking… yum! 🙂

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      Barbie
      October 11, 2011 at 2:57 am

      Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!

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    The Housewife
    October 11, 2011 at 3:24 am

    #333. Right with you there. My husband has had GRACE lately. Bless him.

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      Barbie
      October 11, 2011 at 3:56 am

      I think God gives our husbands extra grace, so they can gracefully deal with us! 

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    Chrissy
    October 11, 2011 at 12:02 am

    I had sugar-free jello today in the lunch my hubby packed for me!  🙂

    And I have to agree about crockpot meals! Such a blessing after a crazy day!

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    Anonymous
    October 11, 2011 at 9:33 am

    such a lovely list, Barbie. Sometimes it’s the smallest gifts that bless the most. 😉

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      Barbie
      October 12, 2011 at 5:22 am

      Thank you Kris!  He is teaching me to see the beauty in the small things.  I don’t want to miss it!

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    Joan
    October 11, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Nice list!  I also love how God whispers His love into our hearts.  Though He is unseen to our eyes, His comfort and peace is so tangible!

    Have a great week, Barbie!

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      Barbie
      October 12, 2011 at 5:23 am

      Thank you Joan! I wan to find a way to incorporate one of my posts to your link up on Mondays.  Just haven’t figured out how!

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    Sarabell
    October 12, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Oh wow I LOVE that photo! It feels so good to list what all you’re grateful for too. =]

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      Barbie
      October 12, 2011 at 5:24 am

      Thank you Sarabell!  I don’t do well with a camera.  I get some amazing stock photos from Fotolio.com.  Blessings!

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    Stop4chocolate
    October 12, 2011 at 6:18 am

    I love this!  There are so many seemingly small blessings all around us – an overwhelming amount of things to be thankful for!  Hugs!

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