18 In Faith

Joy Dare: {Week 10 – #196-221}

 Joy Dare – Week 10

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward

196.  Jumping in puddles.
197.  The way He paints the sky.
198.  A new windshield for my SUV.
199.  12 weeks until my daughter’s wedding!
200. Chocolate covered pretzels.
201. Laundry folded.
202. The way my daughter’s hair smells after her shower.
203. Strawberry lemonade.
204. My 8yo who lays his hand and prays for healing.
205. Great reports from our team in Thailand.
206. Fresh signs of Spring.
207. Unforced Rhythms of His grace.
208. His constant nudge to slow down.
209. He is worthy of it all!
210. Reconnecting time with my hubby.
211. The dimple in his cheeks when he smiles.
212. Her belly laugh that warms my heart.
213. My oldest boy, who turns 18 on Wednesday.
214. The blood of Jesus.
215. The sacrifice He made.
216. That He came.
217. That He rose again.
218. Renewed vision.
219. A letter from a friend.
220. A heart that is tender.
221. Knowing He delights in me.

I am linking up with Ann over at A Holy Experience today as we count our gifts to 1000 and beyond!  Will you join me there?  Or simply leave a comment below and tell me three things you are thankful for today!

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Laura Rath
    March 26, 2012 at 8:48 am

    #214-217 & 221…Amen!!!

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      Barbie
      March 26, 2012 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Laura!

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    Tammy
    March 26, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Wonderful list! 17 weeks until my son’s wedding. 🙂 

    • Reply
      Barbie
      March 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      Oh what an exciting time for you as well.  I just cannot believe how fast my daughter grew up!

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    Kerri Smith
    March 26, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I absolutely adore your painting! Your list is fabulous! Happy Birthday to you eldest boy! My middle son celebrated his 19th last week! Oh how they grow so fast!

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      Barbie
      March 26, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      Thank you Kerri!  I painted this during worship service yesterday in church.  It is supposed to depict my latest post over at 5 Minutes for Faith.  Yes, our children grow up way too fast!  Have a blessed week!

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    Rebecca
    March 26, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Oh yes, He paints the sky quite pretty where I live, too with the most amazing cloud formations and the deepest of blue skies.  I enjoyed your list today, sister and I know you are VERY excited about that upcoming wedding!  P.S. I have someone with a dimple in his cheeks when he smiles, too.

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    Jennifer_StudioJRU
    March 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Such pretty flower art Barbie! Jumping in puddles… love it!! Strawberry lemonade sounds delicious! #210 and 211… aww… so, so sweet! 🙂

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      Barbie
      March 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

      Thank you Jennifer!  I love when I get to pain in church on Sundays!

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    charis
    March 26, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    i love strawberry lemonade too!  i made my own with lemons from my grandma’s tree.  so so yummy!  i am also a sucker for dimples.  🙂  

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      Barbie
      March 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm

      Oh fresh strawberry lemonade, yummy! 

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    Bluecottonmemory
    March 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Happy Birthday to  your son!!!! And a wedding! Such a blessing time!

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    Sherrey Meyer
    March 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Barbie, lovely list, and lovely piece of art!  Thanks for sharing all of them.  Lots going on in your life these days.  May God continue to richly bless you and yours.

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      Barbie
      March 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you my dear friend!  I really appreciate you!

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    Barbie
    March 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks for stopping by Rebecca.  I left a note for you over at your blog.

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    Barbie
    March 26, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you for visiting my bog today!

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    Nikki
    March 27, 2012 at 11:28 am

    I’m taking delight in your painting and smiling at your joy list, friend! (and 12 weeks?!?!? EEK! )  🙂

    • Reply
      Barbie
      March 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm

      Thank you!  I love that I get to pain in church during worship services.  And I cannot believe my daughter is getting married.  How did she grow up so fast?

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