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!

Faith

Joy Dare: {Week 9 – #175-195}

Joy Dare – Week 9

Gratitude is the music of the heart, when its chords are swept by the breeze of kindness.  ~Author Unknown

175.  This post from my friend Katie, healed of cancer!
176.  The little birds feeding on my lawn this morning.
177.  Listening to my kids sing worship songs in the car.
178.  BBQ with family and friends.
179.  Lavender car freshener.
180.  More side work for my husband.
181.  Steak and lobster for $14.99!
182.  My husband’s renewed sense of hope for the future.
183.  This song, birthed out of the Prayer Room by my friend Nina.  You can donate any amount to purchase.
184.  My son’s hazel eyes.  There is a depth of God in him.
185.  My daughter’s smile that brightens my day.
186.  Blessing my daughter and her fiance with a dinner/movie date night just because.
187.  Building prospects for a new church home.
188.  The testimony of a car GIVEN to friends.  I love how He loves!
189.  Signs of Spring bursting forth.
190.  God’s reminder to sit and be still.
191.  The opportunity to pray for and bless others.
192.  Grocery Outlet.   A must first stop on any shopping trip.
193.  Menu planning help.
194.  How He wraps his arms around me when I need a hug.
195.  He is my resting place.

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!

Faith

Joy Dare: {Week 8 – #154-174}

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Joy Dare – Week 8

“Simplicity is ultimately a matter of focus.”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

154.  Laughter while playing Four Square.
155.  My children, teaching me the rules I’ve forgotten.
156.  Good test results!
157.  Cocoa Puffs.
158.  Milk that turns chocolate in the bowl.
159.  Finally aquiring a taste for sugar free lattes.
160.  My oldest son confiding in me about his relationship.
161.   I once was lost…but now I am found!
162.  That He never lets go of me!
163.  My 8yo son’s love for Oragami.
164.  Finding paper airplanes throughout the house.
165.  Watching plans unfold for my daughter’s wedding.
166.  A note from a new church member who sees my love for people.
167.  My desire to get healthy.
168.  Finally making steps in the right direction.
169.  The ache that draws me closer to Him.
170.  Helping my daughter pack boxes.  Tears of joy as she prepares to be married.
171.  The sun shining bright in the sky.
172.  Getting to bed earlier.
173.  Finding some healthy recipes on line to try.
174.  He alone is my portion.

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!

Faith

Joy Dare: {Week 7 – #133-153}

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Joy Dare – Week 7

The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!  ~Henry Ward Beecher

133.  Raw honesty of friends.
134.  A grieving heart that is pulled closer to the Lord.
135.  An extra long weekend.
136.  A shiny quarter found on a muddy trail.
137.  The prayer covering of friends I’ve never met.
138.  Laughter.
139.  Slowing down.
140.  A lovely Valentines dinner with my sweetheart.
141.  Watching my two oldest children grow into God-fearing, beautiful adults.
142.  For this book that I get the privilege of reading and reviewing soon on my blog.
143.  Freshly mopped floors.
144.  His overwhelming peace.
145.  A handy-man husband who can fix just about anything.
146.  Warm, buttery pancakes.
147.  The gift of K-Cups for my Keurig from a friend.
148.  Time to relax and recharge.
149.  That He loves me, despite my faults.
150.  A visit with my aunt, who I haven’t seen for three years.
151.  Friends who text, “I’m thinking of you”.
152.  Feeling insignificant, but knowing He is all I need.
153.  Standing on His Word that heals all my disease.

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!