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!

13 thoughts on “Joy Dare: {Week 8 – #154-174}”

  1. Veronica Hill says:

    I didn’t share my list today because I had something else that God put on my heart to share, but my “3 things found” for March 5th are: (1) My car keys (thought I had lost them!) (2) A clean kitchen when I got home from worship team practice (thanks to my wonderful hubby) and (3) the last puzzle piece that I thought was lots, but it just had fallen under the table 🙂 Happy Monday!

  2. Tammy says:

    Cocoa Puffs! Yum!!!!!
    Really enjoyed reading your list. 🙂

  3. Kerri Smith says:

    always love reading your list!! especially loving 161, 162 and 174!

  4. Liz S-B says:

    Love your gratitudes! I shared mine too this week on my WordPress

  5. Kim | At Home With Kim says:

    I am currently reading Ann’s book 1000 Gifts and cannot wait to begin my own journal.  I love reading through your gifts….  my faces are 170, 167, 159, 156  🙂  Have a great start to your week!!!

  6. Ro elliott says:

    we love 4 square…even as my kids got older…sweet list…blessings~

  7. charis says:

    good test results are great!!   mine weren’t so great this last week – still need my iron to go up instead of down.  so many cool things on your list.  i love to see how your relationships are with your kids as they are growing up… so special and i look forward to the same with mine!

  8. Jennifer_StudioJRU says:

    Happy to hear good test results! #161… oh yes! Tears of joy… I remember those moments with my mom before my wedding. Precious moments.

  9. Dalia says:

    Oh my, I’m so glad that I was finally able to see your site.  I was having trouble viewing it, I kept getting error messages for a whole week and I missed out on the lovely giveaway and all.  Well whatever is was, I hope it’s gone.  I love coming over and taking in the lovely inspirations of your words.  Hope that you have a blessed week.

    1. Barbie says:

      Dalia, so many had issues viewing my blog. I am so thankful you are back here because I absolutely love your visits, and have missed you. There will be more giveaways! Have a beautiful week my friend!

  10. Kelli says:

    Oh, I love finding paper airplanes around the house! 😉 Beautiful list my friend!

  11. Rebecca says:

    Marriages of daughters – a bittersweet time, rejoicing with you!  Thanks for sharing your list today.  I sure wish I could acquire a taste for sugar free lattes!  Good for you!

  12. Jamie Worley says:

    Wonderful list, but very much agreeing with 161 & 162! Your blog is lovely, by the way!

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