ONE THOUSAND GIFTS in 2012
January Joy Dare–capturing these gifts and joining Ann Voskamp at A Holy Experience.
“Joy is always a function of gratitude — and gratitude is always a function of perspective. If we are going to change our lives, what we’re going to have to change is the way we see.”
three gifts found in Christ
An example to follow, Forgiveness and An intercessor
three things blue
My favorite denim skirt
Shades of blue, from palest of a winter sky to the deepest of the blue black of night
The happy blue of Dutch Irises
One grace borrowed — this prompt list of gifts to discover
One grace found — God’s promises are never failing
One grace inherited — carnival glass bowl from my mother, it’s packed so no picture
One gift before 9 am — A morning kiss from the Farmer
One gift before noon — Encouragement from blogger ‘friends’
One gift before dark — Quietness at Cozy Acres as the chickens return to their nests and the day rests
Three gifts that might never have been
4 of my children if what the doctor said had been true.
A 53 day road trip across the USA if we had not owned a business.
Cozy Acres would never have been if we had not lost that same business.
3 graces found in your friends
Laughter, adventure, and acceptance
A song heard — “Every Need Supplied, Cleansing, Healing, Sweet peace inside, Every Need Supplied.”
A soft word — “Well, Good Morning” every day by the Farmer.
Where you saw light — Every night I look up to the heavens and check to see the moon and the stars, and I’m thankful for yet another day.
3 old things seen new
My walk with the Lord, improving this year.
My relationship with the Farmer as we adjust to new times in our lives
Our ways of eating seen new to better health.
a gift found
On a paper– “Bought in 1923. In Peters Drug store in Pawnee, Okla. 19cents each.” Written on a scrap of paper by my Grandmother Ripley and tucked in between three clear glass bowls. I have loved using them. Now they live with my daughters.
On a person — enjoying that fresh washed baby powder scent on a little one while rocking it to sleep
In a picture — I love this Grannie’s arms and hands, sheltering, supporting, loving, being there with all she can
Gifts 181 — 208