This blog is my response to The Joy Dare by Ann Voskamp, author of the book "One Thousand Gifts". Every day (hopefully) I will be recording three things that bring me joy, three gifts from God, three things that I am grateful for.

Friday, August 23, 2013

August 22, 2013: Darkness Dispelled

3 gifts in light:
  • supportive family, shining Christ's light by their love
  • sisters around the table, lightening a hard week with laughter
  • darkness dispelled, glory revealed. "For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all nations: a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.” Luke 2:30-32

August 21, 2013: Straight to the Heart

a gift straight, curve, turn:
  • his friend's offer to come alongside, a gift straight to my heart
  • the curve of heads bowed in prayer, lifting up the broken
  • a sister's turn in attitude, encouraging to mine

August 20, 2013: Kings and Kingdoms

3 gifts of serving:
  • the surprise of never knowing quite what will happen
  • the joy of giving
  • the knowledge that I am bringing God's kingdom to earth

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013: Church Blessings

3 gifts in church:
  • the joy of worshiping together
  • the encouragement of Christian fellowship
  • the blessing of communion

August 18, 2013: Delight Written

a gift red, read, written:
  • painted toes red
  • good news read in a text as they shared their joy
  • delight written on her face as she splashed in the water

August 17, 2013: Morning Psalm

3 gifts in the morning:
  • a cup of hot tea
  • a word from the psalms
  • a refreshing shower

    August 16, 2013: Family Love

    3 gifts of family:
    • sharing
    • belonging
    • loving