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.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

February 19, 2012: The Gift of Change

3 gifts that were 'Plan B's':
  • Lunch. Really planned to make soup for lunch today, but since it was such a beautiful sunny day my husband offered to grill, so we had some delicious chicken instead.  A surprising treat to grill in mid February!
  • Time.  I always like to be ready ahead when I am having people over.  I make lists so I don't forget anything and have the house clean ahead and the food prepared in advance.  Instead tonight I found myself throwing everything together at the last minute, cleaning the bathroom moments before the doorbell rang, still dressed in rumpled sweatpants.  All because my daughter was over and we were making seafoam candy while she did her laundry.  Not the way I normally prefer to roll, but I wouldn't trade the time with her for anything.
  • Friends.   What a blessed time tonight with some dear friends in our house church discussing both the Holy Spirit and our attitude toward our material possessions.  Good stuff and good people.  Love them and love journeying with them.  But as I was thinking about this 'Plan B' thing, I realized that they are second string. When we first joined a house church, it was a completely different group of people.  After a while, we merged with another house church and now, many years later, none of our original group is left.  Everyone in our house church is either from that merger or is completely new.  See, change isn't always bad, sometimes it's very good.

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