My journey to joy via gratitude. Looking for both ordinary and extraordinary gifts every day.
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.
blowing snow, though I am not happy to see it, it is in fact lovely swirling through the air
running water, clean and cold from my faucet, and the fact that I have never needed to carry it on my head in a jerry can from a contaminated river
my sins, cleansed. “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. Isaiah 1:18
these wise words in a devotional: As women, we can build up or tear down our husbands every day, merely
by the respect we give, the words we choose, and the amount of faith in
him we convey. Tracy Miles, "Building Up Your Marriage", Proverbs31.org
my daughter's baby book as I remember and give thanks for her life
the menu at a restaurant where we celebrated her birthday with lunch
time carved out for a girls' weekend, friends who are gifts of God
memories forever carved in my mind and captured in scrapbooks
God's new path, a fresh start. This is what God says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves
a path through pounding waves... "I’m about to do something
brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making
a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands." Isaiah 43:16, 19