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.
its irresistible draw to children and adults alike
the unfathomable mystery that its grains are outnumbered by God's thought: How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. Psalm 139:17-18
the stone wall at the water's edge, beauty and purpose both
the promise of a fresh start. To
the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will
also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it,
known only to the one who receives it. Revelation 2:17
the pits of the sweet cherries, generously gifted by a cottage neighbor
cleansing. Christ loved the church and gave himself up for herto make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word. Ephesians 5:25-26
refreshing. You gave abundant showers, O God;you refreshed your weary inheritance. Psalm 68:9
new life. Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” John 7:37b-38