Tuesday, December 11

Joy Dare: 1000 and counting


Yep that's the number I ended on in my last post of the counting of the #1000gifts!! I think that makes it a pretty good year, especially considering there are a ton more gifts that I didn't actually write down or count but I know that my God was still gifting me, every single day!!

I've jumped back on the Joy Dare and am making a sincere effort to get them written down in my 1000 gifts journal. I am trying to share them on twitter every day and I want to finish out the year with you all here.

So I keep counting...

1086.  the quiet of libraries
  • Frostys from Wendys
  • Prayers of friends
  • good sleep
  • red barns decorating winter landscapes
  • having a mentor and friend
  • Dove Dark Chocolates wrapped in red
  • Having my husband home again after 4 days away
  • a new small camera
  • some free write poetry in my last Five Minute Friday of 2012
  • 3 deer meandering through my back field... always a treat to see
  • Photobucket
  • Fridays!!!

  • JoyDare WHITE:
  • snowflake ornaments
  • ice cream for homemade eggnog
  • Christmas lights;

    JoyDare BRIGHT:
  • our new Christmas tree lights
  • Photobucket
  • smiles on my kids' faces decorating the tree
  • singing "Gloria, Emmanuel"

  • seeing heavy AM fog as birthday hug from God
  • needing sunglasses later in the day
  • my kids singing "Happy Birthday" to me
  • pizza and wings for birthday dinner!!
  • hugs from my kids... and everyday gift
  • daily battle to crown Him as King of my life
  • desire to craft cards

    JoyDare SILVER:
  • tinsel on the tree
  • hearing "Silver Bells"

    JoyDare SWEET: 
  • kisses from my kids (and my husband)
  • drinking Southern Pecan 
  • Christmas cookies I want to make!

    JoyDare from SAVIOR
  • redemption; 
  • unconditional love; 
  • new mercies every morning
  • hung--handmade ornament wreath;
  • Photobucket
  • held--frosted Christmas cookies and coffee mug; 
  • heard--Christmas carols

    ugly beautiful: 
  • cookies frosted by kids;
  • Photobucket
  • crazy Christmas lines; 
  • creative use of leftovers

    JoyDare Artwork Unframed:
  • huge flock of birds against gray sky backdrop
  • Photobucket
  • kids artwork on the fridge
  • handmade card ideas stuck in my head

and now I'm at 1127... and I keep counting!!


what are you thankful for in this Christmas season?


  1. Love, love, love this list!!! God is so good:))
    Merry Christmas, my friend!

  2. WOW! CONGRATS!!! And thanks for sharing the goodness of God in your life with us! It's such a blessing to see!!


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