Wednesday, August 6, 2014

1000 Gifts

I've been slowly making my way through "1000 Gifts" by Ann Voskamp. She's not the typical type of author I would read, but its still good. Just the thought of being thankful to God for little gifts throughout the day. James says "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." Anything good is from God, so why not thank him for all of the good things he's given. I wanted to do something clever like "Thankful Thursday" or something like that but today is Wednesday, and I haven't blogged in FOREVER, so I figured I better do it now, or I never will!  I've been making a list of some things to be thankful for, so I thought I would share.

  1. Shepherd's laugh when his legs get tickled
  2. Inara's love for snuggling
  3. Building LEGO's with Inara
  4. Hearing a "yes" when I ask if she wants to pray
  5. The breeze on a warm day
  6. Colorful flowers at my parents house
  7. Justin smacking my booty
  8. The word booty
  9. Prayer
  10. Being reminded to be child like
  11. A free sample inhaler and assessment at the doctor's office- a reminder of God's provision
  12. Quiet house- hearing a clock tick
  13. Having the windows open
  14. YNAB and it's helping us with our budget
  15. A warm bed
  16. God's provision with our house
  17. A dry place to sleep
  18. More than enough of everything we have
  19. God's mercy with me
  20. Technology, and the ability to encourage a friend instantly
  21. Inara facing her fears and jumping in the pool.
  22. A husband who loves to be a good Dad
  23. Books to convict and encourage- "A Praying Life" and "1000 Gifts"
  24. What's been DONE on the cross and in my heart. 
Have you read the book before? Did you make a list?


  1. I love the 'booty' is right before prayer. :) Great list and reminder to be thankful!!

    1. Lol, yes! I felt funny showing that, but its a fun word that makes me smile. So I am thankful for reasons to smile! :)

  2. 7 & 8! Hilarious. I had a friend that went through all 1,000 last year (20 at a time or something like that). I've never read the book, but it must be pretty good.


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