Tuesday, April 1, 2014

1000 Gifts #1003-1095

1003. Serving the Samaritan Inn with our church family.
1004. Helping my husband prepare for his sermon.
1005. Being able to go out to dinner with your entire church {because we're small right now!}
1006. A husband who will go to the grocery store with me.
1007. A warm home to protect against the cold winter storm.
1008. A Sunday afternoon nap.
1009. Safety on the roads of ice.
1010. The sunshine on a bitterly cold day.
1011. The gift of a date night from one of our church members.
1012. The achiness and soreness in my muscles.
1013. Crohn's disease.
1014. Waiting to start a family.
1015. The ability to go home at lunch to take a nap.
1016. A quiet day at the office.
1017. The fact that our accountant is my dad.
1018. Panera mac & cheese.
1019. Mom to the rescue on my pre-K lesson!
1020. Catching up with my best friend.
1021. A fridge full of food.
1022. A pantry full of food.
1023. Kitchen appliances- {double} oven, stove, microwave, fridge, toaster, toaster oven, etc.
1024. Strength for the day.
1025. Protection from illness for this long.
1026. A husband who takes care of me.
1027. Doctors.
1028. Antibiotics.
1029. Insurance.
1030. Paid sick days.
1031. Co-workers who jump in to help.
1032. A comfy couch.
1033. Sleep.
1034. Movies to pass the time.
1035. A snuggle puppy to make me feel better.
1036. Strength for the hard days.
1037. Resting in the promises of God.
1038. Grace and love for weary hearts.
1039. A little extra energy to make it to work today.
1040. In-person check ups from my husband.
1041. Understanding bosses.
1042. Not having the responsibility of owning a home right now.
1043. Family who will take us in at the last minute.
1044. A good night's sleep.
1045. Rain!
1046. The ability to eat out on this off week.
1047. Visitors at church.
1048. Sleeping in.
1049. A granny who loves her granddog.
1050. A network of other church planters.
1051. Finally back in our house!
1052. Seeing old friends.
1053. Finally feeling better!
1054. People who can fix our plumbing.
1055. Warmer days.
1056. Going to bed early.
1057. Answered prayers.
1058. Encouragement for my weary heart.
1059. Knowing that I am not alone, even though I feel like it sometimes.
1060. A break from the normal routine of work.
1061. A good day of training at work.
1062. Wedding rehearsal for sweet friends.
1063. Tough conversations.
1064. A lunch date with my love.
1065. The encouragement of friends who are fostering.
1066. Breakfast date with Laura!
1067. Celebrating the marriage of friends.
1068. Thankful for my marriage.
1069. Sabbath.
1070. Reminders of God's grace.
1071. Catching up on laundry.
1072. A job I enjoy.
1073. Working with people I enjoy.
1074. {Long prayed-for} salvation of a neighbor!
1075. Morning snuggles with my love.
1076. A new day.
1077. Grilling weather is back!
1078. That I am healthy enough to still work.
1079. Our Redeemer Church friends.
1080. The joy of celebrating birthdays.
1081. A redeemed life.
1082. Knowing He can {and does} redeem the worst of situations.
1083. Knowing my Redeemer lives, and how that changes everything.
1084. Lunch with my sister-in-law and niece...always makes for a better day :)
1085. Courage for the hard days.
1086. Peace that only comes from Him.
1087. Knowing His promises are true.
1088. His promise to never leave me.
1089. His promise to provide.
1090. His provision when I am empty.
1091. His peace when I am discouraged.
1092. His strength when I am weak.
1093. A new perspective.
1094. His countless blessings.
1095. This joy dare.
I finished the joy dare! I spent an entire year, listing the gifts the Lord has given us every day. Some days were harder than others to give thanks, but I am so glad that I stuck with it and forced myself to find the eucharisteos in the every day. God is certainly good all the time, and I am thankful to have spent time intentionally looking for His blessings.

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