Tag: 1000 gifts

July Gifts {Day twenty-five}

I feel like I should be a little ashamed at how infrequently I am posting these “gifts”.  I confess I look at the gift-of-the-day pretty much every day, but some days I just don’t get around to posting.  Some days I don’t even get around to the gratitude part to begin with.  I’m learning to …

July Gifts {Day Fourteen}

Three Gifts Yellow… It took me a while before I liked the color yellow.  When I was younger (much younger!) I was wearing a pale yellow shirt one day.  A boy in my class told me that with my blonde hair, fair skin, and yellow shirt, I looked yellow all over, like a banana. I …

July Gifts {Day I’m-behind-and-that’s-okay}

Fallen a bit behind on the gifts posting. That’s okay. There are still gifts being realized and received even if they’re not recorded. Grace is enough gift for today and the days I missed.

July Gifts {Day Ten}

Three Gifts in Weakness Again, looked at this first thing in the morning so that I could be on the hunt for weakness.  Thought about several things… when Rachel broke her arm a few years ago and how the bone was ultimately made stronger by the breaking and healing when I trained for a half …

July Gifts {Day Nine}

Did you notice that I didn’t really do a “gift” day yesterday?  True story.  And, that’s okay.  Three gifts of water seems easy, but when you live in Texas, and it’s July, the only thing I could think of was the pool.  Because that plaster-lined oasis is the best gift of water when the heat …

July Gifts {Day Seven}

A Gift of Challenge, Conflict, and Change. Today’s gift is knowing that a sweet little boy joined his forever family on this day, one year ago!  I have been privileged to watch him grow and change over the past year, and privileged to watch his Mommy and Daddy grow and change, too!   If you’ve …

July Gifts {Day Six}

3 gifts of enthusiasm??  Please tell me that they didn’t realize that Day 6 was going to fall on a Monday!  Or… maybe they did… sneaky, sneaky… making me be all enthusiastic and thankful on a Monday… 😉 Gotta confess that this morning I forgot about the gifts.  I forgot about the grace of thankfulness, …

July Gifts {Day 5 & 5 months home} + some extra sparkle

Day 5 = 3 Gifts in Persistance I apologize for the awkward title; there are so many things that need to be celebrated today!  I’m also sorry-but-not-really-sorry that my gifts seem to be mostly adoption-related.  Let’s face it, that has been our reality for the past FIVE months.  That’s right.  Today marks FIVE months since …

July Gifts {Day Two}

This morning has been a Romans 8:26-27 morning for me. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.  And he who searches our hearts knows that mind of the …

July Gifts {Day One}

Life is crazy right now.  Summer is in full swing and our first summer as a family of six is proving to be quite an experience.  Blogging is falling to the wayside mainly because I don’t have enough coherent thoughts to THINK about, much less WRITE, you know?? 😉 Last night I was praying with …