It's the first Sunday of Advent, and now it's the mad dash until the BIG DAY.
Except I'm refusing the mad part and the dashing part.
I'm determined to
walk in peace,
enjoy this season with my friends and loved ones,
draw nearer to God
continue to notice and count my blessings.
I’ve taken the Joy Dare.
I’m counting one thousand thanks in one year.
I hunt for thanksgiving using the prompts Ann gives us each month.
If you are interested in joining in, click the link above or at the bottom of this post.
I continue to count my thanks
piling up gratitude day by day
in my little black journal…
3 gifts preparing-
-decorating the tree
-touches of Christmas here and there around the house
-quieting my heart to prepare Him room
a gift handmade-
-homemade noodles for a big pot of turkey noodles to share with the whole family
a gift held-
a gift happy-
-her first birthday
3 gifts in community-
-sharing prayer requests
-working through difficulties together
3 gifts red-
-old red Tonka truck
-little red mittens that my girls used to wear
-a red sweatshirt type top, (that my Hubs gave me as a gift years ago, and which he evidently forgot about), that the Hubs said he really likes when I wore it recently
3 gifts astonishing-
-that Jesus died for me
-that He never gives up on me
3 gifts white-
-white lights on the tree
-white wool snowflakes
-fresh, white pages in my new journal
3 gifts bright-
-morning sun before afternoon clouds and rain
-the way my grandkid's smiles light up their whole faces